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Rush No. 1 in California

By Kristen Slaughter El Dorado Hills has its first-ever Little League Intermediate State Champs. After winning the CA Div 2 50/70 Little League Championship in Chowchilla, the District 54 team of 13- to 14-year-olds, all from El Dorado Hills, travelled to Nogales, Ariz., to defeat the SoCal Intermediate Little League team and be named the California State Champions […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Gold ’01 comes in third

The Foothill Gold 01′ softball team took third place in the recent TCS Western World Series in Reno, Nev., a competition that features 108 teams. Going undefeated until Friday night against the Nor Cal Bownet team, the Gold girls had to battle against Hawaii Dynasty to stay in the tournament. They beat Hawaii in a Friday night nail […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Answers to farmers market questions

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County By far the majority of questions asked of Master Gardeners at farmers market booths around the county concern our drought and limited irrigation. Here are a few of the suggestions we make: Consider having lawn only where desired, for entertainment or play. Drip irrigation is […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Joshua Deguzman

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua G. Deguzman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

My Turn: Privatization of public services

One of my concerns is the inefficacy in the way our public services are delivered to taxpayers. Let’s call them customers. There should be a California law that allows private companies to compete for delivery of public services to its customers. Whether it’s maintenance services, education, correctional institutions, revenue collection, emergency services and anything the […]

August 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Hometown hero: Angel Silverbush

Angela E. Silverbush has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The graduate received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Senior cadets have the opportunity to serve as academy cadet officers who provide leadership, motivation and direction for the cadet wing and demonstrate effective officership in […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Donner Party novel featured at Wine for Words

The compelling, tragic story of the Donner Party — told through the eyes of one of its young survivors — is the centerpiece of the ninth annual Wine for Words fundraiser for the Placerville Main Library on Aug. 17. The event sponsored by the Placerville Friends of the Library and will be held at the […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,
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