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Dynamic farm takes root in Latrobe

The friendliest goats and alpacas in El Dorado County are already milling about a brand-new farm in the Latrobe area where developmentally challenged young adults soon will learn to grow — in more ways than one. The ambitious dream that is 4 Directions Farm has taken root and is ready to bloom. Under the auspices […]

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Mercy Auxiliary helps medical dreams come true

Doctor, nurse, physical therapist or researcher, the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary recognized and awarded 11 high school seniors and one hospital employee with college scholarships to offset costs in pursuit of medical careers at its annual scholarship luncheon March 20. The event at Serrano Country Club also marked the auxiliary’s 39th year of service to the hospital and […]

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‘Heaven’ is no paradise

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

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County libraries’ commitment to children celebrated

Legislators, El Dorado County supervisors and other community stakeholders gathered at the El Dorado Hills Library Thursday morning to celebrate the county library system’s dedication to early childhood education during a program that was geared toward the very audience that earned the libraries the award. State librarian Greg Lucas gave El Dorado County Director of Libraries […]

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Designer to the stars comes home to breathe

When jewelry designer Geoff Thomas graduated from El Dorado High School in 1991 to attend Cuesta College, he planned to become a financier, not an artist. He’d grown up with two artist parents and, in typical teenage rebellion, decided to follow the linear path of business. Fate in the guise of a black and white photography […]

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Student of the Month

Oak Meadow Elementary teacher Cindi Prahl couldn’t say enough about Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month Bella Buhl. She called the fifth-grader a great problem solver, collaborator, leader and listener. “This is a gal who is so positive,” Prahl shared at Wednesday’s breakfast meeting. “She makes the best of every single […]

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Wrestling coach has right stuff

The middle school wrestling season recently came to an end but parents aren’t done talking about how impressed they are with their kids’ coach — Alex Diaz. Diaz, 21, is a 2011 Oak Ridge graduate and former high school star wrestler. For the past three months, the Sac State senior spent his free time — 20 to 30 […]

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