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Teens engage Rotary audience

Nine El Dorado Hills teens participated in the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual speech contest Wednesday, sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme: Engage Youth … Change Lives. Oak Ridge High School sophomore Mathew Cruz, 15, took home first place, winning $200 and a spot in the regional semifinal. That competition will take place at […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Wallace Fullerton joins EDH Fire Board

Retired Marysville police chief and former L.A. County sheriff’s lieutenant Wallace Fullerton has seen riots, natural disasters, contentious politics and more paperwork than one dares imagine. Now settled in El Dorado Hills, the 56-year-old retiree’s ready to roll up his sleeves for another round of public service — this time as the newest El Dorado […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Evan Bagdis

Fifth-grader Evan Bagdis’ work ethic earned applause and more at last week’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting. The Silva Valley Elementary School student received the Student of the Month award. Science and math are Evan’s favorite subjects and he also loves baseball, being both an A’s and Giants fan. Principal Kathy Holliman said […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

A thoroughly good time

In a day when almost nothing seems shocking, it can be hard to believe that there was once a time when a women with short hair and a knee-length skirt would send gasps across America. But that’s exactly the world Millie Dillmount grew up in, and the one she takes audiences to in El Dorado […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Meet El Dorado Hills’ royal family

Book: “Princess Josie” Author: Lisa Paragary Engelken Illustrator: Karen Tarlton Publisher: 3L Publishing, November 2013, hardcover, 24 pages Josie is a small dog with a great sense of importance. In El Dorado Hills resident Lisa Paragary Engelken’s first children’s book, “Princess Josie,” Josie’s busy days are shared with the reader through the dog’s unique perspective as interpreted by Engelken. […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Latest snow survey confirms drought

While a picturesque flurry of snow hit the Sierras last week, it won’t have much impact on water supplies according to the most recent snow survey done last Thursday. Part of a statewide assessment, the measurements at Phillips Station near Echo Summit revealed snow that was more air than water, according to Frank Gehrke, chief […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Baseball mom shatters gender barrier

“I was a complete tomboy,” said El Dorado Hills mom Edie Thompson as she reflected on a lifetime of either playing baseball or coaching it and how nothing stopped her from thriving in a “man’s” sport. “In hindsight, I never realized it was an option to play softball. Baseball was ingrained in my entire family. […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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