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EDH sewer plant permit in doubt

The El Dorado Hills Wastewater Treatment Plant’s permit is in limbo after a tie vote failed to advance the permit renewal process. A request to approve a $56,000 consulting contract to aid the permit renewal process got a no vote from El Dorado Hills-based Director Alan Day Feb. 27. “I have a real problem voting […]

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

Betchley sentenced

By Cole Mayer Richard Betchley, the man convicted of scamming Serrano investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, was sentenced Friday to one year in county jail with three years of felony probation. Betchley, who swindled investors using fraudulent businesses he owned and property he defaulted on, pleaded no contest to three felonies — one […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Faithful Stewards again reaching out to Nicaragua

Sponsor a child in Nicaragua to play soccer by donating to Faithful Stewards. Courtesy photo

Alisha Mecier can’t wait to hear the sounds of laughing children. She can’t wait to watch them play soccer and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. She can’t wait to tell everyone who has helped Faithful Stewards over the years that the people of Nicaragua are forever grateful for the donations. And so is she. “We […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Do you think Social Security benefits should be means tested?

Shannon Pifer, El Dorado Hills: “No. That’s not the way it was envisioned. Changing it would require restructuring the whole program, and you’d probably need to let people opt out.”

1 Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Science class size reaches a boil

Five'€™s a crowd — Oak Ridge chemistry students, left to right, Zack Brown, 16; Cody Uhorriet, 17; Eron Baxter, 17; Ryan Fuller, 17, and Elissa Algaba, 15, create hydrocarbonic acid by burning wood chips during Mrs. Power's third period chemistry class. Students confirm that five at a table feels crowded, but didn't report any perceeved danger. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge High School environmental science teacher Stan Iverson alleges that putting five students at a lab table designed for four constitutes an unacceptable risk in lab classes that use potentially dangerous materials. He points to the 2010-13 teachers’ union contract that bumped maximum science class sizes from 30 to 32 students, and to the […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Skeel files claim against CSD

John Skeel has begun the process of suing his former employer, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. On Feb. 26 he filed a tort claim against the district, outlining his claims against several named parties in broad strokes, a procedural prerequisite to a lawsuit that seeks as yet unspecified damages. The claim alleges the […]

2 Comments / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue & Gold Auction set for April 21

Professional Auctioneer David Sobon will lead the Blue & Gold auction this year. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge High School Sports Boosters club is hosting the 12th Annual Blue and Gold Auction on Saturday, April 21, at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills in the Town Center. The theme this year is “Sudents-Atheletes-Champions. It All Begins With You.” Great food, music, dancing and plenty of fun will accompany a live and silent […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »