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Dirt bike accident gives EDH man new perspective

A dirt bike accident in June nearly left 21-year-old Josh Cooper in a wheelchair for the rest of his life but the El Dorado Hills resident credits his family and friends for his speedy recovery. “I’m about 80 percent recovered,” Cooper said a little more than two months after he flew off his dirt bike. […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Flames welcome home returning soldier

Prospector’s U9 Girls Flames took time from their soccer tournament last month to welcome home Senior Master Sgt. Chris Estep, who is the uncle of a Flame goalie. Estep served in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, where he and his team worked with provincial and district judges and prosecutors to help them facilitate their own […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cousins reach Eagle Scout

Just one month apart, cousins Nathan Padilla and Steven Cooper earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The boys are with Troop 728. On July 18 Padilla was joined by family members and friends at his ceremony. Nate is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been actively involved […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Run for Education coming up

Calling all runners, walkers and families who want to help local schools! Registration is now open for second annual Making the Grade Run for Education scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, at the old El Dorado Hills golf course at the bottom of Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills. This fun and festive family event will […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Bella Vista blanks Oak Ridge

The Oak Ridge High boys soccer program fell 4-0 to Bella Vista Thursday evening at home, postponing its elusive first win of the pre-season at least one more match. Bella Vista, fresh off of a 5-0 win over Roseville, scored all four goals in the first half. A deep shot from beyond the 18-yard mark, and a trio of […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Prepare for estate tax changes

By Chris Torchiana There may be a short window to take advantage of high exemption levels and low rates. If Congress doesn’t act before the end of the year, significant increases to estate and gift taxes are on the horizon. That’s because both federal estate and gift tax exemptions are set to revert to lower […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Thunder storms past opponents

The El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team defeated the Petaluma Bulldogs in convincing fashion by a score of 4-0 on Aug. 19 to capture the second annual El Dorado Hills Soccerfest Tournament. The Thunder played tenacious defense over the course of the two-day tournament allowing just two goals in four games. The balanced Thunder offense, sparked by […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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