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Folsom fights for redevelopment agency

FOLSOM — The Folsom City Council members didn’t like having to do it, but at a special joint meeting of the City Council and redevelopment agency on Feb. 1, they agreed to take steps to protect the city’s redevelopment funds from poaching by the state of California. In doing so, they joined many other California […]

No Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen council aims to keep peers out of trouble

TEEN COUNCIL IN THE MAKING — El Dorado Hills teens are organizing a teen council to host activities and programs at the library, an after-school destination for teens and preteens. Top row, left to right: Amnta Chimni, Amelia Crye, Katie Callahan, Julia Lund, Shannon Lewis, Alec Brooks, Heather Thomas, Jason Stewart, Kevin Moeller, Grant Anderson and AJ Slepian. Bottom row, left to right: Corbin Gomez, Sonia Chimni, Scooter Muse-Fisher, Lauren Nielson, Eunice Kim, Blake Martin, Lily Forbes and Phillip Nguyen. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks is also a history reenactor and, lately, part-time alchemist, turning straw — teens with too much after-school time on their hands —into gold — a teen council that’s planning after-school service projects and activities. At 2:20 p.m. on school days librarians hunker down for the first wave of middle […]

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

Army reservist done commuting with donkey carts

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Jeff Lee said it’s OK to call him a “geek.” As an Information Technology manager at Intel evidently it’s an appropriate handle. But Lee’s more than that. He’s a “warrior geek.” The Army Reserve 1st Sergeant recently returned to his El Dorado Hills home to his wife and children after a tour of duty in Afghanistan […]

1 Comment / February 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sam LaCara – a good man, a great principal

Sam LaCara

On Wednesday principal Sam LaCara was shot to death in his office at Louisiana Schnell School in Placerville. That’s the reason Sam LaCara, 50, is in the news today, but there are other reasons he could have made the front page. One reason might have been the heartfelt interest LaCara took in the 411 students […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

March 8 election information

A special election to fill the 4th District Assembly seat will be held March 8.

A special election to fill the 4th District Assembly seat will be held March 8. Thinkstock images The Special Primary Election for the state Assembly 4th District will be held on Tuesday, March 8. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 will be the last day to register to vote […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Care about seniors? Join the Commission on Aging

There is currently one vacancy on the Commission on Aging. The commission strives to attain a balanced geographic representation and applicants are being sought from all areas of the county, including South Lake Tahoe. Preference will be given to those 60 years and older. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 28. For additional information […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rotary names February Student of the Month

SUPERTSTAR STUDENT —€” Rotary Student of the Month Ryan Manriques received nothing but praise at Wednesday's Rotary breakfast. Lakeview Elementary School teacher Julie Ryan said Ryan always has a smile on his face and an entourage as he makes his way around campus. Pictured are: Back row left to right, Rescue Union School District Superintendent Dr. Carol Bly; proud dad Tom Manriques; beaming mom Carrie Manriques; teacher Julie Ryan and Principal Judy Chance. Front row Rotary Club President Bill Tobin and Ryan Manriques. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

SUPERSTAR STUDENT —€” Rotary Student of the Month Ryan Manriques received nothing but praise at Wednesday’s Rotary breakfast. Lakeview Elementary School teacher Julie Ryan said Ryan always has a smile on his face and an entourage as he makes his way around campus. Pictured are: Back row left to right, Rescue Union School District Superintendent […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »