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Soccer clinic aims to give back

marco 0722

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

Amy Tomaino

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!

Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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 »

Ask a care manager: Seniors and the Affordable Care Act

Jodi Stewart Geriatric care manager The face of health care has changed rapidly over the past five years since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We often relate the ACA to healthcare insurance exchanges and employer mandates, but the benefits of the law affect every demographic. Most seniors continue to maintain coverage primarily through Medicare, […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Garrett Dorsett

Private Garrett Dorsett

Garrett O. Dorsett recently graduated from Army Basic Combat Training and is a private in the U.S. Army. He’s currently in Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood. Mo. Dorsett is the son of John Dorsett of Cameron Park.

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »