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Would you like to care for baby birds?

Despite recent low temperatures and storms spring is on the way, and Sierra Wildlife Rescue volunteers are gearing up to open the Baby Bird Nursery around May 1. Caring for orphaned or injured nestlings or fledglings is a wonderful way to help and to learn a great deal about the fascinating lives of foothill songbirds. […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

M-Cubed wins Champion’s Award

The M-Cubed team moves on to the U.S. Championship. Courtesy photo

By Ravi Pandya M-Cubed, a First Lego League robotics team, received the 1st Place Champion’s Award (the most prestigious award any team can earn) at the Northern California State Championship on Jan. 29 at Newark Memorial High School. This tournament was the third level of competition. There are about 400 teams in all of Northern California […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Joshua Green

Airman 1st Class Joshua Green

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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 […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Law enforcement officers honored

HONORED — Chapter President Jim Young, Deputy William Turnbull, Capt. Andy Wishart and El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, left to right, celebrate at the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution event that awarded Turnbull a commendation medal. Courtesy photo

On Feb. 22 the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored two local heroes. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy William Turnbull and Placerville City Police Det. Ricky Brown received the Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal and Certificate at the chapters dinner meeting at the Denny’s Restaurant in […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Animal Services fees going up

El Dorado County Animal Services has not increased its fees in several years. Animal Services proposed a number of fee increases during a Feb. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing, where they were passed and will go into effect April 1. Not all of Animal Services fees were recommended for an increase, […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dance with the stars at Masters Dance Classes

Young dancers who dream of someday gracing the Broadway stage have the opportunity to dance alongside the pros with California Musical Theatre’s Masters Dance Classes, beginning March 18. Each class coincides with a Broadway Sacramento production, giving experienced dance students 14 and older the chance to share in the pre-performance rituals of Broadway stage actors […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Major milestone for Oak Ridge dance


OAK RIDGE’S DANCE TEAM Won a National Title banner during last week’s competition. The girls finished first with their lyrical piece, “Cosmic Love.” They also took second in varsity jazz competition with their routine choreographed to the song “Only Girl.” The banner marks the first national title won by the team.

Comments Off / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »