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Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day

More than 200 El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts ages 5 to 16 years old met at Lake Forest Elementary’s multipurpose gym Saturday afternoon to celebrate the organization’s annual World Thinking Day. According to the Girl Scouts, each year on or around Feb. 22, the official World Thinking Day, “Girls honor their sister Girl Guides and […]

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Crib notes: Good things can happen in prison

Hayley was a happy, 17-year-old high school senior before she became a convicted felon.  “I was the Homecoming Queen,” she said, reflecting back on her life before making terrible, life-altering decisions. “As a kid I had a good group of friends. And as an only child I was, and still am, very close to my […]

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Women adjust to Folsom Prison

For the first time in nearly 90 years Folsom Prison has a female inmate population. The women moved into the new Folsom Women’s Facility in January. More than 151 female inmates have been transferred to FWF, with more arriving every week. Prison officials expect to be at capacity of 403 by late summer. The women […]

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Oak Meadow students “Meet the Masters”

Oak Meadow Elementary held its third annual Art Walk in its multipurpose room last Thursday evening. The fundraiser for the school’s popular “Meet the Masters” art program was also an opportunity for parents and students to browse the hundreds of pieces of student artwork on display. Led entirely by approximately 50 parent volunteers known as […]

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EDH Soccer Club evolves, readies for 30th season

Whether it’s a 4-year-old itching to play on her first soccer team, or an 18-year-old wanting to get back on the field after a break from soccer to see old friends, 2,000 children will wear the El Dorado Hills Soccer Club blue and gold uniforms this year. As competitive tryouts for this year’s teams are […]

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Deputy DA warns of cyberspace dangers

El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder gave a new face to “strangers” at a cyber safety presentation last Wednesday. The boogeyman isn’t just the obvious man in sunglasses asking children if they’d like a piece of candy anymore, she explained during her talk at Marina Village Middle School; there are, in fact, scores […]

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Valentine’s Day is here to stay

“Whoa! That’s a lot of Valentines … Are you a teacher?” A man asked as he stared at my cart incredulously while my kids and I checked out of the Dollar Store last weekend. Toting 100 paper Valentines plus a piece of candy to attach to each one, I was genuinely happy to answer, “No […]

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