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Grace Foundations sues banks for $20 million

Grace Foundation founder Beth DeCaprio, surrounded by two-legged and four-legged supporters, speaks in front of a Wells Fargo Bank in Folsom Monday morning. The foundation is suing Wells Fargo and Bank of America, accusing the banks of misleading the rescue group that took in dozens of neglected horse from a ranch in Susanville. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Grace Foundation’s rescue of 56 starving horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville last year has become the nightmare that Director Beth DeCaprio feared last fall, when the horses, many of which turned up pregnant, began showing signs of liver damage, likely from foraging toxic plants for food. The normally joyous foaling […]

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People talk: Who taught you to dance?

 

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Serrano residents question Oak Ridge boundaries

One of the ways that long-shot candidate Ron Mikulaco won the District 1 supervisor seat last month was his tireless canvassing of neighborhoods. Between dog bites, bee stings, sun burns and blisters he heard some recurring complaints, including several over school boundaries. The easterly Oak Ridge High School boundary has drawn the ire of some […]

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Doggone good idea: Scout donates kennel to sheriff

Eagles Scout Tommy Horn of Folsom, center, stands with El Dorado County sheriff's deputies Stephen Coburn, Mike Roberts with Backus, a 6-year-old Belgian malanois, Sean Gillespie and Jeff tucker with Carly, a 20-month-old German shepherd. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

Tommy Horn, a 15-year-old Eagle Scout with Troop 1855 of Folsom, began planning his Eagle Scout project in January. By mid-May, construction was under way. It didn’t take long. “It took about a week for the concrete to dry,” he said. From there, “it took a day to build the wash station. It took a […]

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Embezzler gets prison time

An embezzler formerly of El Dorado Hills was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Garcia on Friday afternoon. Thomas Tanke, 68, will also face five years supervised release and will pay $243,403 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced in a press release. Tanke was […]

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School boards, special districts looking for qualified candidates

More than 90 positions will be available on various local city councils, school and community college boards, parks, fire, conservation, recreation and utility districts in El Dorado County this November. Candidate filing for these positions will open July 16 and close Aug. 10. Citizens interested in serving and who are registered voters are qualified to […]

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High school registration schedule

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS School location:     1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills Telephone:               (916) 933-6980, ext. 3050 Website:                    orhsonline.com The Counseling Office will reopen July 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Counselors will be available after Aug. 6. New Student Registration will take place in room A-1 as follows: […]

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