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Healthy holiday travel tips

By Dr. Bruce Kaler U.S. HealthWorks Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu. Get a flu vaccine as soon as possible: The current vaccine is widely available in almost all communities. It takes a minimum of two weeks to develop […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

CERT ready for action, new members

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services sponsors Community Emergency Response Teams in our county. CERT is a group of local residents who have volunteered many hours attending training to learn basic skills to save lives and protect property in the aftermath of a major disaster. The El Dorado County CERT program was developed […]

Comments Off / December 15, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Girls turn unique art into donation

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund co-founder Judy Pickett admires the art made by Leah Craft, Brooke Balbi and Casey Halkett, left to right. The Pleasant Grove students made the duct tape items and then sold them to raise money for the breast cancer group. Courtesy photo

When Leah Craft’s younger sister told her about the YouTube video that demonstrated how to make duct tape articles, Leah accessed the site, learned the skills and began practicing the art. Friends of the Pleasant Grove Middle School eighth grader — Casey Halkett and Brooke Balbi — soon caught the creative bug and the three […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family dominates taekwondo championships

Taekwondo champions Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, pose with their champion mother Uyenthy Tonnu. Courtesy photo

A trio of young ladies from the same family recently captured championships in their respective divisions at the Pacific Five Star Taekwondo Championships. El Dorado Hills resident Uyenthy Tonnu and her daughters Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, all earned top honors in the highly competitive event held last month. The three black belt […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch 2011

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Unexpected find Dec. 31: A woman found a .45 caliber cartridge along Hacienda Road and turned it into the Sheriff’s Department. Thirsty Dec. 30: Deputies responding to a water theft report on Kimberly Road found a 38-year-old woman allegedly under the influence of a […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Blue Devils take the cup

The Blue Devils celebrate their victory in Elk Grove last week. This is the third year in a row the team has brought home the District Cup Soccer Championship. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Blue Devils won the District Cup Soccer Championship for the U14 boys select division on Dec. 9, beating the U14 Boys from Elk Grove Soccer Club 3-1 at Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove. The goals were scored by Sam Miller, Sebastian Gardey and Jack Davidson. In the District Cup Playoffs this year […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans take third place at Shoot Out

TROY'S Jenna Klein drives on El Dorado's Liz Danke. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After a tough two-point loss to Lincoln-of-Stockton Friday night in the second-round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge girls basketball team entered Saturday’s third place game with a mission. “We definitely drew motivation from Friday’s loss. We knew we could have beat (Lincoln-of-Stockton), and we came into today with something to prove,” Oak […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »