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Huber will not seek third term

Alyson Huber

El Dorado Hills Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, 39, placed what previously appeared to be a promising political career on indefinite hold Tuesday, announcing that she will not seek a third term in the Assembly. Facing a self-described “nasty, ugly” divorce, foreclosure of a home in Serrano and the prospect of moving to more politically moderate district […]

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Kane retires; Heinzer promoted

Liz Kane, 70, retired Dec. 13 after 11 years as the Mountain Democrat’s fourth sports editor. Working with Kane for the past 11 years is sports writer Jerry Heinzer, who took over as sports editor Dec. 14, announced Group Editor Michael Raffety. Heinzer also coordinates Oak Ridge High School sports coverage for Village Life. Liz […]

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Girls turn unique art into donation

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund co-founder Judy Pickett admires the art made by Leah Craft, Brooke Balbi and Casey Halkett, left to right. The Pleasant Grove students made the duct tape items and then sold them to raise money for the breast cancer group. Courtesy photo

When Leah Craft’s younger sister told her about the YouTube video that demonstrated how to make duct tape articles, Leah accessed the site, learned the skills and began practicing the art. Friends of the Pleasant Grove Middle School eighth grader — Casey Halkett and Brooke Balbi — soon caught the creative bug and the three […]

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Joni Morris pays tribute to Queen of Country Music

Joni Morris

Patsy Cline was a legend in her own time and her lights have not faded.  She is more popular now than ever before with her heart-breaking melodies of love lost. Now Joni Morris pays her own special tribute to the queen of country music, playing to sold out crowds across the country with her tribute show. […]

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El Dorado Transit posts holiday schedule

Friday, Dec. 23 — Limited service The local fixed routes will operate on a Saturday service schedule.  Limited Dial-A-Ride and complementary paratransit services will be available.  Sacramento Commuter Route #6 will operate with service to all Park and Ride facilities in the morning and afternoon.  El Dorado Transit’s office will be closed. Dial-A-Ride reservation requests will […]

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Family dominates taekwondo championships

Taekwondo champions Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, pose with their champion mother Uyenthy Tonnu. Courtesy photo

A trio of young ladies from the same family recently captured championships in their respective divisions at the Pacific Five Star Taekwondo Championships. El Dorado Hills resident Uyenthy Tonnu and her daughters Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, all earned top honors in the highly competitive event held last month. The three black belt […]

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Sierra-at-Tahoe open for the season

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort opened for the 2011-12 season on Saturday, Dec. 17, with very limited terrain — Easy Rider Express chairlift accessing half of Broadway trail. This is a green run and will have a jib and rail park with small to medium features. Building on the reputation as one of the […]

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