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CAO gets new contract; dept. heads’ salaries adjusted

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved two items Tuesday that will impact county leaders’ paychecks. Supervisors unanimously OK’d a four-year-deal with Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton. Per the agreement Ashton’s salary of $214,926 will increase to $227,676 on Jan. 1, 2018, and go up again “to the median of the top administrative officer for […]

Dixon Ranch gets new look, new name

Down but not out, a revised version of Dixon Ranch was back for a conceptual review at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

To be developed by True Life Companies, the subdivision is no longer called Dixon Ranch. Instead it has been downsized and renamed Generations at Green Valley.

Aiden Barry, who is the senior vice president of True Life Companies, said he was there to start the process afresh and to get feedback on whether the company should proceed with the revised project.

EDCOE Charter College & Career Prep provides new opportunities

The El Dorado County Office of Education’s Charter College & Career Prep began this school year with myriad of new services that emphasize early college participation and success with hands-on learning experiences. The charter alternative program, located on EDCOE’s main campus in Placerville, combined their college and career programs to create more opportunities for students.

Kiley’s Corner: Californians are mobilizing against new taxes

A few weeks ago, as the Legislature was wrapping up its final business of 2017, the speaker of the Assembly hailed this year as the most “progressive” in California history. Now, I often do not agree with the speaker. But in at least one sense, this superlative was accurate: the just-completed legislative session brought the […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

New swim school opens its doors

SwimLabs Swim Schools, an indoor swim school and training facility, celebrated its official grand opening of its El Dorado Hills location on Saturday, Sept. 30. The pool will officially open to registered swimmers on Wed., Oct. 4. SwimLabs’ unique training facilities are indoors, with small, warm-water pools specially designed with 360-degree video feedback technology that lets […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

My Turn: Real newspapers, real news

“Real Newspapers, Real News” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 1-7.) Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real”  at newspapers. Real stories, real journalism, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes and, now, real threats. This is the 77th annual National Newspaper Week, a time to reflect on […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

New directors take seats on CPCSD board

At a packed Saturday morning meeting, the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors appointed two new members to fill the seats left vacant after last month’s resignations. Ellie Wooten and Monique Scobey emerged from a crowded field of 20 candidates to win the appointments. Directors Wooten and Scobey were sworn in and given […]

October 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,
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