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Christmas tree safety tips

CAMINO — A dried out Christmas tree can become fully engulfed in flames in a matter of 3 to 5 seconds and in another 30 to 40 seconds everything in a room can be ablaze? A well hydrated tree, on the other hand, is very difficult to ignite, according to Cal Fire Unit Chief Kelly Keenan To see short videos on […]

Comments Off / December 03, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Be a part of Be Change Week

Oak Ridge High School hosts the fourth annual Be Change Week — an Oak Ridge High to Oak Ridge Elementary donation drive next week. This year there are 120 more students at Oak Ridge Elementary in kindergarten through sixth grade. The goal is to provide every elementary school student with a gift box filled with school supplies, personal […]

Comments Off / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Salmaan Noorani

Airman Salmaan Z. Noorani

Air Force Airman Salmaan Z. Noorani graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

Comments Off / November 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Andrew Canepa

Airman Andrew C. Canepa

Air Force Airman Andrew C. Canepa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Comments Off / November 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local photographers help foster teens

Three local photographers said “yes” to Child Advocates of El Dorado County’s request to photograph local foster seniors. Most kids expect high school graduation pictures. Most kids get them. CASA staff realized some foster teens might not get theirs and asked photographers to donate their time for a photo shoot and keepsake pictures. Gail Shoop-Lamy […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Tree lighting this Saturday

The Christmas Tree is lit at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Nov. 24, 2012.

The community is once again invited to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The Nov. 30 celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. with a merchant open house, where families will enjoy food, beverages and holiday entertainment. The first 125 kids to arrive will be invited to play the “Stuff Your Stocking” game, where children visit participating businesses to fill […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fairytale Town transforms into winter wonderland

Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with holiday lights, festive décor, Santa and his reindeer and more at Fairytale Town’s Winter Wonderland event. The fun-filled family celebration is set for eight days: Thursdays through Sundays, Dec. 12-15 and 19-22. Fairytale Town will be open special hours for the event from 1 to 7 p.m. […]

Comments Off / November 25, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »