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Crib Notes: Teenage jobs offer more than pay

During a recent swim team practice, my attention strayed from my child in the pool to the teenage workforce that kept the community pool operating. Some teens lifeguarded, perched high above throngs of young swimmers with focused eyes and authoritative voices. More teenagers were in the water dressed in matching white swim shirts as they […]

Comments Off / August 09, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 »

My Turn: Blue lives matter

A handful of California families will find it hard to celebrate the holidays this year because they lost their fathers and brothers to senseless violence. On Oct. 19 Modoc County sheriff’s deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a disturbance call and was shot and killed in the line of duty. He was only 31. On Oct. […]

No Comment / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I miss all my pals

Even before I wrote my last “Heard Over the Back Fence” column I knew I would miss all of my co-workers at the Mountain Democrat office. It felt like I was leaving family. The entire Mountain Democrat crew works as a very productive, intelligent and friendly group of very nice people. It was a great […]

No Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EMH Productions presents awarding-winning play ‘Doubt’

Elise Hodge EMH Productions EMH Productions rounds out its fifth year of dynamic theater on intimate Sacramento stages, this time partnering with co-producer Atim Udoffia for “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley. It will be directed by Sacramento’s Anthony D’Juan. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play mesmerized audiences on Broadway, while the 2009 film […]

No Comment / November 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hidahl tops Gaines in District1

John Hidahl celebrates his win with supporters at the El Dorado Saloon in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Steadfast community volunteer and El Dorado Hills resident John Hidahl can soon add District 1 El Dorado County supervisor to his long list of ties to the place he’s called home since 1978. Hidahl ran on a grassroots campaign buoyed by many volunteers, spending a fraction of what his competitor, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, did on her […]

No Comment / November 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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