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CASA El Dorado wants to help more kids

Each year approximately 500 children in El Dorado county are court-ordered an adult advocate after being removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. Because there are 100 kids still waiting for a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA El Dorado is making a plea for more involvement. They need more volunteers to be advocates and […]

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Sac affirms air cargo decision

Last Tuesday’s Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ meeting was a formality to move forward with the decision to expand Mather Airport’s air cargo operations previously approved on Aug. 12. Critics claimed the project failed to follow California Environmental Quality Act guidelines; however, after more discussion on Aug. 26, the county’s Mather Airport 20-year Master Plan and Environmental […]

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Workshops aims to care for caregivers

How do you talk to a loved one who can’t remember your name? How do you fulfill their wishes if they can’t communicate them? Caregivers who have loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia encounter these emotionally draining questions and much more every day. That’s why Ginger McMurchie, facilitator of the El Dorado Hills Senior Center’s […]

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Oak Ridge opens with road win

ROCKLIN — In a season-opening matchup between past section champions, Oak Ridge defeated host Whitney 44-19 to kick off the preseason schedule Friday. The Trojans, winners of four D-II titles, put points on the board in each quarter while the Wildcats, the 2008 D-IV champs, scored twice in the final 6:47 after falling behind by […]

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ORHS alum wins Alaska marathon

Amjed Aboukhadijeh of El Dorado Hills won the Moose’s Tooth Alaska Marathon last month. Courtesy photo

By Hassan Aboukhadijeh Amjed Aboukhadijeh of El Dorado Hills won the Moose’s Tooth Alaska Marathon during the Big Wild Life Runs in Downtown Anchorage, Alaska which took place Aug. 17. More than 3,000 runners toed the line to compete in the states largest running event; participants had the option to choose between a half-marathon or full marathon. […]

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ORHS students debate well in tourney

Shaheryar Ajmal, left, and Sanjay Raavi pose with their trophies after the speech and debate tournament held this summer. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi earned 14th place in Public Forum Debate at the 2014 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Kan., earlier this summer. Public Forum Debate is the newest form of debate offered by the National Speech & Debate Association and features opposing teams of two […]

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Hands4Hope helps students

Riley Peick, Hands4Hope college intern, along with Hands4Hope youth volunteers collect school supplies outside of Office Max in Placerville. This was one of many outreaches Hansd4Hope hosted during its first School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for students in El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

This summer Hands4Hope held its first School Supply Drive to benefit children in need in El Dorado County. In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2014-15 school year, Hands4Hope youth and adult volunteers, led by college intern Riley Peick, collaborated with multiple local businesses, organizations and residents to collect backpacks and school […]

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