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Youth Commission now accepting applications

Attention high school and middle school students who are interested in making a difference in their community: The El Dorado County Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Students interested in the opportunity to have a positive impact on their community are invited to apply. Applications are available at your high […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Former Trojan mourns loss

NEW ORLEANS — Tragedy struck former Oak Ridge High basketball star and New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Ryan Anderson earlier this week when he found his girlfriend and reality TV star Gia Allemand in her New Orleans, La. home Monday after an apparent suicide attempt. According to media reports, Allemand was found unconscious by Anderson, who […]

Comments Off / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lightning storm inspires romantic suspense novel

While writing postcards in her rented castle in the Dordogne region of France, the turret tower where Sherry Joyce sat was struck by lightning. Terrified and unable to sleep that night, a romantic suspense was born — “The Dordogne Deception.” Meet the El Dorado Hills author at her book launch from 6 to 8 p.m. on […]

Comments Off / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Newcomers recruiting new members

The Cameron Park Newcomers is starting its membership drive for 2013-14. The club welcomes both new and current members to join Cameron Park Newcomers for an outstanding year. Members do not have to live in Cameron Park, do not have to be new to the area. Everyone, single or married, is welcome to join for the club’s many […]

Comments Off / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Local Scouts tour the East Coast treasures

Scouts look on at the changing of the guard at the Tomb of  the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy photo

By Will Leszinske Boy Scouts from El Dorado Hills recently toured the East coast before the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The four-day tour, started at 4 a.m., when we arrived at the Sacramento International Airport. From there we headed to Philadelphia. As a troop, we saw a lot of cool things in […]

Comments Off / August 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Soil for gardeners, gardeners for the soil

Only 10 percent of the Earth’s surface is soil. It feeds all of us who grow and move around on the land and air. No soil, no food. Good soil for plant life — including gardening — is about 45 percent minerals (broken down rock) and 4 percent organic material (decomposed plant and animal matter). […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Health-care reform: How does it affect you?

In June 2012 comprehensive health-care reform became the law of the land. Do you know how will it affect you? The major provisions will be effective in 2014. How will health coverage change? The health-care reform law contains provisions that expand benefits, improve access to health care, and protect the rights of consumers. Here are […]

Comments Off / August 01, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »