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Rescue settles, Buckeye declares impasse

Teachers picketed in front of Rolling Hills Middle School during Open House April 14 to draw attention to the impasse the district and teachers have reached due to stalled contract negotiations. Courtesy photos

The Rescue Union Federation of Teachers accepted a 4.5-percent salary increase from the Rescue Union School District last week, while negotiations at the Buckeye Union School District remain stalled. Buckeye Union made its “last, best and final” offer of a 1 percent ongoing salary increase and a 3.5 percent, one-time bonus at an April 7 […]

No Comment / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano election marks turning point

Serrano is at a crucial juncture in its illustrious 20-year history and residents have the chance to determine which of two distinct futures they’d like to see by voting in the Serrano Owners Association Board of Directors election. Ballots were mailed last week and will be counted May 16. Three candidates are running for two […]

32 Comments / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Communication and Alzheimer’s disease

Communication is an important part of our life; it allows us to relate to one another. Communication is more than just talking and listening; it involves understanding and interpreting. In people with dementia, nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls memory, thinking and judgment are damaged, interrupting the passage of messages between […]

No Comment / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Residents say beavers on Beckett need to go

A small drainage canal backing up to Beckett Drive has expanded yet the canal flow has stopped since beavers took it over. Residents say trees are being gnawed on, causing a hazard and an eyesore, and that the situation is rapidly getting worse. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Winter storms were great for the drought but they made a bad situation in Serrano worse. Homeowners on Beckett Drive say beavers have taken over the open space that backs up to their homes and have turned a 2-foot wide seasonal drainage canal into a large, unsightly cesspool. Residents want it remedied but say red […]

No Comment / April 05, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mold forces firefighters out of Latrobe station

Latrobe Fire Station 91 on South Shingle Road is closed for repairs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 91 in Latrobe has been closed due to the discovery of black mold. “The crews complained of a musty odor after all that rain we had,” Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. An inspection didn’t turn up anything until staff with West Coast Restorations was authorized to conduct “destructive testing,” tearing […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge says it’s better than racial slurs

Nearly two weeks after hosting the McClatchy girls’ basketball team, Oak Ridge High School is being called out as intolerant because members of the student cheering section reportedly made racial slurs at the Feb. 25 playoff game. McClatchy parent Glen Kumamoto made the incident known March 8 with a public post on Facebook. “So a […]

9 Comments / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch off the agenda

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors opted 4-0 to indefinitely postpone a hearing on the development plan known as the Dixon Ranch. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco recused himself from the discussion and the vote, citing a potential conflict of interest because he owns property within 500 feet of the project’s boundaries. Beginning on a quirky […]

1 Comment / March 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »



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