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Oak Ridge freshman captures national taekwondo title

Champion Aleena Duong, center, proudly wears her medal she earned thanks to help and guidance from Grand Master Jun Yoon, left, and instructor Paul Olson. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School freshman Aleena Duong earned gold medal honors and the title — National High School Female Individual Sport Poomsae Champion — on April 4 at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships held on the campus of the University of Delaware. The competition marked the 40th anniversary of the annual event, which brings together the top […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My turn: Yes, you can help make local government better

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the El Dorado County Grand Jury process is here. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government accountable to all of our county’s citizens. Applicants must be United States citizens, at least 18 years of age, have resided in […]

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

Firefighters hoist fallen rider

Firefighters prepare to hoist an injured mountain bike rider off a steep slope after the victim fell off the trail near Salmon Falls bridge. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Firefighters rescued a fallen mountain bike rider who fell 50 to 75 feet while riding on a bike trail Friday afternoon. The rider, who suffered serious injuries, was stranded on a steep slope near the Salmon Falls Bridge, according to information provided by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. Firefighters worked with CHP […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Best CPA: Pat Turner

Pat Turner, a licensed CPA and attorney, specializes in taxation, accounting, estate planning, corporate law and general business law. Turner received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from CSU, Sacramento, in 1979 and graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1989. Turner has held accounting management positions in small, medium and large companies […]

Comments Off / April 15, 2015 | Posted in Best of 2014 | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Managing medication

As people age, medications are likely to increase and, with more pills, many run the risk of medication mismanagement. Recent statistics have proven that hospital admissions are reduced if people take their medications on time and on a consistent basis. If a loved one has memory issue, it can be difficult for the individual to […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mr. Ponderosa contestants strut their stuff

Mr. Ponderosa winner contestant Cameron Mosbacher scored points with the judges and his girlfriend Kiersten Hunter after his musical number.  Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Mr. Ponderosa candidates did their best to win the hearts and minds of the electorate and raise money for two important causes. The ninth annual pageant held late last month at Ponderosa High School featured a fantastic field of candidates who paraded their talents before fellow students and a panel of judges. After an evening […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Genius at work: Golden Hills students earn bronze at Science Olympiad

The Golden Hills Science Olympiad team did well at a recent competition. Pictured from left to right: Nikki Wooster, Aryan Saini , Joshua Croel, Brandon Pak, Ansh Naveen, Karmann Saini, Megan Van der Veer, Lillian Emami, Taylor Thue, Allison Jolly, Alex Manuselis, Jack Willis and Samantha Abrams. Courtesy photo

Golden Hills School students brought home an impressive third place team trophy from the Sacramento Elementary Science Olympiad tournament recently held at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. The Science Olympiad, which celebrates its 31st anniversary this year, is one of the largest and oldest science competitions in the country. Golden Hills School students in third through sixth grade […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »