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Community supports Grayson’s fight against leukemia

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make the […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Two Trojans headed to national speech & debate competition

Oak Ridge students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi have won a bid to the National Speech & Debate Association’s national championship tournament to be held in Kansas City, Kan., this June. Students from 105 districts around the country will compete, representing all 50 states. This will be Shaheryar’s second national tournament. Competition for the local […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Essay contest winners celebrated

El Dorado County Democrats honored the three winners of the annual Fred Winn Democratic Party Essay Contest Saturday, and local Democrats no doubt cam away inspired by the trio of youngsters who wrote their award-winning opinion pieces. First-place winner Sanjay Raavi, a junior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, won $1,500 for penning […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Local wedding musician has global goals

Michael Sean Miller isn’t your average wedding musician. Some might even say the 2004 Oak Ridge graduate’s pulse beats in perfect time. “At first I started playing guitar when I was 9 years old because my dad did,” said Miller. “I wanted to get good at something he valued, but it ended up I couldn’t […]

May 07, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Experience Aji Japanese Bistro

Total surrender — Aji Japanese Bistro owner Nick Dedier wants diners to take a seat and let his staff take them on a dining experience they won’t soon forget. “Come in with an open mind and let us take care of you,” Dedier said. Dedier and chef Russell Okubo have created a menu designed to excite taste buds […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Aidan McDuff

El Dorado Hills Rotarians presented Brooks Elementary fifth-grader Aidan McDuff with April’s Student of the Month award. “This young man is just a wonderful service to our school and his fellow students,” said teacher Erick Nordquist said. Aidan, 11, said he likes math and also helps with conflict resolution. He studies hard and quietly works in […]

April 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

CSD fields get a water-wise makeover

Heads turned last week as the north and south fields at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Community Park turned completely brown, but they’ll be greener and more vibrant than ever after they undergo irrigation infrastructure and turf renovations. “Irrigation technologies have come a long way and it’s increasingly important for the EDHCSD to […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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