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Outlook for today’s investors: Less certainty — but potential opportunities

Iain Marshall

The world of today is vastly different from the one that existed in, say, 1974. Innovations such as the Internet, smartphones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter and so on have made our lives more enjoyable, efficient and productive in many ways, and have vastly improved our access to the world’s knowledge. Yet when it comes to one […]

No Comment / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

El Dorado County libraries — so much more than books

Whether you are reading a book to your infant, researching periodicals for your school paper or scanning the web to determine your next career move, the El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Education becomes locally controlled

A new era in education has ushered in changes of epic proportions that shift decision-making power from the state to our local districts. It is our duty as educators, parents and community members to fully understand the products of this ground-breaking transition and opportunity to shape our own future. The Common Core State Standards have […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

‘Lead the way’ Oak Ridge principal challenges on first day

OAK RIDGE High School principal Paul Burke, rear left, poses for a photo with a group of students on the first day of school.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Last Thursday incredible energy filled the air on Oak Ridge High School’s first day and a rally held set a respect-for-all tone for the year. The recent gym expansion allowed all 2,434 students to attend the Welcome Rally together. “This helps facilitate a spirit of belonging and togetherness,” Principal Paul Burke told Village Life. “It also […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teachers celebrated

Terry McClurg joins her husband Rescue USD Teacher of the Year Rob McClurg, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, RUSD Superintendent David Swart and Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, left to right, for a photo after Rob received his award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

No cell phones, paper planes (do kids still do that?) or whispers — Three of El Dorado Hills’ great teachers had the audience’s full attention last Wednesday as they received Teacher of the Year awards during the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting. Receiving top grades were Lake Forest Elementary teacher Rob McClurg, […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge opens ‘premiere’ athletic wing

MODERN AMENITIES — The new scoreboard with video screen lies at one end of the reconstructed Trojan gym. On the other sits the student rooting section. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High unveiled its exciting new athletic additions Monday, underscoring the school’s vision to be a premiere high school in California. The $4 million athletic renovation to its gym, weight and wrestling rooms are just one component of that larger goal. “To be ‘the best in class’ there are four pillars of excellence we […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge students learning — 21st century style

Cameron Stone, 14, right, and Jenna Quan, 14, study an interactive lesson on enzymes in their biology class as part of the 21st century blended learning pilot program at Oak Ridge. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

During a recent lesson on enzymes, Oak Ridge science teacher Casey Rhyan stood in the back of his second period biology class acting more as coach than lecturer. Students worked with their own Samsung Galaxy tablets, engaged as they conducted research and worked at their own pace as part of Oak Ridge’s blended learning pilot […]

1 Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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