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Oak Ridge students get scientific at competition

Oak Ridge students Nathan Somavarapu, David Bryant, Kaythan Somavarapu and Shefali Pandya, seen here with coach Dave Warren, left to right, showed off their smarts at the Science Bowl. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School reentered the Science Bowl competition this year with a strong team. On Feb. 4 students David Bryant, Shefali Pandya, Nathan Somavarapu and Kaythan Somavarapu, along with coach/math teacher Dave Warren, battled wits against 24 other teams at the  U.S. Department of Energy sponsored the Sacramento Regional Science Bowl at Rio Americano High School. The […]

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County to approve sex-offender ordinance

El Dorado County’s sheriff, district attorney and superintendent of schools have united to push for an ordinance restricting registered sex offenders from loitering or congregating at certain public places. A first reading of the proposed ordinance was posted at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting and introduced by DA Vern Pierson. “Basically, this is a tool […]

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Biz park sewer lift to be replaced

T&S Construction Co. will build a new sewer lift station at the El Dorado Hills Business Park after it was the low bidder at $1,285,900. Including El Dorado Irrigation District construction management, consultants and testing, PG&E electricl service relocation and a contingency fund bring the total project costs to $1.6 million. The lift station, one […]

No Comment / February 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit to observe President’s Day

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Transit will not operate bus or Dial-A-Ride service on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of the President’s Day holiday. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will be closed. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information or a complete listing of holidays call El Dorado Transit at […]

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Student of the Month: Hannah Han

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Lakeview Elementary School teacher Roxanne Simmons, proud mom Rose Han and Rotary Student of the Month Hannah Han celebrate Hannah’s success with Lakeview Principal Judy Chance, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart and Rotary CLub of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England, left to right. Hannah was honored at last week’s Rotary Club meeting. […]

No Comment / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge Jr. Trojans celebrate scholastic excellence

More than 110 Jr. Trojans were honored for scholastic excellence last month at the Scholastic All Stars Award Ceremony. Courtesy photo

On Jan. 26 The Oak Ridge Jr. Trojan Football and Cheer program recognized 112 athletes for maintaining scholastic excellence during the 2011 season at the annual Scholastic All Stars Award Ceremony. The Scholastic All Star Program honors athletes that maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.   The athletes were recognized in four categories — Gold […]

No Comment / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No ordinary mother/daughter trip

Kaitlyn and her mom Maria Raslear-Hendrickson will soon embark on a trip that the 12-year-old is sure to never forget. The two leave with a church group for Honduras later this month to participate in humanitarian work. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Imagine waiting all day in the hot sun just to see a doctor or walking for hours to visit a dentist. El Dorado Hills pediatrician Maria Raslear-Hendrickson has seen this and more over the years during her humanitarian trips to Third World countries. Later this month she will share the experience with her 12-year-old daughter […]

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