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Back to school

Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Oak Ridge High School’s bell rang Monday morning for the first time this school year. Hundreds of students filled the quad prior to the start of classes, catching up on their summer gossip out of earshot from Principal Steve Wehr, who greeted as many students as he could. In addition to remembering their new teachers […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Japanese students saddle up during visit

READY TO RIDE —€” Rin Ogata, 13, an exchange student from Warabi, Japan, sits atop "Old Chesnut" at the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills last Tuesday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Those excited-looking Japanese teenagers you might have spotted running around El Dorado County last week were part of the 2011 sister city youth exchange hosted by members of the El Dorado County chapter of People to People International. Members swap students and good will with families from other countries. The 2011 youth exchange brought 16 […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about America?

Asked of Japanese sister city youth exchange students at the Grace Foundation by Mike Roberts. Yoshifumi Aki, 14, Warabi, Japan “America is free. We have to pay to drive on the highway. It’s free here.” Rin Ogata, 13, Warabi, Japan “€œEverybody is so friendly here. When they get together they say hello and thank you.” […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New redistricting maps go to supes Monday

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will review three new redistricting maps in a public hearing at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the board chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. The maps address the concerns of specific supervisors, and bear their names. The Briggs Rubicon Alternative, Knight/Cameron Park Alternative and Knight/Nutting Alternative can be […]

No Comment / August 07, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Serrano wins $1.7 million of bond overage

A long running dispute between Serrano Associates and the El Dorado County over Mello-Roos surpluses ended last week with the board crediting Serrano roughly $1.85 million, but avoiding a large cash payout. The parties agreed to an amendment to the governing indenture and a settlement of past claims that pays Serrano $233,546 in cash, $1,207,228 […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t leave your pooch in a hot car

El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners to not leave dogs, cats or other pets unattended in vehicles during warm weather.  According to Henry Brzezinski, chief of Animal Services, if the outside temperature is 80 degrees or higher, temperatures inside vehicles can climb to 120 degrees or more within ten to twenty minutes, […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Are you doing the right thing the wrong way?

Camino – “Recently there have been a number of wildfires caused by people using gas powered equipment to create defensible space at the wrong time of day. Using equipment such as tractors, lawn mowers or weed eaters at the wrong time of day can end disastrously. It is best to operate gas powered equipment before […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »