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Can you avoid falling off the ‘fiscal cliff’?

Americans follow a lot of metrics on Wall Street, but right now they are closely following a situation in Washington that involves our dysfunctional Congress. There are several dates you need to examine leading up to the “fiscal cliff,” which is creating uncertainty for business owners, investors and taxpayers in general. What is the fiscal […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Sand, surf and a silver finish for the Sparks

By Kim Gisin The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ competitive team Sparks played at Santa Cruz’ Breakers Cup, narrowly missing a championship victory. Starting off at an early morning game and a heavy marine layer, the Sparks came out ready to play against Walnut Creek’s Tsunami. Combining goals by Julin Kennison and Kendel Gisin, and […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Storm falls to Chinese Taipei

 By Geoff Smith The Sierra Valley Storm 12’s incredible run this summer reached its peak last Thursday night in the Bronco World Series Championship game against perennial power Chinese Taipei. The Storm was a perfect 5-0 going into this game, and after outscoring opponents 64-12 in 5 games, they knew they had the firepower to […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Thunder breaks the competition

The El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team took part in the Santa Cruz Breakers Cup Soccer Tournament on August 4-5 and came home as champions in the Gold Division. The Thunder defeated the Cal Blues Shock 3-0 to take first place. This is the team’s second tournament win this summer, having won the CUFA […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Adoption fee for kittens and cats reduced

El Dorado County Animal Services, in collaboration with People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County, has reduced kitten and cat adoption fees for a limited time at the Animal Services shelter in Placerville. The fee to adopt a kitten or cat at the shelter will be cut in half, from $80 to $40. According […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Baton twirler knows how to strut

Eleven-year-old Sophia Barden, daughter of Craig and Cynthia Barden of El Dorado Hills, won a national title in baton twirling held this year in Fairborn, Ohio. The U.S. National Championships were held July 9-14 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center. With more than 600 athletes, Sophia competed in four events, winning Baton Strut and placing […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

EDH business gets high-five from Mickey Mouse

By John Poimiroo WorldPass Travel Group of El Dorado Hills virtually swept this year’s Walt Disney Resorts Symposium Awards, being honored 10 times, including receiving Disney’s prestigious “Partner” Award for lifetime achievement. The Disney Symposium is an event at which the world renown entertainment park operator rewards its highest 30 producing travel planners. WorldPass President […]

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