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Sophia struts her stuff

Sophia Barden

El Dorado Hills native, Sophia Barden, recently won the National Title in Strut at the 56th annual U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships held July 7-12. Sophia competed amongst the best 13-year-olds in the nation and captured first place in Strut and placed second in solo, 2-Baton and Artistic Twirl. She also earned a spot on the International Cup Team in all four […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

California State Fair just around the corner

The summer’s main event, the California State Fair, recently kicked off in style with its annual gala featuring gourmet food, a live auction, entertainment and awards. It was also a night for making dreams come true as the Friends of the California State Fair awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships ranging from $250 to $5,000 […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Our turn: El Dorado County on the move to drive innovation

We ask the public to join the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in our commitment to create a renaissance regarding the county’s reputation. For starters, Terri Daly has been working at our direction for almost four years and we want you to know that we support our chief administrative officer (CAO) who is working […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Artist Dodrill featured on Folsom artwalk

"Solitude" by Marjorie Dodrill

El Dorado County artist Marjorie Dodrill will be the featured artist at American Visions Art Gallery July 12, during the Saturday night Sutter Street Artwalk with businesses open for the evening. The gallery is in the heart of historic Folsom at 705 Sutter St. Meet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Dodrill does oil, acrylic and watercolor […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Your own vegetable Garden of Eden: companion planting

By Betty Hensley UCCE Master Gardener of Tuolumne County Just as there are many wonderful benefits to finding that right companion in life, there is also something special and fascinating about companion planting. According to the Cornell University Gardening Resources Ecogardening factsheet No. 10, Companion Planting: “Plants are very active in ways that are not so […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

My turn: EDC’s problems are with its CAO

Something is terribly wrong in El Dorado County. A survey of county employees and the latest grand jury report point to dysfunction that is startling. While it isn’t always a boss’ fault, it is her responsibility to fix the problems. And when the boss is the problem, it’s time for her to go. But the […]

Comments Off / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Dine out for cancer victim

Deborah Hogue Howes is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. Support her and her family at a July 1 fundraiser at The Purple Place. Courtesy photo

The Purple Place Bar & Grill in El Dorado Hills will host a fundraiser for Deborah Hogue Howes, who is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. She is an El Dorado Hills mom of two young girls at Lakeview Elementary School and a son at Oak Ridge High School. Howes was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer […]

1 Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »