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People Talk: What should be done for the homeless?

Donnie Maggard, Placerville
“This is a tough question, and I can’t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone figures this out.”

Asked at the Hands4Hope special meeting on homelessness Donnie Maggard, Placerville “This is a tough question, and I can’€™t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’€™s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Making lemonade out of a budget lemon

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Current and former Jackson Elementary School students sold lemonade Saturday to raise money for their El Dorado Hills school. They brought in $78.

2 Comments / April 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

No shot, no school: Tdap vaccine required for older children

A new California school immunization law takes effect on July 1, requiring all seventh- through 12th-grade students in public and private schools to receive a Tdap vaccination before starting school in the fall. Tdap is a vaccine specifically designed for older children and adults that protects against pertussis (also known as whooping cough). Students who […]

2 Comments / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ocean Fest teaches kids about conservation

Walk the Talk members Danielle Jolette, Emily Kopania, and Sumega Mandadi pose with the WaTa group logo during a club meeting. WaTa, founded by Emily, is hosting an event called Ocean Fest, where elementary school students will learn about ocean conservation through fun and games. Courtesy photo

By Devin McDonald Local elementary school students will soon get the rare opportunity to learn about ocean conservation—from other students. As part of Emily Kopania’s Girl Scout Gold Award project, students from Oak Ridge High School’s own ocean conservation club Walk the Talk, or WaTa, will host the first Ocean Fest on April 30. At […]

No Comment / April 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fun-filled fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

POURING FOR A CAUSE — El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and his personal trainer Denise Samuel with Snap Fitness pour wine at The Cellar Wednesday evening. Harn and Samuel, along with Superintendent of Schools Vicki Barber, El Dorado Hills Chamber President Debbie Manning and other dignitaries, served as celebrity bartenders at the Big Brothers Big […]

No Comment / April 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Brice Harmon

Airman Brice Harmon

Air Force Airman Brice A. Harmon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Brandon Hunter

Airman Brandon Hunter

Air Force Airman Brandon J. Hunter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »