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Cousins reach Eagle Scout

Cousins from Troop 728 Steven Cooper, left, and Nathan Padilla have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Courtesy photo

Just one month apart, cousins Nathan Padilla and Steven Cooper earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The boys are with Troop 728. On July 18 Padilla was joined by family members and friends at his ceremony. Nate is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been actively involved […]

No Comment / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run for Education coming up

Calling all runners, walkers and families who want to help local schools! Registration is now open for second annual Making the Grade Run for Education scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, at the old El Dorado Hills golf course at the bottom of Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills. This fun and festive family event will […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bella Vista blanks Oak Ridge

The Oak Ridge High boys soccer program fell 4-0 to Bella Vista Thursday evening at home, postponing its elusive first win of the pre-season at least one more match. Bella Vista, fresh off of a 5-0 win over Roseville, scored all four goals in the first half. A deep shot from beyond the 18-yard mark, and a trio of […]

No Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Prepare for estate tax changes

By Chris Torchiana There may be a short window to take advantage of high exemption levels and low rates. If Congress doesn’t act before the end of the year, significant increases to estate and gift taxes are on the horizon. That’s because both federal estate and gift tax exemptions are set to revert to lower […]

No Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Thunder storms past opponents

El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team celebrates its tourney win. Pictured with their medals are: back, left to right: Coach Steve Bonal, Brynn Thomas, Reagan Hunt, Taylor Gann, Kathryn Kramer, Madison Shepherd, Taylor Fine, Sydney Gunderson, Abby LaComb, Coach Steve Banks; front, left to right: Emily Fagundes, Kendall Banks, Kianna Bonal, Rachel Fong, Lexie Likins, Sophia Vardas, Jessica Wedworth. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team defeated the Petaluma Bulldogs in convincing fashion by a score of 4-0 on Aug. 19 to capture the second annual El Dorado Hills Soccerfest Tournament. The Thunder played tenacious defense over the course of the two-day tournament allowing just two goals in four games. The balanced Thunder offense, sparked by […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Antique Evaluation Day puts a price on your treasures

Gary Cox examines a piece during an earlier Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 8, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 16th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Scouts weed Yosemite Valley

Boy Scouts with El Dorado Hills Troop 465 spent a day pulling invasive weeds on the Yosemite Valley floor. Courtesy photo

Ssouts Nathan Klaff and Bryce Groess both members of El Dorado Hills Boy Scout Troop 465 organized a conservation effort benefiting Yosemite National Park last month. Along with other members of Troop 465 Nathan and Bryce, who  are in the process of earning the highly prized Boy Scout Hornaday Award, participated in a conservation effort removing invasive […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »