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School makes ‘golden’ contributions

Aspen Nelson, left, talks with Evelyn Weick as the two decorated stockings for area foster children. Earlier Aspen and the rest of the Golden Hills School fifth-grade class sang carols to the seniors. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Golden Hills School’s fifth-grade class sang Christmas carols at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center last Thursday afternoon and then paired up with seniors to decorate stockings for foster children. Every month teacher Lisa Perry’s 14 fifth-graders work on outreach projects for the senior center, including making centerpieces for the center’s large round tables. Friday marked the […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Second chance likely for Principal Burke

The crowd applauds after a Paul Burke supporter speaks at Thursday’s EDUHSD Board of Trustees meeting. The board has decided to have a third party work with Burke and ORHS staff to “identify issues and solutions.” Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High School students, parents and staff packed the El Dorado Union High School District boardroom in Placerville last Thursday afternoon to continue a campaign to save Principal Paul Burke’s job. During the public comment period parents and head football coach Eric Cavaliere spoke about the positive things Burke adds to the El Dorado Hills high […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 10 12:28 p.m. A safe was found on Shetland Way. 1:54 p.m. Mail theft was reported on Maul Oak Court. 2:18 p.m. Someone stole items left in an unlocked vehicle parked on Powers Drive. 4 p.m. Vandalism to a pool line was reported […]

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Inmates build Christmas wishes

Folsom Prison inmates Mauricio Argueta, left, and Esgardo Ramirez roll out bicycles rebuilt and refurbished at the prison. Cameron Park Rotarians picked up the bikes this week and will deliver them to local children. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

As you drive up to the intimidating 1,200-acre Folsom Prison facility, you can’t help think of the late Johnny Cash and the famous live album The Man in Black recorded there on Jan. 13, 1968. Fast-forward to Dec. 15, when Folsom Prison transformed from a legendary concert venue to a place where Christmas wishes came true. My focus […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID pay hikes spark debate

Proposed pay increases for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s top two administrators inspired raucous debate at the Dec. 14 board meeting, after which directors approved the salary boosts on a split vote. Up for approval was a 5 percent merit increase and a 5 percent market/equity increase for General Manager Jim Abercrombie, which puts his new annual salary at $196,931. In addition, Abercrombie will receive approximately $24,736 […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Young shoppers have a ball

Angel, 7, holds up a pretty dress she spotted at Target during the Snowball shopping spree Saturday morning. She was paired with adult shopper Michelle Petro for the event. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Before the sun came up Saturday the El Dorado Hills Target was filled with the sounds of laughter and chatter as shoppers filled their carts. This wasn’t a doorbuster Christmas sale. It was this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Snowball shopping event benefitting 150 local children, who, thanks to generous donors […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Connector receives SACOG funds

MATHER — The Capital SouthEast Connector expressway recently received a financial boost when the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Board of Directors approved an allocation of $7.5 million to the project. The funding will help pay for construction of the 5.5-mile connector segment on White Rock Road from Prairie City Road in Folsom to Latrobe Road in […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »