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Grateful for putting people first

Marty Larsen suffered debilitating injuries in an accident. Thanks to the community's help, he's able to stay in his El Dorado Hills home. Courtesy photo

Marty Larsen I have often imagined what our country would be like if all our leaders from the president to the mayor made all their major decisions by putting people first. Decision making based not on greed, power or fame but people.  This possibility is not as far off as you may think. I recently had […]

Comments Off / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Blue Shield lends a hand with Hands4Hope

GIVING BACK — Blue Shield employees teamed up with Hands4Hope volunteers to distribute items to Sacramento's homeless population. Courtesy photo

Blue Shield of California team members from the El Dorado Hills and San Francisco offices joined a recent Hands4Hope Sacramento Homeless Outreach event, during which 23 Blue Shield team members and three Hands4Hope youth volunteers provided sack lunches, toiletries and clothing to more than 150 people in need. The team members and youth volunteers met at […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Congratulations, Eagles

Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell, left to right, have become Eagle Scouts. Courtesy photo

Golden Empire Council Troop 728 Boy Scouts Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The young men’s Court of Honor was held Wednesday, Aug. 13. The 15-year-old boys attend Oak Ridge High School.

Comments Off / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Former Trojan Aboukhadijeh hits the ground running

Amjed Aboukhadijeh, right and the Hurley brothers. Courtesy photo

Entrepreneurial spirit LOS ANGELES — Oak Ridge and recent UCLA graduate Amjed Aboukhadijeh, like his brother Feross, is making it big right out of college. While Feross made an immediate impact in the tech world, selling his startup PeerCDN to internet giant Yahoo, Amjed and his partners recently turned down an offer of acquisition from […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Education becomes locally controlled

A new era in education has ushered in changes of epic proportions that shift decision-making power from the state to our local districts. It is our duty as educators, parents and community members to fully understand the products of this ground-breaking transition and opportunity to shape our own future. The Common Core State Standards have […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Sign up for youth basketball

By Lori Lasecki Registration is now open for the 2014-15 El Dorado Hills Youth Basketball season. All teams are limited to eight players and the season is open to players in 3rd through 12th grade — 3rd through 5th, 6th through 8th, and 9th through 12th grade boys teams; 3rd through 5th and 6th through […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Scouts enjoy ‘The Philmont Experience’

Intrepid climbers Ian Gilzean, Jacob Panec, Nicholas Rogness, Jonathan Heideman, Kyle Jones, Jonathan Rogness, Peter Hunt Sr. and Peter Hunt Jr., left to right, climbed 2,500 feet to the top of Mount Phillis in New Mexico as park of a Boy Scout outdoor adventure earlier this summer. Not pictured, Todd Jones. Courtesy photo

By Jonathan Rogness Chief of Media for Venturing Crew 193  July 17-30, Venturing Crew 193 took a trip to the prestigious Philmont Scout Ranch, west of the small town of Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont Scout Ranch is noteworthy for being the largest independent Scout camp in the world, attracting more than 20,000 Scouts and Scouters […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »