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Oak Ridge principal fired

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday night to release Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke from his contract at the end of this school year, ending a four-month-long saga that has pitched students and parents against board members. Burke was placed on paid leave for undisclosed personnel reasons […]

March 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

A great place to play the game of life

When Paulette Mulligan moved to Cameron Park seven years ago from the Bay Area she told her husband they needed to “make friends and meet people who will come to our funerals.” It may sound a bit grim, but she made an excellent point. In the past two years or so Mulligan, 69, has gone […]

March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

EID’s recycled water program stays as-is

The El Dorado Irrigation District recycled water program may be award-winning but officials apparently have no immediate plans to expand it. Provided to the EID Board of Directors as an information item at its Feb. 22 meeting, managing engineer Elizabeth Wells discussed in detail the district’s recycled water program, noting it first began more than 30 years ago. Initially the […]

March 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

A happy birthday for the woman who can fly

At 106 years old El Dorado Hills resident Doris Lockness is a marvel and it’s not just because of her age. Decades before the feminist movement Doris was a pilot, flying small airplanes during World War II until the brink of the 21st century. She was only the 55th woman in the world to earn a commercial […]

February 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Veterans Memorial Park stalled for funds

Veterans Memorial Park Executive Committee members wanted to be clear when they spoke at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s February Board of Directors meeting, declaring, “We’re still here; don’t forget about us.” Since 2009 a group of residents and veterans has worked tirelessly to bring a veterans memorial to El Dorado Hills. The location […]

February 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Myrna Harp goes to Washington

Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp was recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., earlier this month led by First Lady Michelle Obama. The California Association of School Counselors named Harp 2015 California Outstanding Counselor of the Year last fall. She was one of 42 state counselor delegates honored at the event. The First […]

February 17, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Silva teacher wins mini-grant

It wasn’t just a regular Silva Valley staff meeting after all. Instead members of the El Dorado County division of the California Retired Teachers Association were at the school earlier this month to surprise teacher Patty Pope with a $400 check to buy non-fiction books for her second-grade classroom. Pope has been teaching at Silva […]

February 17, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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