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Connections made on ORHS first day

A chorus of “Have a great first day” was heard as Oak Ridge High School staff and student leaders welcomed students back to classes Monday morning, including the largest freshman class the school’s had in its 33-year history. When students exited cars or first stepped foot on campus they were enveloped in a human tunnel […]

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Couple celebrates two milestones

It was April 1946 and Edward Salata had just been honorably discharged from the Navy. He served in both the Pacific and Europe during World War II and was in the third wave of soldiers to storm the beaches in Normandy, one day before his 18th birthday. “I always remember my birthday,” Ed said. “June […]

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Busy Bees get passports to explore

Busy Bees Preschool in El Dorado Hills is going beyond ABCs and 123s, offering young students the chance to travel the globe and learn about the food, language and cultures of other countries. The Early Explorers pre-kindergarten enrichment program is open to children who will be 4 years old by December. They may attend three-day-a-week preschool programs […]

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Family hosts blood drive as a ‘thank you’

Two months ago Sarah Beckett, 14,  graduated eighth grade. On June 3 she and her parents, El Dorado Hills residents Matt and Sharon Beckett, headed to the coast to camp. “We were trying to enjoy summer; we were headed to Fort Bragg,” said Matt, 44. The family was on Highway 20, west of Willets, when […]

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Murder suspect in court: ‘I killed her’

During an emotional hearing Monday Roy Allen Roth confessed to murdering his wife. Crying as he read a letter in El Dorado County Superior Court in front of his family, Roth admitted that during their 30-year marriage he and Deborah fought a lot and he “snapped.” “On Tuesday, March 31, she accused me of sleeping […]

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Shingle Springs couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Bernhart “Bernie” Ritscher was on leave, a Navy man in the midst of World War II in 1944, when the Seattle-born boy decided to take a look around Sacramento. He soon spotted the Navy Club, run by mothers of men in the service and decided to drop in. “The place was full of good-looking chicks,” […]

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Christmas in summer — the only thing missing is Santa

It doesn’t have to be Dec. 25 for Christmas to come to town, thanks to a bunch of “elves” who all year long are toiling to make sure that kids who might not otherwise have a bicycle are able to join their friends year-round for one of America’s favorite pastimes. Members of the Cameron Park […]

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