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Search initiated for possible missing kayaker

El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue Team, State Parks, the Folsom Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a possibly distressed kayaker near the Salmon Falls Bridge on the South Fork of the American River near Folsom Lake Friday afternoon. A witness reported that he saw a person in a […]

February 15, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Farewell to a flight pioneer

Doris Lockness, the woman who could fly, has landed. Three days before what would have been her 107th birthday, El Dorado Hills resident and pilot phenomenon Doris Lockness died of pneumonia Jan. 30. Decades before the feminist movement, Doris flew small airplanes during World War II as part of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots. The […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Car slams into apartment house in Cameron Park

Cindy Elissague got an unexpected wake-up call Feb. 1 when an allegedly drunk driver slammed into her Cameron Park apartment, plowing through the wall and into a couch where she was sound asleep. Elissague said she heard tires screeching and the next thing she knew there was a car in her living room. Visibly shaken by […]

February 07, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Neighbors oppose trail upgrade

When neighbors backing up to sections of New York Creek Nature Preserve received a letter from the El Dorado Hills Community Services District on Jan. 18 stating that imminent work would begin between the end of January and early March, weather permitting, to widen portions of the dirt trail between Jackson Elementary and the CSD […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Local students tackle app challenge

A group of local high school students recently won an app development competition at California State University, Sacramento. Their app “Bloom” took first place out of a field of 50 other high school teams. Sam Arcangel, a senior at Ponderosa High School, spoke with Cameron Park Life about his team’s accomplishment. “For me it started with […]

February 07, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge student designs Placerville parklet

The Main Street Parklet will spring up in downtown Placerville this May. More than 1,700 voted for their favorite parklet proposals during the design competition’s selection period last month and Oak Ride High School student Emily Bobrowsky’s Main Street Parklet design came out on top. The announcement was made during a special event Tuesday night. “I see people […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Academic Decathlon: ORHS dethrones Ponderosa

Oak Ridge High School won the 35th annual El Dorado County Academic Decathlon on Saturday, besting five other teams and dramatically ending Ponderosa High School’s 24-year win streak. Oak Ridge, which hosted the competition, advances to the state finals in Sacramento at the end of March. Long time Oak Ridge coach Jeff Hassian was ecstatic following […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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