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PG&E Bright Minds awards full scholarships for college, university or vocational school

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently announced that it is accepting applications from students to receive PG&E Bright Minds scholarships, as well as scholarships from the utility’s Employee Resource Groups. Through its Bright Minds Scholarship program, PG&E will award up to $1 million in scholarships to enable high school, community college and “non-traditional” students […]

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County, court collaborate on Dispute Resolution

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado County and the Superior Court are partnering to continue the highly successful Alternative Dispute Resolution program. The program is an alternative way to resolve civil disputes without the burden of litigation. In Alternative Dispute Resolution trained, impartial persons decide disputes, or help parties decide disputes themselves. The sides typically meet with […]

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High school district allows transfers

Incoming high school freshmen face a lot of important decisions. Those slated to attend Oak Ridge or Ponderosa now have one new decision to make right up front — which school to attend. The most recent action by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees specifically allows incoming freshmen slated to attend […]

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Union Mine rolls out red carpet

Union Mine High School Principal Tony Deville invited west El Dorado County families to the annual back-to-school night on Jan. 24, playing master of ceremonies for a special presentation beforehand that extolled the virtues of the district’s newest and smallest school to incoming freshmen and their parents and hoping to convince them to take advantage […]

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Standoff at Grace saves horses from snowy fate

“This thing would make a great movie,” said Grace Foundation Executive Director Beth DeCaprio. She’s played a leading role in the drama currently unfolding at the El Dorado Hills nonprofit which garnered national attention by rescuing 56 horses from a squalid Susanville ranch in 2011. Grace Foundation has since spent $1.13 million rehabilitating 43 of the […]

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EDH woman appointed to EDD

El Dorado Hills resident Sharon Hilliard, 48, was recently appointed as chief deputy at the California Employment Development Department by Gov. Jerry Brown. Hilliard, who has worked for EDD her entire career, will earn $128,064 in the new position. The El Dorado Hills woman said she started with EDD at the age of 17 when […]

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Tahoe updates watercraft inspection program

LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Governing Board approved  an annual update to the Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program during their January meeting on Wednesday.  The approval  keeps nearly all boater fees the same and improves efficiency of service at watercraft inspection stations around the Basin in an effort to keep the $1.4 […]

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