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Dave Brady gives 100 percent (and then some)

El Dorado Hills Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Brady confessed that he’s known as someone who “generally works too much.” That’s understandable given his job, or should we say jobs. For more than a year, Brady, 40, has served as the A Shift battalion chief; he’s also responsible for testing new hires and those seeking promotions […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Another El Dorado County resident makes a match

Cross altruism with scientific curiosity and you get Michael Duhain, 19, stem cell donor. Born and raised in El Dorado County where his parents still live, he’s now a second-year student at Montana State University where he’s majoring in cell biology and neuroscience. Already planning to go to medical school and possibly into medical research, in February of […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Mr. Ponderosa contestants strut their stuff

Mr. Ponderosa candidates did their best to win the hearts and minds of the electorate and raise money for two important causes. The ninth annual pageant held late last month at Ponderosa High School featured a fantastic field of candidates who paraded their talents before fellow students and a panel of judges. After an evening […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Genius at work: Golden Hills students earn bronze at Science Olympiad

Golden Hills School students brought home an impressive third place team trophy from the Sacramento Elementary Science Olympiad tournament recently held at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. The Science Olympiad, which celebrates its 31st anniversary this year, is one of the largest and oldest science competitions in the country. Golden Hills School students in third through sixth grade […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Community Park turns 25; celebration to last all year

Community Park turns the big 25 in June and the El Dorado Hills Community Services District has planned monthly events with that number in mind to commemorate the silver anniversary. This Saturday, April 4, 25,000 eggs will be hidden at the park for the annual Spring Egg Hunt, which begins at 10 a.m. sharp. Later this month, […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Dry Diggings Distillery will lift your spirits

Had they known then what they know now, Cris Steller and Gordon Helm confessed that they probably wouldn’t have made the career move that transformed Steller’s office into an Old West saloon. They didn’t know it would take years to turn “Why couldn’t we?” into “We did it.” Raise a shot glass to that, and […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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 […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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