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El Dorado County has a new chief administrative officer — the third in less than a year. Almost immediately after Larry Combs’ name was released, the speculation and rumors began. People jumped to defend former CAO Pamela Knorr; another group applauded the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous decision to hire someone new; others […]

Comments Off / June 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Grim lessons taught at ‘Every 15’

The Grim Reaper watches as firefighters tend to a body during the Every 15 Minutes program at Oak Ridge High School last week. The realistic program teaches teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One Oak Ridge student lay dead, ejected from the vehicle her best friend drove seconds before. Only the frantic wails of a second passenger could be heard as she called her best friends’ names from the back seat, pleading for them to answer. The teenage drunk driver, also an Oak Ridge student, got out of […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

127-year-old family Bible comes home

Richard Castile, 81, conjectures about how his grandfather’s 127-year-old family Bible ended up discarded as trash on the curb in an affluent San Francisco neighborhood more than 30 years ago. Former San Francisco sanitation worker Peter Ferraro, not pictured, saved the Bible from the landfill in the 1980s and later retired to El Dorado Hills. He recently asked El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society President Trevor Thomas, seated at right, to find the ornate old Bible’s rightful home. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Lost books are commonplace at the El Dorado Hills Library, but the one Peter Ferraro brought in recently was something altogether new, if a huge 127-year old Bible can be called new. The former San Francisco sanitation worker pulled the old Bible from the trash back in the 1980s and thought it was time to […]

6 Comments / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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