Oak Ridge hosts youth track meet series

The Sacramento Running Association has partnered with Oak Ridge High School to host a series of free youth track meets this summer. Calling it Friday Nights Under the Lights, SRA is on a mission to improve children’s fitness by introducing them to an active lifestyle at an early age. The third and final meet is […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets big check

Last week El Dorado Disposal Service and Waste Connections Inc.  presented a $45,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. The funds will be used to support a number of in-demand mentoring programs serving local children ages 5 to 18, and for recruiting and training adult volunteers. It is the largest individual donation […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Laundromat burglarized … again

The SS Coin Wash on Durock Road in Shingle Springs was burglarized for the second time this month on June 21 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Three men in a light-colored, four-door sedan with rear tinted windows were recorded on video as they committed the theft. Within minutes the suspects had worked together to break into […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Brunei goes international … sort of

Twelve puppies walked into Sacramento International Airport … and not one made a sound. No, this isn’t a joke’s opening line. It’s the true tale of the El Dorado Second Sight Club’s adventure last month. Handlers let their Guide Dog trainees experience the airport’s sights and sounds, go up and down in the elevators and […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Time to celebrate America

A parade, live music, chili cook-off, kids’ bounce houses and, of course, spectacular fireworks  — the fourth annual Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center promises to have something fun for everyone. Enjoy it all from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. El Dorado Hills Fire Department 50th Anniversary Parade To […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Food bank expands its outreach

In a simple groundbreaking ceremony in Cameron Park earlier this month, El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity turned the first spades of dirt in a community enhancement project that will provide services to at-risk populations throughout the county. The new Food Bank of El Dorado County 20,000-square-foot community facility slated to open in December 2013 […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Buckeye Foundation helping students go high tech

Homework alerts via e-mail, group projects available in the cloud, children engaged in their learning experiences … it’s all happening in Buckeye Union School District’s classrooms. But Jon Yoffie wants more. The president of the Buckeye Education Foundation has technology on his mind and he wants to see it in every classroom. To that end, […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,