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People talk: How confident are you that the president and Congress will pass an effective jobs plan?

 

Comments Off / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buckeye Foundation saves jobs

SHINGLE SPRINGS — At the Buckeye Union School District Board of Trustees meeting held Aug. 17 the board voted to utilize a recent grant from the private Buckeye Education Foundation to reinstate district physical education (P.E.) and library positions previously cut for the 2011-12 school year. “Thanks to the generosity of our community’s gifts to […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Seniors cuddle with Kitties for Companionship

Fat Kitty City founder Ed Minghelli, who runs the sanctuary with his wife Cindy, said the facility is like Disneyland for cats, complete with great play structures like the one behind him. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Cisco, a gray, green-eyed charmer meets you at the gate at Fat Kitty City, followed by Chip and Dale, striped tabby brothers who politely come up and ask for a pet. Sebastian, a huge, fluffy clone for Deuteronomy in the musical “Cats,” catches some rays in the play structure while Mystery, white with tortoiseshell markings, […]

No Comment / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Longtime editor of the Mountain Democrat retiring

After almost 37 years at the Mountain Democrat — virtually all of it as an editor — Mike Raffety is retiring as of Feb. 23. The Mountain Democrat is a sister publication of Village Life, Cameron Park Life and other McNaughton-owned newspapers. A fixture at the paper for more than a generation, Raffety has served in multiple capacities — reporter, […]

No Comment / February 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New undersheriff in town

Randy Peshon is El Dorado County's new undersheriff. He's worked with the department since 1987. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

During his career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Peshon consistently took on challenging jobs and every time he moved to another department, the one he left was better than when he came. On Feb. 17, the 59-year-old captain took on a new role — undersheriff. As a division commander running both El Dorado County jails, Placerville and […]

1 Comment / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Does boredom rule your life?

Look around your daily life. When was the last time newness entered your emotional world? Do you have the energy or the inclination to create newness? Do you believe you deserve an interesting or fun-filled life? • When you research American Indians’ “Rules of Life,” you will discover that they believe asking the right question […]

No Comment / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Folsom mayor highlights city’s bounce back

2015 Folsom Mayor Andy Morin drew a packed house for his State of the City address at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 22 at the Lake Natoma Inn. It was Morin’s fourth address, and he had the tone of a seasoned veteran. Folsom Chamber of Commerce President Jim den Dulk introduced the […]

No Comment / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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