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Choice wins in high school boundary fight

Oak Ridge High School’s multipurpose room was filled during a special El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 20. During the four-hour public workshop, school attendance boundaries in the Blackstone region and an eastern Serrano neighborhood nicknamed “the finger” were discussed and different scenarios proposed. Though no formal action could be […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 15-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft Jan. 15: Government equipment was reported stolen on Investment Boulevard. Car targeted Jan. 16: A vehicle break-in was reported Meredith Place. Mailbox mayhem Jan. 16: Someone broke into a Telegraph Hill cluster mailbox. It’s unclear if any mail was stolen. Private property Jan. […]

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Thieves trim Barber Jon’s collection

Six barbers lost all their tools thank to thieves who broke into Barber Jon's earlier this week. Jon Rivera posted this photo of an empty work station on his Facebook page

Thieves broke into World Famous Barber Jon’s in El Dorado Hills on Jan. 21, stealing old and rare barbershop museum items and other valuables and cash. “They broke in through the front window,” said Jon Rivera, better known as Barber Jon. He believes the burglary occurred between 2 and 6 a.m. Barbershop memorabilia, including straight edge […]

Comments Off / January 22, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope boutique keeps hundreds warm

Last October, local elementary schools, including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom, participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & Fuzzy Drive. Students took action and donated more than 4,000 warm necessities — clothing, shoes, socks, pajamas, coats, scarves and hats — and other items. Oak Ridge High School washed and […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sky’s the limit for brothers in med school

The Vaught brothers are not only officers and gentlemen, they’re both in medical school while on active duty. The middle of three sons, Brian, 26, decided on the path he and younger brother Eric, 23, would both take first. Their parents, Dave and Marjorie Vaught of El Dorado Hills, said the 2006 Oak Ridge graduate […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Green Valley Nursery closing

Signs along Green Valley Road alert passers-by that Green Valley Nursery is closing. The closure comes less than a year after new permits were issued for the business. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Green Valley Nursery & Landscape abruptly announced Jan. 1 it’s liquidating all inventory because the lease has expired. It states on the nursery’s Facebook page: “Nursery liquidation — everything must go! Lease expired and we MUST sell all our plants and trees immediately! If you are another nursery, a commercial landscape company, or a large business and you […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supervisors OK schedule for General Plan update

While not as dramatic as establishing a committee, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a recommended schedule for staff and consultant work on a General Plan Biological Resource Policy Update. Based on ensuring consistency of the General Plan with state law, the first element of the project is to re-design the county’s Oak […]

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