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Rare aircraft get a new life

Carol and Chuck Wahl restore rare WWII warbirds at their shop in Cameron Park.
Photos by John Poimiroo

Inside a “sea blue” metal building beside the Cameron Park Airport, 15 craftsmen restore U.S. Navy WWII warbirds that truly are the “rarest of the rare.” Currently being restored at Vultures Row Aviation are a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber, the bomber that won the battle of Midway; a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, the Navy bomber […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Local club has top finishers

Over the weekend, members of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club competed at three tournaments. On Saturday in Rocklin at the Hardwood Palace was the middle school Natomas Tournament of Champions qualifier. First-place trophies went to Jose Sanchez, Kai Schaefer and Kaden West. At the Elementary Championships at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove, Gavin Luna brought home third place, and Caleb […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Mixed All Star Dual Team takes third place

EL DORADO COUNTY wrestlers and coaches show off their third-place trophy. Courtesy photo

ELK GROVE — Elite middle school wrestlers recently came together from all over El Dorado County to form an All-Star Dual Team to compete at the Brandon Matsumoto Team Duals at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove. The wrestlers placed third as a team out of 10 teams — its only loss to the first place team […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving burden

Jessica M. Myers, MSW Nelly is 83 years old and in end-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Family began to notice signs of memory loss when Nelly was in her mid-60s. They noticed that she would become forgetful, would forget to pay bills on time or would get confused about her mail and send money to solicitors thinking […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Freshmen clinch Toss-Up title

The freshmen Trojans hold their Toss Up trophy. From left to right in picture: coach Allen McCoy , Richard Hull, Hayden Nabers, Matt Johnson, Drew Day, Koelbe DiMauro, Tyler McLaughlin, Addison Frese, Max Van Deventer, Nate Otto, Ritvik Shrivastava, Ivan Brustad, Tyler VanderVeer and assistant coach Sheri Millhollin. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge freshman boys basketball team claimed victory in the Trojan Toss-Up tournament last week. After defeating Vista del Lago, 72-36, the boys battled Rio Americano for the second time this season. The Trojans won the game in overtime, 73-70.  On Dec. 30, the freshmen claimed the championship title in a hard fought battle over Del Oro, 55-48. […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Guest column: My analysis of EID

By Dale Coco In preparation for this report I met with staff, toured facilities and reviewed relevant documents. This involved multiple encounters lasting two to five hours each and extensive travel. I did this for two reasons: to fully inform myself about EID in order to perform my duties as a director to the best […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Tibetan Monks return to county

Tibetan Monks create a sand mandala. They will make another one here during their visit. Photo courtesy of the Sacred Stream Foundation

El Dorado County has a very special tradition to begin the new year with, a tradition now in its 12th year and perhaps unique in the nation. Here in the foothills, backed by snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, residents begin each year with a two-week visit by the Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. With its […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »