High school board rejects science class size reduction

Teachers overflowed the El Dorado Union High School District board room Wednesday night to hear the board of trustees refuse to reduce the size of science lab classes to the contract-mandated maximum of 32 students. The district currently adds up to three students to the maximum, which puts five students on lab benches designed for […]

Food Blitz coming to a grocery store near you

Hands4Hope’ biannual Food Blitz to Feed the Hungry takes place at local grocery stores from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Food collected will fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. This year’s goal is to collect 4,000 pounds of food and […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Expanding the PARTY

It’s a good thing. Really. PARTY stands for Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth.  It’s a reality education program offered to high school students, generally in their freshman or sophomore year, through their health course. Emergency room doctors, paramedics, trauma survivors and police officers teach the PARTY program, often in an off campus […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Three run for two Folsom City Council seats

Two incumbents and one challenger will vie for two seats on the Folsom City Council at the Nov. 6 general election. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will take office on Dec. 10. The Folsom City Council is composed of five members elected at large. Each council member represents the entire city […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Blue Shield Crop Swap showcases sustainability

Blue Shield employees put on the inaugural Crop Swap in the lobby of their El Dorado Hills headquarters on Aug. 20, showcasing employee skills and accomplishments in sustainable lifestyles. Nancy Shaw is Blue Shield’s corporate social responsibility manager, based at the insurance giant’s San Francisco headquarters. She was in El Dorado Hills for the day […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Huge EDH turnout for fallen Marine

Family, friends and the community bid farewell to Staff Sgt. Sky Mote at a service Sunday, just days after thousands lined the streets to honor the fallen Marine coming home for the last time. No one knows for sure how many people came out during the procession Thursday evening. No invitations were sent or tickets […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Emmeline takes on Europe

Not many teenagers would volunteer for an additional year of high school. But when the deal offered by the Rotary Youth Exchange program included a beautiful Swiss backdrop and adventures all over Europe, Emmeline Wilson couldn’t resist. The 2011 Oak Ridge High School grad packed her bags and spent 11 months in the Old World. “It […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,