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Ask a Care Manager: I can’t see to cook, what do I do now?

Terry Flattley, MA Jack recently had an appointment with his eye doctor. However, at this visit the ophthalmologist informed Jack that there was nothing more he could do for him. Eyeglasses were not going to fix his problem. He needed to give up driving even though he lives 20 minutes from town. “The bus doesn’t run out there,” […]

1 Comment / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mello an All American

Photo by John Sachs

Mikey Mello traveled with the California National Team to Fargo North Dakota and was one of four kids in the entire state of California who placed in top 8 to earn All American status in Greco-Roman wrestling. Qualifying for the California National Team is a big deal because California is one of the toughest wrestling states in the […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Message from EID: Ongoing drought resilience

On May 18 the State Water Resources Control Board approved modifications to its emergency conservation regulation to reflect improved water supply conditions and allow for more local decision making. The original regulation was adopted in May 2015 and required local water agencies to meet state-imposed water use reduction standards ranging from 4 percent to 36 […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Gardner’s Gardner a gorgeous, unforgettable roadster

Barney and Sara Gardner of El Dorado Hills pose with their 1930 Gardner Model 140 Sport Roadster at the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Mitchell and Larry Weitzman Everyone has dreams. For Barney Gardner of El Dorado Hills, it was to restore and show a car bearing his name at the most prestigious car exhibit in North America, The Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. A car guy through and through since he “was 3,” Gardner and his wife Sara […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

My Turn: Sustainable paths

Milestones are meant to be marked and remembered. One hard-won milestone — 25 years in the making — occurred on Aug. 2 when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the El Dorado Irrigation District entered into a Warren Act contract to allow EID to take 17,000 acre-feet per year of our Project 184 supplies from Folsom […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fire season’s not over yet

Late summer and early fall tend to be the hottest and driest months for us here in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. Five out of the top 20 most-damaging California wildfires have occurred in the month of September. Therefore, we are nowhere close to the end of peak fire activity. This is why I would like […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Taekwondo team scores 17 medals


RICHMOND, VA. — The El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Center’s National Competition Team traveled 2,700 miles to Richmond, Virginia to compete with more than 5,000 other athletes for the coveted USAT National Championship medals. The 8-member team earned a total of 17 medals with five athletes earning qualifications for the U.S. National Team Trials in Colorado Springs and […]

Comments Off / August 29, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »