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EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 10-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Packages undelivered Oct. 10: A Shefffield Drive resident reported boxes stolen from his front porch. Easy access Oct. 11: A thief stole items from an unlocked vehicle parked on Tah Nee Way. No phone Oct. 11: Someone stole an iPhone left in an unlocked […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Oak Ridge students learning — 21st century style

Cameron Stone, 14, right, and Jenna Quan, 14, study an interactive lesson on enzymes in their biology class as part of the 21st century blended learning pilot program at Oak Ridge. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

During a recent lesson on enzymes, Oak Ridge science teacher Casey Rhyan stood in the back of his second period biology class acting more as coach than lecturer. Students worked with their own Samsung Galaxy tablets, engaged as they conducted research and worked at their own pace as part of Oak Ridge’s blended learning pilot […]

1 Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community efforts take flight; Mercy Helipad dedicated

After nearly a decade of fundraising and planning, the helipad at Mercy Hospital of Folsom was dedicated on Oct. 9. Photo by Susan Laird

Sometimes, it takes a village to complete a major project. That was the general consensus as community leaders gathered in the autumn sunshine for the dedication of the Klein Family Helipad at Mercy Hospital of Folsom on Oct. 9. The helicopter landing pad, located just east of the hospital parking lot, allows air ambulances to […]

No Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Road closures planned for Oak Ridge homecoming parade

From 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, local roads will close for Oak Ridge’s homecoming parade. The following roads will be affected: Harvard Way between Tah-Nee Way and Silva Valley Parkway; Clermont Way between Harvard Way and Brisbane Circle; Brisbane Circle West between Clermont Way and St. Andrews Drive; St. Andrews Drive between Brisbane […]

No Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sheriff’s Dept. collecting old medication

Sheriff John D’Agostini will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, promoted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, by setting up collection stations on Saturday, Oct. 26. Many households may have unused or expired drugs and medications in their medicine cabinet. These drugs can become a safety hazard, placing children, teenagers and other […]

No Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 3-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Prying eyes Oct. 3: Someone pried open a Summerfield Way mailbox cluster but it’s unclear if any mail was stolen. Taking the tailgate Oct. 3: An Oak Ridge High School teacher reported his truck’s tailgate stolen while the vehicle was parked in a Harvard […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

County, Measure Y Committee in gridlock

To help the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors make informed decisions, county staff responded Sept. 30 to the Measure Y Committee’s earlier presentation regarding growth and subsequent traffic in El Dorado County. During the August presentation, former District 4 supervisor and co-creator of Measure Y Bill Center argued approving new housing developments before solving […]

5 Comments / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »