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Former ORHS principal files lawsuit

Former Oak Ridge High School principal Paul Burke has filed a federal lawsuit alleging wrongful termination against the El Dorado Union High School District. Three district employees are also named in the suit filed June 14, including Superintendent Stephen Wehr, Assistant Superintendent and Director of Human Resources Tony DeVille and Burke’s former administrative assistant Courtney Soto. Burke […]

June 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Growing up with ‘The Greatest’

When El Dorado Hills resident and youth sports coach Chuck Hammond was growing up in Louisville, Ken., the highlight of his week was Wednesday night. “Whatever part of Louisville you lived in, all the black people got together at Grace Community Center for a potluck,” Hammond remembered. “The kids played basketball and boxed. No one […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

The story behind spectacular fireworks

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

June 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Voters keep Judge Brooks on the bench

The jurors, rather the voters, have spoken and El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Nelson Brooks, Office 2, will stay on the job. The unofficial final report for Primary Election report shows that Brooks earned 58.53 percent of the votes and Roland Tiemann received 41.16 percent. Judge Brooks told Village Life he was busy Wednesday taking down campaign signs around the county, as […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

District 1 race: Hidahl v. Gaines this fall

It looks like El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director John Hidahl and District 6 Assemblywoman Beth Gaines will face off in November for the El Dorado County District 1 supervisor seat. The unofficial election night report shows Gaines coming in first with 2,431 votes and Hidahl close behind with 2,202. There are still votes to […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Frentzen wins a second term

Supervisor Shiva Frentzen will continue to represent District 2, voters decided Tuesday. The unofficial final report shows Frentzen has a substantial lead in the vote count, more than 2,300 votes ahead of challenger Dave Pratt. She received approximately 60.5 percent of the vote to Pratt’s 37 percent. She told Village Life that she felt comfortable being […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Loving life is the secret to living long

Ina Martin of El Dorado Hills will celebrate her 101st birthday June 9 by having cake and ice cream, maybe some pizza, with a few friends she’ll have over to her home in an older part of the community. “When we first came here, there was nothing — just fields and one other house back […]

June 08, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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