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My Turn: Civil Grand Jury 101

Amid much speculation of the highly publicized news that last year’s El Dorado County Civil Grand Jury (2012-2013) was disbanded before its term ended, the members of this year’s jury (2013-2014), now half way through our term, felt the time is right to provide insight into our progress, our goals and objectives and how the […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Lacrosse: Oak Ridge girls blast Palo Alto

By Jackson Long The Lady Trojans decimated their visitors from Palo Alto on the lacrosse field Friday night, scoring nonstop en route to an 18-3 victory. Oak Ridge sprung into offensive attack-mode and didn’t stop. A steal and score from Kayla Galet followed by three more goals gave the Trojans an early 4-0 lead before […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »