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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 »

Hands4Hope, community team up to feed the hungry

Oak Ridge High School Hands4Hope volunteers Gage Web, Chloe Simon, Madeline Simko, Sarah Connor, Mackenzie Ramierz, Andrew Madigan, Kaitlyn Lehtola and Kelly McMillen, left to right, pose with some of the food collected during a recent Food Blitz. Courtesy photo

The youth of Hands4Hope coordinated and hosted several food drives from September through November to provide an opportunity for our community to donate canned food and monetary donations to support the efforts of local food banks and programs supporting the hungry in our community. Beneficiaries included the Food Bank of El Dorado County,Twin Lakes Food Bank […]

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

EDH native named Rhodes scholar

El Dorado Hills native Megan Musilli, 21, was selected to be a Rhodes Scholar last week, only one of 32 students nationwide to earn the prestigious scholarship to study at Oxford. Courtesy photo

“Shock” is what El Dorado Hills native Megan Musilli said she felt last week upon learning she’d been selected a Rhodes scholar. “I immediately texted my mom and she thought I was kidding,” Musilli, 21, a senior at the United States Naval Academy, told Village Life. “Beyond a huge smile, I didn’t react for quite […]

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

Great teacher gets great award

Teacher Tommie Greene reads to her young students. The KinderCare preschool teacher received a $10,000 check as the winner of the Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe

Francisco Drive KinderCare preschool teacher Tommie Greene got a shock recently when she was honored with a $10,000 Early Childhood Educator Award. Nominated without her knowledge, Greene, 46, was presented the check in front of students, parents and colleagues at a special ceremony earlier this fall. Greene’s colleagues said she is well-known for helping kids […]

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

Donation helps vets

Members of the Serrano Salute to Valor Committee and Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument recently presented a $12,200 check to Folsom Lake College’s Veterans Resource Center. The funds were part of nearly $40,000 in proceeds raised to help local veterans by the two groups during the Serrano Salute to Valor Golf Tournament held […]

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

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 18-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Nov. 18 9:22 a.m. Vandals splashed paint on a vehicle parked on Valley View Parkway. 10:27 a.m. El Dorado Irrigation District officials reported vandalism at the water tank facility on Crystal View Drive. 11:08 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Valley View Parkway. 11:42 a.m. Someone […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »