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Former Trojan mourns loss

NEW ORLEANS — Tragedy struck former Oak Ridge High basketball star and New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Ryan Anderson earlier this week when he found his girlfriend and reality TV star Gia Allemand in her New Orleans, La. home Monday after an apparent suicide attempt. According to media reports, Allemand was found unconscious by Anderson, who […]

No Comment / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lightning storm inspires romantic suspense novel

While writing postcards in her rented castle in the Dordogne region of France, the turret tower where Sherry Joyce sat was struck by lightning. Terrified and unable to sleep that night, a romantic suspense was born — “The Dordogne Deception.” Meet the El Dorado Hills author at her book launch from 6 to 8 p.m. on […]

No Comment / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Newcomers recruiting new members

The Cameron Park Newcomers is starting its membership drive for 2013-14. The club welcomes both new and current members to join Cameron Park Newcomers for an outstanding year. Members do not have to live in Cameron Park, do not have to be new to the area. Everyone, single or married, is welcome to join for the club’s many […]

No Comment / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Local Scouts tour the East Coast treasures

Scouts look on at the changing of the guard at the Tomb of  the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy photo

By Will Leszinske Boy Scouts from El Dorado Hills recently toured the East coast before the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The four-day tour, started at 4 a.m., when we arrived at the Sacramento International Airport. From there we headed to Philadelphia. As a troop, we saw a lot of cool things in […]

No Comment / August 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Soil for gardeners, gardeners for the soil

Only 10 percent of the Earth’s surface is soil. It feeds all of us who grow and move around on the land and air. No soil, no food. Good soil for plant life — including gardening — is about 45 percent minerals (broken down rock) and 4 percent organic material (decomposed plant and animal matter). […]

No Comment / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Health-care reform: How does it affect you?

In June 2012 comprehensive health-care reform became the law of the land. Do you know how will it affect you? The major provisions will be effective in 2014. How will health coverage change? The health-care reform law contains provisions that expand benefits, improve access to health care, and protect the rights of consumers. Here are […]

No Comment / August 01, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Storm takes consolation title in Los Alamitos

Sierra Valley Storm 10s have rattled off 12 straight wins and out-scored their opponents 187 to 30, earning the section, regional and super regional title. Courtesy photo

On July 25 the Sierra Valley Storm 10s continued their run to “win the last game” in Los Alamitos where they faced teams whose members have been playing together since they were 6 years old. This group of 10s from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas is the second generation of competitive ball players coached […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »