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GHS students demonstrate ‘Acts of Kindness’

The Powerful N.I.N.J.A.S, Character Nerds and Team Gold put together goody bags with essential items donated by the students for residents of the Upper Room in Placerville. Courtesy photo

As part of Golden Hills School’s Character Education programstudents participate in weekly lessons and activities to promote good character traits and service to the community. On March 1 they put what they learned into practice through the creation of Act of Kindness Day. Eleven teams (made up of students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade) brainstormed ways […]

1 Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Betchley sentenced

By Cole Mayer Richard Betchley, the man convicted of scamming Serrano investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, was sentenced Friday to one year in county jail with three years of felony probation. Betchley, who swindled investors using fraudulent businesses he owned and property he defaulted on, pleaded no contest to three felonies — one […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Keaton Subjeck state’s fifth-best 160-pounder

Keaton Subjeck controls Hoopa's Louis Cosce in his first match Friday to open the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Photo by Billie West

By Lee Gordon BAKERSFIELD — They’re all about paying it forward in the Oak Ridge wrestling program. And judging by the payouts on the medal podium, it’s a system that commands respect. Trojan junior Keaton Subjeck added his name (again) to the list of Oak Ridge wrestlers to place in the Top 8 at the California […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH resident named new Cal Fire division chief

Chief Brian Estes

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire recently announced the promotion of Battalion Chief Brian Estes, of El Dorado Hills, as his new assistant chief in charge of Southern Division Operations and Pine Grove Camp. “It was an honor that I had the opportunity to pin newly promoted […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The Jaguars are just perfect

Go Jaguars —€” Suzanne Hunt, Adele Gargiulo, Reagan Hunt, Deanna Frack, Hannah Skovensky, Shreya Kowtha, Mrs. Leach and Ella Velcelean, standing left to right, and Alexa Myers, Lauren Bellas, Sydney Gunderson, Mya Velcelean, Ashley Mykrantz and Samantha Ikemoto, kneeling left to right, celebrate a stellar basketball season. Courtesy photo

The Jackson Elementary School girls basketball team went undefeated this year. The Jaguars started the season strong and ended it perfect thanks in part to the twin towers, Deanna Frack and Reagan Hunt, who rebounded the ball well and added basket after basket to the games’ scores. Mighty Samantha Ikemoto and Sydney Gunderson frequently drive the ball to the basket […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH man earns Silver Sombrero

Silver Sombrero recipient Charles Baldwin, left, poses with Chevys Fresh Mex President Brian Wright after Baldwin, an El Dorado Hills resident, and five others were honored for their commitment to the community. Courtesy photo

Chevys Fresh Mex hosted Sacramento business and community leaders at its Riverfront location Feb. 29 to honor six outstanding community members with “Silver Sombrero” awards. El Dorado Hills resident Charles Baldwin was among the recipients. As CEO and president of Sac Area Sports, Baldwin leads the non-profit sports program he founded more than 15 years […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Husband arrested in Cameron Airpark slaying

Todd Alan Winkler

By Cole Mayer A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a suspicious death in the Cameron Airpark. The body of Rachel Winkler, 37, was found in her home on Aeronca Way on Feb. 27. When El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene at 10:30 a.m. they came in contact […]

Comments Off / February 29, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »