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Auditor’s race: Candidate’s comments worry EDH fire chief

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts said his phone blew up following a debate between Auditor Controller Joe Harn and challenger Mike Owen last week, during which Owen accused Harn of favoring the El Dorado Hills Fire Department by giving the district more tax revenue than other El Dorado County fire districts. “The Auditor-Controller does […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge receives Global Education Excellence Award

Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke, left, accepted the 2013-14 Global Education Excellence Award to recognize his school’s support of international student exchange. He's seen here with, left to right, Leonie Pulz from Germany, Nichakorn Thana-dachophol from Thailand and Glen Swedelson, director of Guidance. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year. The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. Oak Ridge High School was one of a select […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills Church hosts national leadership event

More than 230 people attended last Friday's Leadercast Live telecast, which included words from former First Lady Laura Bush. The event offered advice on how to become a better leader. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“The power of what we do is not just in the day-to-day. It’s in thinking big ways beyond ourselves to change the world,” SAP AG CEO Bill McDermott said during Leadercast Live last Friday. Gems of wisdom like these were peppered throughout the televised event from Atlanta, which was streamed to 750 host sites around […]

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Nutting trial: Jury begins deliberation

The defense’s closing argument in the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial was trying to get the jury to see only specific trees, not the forest. That was the sentiment of deputy district attorney James Clinchard’s rebuttal argument. Defense attorney David Weiner was focusing on a few specifics when they were not even needed for a guilty […]

No Comment / May 09, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Closing arguments begin in Nutting trial

The beginning of the closing statements from the prosecution and defense painted wholly different pictures of Supervisor Ray Nutting on May 8: That he was a hypocrite from the prosecution or that he was simply a man who made inadvertent mistakes from the defense. Politicians are held to higher standards than normal citizens, Deputy District […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Emily Corvalan

Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, Jackson Elementary teacher Jackie Tweed, Student of the Month Emily Corvalan and her family and Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller celebrate Emily's award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When Emily Corvalan started at Jackson Elementary, Principal Michele Miller said she or the young student’s mom would have to carry her to class. Now a confident fifth-grader, Emily walks into Jackie Tweed’s class ready to learn. “Emily is an outstanding student,” her teacher said. “She has a terrific attitude and everything she does is […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado County schools earn ‘distinguished’ awards

Ten El Dorado County elementary schools, representing five school districts, received recognition as 2014 California Distinguished Schools.The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors schools with demonstrating educational excellence for all students and in showing significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Northside Elementary from Black Oak Mine Unified School District; Silva Valley Elementary, Oak […]

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