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Search for sweatshirt leads to stolen truck

Bret Massey

The search for a stolen sweatshirt led El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies to a much larger find: a missing truck. On the morning of Oct. 21, deputies responded to a reported strong-armed robbery at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, said sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz. Deputies contacted the victims and were told that a group […]

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Get to know local non-profits at mixer

Ever wonder what you could do to help someone in need? With so many great causes it may seem a little overwhelming which one to choose. Come to the next El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce mixer and meet representatives from local non-profit organizations to discuss the various ways to lend a helping hand to […]

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El Dorado Community Foundation helps seniors

The El Dorado Community Foundation breaks new ground by picking up the pieces of the fallout of federal and state funding through grants to fund critical senior services in El Dorado County. A total of $43,00 to fill the gap in funding left behind in the wake of state and federal budget cuts is being […]

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Emergency alert test scheduled Nov. 9

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and may last up to three-and-a-half minutes. The EAS is a national alert and […]

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RX take-back program a success

The community stepped up at the recent National Prescription Drug Take Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department partnered with El Dorado Hills Vision Coalition and Drug Free Divide to offer three locations where residents could bring old and unwanted prescriptions for destruction. The disposal sites were open four […]

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Oak Ridge’s debate team tops at tourneys

Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Anshu Kowtha, Kaythan Somavarapu, Shariar Ajmal, Prakar, Cassie, Ravi Pandya and Sunjay Raavi participated at the Mira Loma High School Debate tournament. Celebrating with them are coach Eric Larsen and team captain Nathan Somavarapu, a junior. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School’s Speech and Debate Team won twice in a row at the regional tournaments conducted by the Capital Valley Forensic League last month. The Capital Forensic League is one of the biggest speech and debate leagues in the area with 26 participating schools in the tri-county of Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento. The high school team […]

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Team Robotatouille takes a tour

Fun at Abel's Acres —€” Team Robotatouille coach Dipali Buch, far right, and team members Rachel, Deveshi and Anusha have fun learning about operating a farm and bakery from Abel's Acre owner Evelyn Abel. Courtesy photo

Girls in a robotics team? You bet! Robotatouille, a team of fifth-grade girls from Folsom, is a First Lego League robotics team working on this year’s official FLL challenge — “Food Factor.” The challenge is to learn about how food is grown, harvested, processed and transported to our homes, and the difference ways that food can get contaminated along the way. the team will identify a problem and then develop an innovative solution. As part of their research Team Robotatouille visited Raley’s in Folsom where Assistant […]

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