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Fire districts look at new deal

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board agreed to the terms of a draft contract to provide “primary incident response” in Latrobe for $25,000 annually. A second proposed contract would provide administrative support for $5,000 per year. The proposals are the result of discussions between El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Latrobe Fire Chief […]

No Comment / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Roboteers study food safety

Lego roboteers — The “Intellibots” show off their Champions Award won in a Dec. 3 First Lego League competition in Livermore. The team is made up of local seventh through ninth graders. Back row left to right: Rohan Konnur, 14; Monish Ramadoss, 13; Vineeth Somanchi, 14; Shilpa Rao, 13; and Vivian Li, 13. Front row left to right: Rohit Golconda, 14, and Rishi Somanchi, 11. “Bright,” their Lego robot, is not pictured. Courtesy photo

The Intellibots are going to the finals. In just their second year as a Lego Robotics team, three El Dorado Hills ninth graders and four middle schoolers qualified for the Northern California FIRST Lego League Capital District Championships scheduled in Rocklin on Feb. 12. Along they way the students think they’ve figured out how to […]

No Comment / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Will you vote for Gov. Brown’s proposed temporary tax increase to prevent cuts to schools?

 

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Backroads: Moving Martha to Placerville

In part two of Backroads, columnist Mike Roberts’ three-part reflection on gratitude, his 87-year old mother, suffering with COPD in Illinois, agrees to give up her independence. Getting Martha to Placerville requires a team effort. Late in November, with Mom just three days out of rehab (pulmonary rehab, not Charlie Sheen rehab), and me back […]

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

People Talk: What have you learned in the recession?

 

No Comment / January 16, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Community park: Board OKs updates

Funding for the long-discussed Josh Anderson Basketball Court was approved by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors last week, along with flush toilets, a bridge over New York Creek and grading for a future dog park — all in the Community Park on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Preliminary plans and estimates […]

2 Comments / January 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Backroads: My sincerest gratitude

In part one of this three-part series, Backroads columnist Mike Roberts shares his frustration over trying to manage his 87-year-old mother’s declining health from afar, and how an assortment of people helped out along the way. My family has a versatile expression that describes the last half of 2011 for both my mother and I: […]

No Comment / January 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »