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People Talk: Who’s your favorite football player?

Chandler Thomas, 12, El Dorado Hills "€œTroy Palamalu. He'€™s really good and has big hair."

Asked at Rockin’ Frog … Chandler Thomas, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œTroy Palamalu. He’s really good and has big hair.” Cole Tilley, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œJoe Montana. He’s one of the great quarterbacks of all time, and my dad met him.” J.D. Marsh, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œReggie Wayne. He’s fast and always catches […]

No Comment / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Austin Collie chills with prize winner

COLLIE IN THE COMMUNITY —€” Oak Ridge star reciever Ausin Collie, right, who now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, took time to chat at Rockin' Frog Yogurt with, left to right, Victor and David Rudd, both 12, and Kyle Smith, 14, who won the "meet and greet" at Marina Village Middle School. Collie talked about life in the NFL and swapped injury stories with the starstruck middle schoolers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Fourteen-year-old Kyle Smith and friends David and Victor Rudd, both 12, shared frozen yogurt and football stories with Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie last week. Smith won the honor in a drawing at Marina Middle School’s Family Jam fundraiser. The teen, his friends and his parents Jodi and Parveen Lal met the NFL star at Rockin’ Frog Frozen Yogurt Thursday. Collie […]

No Comment / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Law enforcement officers track down ‘intruder’ at Oak Meadow

El Doroado County sheriff's deputies search for the bad guys at a training session at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. The Active Intruder Training exercise involved 27 deputies, six Placerville police officers and two El Dorado County probation officers, along with dozens of students and staff members as role players. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Nearly five months after the shooting death of Louisiana Schnell School principal Sam LaCara in Placerville, El Dorado County law enforcement staged its annual Active Intruder Training last week, ensuring that all county agencies are prepared for future threats on school campuses. This year’s training, the ninth annual hosted by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, […]

No Comment / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Are you set if a fire strikes?

CAMINO — Making sure your family and your home is set for an approaching wildfire and a possible evacuation is the second part of Cal Fire’s READY-SET-GO fire safety program. “Right now is a good time to review your evacuation plan (Wildfire Action Plan) with your family. Don’t wait until the smoke is swirling around […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue Union School District opens new virtual Independent Study Program

“COOL” stands for Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning Rescue’s COOL SCHOOL offers free, innovative and personalized learning choices open to students in grades three through eight in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Amador and Alpine counties. Enrolled students participate in an online, blended learning environment combining digital courses with the direct instruction and guidance of fully […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Low-cost Tdap vaccine offered this summer

The El Dorado County Health Services Department, Public Health Division, is offering Tdap vaccine at low-cost this summer and just in time for middle school and high school students who will need proof of the vaccination to start school this fall.  The Tdap vaccine, which helps protect against pertussis, will be administered to seventh through 12th […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom City Council approves fire contract

The Folsom City Council approved a new contract with the Sacramento Area Firefighters, Local 522, at the June 28 meeting. The agreement maintains staffing levels while including significant pension reform and additional concessions consistent with other city employee bargaining groups. Under terms of the new contract, fire captains, engineers, firefighters and paramedics will pay 5 […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »