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El Dorado County non-profits join United Way to launch Star Readers

New project will ensure third-graders are reading at grade level SACRAMENTO — As regional graduation rates continue to decline, the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope, New Morning Youth and Family Services in Placerville, United Way California Capital Region and other partners have launched United Way’s STAR Readers Project. The project […]

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

Folsom Dam releases impressive waterfall

Photo by Roberta Long

The five main gates of Folsom Dam poured water downriver on the American over the weekend. The dam provides drainage for about 1,875 square miles. The California Department of Water Resources reported the lake elevation on March 26 was 433.54 ft. Lake elevation has been held to between 428 and 441 feet for the past […]

1 Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 »