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My Turn: Potential record voter turnout

The 2016 elections are shaping up to be possibly some of the busiest El Dorado County has experienced. We currently have 106,022 registered voters in our county. We have the Presidential Primary election on June 7 and the Presidential General Election on Nov. 8. Both of those elections should see approximately 70 to 75 percent of our voters using […]

April 06, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Legos help children learn about trash

Thousands of brightly colored, molded plastic pieces brightened the Holy Trinity gymnasium when Holy Trinity School hosted its annual Junior Lego Robotics Exposition. Since the beginning of the year nine teams met once a week before school to conceptualize, design and build a table top Lego creation that encompassed the theme Waste Wise. Last month teams came together […]

April 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Troy’s Blue and Gold auction April 16

The Oak Ridge Sports Boosters Club hosts the 16th annual Blue & Gold Auction Saturday, April 16, from 6-11 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (CSD). A Trojan tradition, the “We are OR” event celebrates Oak Ridge student athletes. Join with good friends for good food, music and fun in support of […]

April 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge rider takes varsity race

FORT ORD — The first high school mountain bike race weekend started with the cancelation of Saturdays pre-ride in an effort to preserve the twisty single track as rain started to fall. Heavy down pours overnight left the track in great racing condition with a few slippery mud puddles thrown in for excitement. Mother Nature […]

March 30, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

ALSF gives to Little League

The recent opening day for the Hangtown Little League at Union Mine High School in El Dorado was especially memorable thanks to a generous donation. During the opening ceremony, Assistance League of Sierra Foothills President Carol Kovak handed Hangtown Little League President Mikol Maitland a check for $4,200. Assistance League of Sierra Foothills “Sports Locker” […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Master Food Preservers: The best time of the year — for lemons

By Sari Cochrane A winter garden is beautiful, especially to a UCCE Master Preserver. The season’s bounty can be found in a search among the gothic branches and bramble of the foothills and unpruned gardens. Rosehips and kiwi are at their best, but both put up a fight so wear long gloves. Another garden warrior […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

My Turn: Broken Windows 2.0

Broken Windows theory was introduced in 1982 by social scientists James Wilson and George Kelling. The theory states that law enforcement targeting minor crimes helps to create an atmosphere of lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes. Kelling was hired as a consultant in New York City in 1985 and the theory was put in practice over the […]

March 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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