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Storm 12s reach Super Regional finals

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PACIFIC GROVE — The Sierra Valley Storm 12s PONY baseball team reached the finals of the Super Regional Tournament after its 7-2 semifinals victory over San Jose PAL Sunday. The win advanced Sierra to Monday’s finals (July 27) for a chance to reach the West Zone Tournament in Southern California. The Storm 12s opened by […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taekwondo sisters bring home the gold

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AUSTIN, Tex. — Three El Dorado Hills sisters, all El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Center students, struck gold on USA Taekwondo’s largest stage this past week in Austin, Texas at the USAT National Championships. Among 7,000 competitors overall, Aleena, Sharlene and Catarina Duong were among the contingency of more than 700 competitors from California to make […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer clinic aims to give back

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Marco Sanchez has loved soccer since he can remember and almost always has a soccer ball handy to practice some moves. Now he wants to share those skills with his community. Sanchez will head up a free soccer clinic for children age five to 10 years at White Rock Village starting tomorrow, July 23. The […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My Turn: Bad policies fuel California’s drought crisis

We are currently in the midst of the fourth year of serious drought in California. Our politicians have worsened the crisis associated with this drought through bad policies for decades. Our state population has nearly doubled since 1979 but not a single storage reservoir has been built since then because of environmental opposition and lack […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

OR grad joins the Peace Corps

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Amy Tomaino, a 2011 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and recent graduate of Sonoma State University, was accepted to the Peace Corps. The competitive application process took two years and 109 people were selected out of more than 17,000 applicants. Tomaino will be assigned to a village and will be living with a host family in […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No fireworks!

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe this 4th of July and inform residents that all fireworks are illegal in El Dorado County. This includes fireworks listed as “Safe and Sane.” Any person who uses, discharges or possesses any fireworks is guilty of a misdemeanor. Fireworks are not safe in the hands […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

My Turn: Protecting privacy rights

Technology’s miraculous leaps forward bring unimaginable benefits to us all.  Life-saving medical procedures, limitless entertainment options, wealth building productivity tools and more change our lives for the better.  But as with all tools, their benefit — or harm — depends on the intent of the user. That is why this legislative session I’m paying special attention to […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »