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Fifth-grader wins gold

El Dorado Hills fifth-grader Sharlene Duong shows off her medal after her first-place win in Las Vegas. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills fifth-grader Sharlene Duong recently won the Gold Medal in Sport Poomsae at the US Taekwondo Open held in Las Vegas, Nev., last month. The event is essentially an open invitation by the United States to all Taekwondo athletes from around  the world to come here and compete. The U.S. Taekwondo Open is […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Innovation vs. inanity

Four elected department heads are facing challengers in the June 3 primary and four are unopposed. However the election turns out, one thing remains constant for us. Elected department heads remain more responsive to the public, do a better job of adhering to their budgets and are leaders in innovation. For budgeting we particularly cite […]

2 Comments / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Cal Fire fee bills to arrive soon

By Joe Harn CPA, El Dorado County Auditor-Controller  The Cal Fire Fee bills are scheduled to be mailed to El Dorado County property owners this month. This bill should be addressed to the owner of record as of July 1, 2013. Below is pertinent information for those who receive a bill: The bill must be […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Soccer: Oak Ridge plays to draw

By Jackson Long The Oak Ridge girls’ soccer team led visiting Franklin for much of Tuesday’s game, but it mattered not, as the showdown ended in a 1-1 draw. Franklin scored the equalizer with 15 minutes remaining and Oak Ridge was unable to regain the advantage. “We knew it was going to be a tough […]

No Comment / March 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bakersfield breakdown for area grapplers

Trojan Sherman McVay was one win away from making the second day. The Oak Ridge star said he has no regrets about the season. Courtesy photo

A rough go of it at Rabobank BAKERSFIELD – El Dorado County has established a solid resume of success at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield but 2014 will go down as a departure. Eight areas wrestlers competed but none made it to the second day, a rarity for the annual event at Rabobank […]

No Comment / March 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Commuters get ‘Ashes to Go’

Father Sean Cox imposes ashes on Pat Nash, a parishoner at Faith Episcopal Church. Photo by Lynsey Paulo

CAMERON PARK — On Wednesday, March 5, Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park offered “Ashes to Go,” a new twist on an old Christian tradition, at the Park-and-Ride locations in Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the holy season of Lent in preparation for the celebration of Easter. For centuries, Christians have received a cross […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Survey no surprise

The survey results from El Dorado Hills are no surprise. Most folks there want more public open space and parks. At the same time they think El Dorado Hills has enough houses. But there is an inherent contradiction here. There are two kinds of open space. First, there is open space that is somebody’s private […]

No Comment / March 04, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »