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‘Best of both worlds’ high school open

Cameron Park student Ashley Bolger, 16, takes classes at the Virtual Academy and is also a student at Ponderosa, where she's the president of Future Farmers of America. Here she's giving a presentation at the academy on organic agriculture. Village life photo by Julie Samrick

What does the future of public high school look like? And how might more American students succeed in an increasingly diverse society? The El Dorado Union High School District now offers a blended learning model of instruction at its new Virtual Academy adjacent to Union Mine High School. Its head of school and EDUHSD’s new […]

No Comment / December 29, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom residents asked to cut back water usage

Brown's Ravine sits empty — no water, no boats. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Right before Christmas Folsom officials sent out an unusual holiday message: Reduce your water use by 20 percent. Folsom Lake water levels at near record lows prompted the mandate. “Folsom Lake, our primary water source, is now at 21 percent capacity, a near record low,” said Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer. “This low water level, […]

No Comment / December 29, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Admiral Mullen to speak in Sac

SACRAMENTO — Michael Mullen, retired U.S. Navy admiral and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under presidents Bush and Obama, will speak at Sacramento Community Center Theater at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Admiral Mullen, whose lecture is sponsored by Safe Credit Union, is the third of six distinguished speakers in the 2013-14 season. Series tickets may be purchased at sacramentospeakers.com. […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 19-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: On the job Dec. 19: Someone pried open a vehicle’s door while the owner worked at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Stolen Dec. 19: A petty theft was reported on Aberdeen Lane. Hard hit Dec. 19: A person was reportedly head-butted during a fight […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Sheriff’s deputies given thumbs up

The results are in, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has earned high marks on an 11-question, first ever, Sheriff’s Community Survey. To gain feedback on how well deputies performed their job, individuals who placed calls for service were surveyed from all five Supervisory Districts in El Dorado County. Of the 6,721 individuals who […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man wins jackpot … times three

It’s cold outside, but the slots at Red Hawk Casino are hotter than ever, paying out more jackpots, to more players, every day. A lucky player hit it big earlier this month with more than $50,000 in winnings from three amazing jackpots. William, from El Dorado Hills, has been a Rewards Club member since the […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Billboards, signage a complex issue

Updating the county’s sign ordinance is far more complex than the public and many county officials might have imagined. Sign law is specialized, and the county has hired the San Diego firm of Sabine and Morrison to lead its staff through a forest of regulations filled with “simple” issues that represent a host of cliffs, […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »