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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-9, 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Just grand Jan. 2: A grand theft was reported on Monte Verde Drive. Mail grab Jan. 2: A Lakehills Drive resident spotted an unidentified person stealing mail from a neighbor’s mailbox. Party downer Jan. 3: Three teen boys, ages 17 and 16, received citations […]

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Financial focus: Investment mistakes to watch for … at different stages of life

John Zezini

As an investor, how can you avoid making mistakes? It’s not always easy, because investing can be full of potential pitfalls. But if you know what the most common mistakes are at different stages of an investor’s life, you may have a better chance of avoiding these costly errors. Let’s take a look at some […]

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Rotary Speech Contest wants you!

Have a way with words and love helping others? Enter the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The contest is open to all high school students, including those home-schooled. Contestants must give a five- to eight-minute speech on “Peace Through Service,” Rotary International’s 2012-13 theme. Notes are allowed at the club and semifinal level but not at […]

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Student of the Month: Justin Heckman

It takes a village — Rotary Student of the Month Justin Heckman is surrounded by supporters and admirers. Left to right: Teacher Cori Alameda, Silva Valley Principal Kathy Holliman, special education teacher Karen Schott, teacher/tutor Michelle Presnall, Rotary Club President Wayne Lowery, Dad John Heckman, Mom Kelly Heckman, Sister Katie Heckman, 13, and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Just call him “The Little Engine That Could.” That’s how Silva Valley Elementary teachers describe fifth-grader Justin Heckman, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month. “He has the attitude of ‘I think I can, I think I can’,” said special education teacher Karen Schott. “Justin is one of those students who […]

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Robotics teams battle at Oak Ridge

The RoboKnights, Team No. 5220, from Fremont celebrate their win as Alliance Captain at Oak Ridge's  robotics competition held Sunday. Photo by Murali Golconda

Fourteen Northern California robotics teams competed at the second annual FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School Sunday. The event was hosted by the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 — Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland and Playing @Learning. Two winning teams will advance to the NorCal Championship being held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Newark […]

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EDC Superintendent of Schools announces retirement

Vicki Barber

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicki L. Barber has announced her plans to retire effective June 30, 2013. Barber, who was first elected county superintendent of schools in 1994, was re-elected for four additional terms and will retire with 19 years as county superintendent. She began with the El Dorado County Office of […]

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‘Daisy’ brings unlikely friends together

Miss Daisy (Janice Reade Hoberg) and Hoke (James Wheatley) develop a lasting friendship in "Driving Miss Daisy," opening at Chautauqua Playhouse on Jan. 18. Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Playhouse, in association with Celebration Arts, announces its production of “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry, opening Jan. 18. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, “Driving Miss Daisy” tells the post-World War II story of a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow who meets her new black chauffeur. Over a series of absorbing scenes spanning 25 […]

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