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My turn: The great question

(The last week of November) the House Judiciary Committee raised the overarching question of our generation: Will the American Constitution stand? All the laws passed under that Constitution have well-developed and well-armed agencies to enforce them, but the Constitution itself has no such protections. It was designed to be internally self-enforcing, with the powers of […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Scout revitalizes Marina dirt patch

Boy Scout Owen Lundell stands in his finished Eagle Scout project area at Marina Village. Courtesy photo

Marina Village Middle School teachers and students came back from Thanksgiving break to find an area of their school had been beautified, thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Owen Lundell. Owen and his work crew installed a planter, top soil, a variety of drought tolerant plants and a new drip system, turning a patch of weeds […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH wrestlers off to a good start

EDH wrestler Christian Pebley celebrates his 1st-place finish at the Oakdale Jr. Classic. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club is training champions again this season. Club Wrestlers competed at three tournaments this past weekend at Golden Hills School on Saturday and Amador High School and Oak Dale High School on Sunday. Coaches are thrilled with the success the boys and girls of our club are having so early in the […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jr. Trojans help Cal team win in Florida

El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto, JT Eichorn, left to right, were selected to be on the 2013 Shrine Bowl Football Team. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to five El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans. Eighth-graders Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto and JT Eichorn were selected to be on the 2013 South Youth Shrine football team benefitting Shriners Hospital. Collectively they raised more than $4,000 for the hospital. On Nov. 16 the California South team defeated the California North […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills gets into the holiday spirit

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District tree is all lit up at the corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Harvard Way. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

A little snow and great Christmas events brought the community together last week.          

Comments Off / December 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Gallery Posts | Read More »

Obamacare failure

The so-called “Affordable Care Act”, better known as Obamacare, was a disaster to start with and gets worse every day. It’s such a confusing mess, with ever-changing targets, that even the Obama Administration itself seems to be winging it on the biggest social policy shift since the New Deal. Last month, the president committed a […]

1 Comment / December 05, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mediterranean herbs

By Joan Jenkins UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Mediterranean herbs originated around the Mediterranean Sea in Greece, Italy, France, Spain and other lands with a warm sunny climate. They like the alkaline, fast draining soils with good mineral content common to the area. They also prefer full sun, meaning a minimum of six hours […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »