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Skeel and CSD board face off

Skeel and legal team

Embattled El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel and his two lawyers appeared in the CSD gym last week to answer charges that he violated whistleblower statutes, tried to lay off his human resources manager and his assistant general manager without board approval, attempted to “sneak” a raise and hours increase for […]

23 Comments / August 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County’s students perform above average

El Dorado County students again performed significantly higher than the state average on the 2011 California Standards Tests in all academic areas. The CST, a part of the California State Standardized Testing and Reporting program, measures student knowledge based on the California Academic Content Standards, which are among the most rigorous in the nation. In […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Yo ho, yo ho!

CAPTAIN JACK SPARERIBS, aka Ace Miles, 49, from the Bay Area entertains the crowd gathered at Village Green Park Saturday for the annual pirate invastion, which benefits the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The HMS Dauntless sailed into El Dorado Hills Saturday and its salty crew spent time educating young and old pirates at heart about life on the high seas. Sword fights, cannon blasts, catapults and lots of laughter filled Village Green Park on Saturday. The pirates appearance helped raise money for the El Dorado Hills Library. […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Food Bank of El Dorado County to bring free Farmers Market to Green Valley Church

The Food Bank of El Dorado County, in partnership with California Emergency FoodLink will provide its second free Farmers Market of the season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville. Green Valley Community Church is located at 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. Join us the Food Bank for […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

More CSD woes: Former department manager sues

A former El Dorado Hills Community Services District department manager went public last week accusing the already battered district of wrongful termination and a basket full of inappropriate and illegal acts. Former public information officer and Support Services manager Deborah, “Debbie,” Kiley filed suit in El Dorado County Superior Court on July 29, alleging that […]

11 Comments / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buckeye Foundation saves jobs

SHINGLE SPRINGS — At the Buckeye Union School District Board of Trustees meeting held Aug. 17 the board voted to utilize a recent grant from the private Buckeye Education Foundation to reinstate district physical education (P.E.) and library positions previously cut for the 2011-12 school year. “Thanks to the generosity of our community’s gifts to […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel rebuts charges on Tuesday night

Meeting to be open to public. Location moved to gym. El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel faces off with his board on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting location has been moved to the CSD gymnasium to accommodate an anticipated large turnout. The board placed Skeel on paid leave June 20, […]

3 Comments / August 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »