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Safely celebrate the 4th; no fireworks in El Dorado County

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire would like to remind everyone that “El Dorado County local ordinance No. 8.08.050 forbids the use and possession of fireworks, including  ’safe and sane’ fireworks commonly sold in surrounding areas like Sacramento because of the risk of wildfires. “Every year Cal Fire responds to wildland fires […]

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EDH man named to Sun Life team

WELLESLEY, MASS. — The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. recently announced it significantly expanded its voluntary benefits sales team with the appointment of 17 dedicated Voluntary Benefits Practice Leaders affiliated with 34 key employee benefits group offices throughout the United States. El Dorado Hills resident Chris Wrba joins Sun Life from Employee Benefit Specialists and […]

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No loose screws in Team NOVA’s ‘junk drawer’

Team NOVA, made up of students from Oak Ridge and Del Vista Lago High Schools, demonstrates a robot named "Pulsar" at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 19. The students presentation emphasized the importance of encouraging children's interest in math, science and technology. They hope to raise needed funds for the program. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Teens from El Dorado County and Folsom high schools are making a name for themselves. To be more precise, they have a name already, and their reputation is catching up fast. It’s Team NOVA 4963, and they make robots. Then they enter their robots in regional, state and world competitions. And then they win awards […]

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Team rows to victory

The Capital Crew junior lightweight rowing team medalled at the Youth National Championships earlier this year. Courtesy photo

The Capital Crew junior lightweight rowing team ended its season with honor, earning a silver medal at the Youth National Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The teammates, based out of the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, competed and won the San Diego Crew Classic in March 2012, advancing to the Southwest Regional Junior Championships, where they […]

No Comment / June 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Don’t fall victim to investment ‘biases’

Iain Marshall

If you’re like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when choosing investments. In fact, a field of study called “behavioral finance” is devoted to understanding why people make their investment decisions. As part of their work, behavioral finance researchers examine “biases” that affect people’s investment selections. And as an individual investor, […]

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Thunder rolls over competition

Here comes the Thunder — Front row, left to right: Sophia Vardas, Jessica Wedworth, Kendall Banks, Emily Fagundes, Rachel Fong, Kianna Bonal, Sydney Gunderson and Alyssa Carranza along with,€“ top row left to right: Asst. Coach Steve Bonal, Abby LaComb, Aine Colgan, Madison Shepherd, Kathryn Kramer, Reagan Hunt, Madison Parsons, Skylar Schuette and Head Coach Steve Banks.

The El Dorado Hills Soccer Club’s U12 Girls Competitive Team Thunder kicked the competition at the CUFA Tahoe soccer tournament, June 23 & 24, brining home the championship trophy. On Saturday Thunder tied the Folsom Phenoms in a 1-1 match, then went on to beat Southern California’s Burbank Red Machine 01s, 3-1. Sunday started with semi-finals and Thunder […]

No Comment / June 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Green Valley Road Alliance gets started

The Green Valley Road Alliance is a loose coalition of local residents concerned about the impact of 214-lot Dixon Ranch on Green Valley Road and five other projects totaling 155 lots currently in the works along nearby Malcolm Dixon Road. Bill Welty is a retired California Air Resources Board IT executive. He shares spokeperson responsibilities […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »