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Whole Foods joins PARTY

Whole Foods Market in Folsom recently named Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth, or PARTY, a “Nickels for Non-Profits” recipient. Whole Foods customers can choose to donate their nickel-per-bag BYOB (bring your own bag) credit to PARTY through April 16. PARTY began 25 years ago in Canada and was launched in Folsom three […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

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 […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Roboteers study food safety

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 […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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 […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

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