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And the award goes to …

Forget the Oscars, the real awards celebration took place Thursday night as the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce honored exceptional local businesses and community members. Awards presented Ambassador of the Year — Trish Tratos Home-Based Business of the Year — Carrera Productions Start-Up Business of the Year — Gold Country Run + Sport Small […]

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New undersheriff in town

During his career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Peshon consistently took on challenging jobs and every time he moved to another department, the one he left was better than when he came. On Feb. 17, the 59-year-old captain took on a new role — undersheriff. As a division commander running both El Dorado County jails, Placerville and […]

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Blue Oak smashes fundraising record for cancer research

When Cameron Stewart started kindergarten at Blue Oak Elementary he was battling Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Today the Ponderosa senior knows he never fought alone. His kindergarten teacher Linda Klotz spearheaded the school’s annual participation in Pennies for Patients, a spare change collection program schools nationwide have participated in to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society […]

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Marina rallies for sick student

As soon as Joy Lanham’s Marina Village ohana found out the eighth-grader was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, a fundraiser was planned for her family last Thursday. With the message “any amount will help,” Joy’s friends and teachers rallied to raise funds for the family so they don’t need to worry about things […]

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Student of the Month: Juliette Geney

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Lakeview Elementary fifth-grader Juliette Geney at its Feb. 11 meeting. “She’s such a wonderful student,” Principal Judy Chance said. The teachers and staff like her so much, they don’t want to let her go to middle school next year, Chance joked. Juliette enjoys art and math and […]

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EDUHSD student board member shines

Junior Gabriel Garcia attends Oak Ridge High School every day. Dedicated to his education, he completes a full day of classes and enjoys the camaraderie with his teachers, administrators and his peers. Garcia also executes the crucial role of the El Dorado Union High School District School Board’s student member, providing a strong student voice and […]

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Pondo team takes top Academic Decathlon honors … again

Some teams get all excited when they repeat or three-peat, try 23-peating. The Ponderosa High School Bruins navigated through the 10 disciplines in the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon to take the county title for the 23rd consecutive year. The brain bowl took place at Oak Ridge High School on two days — Feb. 4 and […]

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