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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 »

New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

Taylor Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing information technology and development across five sites. Photo by Fred Gladdis/McNaughton Newspapers

By Tanya Perez McNaughton Newspapers Figuring out the best way to bring news to readers in an online format is a challenge that even the biggest media outlets haven’t yet mastered. But Taylor Buley is planning to do that for McNaughton Newspapers. Beginning in January, Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Club wrestlers compete at Oakdale

Coach Benjamin West, Kaden West, Reece Kopka, Christian Pebley and Coach Kevin Pebley, left to right, pose for a photo after the Oakdale competition. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers competed at the Dec. 14 Oakdale Jr. Classic TOC qualifier with two — Justin Hall and Kaden West — taking first place in their respective categories. West, a seventh-grader, and Hall, an eighth-grader, have qualified for the Tournament of Champions, joining fellow wrestler Jared Horstman. Other results from the Oakdale Jr. […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ski resorts open; dress for success on the slopes

Northstar opened late last month. Here skiers enjoy the seeing the Ritz-Carlton as they go up and come back down the mountain. Courtesy photo

• Boreal Mountain: Open • Northstar California: Open • Heavenly Mountain Resort: Open • Mt. Rose: Open • Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Open • Squaw Valley: Open • Sugar Bowl: Open Although no major snowstorms have descended on Northern California and left Lake Tahoe ski resorts giddy with excitement over enormous snow totals, skiing and snowboarding season has begun. The cold weather and […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Guest column: Prevent the holiday bulge — 10 healthy eating tips

By Lynn Norton, MS, RD The holidays and their food celebrations are almost here! Sound wonderful? Many love the holidays, but dread the annual resolution to lose weight. Consider this: if you eat 500 extra calories a day for two months, you could gain nearly 10 pounds. Limit holiday weight gain with the following tips. […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Lakehills Church actors solve a mystery

Arabella Crivello, Ethan Montalvo, Audrey Marlette, Dylan Woodley, Elijah Rowe, back row right to left, perform with Jenna Williams, Pete Gough and Morgan Roth, front row right to left, in Lakehills Church's production "We Three Spies." Courtesy photo

Go undercover during the thrilling Christmas mission of “We Three Spies,” a special prpoduction at Lakehills Church. Special Agents E, L, F and Q work together to uncover the secret works of the CIK (Christmas Intelligence Kids), a group that makes Christmas wishes come true for the needy. But this year their efforts will face unforeseen challenges […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »