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Brooks basks in Blue Ribbon status

William Brooks Elementary has been recognized as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, only one of 23 schools in California and one of 341 schools nationwide to earn the distinction this year.

“That’s less than one-quarter of 1 percent,” Brooks Principal Kevin Cadden told students at a special Nov. 17 assembly, during which the transitional kindergarten through fifth-grade students waved blue pom-poms throughout. “You have a better chance of becoming a professional athlete than receiving this award.”

Endow El Dorado grant cycle open

The El Dorado Community Foundation announces that the 2018 Endow El Dorado Grant cycle is now open. Endow El Dorado is open to all nonprofits serving El Dorado County residents and communities. This funding opportunity does not have a specific focus, allowing nonprofit agencies to apply for funding that best meets a community need. Requests for […]

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 8-13

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Nov. 8 2:43 p.m. A garage burglar was reported on Wilson Boulevard. 4:49 p.m. Vandalism to construction forms was reported on Lennox Drive. Nov. 10 5:52 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Amer Way. 11:45 a.m. Deputies arrested a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of being […]

NCL to welcome new members

The El Dorado Hills chapter of the National Charity League will be accepting new members for its 2018-19 year. An open house will be held Nov. 28 for those interested in learning more about the philanthropic organization for mothers and their daughters who will be in grades seven through 12 by August 2018. The National […]

Supervisors say no to marijuana … for now

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors conceptually approved a temporary ban on commercial licenses for both medical and recreational cannabis, with the exception of the medical cannabis dispensaries currently allowed to operate under county ordinance 4999. Tuesday’s action does not affect those who grow marijuana for personal use within the parameters of state-approved Proposition 64. The […]

Public safety complex contract approved

Sheriff John D’Agostini received a $50 million Christmas present Tuesday when the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors awarded the new public safety complex’ design-build contract to Clark/Sullivan Construction and Broward Builders Inc.

Applause followed the 4-0 vote (Supervisor Sue Novasel was absent) and dirt could turn on the project as early as March 2018.

School takes steps to stop student vaping

After what Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm called “high levels of vaping use on campus,” the school staff is working to stop the trend by closing all but two school restrooms during class times and during lunch a campus monitor is outside each restroom, monitoring who enters and how many students are in […]

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