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Knight joins school board

Georgi Knight

During its regularly scheduled Aug. 14 meeting, the El Dorado County Board of Education provisionally appointed Georgianne Knight to the vacant board position, representing District 1. Her appointment expires in November. She is the only candidate running for the seat on the November ballot. Knight has worked for the California Department of Education for 18 years, where she collaborated […]

No Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 2 Race: Jennifer Nutting aims to promote tourism, agriculture

Jennifer Nutting

Jennifer Nutting makes three promises if she’s elected District 2 Supervisor and everything else, including working to end county government waste, will be top goals. “My first promise is honesty; I will always tell you the truth,” she said in an interview with Village Life. “No. 2, I’ll always be accessible. My third promise is […]

1 Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grateful for putting people first

Marty Larsen suffered debilitating injuries in an accident. Thanks to the community's help, he's able to stay in his El Dorado Hills home. Courtesy photo

Marty Larsen I have often imagined what our country would be like if all our leaders from the president to the mayor made all their major decisions by putting people first. Decision making based not on greed, power or fame but people.  This possibility is not as far off as you may think. I recently had […]

No Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Blue Shield lends a hand with Hands4Hope

GIVING BACK — Blue Shield employees teamed up with Hands4Hope volunteers to distribute items to Sacramento's homeless population. Courtesy photo

Blue Shield of California team members from the El Dorado Hills and San Francisco offices joined a recent Hands4Hope Sacramento Homeless Outreach event, during which 23 Blue Shield team members and three Hands4Hope youth volunteers provided sack lunches, toiletries and clothing to more than 150 people in need. The team members and youth volunteers met at […]

No Comment / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Congratulations, Eagles

Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell, left to right, have become Eagle Scouts. Courtesy photo

Golden Empire Council Troop 728 Boy Scouts Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The young men’s Court of Honor was held Wednesday, Aug. 13. The 15-year-old boys attend Oak Ridge High School.

No Comment / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 2 race: George Turnboo wants to preserve rural lifestyle

George Turnboo

Promising to preserve El Dorado County’s rural atmosphere and history is District 2 Supervisor candidate George Turnboo. On his third try at being elected to the board, Turnboo said, “I have a passion, care about the community and care about its lifestyle. Being an old-time resident, I know a lot of stuff that has happened here in […]

1 Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mather Airport’s expansion given the go-ahead

Despite hundreds of formal complaints that Mather Airport’s nighttime air cargo operations are noisy enough, the Sacramento Board of Supervisors approved, 3-1, a 20-year-development plan and revised Environmental Impact Report that would expand cargo services. The master plan includes lengthening runways and upgrading the airport’s navigation aid, or Instrument Landing System, to a Category IIIb, […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »