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Flying high: 50 years in the blue sky

Pilot Bob Jerauld sits in his Dova DV-1 light sport plane at the Cameron Airpark. He recently received an award from the Federal Aviation Administration for 50 years of flying without incident. Cameron park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Age is no barrier to Cameron Park pilot Bob Jerauld, who, at 82, is still doing what he loves — flying. The recent recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration, Jerauld earned the award for flying for 50 years without an accident or FAA violation and maintaining his pilot’s license continuously […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

GHS Elementary scores big in Science Olympiad

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Elementary students in third through sixth grade from Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills once again scored a spectacular finish in the Sacramento Division A Science Olympiad, this year locking down a second place finish at Mira Loma High School against 11 other regional public and private schools. Last year the team took third place. The […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Mattock promises to get things done

Noelle Mattock

“Everything in my life has led me to this,” Noelle Mattock said of the contributions she could bring to the El Dorado County District 1 supervisor job. She moved to El Dorado Hills with her parents in 1970 when she was a toddler and said her earliest memories are of her parents volunteering. Her father […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Hidahl focused on long-term planning

John Hidahl

“A natural fit,” is how John Hidahl described his decision to run for El Dorado County District 1 supervisor. After a long history of volunteering in the community, the recently retired aerospace engineer said it’s time to focus full time on the district he’s called home since 1978 when he and his wife Eileen moved […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

DUI checkpoint helps CHP nab three

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Placerville California Highway Patrol organized a sobriety checkpoint in El Dorado County Wednesday night and surprised some drivers; three people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The checkpoint was set up at 7 p.m. and continued through the evening at El Dorado Hills Boulevard at Crown Drive in El Dorado Hills. CHP officers were on […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student film encourages others not to stay silent

Oak Ridge drama student Julianne Yonano plays a bully with a change of heart in a locally made student film that has gone viral.
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In the locally made student film “Silent” a deaf teenager is bullied by her classmates until another girl realizes the pain they are inflicting. Oak Ridge sophomore Julianne Yonano plays the bully with a change of heart and explained why she believes the film’s message is resonating with so many. Since it was posted on […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rescue settles, Buckeye declares impasse

Teachers picketed in front of Rolling Hills Middle School during Open House April 14 to draw attention to the impasse the district and teachers have reached due to stalled contract negotiations. Courtesy photos

The Rescue Union Federation of Teachers accepted a 4.5-percent salary increase from the Rescue Union School District last week, while negotiations at the Buckeye Union School District remain stalled. Buckeye Union made its “last, best and final” offer of a 1 percent ongoing salary increase and a 3.5 percent, one-time bonus at an April 7 […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »