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My turn: Community College: What’s in it for students (and for citizens)?

California’s community college system enrolls more students (a total of about 2.1 million) and offers more programs (at least 175 different technical fields) than any other post-secondary education system in the Unites States. In fact, one of every four community college students in the nation attends one of the 112 community college campuses in California. According […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hi 5 athletes win gold medals

Margaret Kim, Master Jong Yi, Saejin Yi and Stephany Kim are all smiles at the 2014 US National Team Trials held in San Jose. Courtesy photo

Saejin Yi, a member of Hi 5 Taekwondo of El Dorado Hills, took part in the recent 2014 US National Team Trials held in San Jose. She and  her two teammates, Stephany Kim and Margaret Kim of Southern California, won first place gold medals. The 20-year-old college sophomore, trained by Master Jong Yol Yi, competed in […]

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

Sierra Valley Storm heading south again

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In a four-game sweep, including a dramatic six-run deficit comeback victory in the Super Regional Championship game, the Storm 11s are back to back Super Regional Champs and are heading to Southern California again to take another shot at the Bronco 11 Zone title and a trip to the World Series in Virginia. The 11s […]

Comments Off / July 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference is excited to kick off its first School Supply Drive as many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to host a school supply drive to benefit students […]

2 Comments / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sophia struts her stuff

Sophia Barden

El Dorado Hills native, Sophia Barden, recently won the National Title in Strut at the 56th annual U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships held July 7-12. Sophia competed amongst the best 13-year-olds in the nation and captured first place in Strut and placed second in solo, 2-Baton and Artistic Twirl. She also earned a spot on the International Cup Team in all four […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

California State Fair just around the corner

The summer’s main event, the California State Fair, recently kicked off in style with its annual gala featuring gourmet food, a live auction, entertainment and awards. It was also a night for making dreams come true as the Friends of the California State Fair awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships ranging from $250 to $5,000 […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Our turn: El Dorado County on the move to drive innovation

We ask the public to join the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in our commitment to create a renaissance regarding the county’s reputation. For starters, Terri Daly has been working at our direction for almost four years and we want you to know that we support our chief administrative officer (CAO) who is working […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »