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A special graduation for Brittany

Graduating from high school is a major transition for any young adult as they move out of their parents’ home and head off  to college, work and, ultimately, live on their own. It promises to be an even bigger transition for Brittany Gaines, 23, whose motto in life seems to be to never give up. Born with cerebral palsy, Gaines […]

March 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Bodine report notes ‘corrosive’ culture at ORHS

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Feb. 29 to not renew Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke’s contract for the 2016-17 school year, a decision denounced by many Oak Ridge students and parents. Late last week Village Life received a copy of the Bodine Group’s report that addresses the issues surrounding […]

March 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 25 through March 2

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Feb. 25 9:46 a.m. An Arenzano Way resident reported that a suspicious person came to his door and identified himself as a police officer. Feb. 26 10:55 a.m. Thieves stole items from a pickup bed on Arrowhead Drive. 11: 18 a.m. Items were reported stolen […]

March 09, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Dancer’s hard work pays off

Oak Ridge High School senior Madeline Bertoy, a dancer at the Northern California Dance Conservatory in Roseville, was recently selected as one of 23 finalists out of 12,000 applicants to receive a much-coveted scholarship from the National YoungArts Foundation. In January the dance finalists, along with the finalists in other arts, were flown to Miami for National […]

March 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge principal fired

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday night to release Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke from his contract at the end of this school year, ending a four-month-long saga that has pitched students and parents against board members. Burke was placed on paid leave for undisclosed personnel reasons […]

March 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

CAO search launched

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors announced the opening this week of a formal process to recruit a permanent chief administrative officer. For that effort, the county has retained the executive search firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates. The Rocklin-based company will conduct a national recruitment expected to last until April 1, according to a prepared […]

March 02, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 18-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Feb. 18 9:45 a.m. A burglary was reported on Park Drive. 10:17 a.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Orchid Shade Drive. 12:59 p.m. A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in El Dorado Hills Town Center. 5:41 p.m. Theft from […]

March 02, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,
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