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Rolling Hills Church hosts national leadership event

More than 230 people attended last Friday's Leadercast Live telecast, which included words from former First Lady Laura Bush. The event offered advice on how to become a better leader. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“The power of what we do is not just in the day-to-day. It’s in thinking big ways beyond ourselves to change the world,” SAP AG CEO Bill McDermott said during Leadercast Live last Friday. Gems of wisdom like these were peppered throughout the televised event from Atlanta, which was streamed to 750 host sites around […]

1 Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Nutting trial: Jury begins deliberation

The defense’s closing argument in the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial was trying to get the jury to see only specific trees, not the forest. That was the sentiment of deputy district attorney James Clinchard’s rebuttal argument. Defense attorney David Weiner was focusing on a few specifics when they were not even needed for a guilty […]

No Comment / May 09, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Closing arguments begin in Nutting trial

The beginning of the closing statements from the prosecution and defense painted wholly different pictures of Supervisor Ray Nutting on May 8: That he was a hypocrite from the prosecution or that he was simply a man who made inadvertent mistakes from the defense. Politicians are held to higher standards than normal citizens, Deputy District […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Emily Corvalan

Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, Jackson Elementary teacher Jackie Tweed, Student of the Month Emily Corvalan and her family and Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller celebrate Emily's award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When Emily Corvalan started at Jackson Elementary, Principal Michele Miller said she or the young student’s mom would have to carry her to class. Now a confident fifth-grader, Emily walks into Jackie Tweed’s class ready to learn. “Emily is an outstanding student,” her teacher said. “She has a terrific attitude and everything she does is […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado County schools earn ‘distinguished’ awards

Ten El Dorado County elementary schools, representing five school districts, received recognition as 2014 California Distinguished Schools.The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors schools with demonstrating educational excellence for all students and in showing significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Northside Elementary from Black Oak Mine Unified School District; Silva Valley Elementary, Oak […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: May 2-7

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break-in May 2: A vehicle burglary was reported on Templeton Drive. Roadrunner May 4: Deputies received a report that a man was running in and out of the roadway near Mesa Verdes Drive. They arrested the 21-year-old on suspicion of being under the influence […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Women’s Fund to award grants June 5

The public is invited to Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual Grants Gala, set for June 5 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner; tickets and information are available online at womensfundeldorado.org. “We welcome everyone to attend and learn more about Women’s Fund as well as the […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »