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Harn gets recall notice

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn has received a Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition. Recall proponents cite five issues from which they are “seeking relief from the tyranny of our elected officials who have engaged in malfeasant acts and corrupt practices.” Citing a violation of California State Penal Code, the notice states that […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Marina students celebrate success

Marina eighth-graders Connor Eberhard, left, and Jason Marlett enjoy root beer float rewards last Friday. All students earned the cool treat thanks to their high schoolwide SBAC test results. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Marina Village Middle School students got a sweet treat during lunchtime Friday to celebrate their even sweeter test results. The Mustangs enjoyed root beer floats served by parent volunteers for scoring the highest on the first Common Core state standardized test administered last spring out of all middle schools in El Dorado County. Marina Village also scored […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 26 through Dec. 2

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Nov. 26 9:52 a.m. More than $330 worth of prescription medications were reported stolen from a Morning Glory Court home. Nov. 28 8:53 a.m. Someone smashed a vehicle’s window and stole a purse at El Dorado Hills Town Center. 12:06 p.m. Vehicle vandalism was reported […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EID customers reduced water use by 40 percent

For the month of November El Dorado Irrigation District customers reduced their water use by 40 percent compared to November 2013. EID is required to reduce its water consumption by 28 percent from June 2015 through February 2016, compared to the same months in 2013, under a mandate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Witness a miracle at live nativity

Jospeh receives a gift from one of the wisemen during the live nativity. Photo courtesy of Eric King

FOLSOM — More than 100 volunteer cast members will come together in the true spirit of Christmas for multiple performances of the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. This family friendly, outdoor, live nativity presentation, “O Come Let us Adore Him,” will run Thursday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 13, with performances starting each night […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

OR principal on paid leave

Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke has been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 2, pending an investigation by the El Dorado Union High School District for undisclosed reasons. District Superintendent Steve Wehr called it “a confidential personnel matter.” Burke is not facing any criminal allegations and no students are involved in the investigation. District staff […]

Comments Off / December 03, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Holiday homes dazzle

Karen and Barnaby Beck have turned their El Dorado Hills home into an Americana Christmas wonderland. Tour their gorgeous house and several others as part of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills’ Homes for the Holidays Tour. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A writer could fill this entire newspaper describing Karen and Barnaby Beck’s spectacular El Dorado Hills home. The 5,000-square-foot home with high ceilings is filled to the brim with unique Americana and folk art, a piece from the U.S.S. Constitution, antiques, Persian rugs, a Tibetan prayer chest, 16 grandfather clocks and so much more. They […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »