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Dignity Health grants help thousands

Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom, left, presents grants checks to Tara Baltzley (Powerhouse Ministries), Brad Squires (Orangevale Food Bank) and Eric Fimbres (The Effort), left to right, at the Dignity Health Community Grants luncheon. Courtesy photo

• 28 local non-profits receive grants to help fund programs SACRAMENTO — Dignity Health, which operates the Mercy, Methodist and Woodland affiliate hospitals in the greater Sacramento region, has awarded $741,206 in grant funding to 28 non-profit organizations in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties. The grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will build capacity in the […]

2 Comments / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 24-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Laptop missing Jan. 24: A Laptop computer was reported stolen from the Post Street post office. Big trouble Jan. 25: Deputies on Park Drive arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of  petty theft with priors, failing to yield, driving on a suspended license and […]

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PG&E Bright Minds awards full scholarships for college, university or vocational school

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently announced that it is accepting applications from students to receive PG&E Bright Minds scholarships, as well as scholarships from the utility’s Employee Resource Groups. Through its Bright Minds Scholarship program, PG&E will award up to $1 million in scholarships to enable high school, community college and “non-traditional” students […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

County, court collaborate on Dispute Resolution

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado County and the Superior Court are partnering to continue the highly successful Alternative Dispute Resolution program. The program is an alternative way to resolve civil disputes without the burden of litigation. In Alternative Dispute Resolution trained, impartial persons decide disputes, or help parties decide disputes themselves. The sides typically meet with […]

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High school district allows transfers

Incoming high school freshmen face a lot of important decisions. Those slated to attend Oak Ridge or Ponderosa now have one new decision to make right up front — which school to attend. The most recent action by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees specifically allows incoming freshmen slated to attend […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Union Mine rolls out red carpet

Union Mine senior Sean Tow talks about life at the rural school with Lucy Carluccio and her mom Elizabeth at a recent presentation for prospective transfers from Oak Ridge or Ponderosa. The Carluccios live in the Oak ridge boundaries but Lucy has decided to attend Union Mine. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Union Mine High School Principal Tony Deville invited west El Dorado County families to the annual back-to-school night on Jan. 24, playing master of ceremonies for a special presentation beforehand that extolled the virtues of the district’s newest and smallest school to incoming freshmen and their parents and hoping to convince them to take advantage […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Standoff at Grace saves horses from snowy fate

The 43 horses taken from the Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville will stay at the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills. Legal wrangling over the months has left the ultimate fate of the horses up in the air. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“This thing would make a great movie,” said Grace Foundation Executive Director Beth DeCaprio. She’s played a leading role in the drama currently unfolding at the El Dorado Hills nonprofit which garnered national attention by rescuing 56 horses from a squalid Susanville ranch in 2011. Grace Foundation has since spent $1.13 million rehabilitating 43 of the […]

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