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People Talk: What’s your guiding philosophy for a happy and fulfilling life?

Brittney Lomascold, Orangevale "€œDo what you love. Don'€™t lie to yourself. Don'€™t try to keep up with the Joneses."

Brenda Nelson, El Dorado Hills “Do unto others as they would do unto you. Live one day at a time, moment by moment.” Brittney Lomascold, Orangevale “€œDo what you love. Don’€™t lie to yourself. Don’€™t try to keep up with the Joneses.” Dave Pajouhesh, El Dorado Hills “Be happy with what you have. Family first. […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow Elementary goes international

TILE PAINTING - Parent volunteer Jung Yang, 38, of El Dorado Hills instructs festival goers in the art of painting ceramic tiles at the Heritage Festival at Oak Ridge Elementary. Left to right are: Gaurav Turaga, 7, (parents Vish and Bhavana) of El Dorado Hills. Iris Howard, 6, with mom Olivia Howard, 34, dad Patrick Howard, 37, and brother Calvin, 5, of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was sunny and warm inside Oak Meadow Elementary’s gymnasium Friday afternoon, despite the dismal weather outside, where 300 people packed the house for the first Heritage Festival. Event organizer and Oak Meadow parent Cigdem Askin envisioned holding such an event since her fifth-grader first started school back in kindergarten, but with three younger children […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

TeenPalz allows global audience to provide activities and monitoring virtually

A new online resource — the brainchild of an El Dorado Hills mom who wants to provide more productive choices for teens online — is live. In the current economic climate freelancing and project-based employment, known as the “gig economy,” means survival for millions. Start-up TeenPalz.com provides the first online destination where parents can hire […]

No Comment / March 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire Board faces grim budget realities

El Dorado Hills resident and former Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty, functioning as a budget consultant to the El Dorado Hills Fire Board, has recommended an aggressive attrition plan and suggested the board tap reserves to make ends meet in the short term, then lay out plans for reducing hours or even shuttering one station […]

2 Comments / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buckeye school district building new school

With a combination of State School Building funds, development funds from the subdivision and a remarkable bid climate Buckeye Union School District will begin construction of a new K-5 school at 30 percent below the estimated construction costs. This school also includes a joint-use project with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. As a […]

2 Comments / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Principal puts her heart and ‘sole’ into fundraiser

SHOES FOR EVERY OCCASION — Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller stands in her show room. The footwear fanatic is selling 285 pairs of her shoes to raise money for the Rescue Union School District. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Jackson Principal Michele Miller said she couldn’t bear the thought of seven dark libraries next school year. Nor could she imagine losing teachers, school nurses and vice principals. The outlook at a recent Rescue Union School District board meeting was glum. “At a minimum $1.4 million (has to be cut) but it could go as […]

1 Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID forms redistricting advisory committee

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado Irrigation District has initiated the process of completing its mandatory legal duty to adjust its division boundaries, using the 2010 census as a basis, to ensure that population is evenly distributed among the district’s five divisions and the other criteria specified by the California Elections Code 22000(a) are considered. The […]

No Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »