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GHS Elementary scores big in Science Olympiad

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Elementary students in third through sixth grade from Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills once again scored a spectacular finish in the Sacramento Division A Science Olympiad, this year locking down a second place finish at Mira Loma High School against 11 other regional public and private schools. Last year the team took third place. The […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Hello, Dolly!’ Matchmaking at its best

"Hello, Dolly!" presented by El Dorado Musical Theatre opens this week at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

One of the most famous and enduring productions on Broadway — “Hello, Dolly!” — comes to Harris Center for the Arts, April 29 through May 15, thanks to the local talent of El Dorado Musical Theatre actors. The production is a true entertaining experience in the professional acting, grand costumes, impressive stage design and effects […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: High-speed fail

If you thought the Bay Bridge construction fiasco would reign forever as California’s worst, most unsurpassable example of a government project running wildly over budget you are in for a bitter surprise. High-speed rail is on pace to be the grand champion money waster in California history and needs to be stopped before our citizens […]

1 Comment / April 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Camellia Cup: Sacramento sailor wins seventh championship

Day sailors start their race at the 50th annual Camellia Cup Regatta on Folsom Lake. The weekend event was hosted by the Folsom Lake Yacht Club. Photos by John Poimiroo

Sacramentan Charles Witcher, representing the Folsom Lake Yacht Club, earned recognition as the best sailor in the greater Sacramento region on Sunday, April 17, by ranking first among 59 sailboats in the 50th Camellia Cup Regatta sailed on Folsom Lake. Witcher finished first in four of five races sailed by the 13-boat Banshee class during two […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Two Trojan champions

ON A ROLE: Trojan senior Jack Root, pictured against Nevada Union, won the discus and shot put events last weekend at the Bella Vista Invitational. Photo by Jerry Heinzer

FAIR OAKS — Oak Ridge track and field athletes at the Bella Vista Bronco Invitational Saturday with many Trojan athletes obtaining seasonal or personal best. Conditions were ideal early: ferfect weather in the morning with mild temperatures and no wind, but quite warm in the afternoon. Twenty teams participated in the invitational. The top six […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My Turn: Restore local control for drought management

During its March 28 meeting the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to rescind the drought emergency that has been in continuous effect since Feb. 4, 2014. In fact, the board would have unanimously rescinded its drought declaration entirely were it not for the state’s mandate to continue to implement the district’s drought […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Communication and Alzheimer’s disease

Communication is an important part of our life; it allows us to relate to one another. Communication is more than just talking and listening; it involves understanding and interpreting. In people with dementia, nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls memory, thinking and judgment are damaged, interrupting the passage of messages between […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »