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Hands4Hope collects a ton of food

Brady Routon, Rylan Kono, Brayden Kono, Tristan Kono, Burak Askin, Murat Askin, and Arda Askin, left to right, volunteer in Hands4Hope'€™s New Year's Neighborhood Food Drive. The youth collaboratively collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Twin Lakes Food Bank in a two-day period. Courtesy photo

On New Year’s Day scores of young volunteers from Hands4Hope were out on foot with a wagon in tow, or riding scooters with a car in tow, collecting bags of groceries from neighbors to help feed those in need. The pint-sized volunteers answered an urgent call for support. “In mid-December, the director from the Twin […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Former Trojan displays some ‘Magic’

Former Trojan Ryan Anderson, right, congratulates teammate J.J. Redick after the Orlando Magic's win over the Sacramento Kings at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento on Sunday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Mike Bush SACRAMENTO — Ryan Anderson considers Power Balance Pavilion his second home. The Orlando Magic forward and 2005 Oak Ridge High School graduate has good reasons to  say that about the arena formerly known as Arco Arena. During his senior year Anderson led the Trojans boys basketball team to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II, […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

El Dorado United players head to Phoenix

El Dorado United selectees left to right: Ayden Burnett, Connor Velcelean, Garry Valadez, Nico Carpignano, Jackson Contreras, Riley Terando, Julian Garcia, Joey Scotti, Noah Sonenstein. Courtesy photo

Starting last spring hundreds of District VI youth soccer players converged on Cherry Island for tryouts and an eventual chance to make the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program. ODP is a national identification and development program for high-level soccer players. The program identifies and develops players throughout the country to represent their state associations, […]

1 Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Subjeck takes third at Doc Buchanan Invitational

CLOVIS — Oak Ridge High 160-pounder Keaton Subjeck defeated Healdsburg’s Matthew Tsarnas 3-0 to win third place Saturday at the 93-team field of the Doc Buchanan Invitational at Clovis High School. Ponderosa’s Nick Troquato (170) went 4-2 to take seventh. After a semifinals setback, Subjeck decisioned Poway’s Stevie Cervantes 5-2 to advance. The Trojan junior had […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

An adventure that’s simply delicious

Relish Burger Bar will serve a mesclun green salad with blue cheese, apples, bacon, candied pecans and balsamic vinaigrette on The El Dorado Hills Adventure. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The El Dorado County Visitor’s Authority is again honoring January, “California Restaurant Month,” with the El Dorado Epicurean, a week-long celebration of local cuisine, Jan. 22-29. The grand finale, an extraordinary county-wide progressive dinner for culinary adventurers, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29. This year adventurers can choose from seven different itineraries that include […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

EDH club wrestlers slam opponents

Second-grader Ty Dillard beats his opponent from Roseville's Orange Crush Club team. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s wrestlers faced the Orange Crush Wrestling Club and Buljan Middle School last Wednesday and came out on top. The younger wresters won more than half their matches and the club’s more advanced wrestlers won 27 of 32 matches with 25 of those matched won by pins. By dual meet scoring El […]

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Message from the EID General Manager: Cost-of-Services Study completed

By Jim Abercrombie EID general manager  In the fall of 2011 the El Dorado Irrigation District completed an extensive Cost-of-Services Study to review our rates and ensure that costs were fairly allocated for all of our customers. As a result of the study, a model was developed to allocate the district’s operating and debt costs […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »