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Can your ashes

CAMINO — “Recently there have been several fires caused by people improperly disposing of their fireplace/woodstove ashes. The last one burned about one-quarter acre and burned a neighboring property. This type of fire is completely avoidable” cautions Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. “If you properly dispose of the […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CASA Boca Jrs 95 take first

Sacramento'€™s Boca Jrs 95 girls soccer team celebrates their victory at the Davis Legacy Winter College Showcase. Courtesy photo

Sacramento’s Boca Jrs 95 girls soccer team placed first in the Davis Legacy Winter College Showcase earlier this month. The team is comprised of girls from  Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties and has been climbing in ranks this season. The girls are currently 10th of 122 U16 teams listed in Northern California on the […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge wrestling takes third at John Zehnder Duals

ELK GROVE — The Oak Ridge High varsity wrestling team improved to 8-3 after its third place finish last weekend in the John Zehnder Duals at Elk Grove High School. The Trojans went 3-2 in winning their first three matches before dropping the final two against the host school and Oakdale. Oak Ridge opened with […]

Comments Off / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Town Center’s 2012 outlook good

Sheri Napear, Kim Vanacore and Derek Vanacore, left to right, recently opened Radiant Yoga upstairs in the El Dorado Hills Sports Club in Town Center. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

New establishments and tenants will move into El Dorado Hills Town Center in 2012. Coming soon are: Reunion, a sophisticated, upscale venue and night spot catering to the over-35 crowd. Slated to open in June 2012 and created by the owners of Pizza Rock, District 30 and Dive Bar in downtown Sacramento, the luxurious establishment […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojans too much for Mustangs

Varsity record now 6-3 Two minutes into the first quarter of its nonleague game Friday against Rodriguez, the Oak Ridge High School boys basketball team stole the ball almost at will. Disrupting the Mustangs’ offense with smothering half-court pressure that led to eight turnovers in the first quarter alone, defense played a major role in […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »