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Oak Ridge principal fired

Oak Ridge High School students protest on the El Dorado Hills campus Tuesday morning after Principal Paul Burke was fired Monday night. Many students have shown unwavering support for the principal since he was placed on paid leave. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick November.

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 […]

2 Comments / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / February 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / February 28, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EID’s recycled water program stays as-is

The El Dorado Irrigation District recycled water program may be award-winning but officials apparently have no immediate plans to expand it. Provided to the EID Board of Directors as an information item at its Feb. 22 meeting, managing engineer Elizabeth Wells discussed in detail the district’s recycled water program, noting it first began more than 30 years ago. Initially the […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Still no resolution for Oak Ridge principal

First they were patient, then hopeful. Now many parents are fuming that Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke has been on paid administrative leave for nearly half the school year without resolution for undisclosed personnel matters. On Tuesday evening El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees President Dave Del Rio reported out of a […]

7 Comments / February 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: February 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Feb. 1 10:19 p.m. A grand theft was reported on Coach Lane. Feb. 2 4:53 a.m. A firearm was reported stolen from a Country Club Drive residence. 12:38 p.m. Theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on Knollwood Drive. Feb. 3 8:59 a.m. A […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Community-based process may be future of planning

Community-based planning is riding into El Dorado County on a wave of residents who want to have a greater impact on how communities are developed — or not developed. It is perhaps a logical outgrowth of the movement that began several years ago with the creation of Save Our County and the Shingle Springs Community Alliance. […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »