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Hometown hero: Autumn Porter

Major Autumn Porter

Autumn Porter (Veatch), a native of California and Oak Ridge High School graduate, has been promoted to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army and will attend the JAG advanced course in Charlottesville, Va. She has served in a variety of positions — trial counsel, special assistant to U.S. attorney in California, administrative law and special victim counsel. Currently stationed at […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Assistance League gives out scholarships

Ponderosa students Tristan Hunter, left, and Danielle Di Orio, right, receive their ALSF scholarships from the non-profit's secretary Lynne Klyse during scholarship night last month. Courtesy photo

Assistance League of Sierra Foothills, an El Dorado County non-profit organization, recently added a Community Service Scholarship Program to its menu of philanthropic programs, which includes their signature programs Operation School Bell and Sports Locker. This new program awards scholarships to two El Dorado County high school seniors for their dedication to community service. On May […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

El Dorado Hills girl wins Lady and the Tramp regatta

Six-year-old El Dorado Hills sailor Madelyn Deutsch won the Junior Ladies Class of the Folsom Lake Yacht Club’s annual Lady and the Tramp regatta, held Saturday, May 16, on Folsom Lake. Had she been scored among adult ladies, Madelyn would have placed second overall.Captaining Four Sirens, a Santana 20, Madelyn placed second, third and second in […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students get Capitol tour

Beth Gaines speaks to Lake Forest fifth-graders when they visited the state Capitol. Courtesy photo

Lake Forest fifth-graders toured the state Capitol earlier this month. Before the trip, the students learned how a bill becomes a law and came prepared to pitch their ideas to Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. Their ideas ranged from raising the speed limit and food stamp restrictions to more free school meal programs […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local high school string quartet joins touring Beatles musical

Vista del Lago High School musicians Carlin Choi, Caprina Pipion, Brandon Kim and Remington Breeze, left to right, will perform with the touring cast of  "In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" in Auburn on Sunday, May 17. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” comes to the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center on May 17, be on the lookout for not one, but two quartets. The Vista del Lago High School string quartet has the privilege of joining the professional actors on stage to add an element of orchestral texture […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Have you had the conversation?

After my husband’s father suddenly passed away, my mother-in-law had to manage her life. She had always been a strong and independent woman. Nevertheless, after the loss of her partner of almost 50 years, she acknowledged her vulnerability. Mary became proficient in the management of all finances (with the assistance of her financial advisor), she […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Home destroyed Saturday night

Flames engulf a Rescue home Saturday night. Courtesy photo

On May 2, 2015, at approximately 11:31 pm, Rescue Fire Engine 83 responded to what was reported as a “debris fire” at 2320 Peaceful Garden Way. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire showing from more than half of a small residential house located on the property. Firefighters quickly requested a full structure fire response to […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »