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9th-graders invited to consider Union Mine

The El Dorado Union High School District announces that limited open enrollment at Union Mine High School for the 2015-16 school year will be offered to incoming ninth-grade students who reside within the El Dorado Union High School District attendance boundaries. The enrollment projection for the school’s permanent capacity will allow for 35 transfers. Applicants […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wilson Estates development plan approved

Elements of the project known as Wilson Estates located off Green Valley Road near El Dorado Hills were approved by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, 4-1, during its special meeting Nov. 13. Recommended by the county Planning Commission, Supervisors Ron Mikulaco, Ron Briggs, Brian Veerkamp and board Chair Norma Santiago voted for approval while […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collects ton of food, literally

Andrea, Desiree and Hudson Clark hosted a food drive in their Stonebriar Neighborhood as part of Hands4Hope's efforts to help the Twin Lakes Food Bank. Courtesy photo

During the last two weeks of October, Hands4Hope hosted a fall food drive to benefit Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom, which provides services to people in need from El Dorado Hills to Orangevale. “The generosity of this community will be able to help so many families in need,” wrote Twin Lakes Food Bank Director Tammy […]

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Inmates spread cheer to refugee children

Female inmates have made blankets, totes, backpacks, hats and scarves to be distributed to the children by the non-profit group Border Angels. Courtesy photo

Female inmates enrolled in Folsom State Prison’s Women’s Facility’s Hooks and Noodles program have partnered with Craft Castle in Cameron Park to knit and crochet gifts for the thousands of Central American refugee children held in border detention centers. Since August the female inmates have been making blankets, totes, backpacks, hats and scarves to be […]

1 Comment / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical pumps up CSD pool

Swimmers enjoy an inflatable obstacle course at the EDHCSD pool  during a demonstration earlier this year. Marshall Medical Center has donated  $10,000 to the CSD to purchase one, coming spring 2015. Courtesy photo

Officials from Marshall Medical Center presented a $10,000 check to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District for the purchase of an inflatable obstacle course for the CSD community pool at last Thursday’s Board of Directors monthly meeting. “We’re always looking for innovative and fun ways to enhance our pool,” said CSD recreation supervisor Teri […]

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Sheriff slams Prop. 47, talks new HQ

Nationwide, crime has dropped, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini said, but this downward trend and the safety of residents could be threatened due to the recently passed Proposition 47. “It’s one of the most erroneously billed propositions I’ve seen,” D’Agostini told guests at last week’s El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, referring to the supporter-given […]

2 Comments / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Myrna Harp is a guiding light

California Association of School Counselors selected Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp to receive the Donald G. Hays Award as 2014 Outstanding School Counselor of the Year. Harp calls herself a proud mom of 800 kids. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Her office is constantly filled with students coming and going, but that’s the way Myrna Harp likes it. “This is the comfort room, the safe place and they know that,” said Harp.  “There’s never a dull moment around here.” Providing that comfort and safety in the perilous world of puberty is why the Marina Village […]

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