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Jewish teen nominations sought for $36k prize

SAN FRANCISCO — The Helen Diller Family Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, an awards program that recognizes up to 10 Jewish teens with $36,000 each for exceptional leadership and visionary actions that are helping to repair the world. Up to five teens from California and five from […]

No Comment / December 31, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

‘Bogey’ the dog rescued from golf course

Bogey has found a “forever” home, but it was a long process and he had plenty of help. For more than two weeks, Bogey, a small, white fluffy dog of unknown origin, lived on the Cameron Park Golf Course, evading golf balls and coyotes and surviving as best he could. Numerous golfers saw the little […]

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Election hopefuls take out signature in-lieu papers

The election season is already under way as a handful of candidates visited the El Dorado County Elections Department on Dec. 27 to pick up paperwork and take the first steps in launching their campaigns. A large number of national and state positions will be up for grabs in the 2014 election including U.S. Representative […]

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Sheriff lists stolen items

Throughout recent months El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department detectives have been investigating an increasingly high volume of residential burglaries. As previously released, four suspects were arrested related to burglaries. One of those suspects was Gary Joseph Masse who was paroled in July 2013 after serving prison time for a previous burglary conviction. On Dec.  6 […]

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Community steps up for food bank

CAMERON PARK —Giving doesn’t end at the close of the holiday season and community members continue to ask the Food Bank of El Dorado County how they can get involved and help their neighbors in need. A few of the local businesses, charitable organizations and senior communities have provided financial contributions to support the food […]

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‘Best of both worlds’ high school open

Cameron Park student Ashley Bolger, 16, takes classes at the Virtual Academy and is also a student at Ponderosa, where she's the president of Future Farmers of America. Here she's giving a presentation at the academy on organic agriculture. Village life photo by Julie Samrick

What does the future of public high school look like? And how might more American students succeed in an increasingly diverse society? The El Dorado Union High School District now offers a blended learning model of instruction at its new Virtual Academy adjacent to Union Mine High School. Its head of school and EDUHSD’s new […]

No Comment / December 29, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom residents asked to cut back water usage

Brown's Ravine sits empty — no water, no boats. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Right before Christmas Folsom officials sent out an unusual holiday message: Reduce your water use by 20 percent. Folsom Lake water levels at near record lows prompted the mandate. “Folsom Lake, our primary water source, is now at 21 percent capacity, a near record low,” said Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer. “This low water level, […]

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