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El Dorado Hills runner commits to Cal Poly

Peyton Bilo

PALO ALTO — The Stanford Invitational will always be a special for Peyton Bilo as the recent meet was a milestone day for several reasons. The St. Francis senior committed to run for Cal Poly following her strong performance in the 3,000 meters, calling the coach from the track to make her decision official. “I will be attending […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My turn: Save our water

Editor’s note: The following remarks were made by Rep. McClintock in the House Chambers in Washington, D.C. on April 22. California is now in its fourth year of the worst drought on record. Hydrologists estimate it is the worst drought in 1,200 years. The Sierra Snowpack today is just six percent of normal. Many of […]

1 Comment / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Church youth go ‘Back to the Cross’

Kids of the Kingdom Choir of Lakehills Church travel through time, making a stop in the Wild, Wild West where Carly Violette and Ella Putnam kick it up, during "Back to the Cross." Courtesy photo

By Rashelle Snead Lakehills Covenant Church Kids of the Kingdom Choir of Lakehills Church will travel through time during a special show. Like, it’s totally tubular! Hop aboard the “H/O-2000” Temporal Displacement Modulator and travel through time to discover how going “Back to the Cross” changes everything. While attending a summer VBS event, Norman tries […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado County shuttle keeps seniors moving

The El Dorado County Senior Shuttle, which offers residents ages 60 and older a convenient ride for shopping and scheduled special outings, recently announced that it has added several locations to its route. “The shuttle now routinely makes weekly trips within Placerville and Cameron Park,” said Star Walker, program supervisor for El Dorado County Senior […]

Comments Off / April 23, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Windmill takes the Camellia Cup

Leading the Camellia Cup on Folsom Lake, Dave Neilsen sails his Windmill dinghy (5150) ahead of two Santana 20s from Oregon. He went on to win Sunday's race. Photo by Ryan Anne Polli

A Roseville man rode a Windmill on Folsom Lake to win the 49th Camellia Cup Regatta on Sunday, April 19. Dave Nielsen, 62, rode his Windmill class, two-person, 15.5-foot sailboat, Sea Alice, to beat 60 boats and win the Folsom Lake Yacht Club’s 49th Camellia Cup Regatta. It was Neilsen’s first Camellia Cup championship and […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH middle-schooler a taekwondo star

Sharlene Duong shows off exquisite form during a recent taekwondo competition. Photo by Jay Black

El Dorado Hills resident and Rolling Hills Middle School student Sharlene Duong impressed longtime and well-known Taekwondo instructor Arnold Chung of Los Angeles at the California State Taekwondo Championships earlier this month in Fresno. “This girl was amazing!” he posted on Facebook, commenting on a photograph taken by sports photographer Jay Black. As director of the Elite […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge freshman captures national taekwondo title

Champion Aleena Duong, center, proudly wears her medal she earned thanks to help and guidance from Grand Master Jun Yoon, left, and instructor Paul Olson. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School freshman Aleena Duong earned gold medal honors and the title — National High School Female Individual Sport Poomsae Champion — on April 4 at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships held on the campus of the University of Delaware. The competition marked the 40th anniversary of the annual event, which brings together the top […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »