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Law enforcement officers track down ‘intruder’ at Oak Meadow

El Doroado County sheriff's deputies search for the bad guys at a training session at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. The Active Intruder Training exercise involved 27 deputies, six Placerville police officers and two El Dorado County probation officers, along with dozens of students and staff members as role players. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Nearly five months after the shooting death of Louisiana Schnell School principal Sam LaCara in Placerville, El Dorado County law enforcement staged its annual Active Intruder Training last week, ensuring that all county agencies are prepared for future threats on school campuses. This year’s training, the ninth annual hosted by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, […]

No Comment / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Are you set if a fire strikes?

CAMINO — Making sure your family and your home is set for an approaching wildfire and a possible evacuation is the second part of Cal Fire’s READY-SET-GO fire safety program. “Right now is a good time to review your evacuation plan (Wildfire Action Plan) with your family. Don’t wait until the smoke is swirling around […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue Union School District opens new virtual Independent Study Program

“COOL” stands for Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning Rescue’s COOL SCHOOL offers free, innovative and personalized learning choices open to students in grades three through eight in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Amador and Alpine counties. Enrolled students participate in an online, blended learning environment combining digital courses with the direct instruction and guidance of fully […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Low-cost Tdap vaccine offered this summer

The El Dorado County Health Services Department, Public Health Division, is offering Tdap vaccine at low-cost this summer and just in time for middle school and high school students who will need proof of the vaccination to start school this fall.  The Tdap vaccine, which helps protect against pertussis, will be administered to seventh through 12th […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom City Council approves fire contract

The Folsom City Council approved a new contract with the Sacramento Area Firefighters, Local 522, at the June 28 meeting. The agreement maintains staffing levels while including significant pension reform and additional concessions consistent with other city employee bargaining groups. Under terms of the new contract, fire captains, engineers, firefighters and paramedics will pay 5 […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Girl Scout lends a hand to the troops

GIRL SCOUT Meghan Schoener poses with the goods she collected for troops serving overseas. The donation drive was part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project. Courtesy photo

Meghan Schoener, an incoming freshman at Oak Ridge High School, recently completed the requirements for her Girl Scout Silver Award. For her project, she choose to support our overseas troops by organizing four donation drives for much needed everyday items that our overseas troops do not always have ready access. Meghan ran donation drives at […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Library an official ‘Family Place’

FAMILY FUN — Celebrating Cameron Park Library's esignation as a Family Place Library are: District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting and Cameron Park CSD interim General Manager Rusty Dupray, seated left to right, along with California State Library Youth Services Specialist Bessie Condos, El Dorado County Library Director Jeanne Amos, Cameron Park Library's Early Childhood Literacy Specialist Janis Herbert, Cameron Park Library Branch Manager Nancy Owen-Hazard and Family Place Libraries National Coordinator Kathleen Deerr. Courtesy photo

You may notice a new banner hanging in the Cameron Park Library naming it a “Family Place.” The designation, earned by only 250 libraries in the country, and a grant allowed library staff to create a family space in the children’s area — an alcove conducive to parent-child play and togetherness. They purchased children’s furnishings and developmentally […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »