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U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors to enjoy recreation safely

The national forests in California offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities and beauty.  With the wonders of adventure, however, come certain hazards. The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for the trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, limitations of your body, plus a little common sense can help to […]

No Comment / July 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Raley’s, state team up to help California State Parks

NickelAid will generate seed money to raise funds for State Parks SACRAMENTO — When shoppers now use a reusable grocery bag at any Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods or Food Source they won’t just help the environment, they will also help raise money to eventually preserve a number of California State Parks currently targeted for […]

No Comment / July 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Businessman rallies to keep the Kings

Kevin Nagle

El Dorado Hills business owner Kevin Nagle attended his first Sacramento Kings game in 1994. He remembers a team long on desire but short on victories. Despite the team’s losing record, he said, “The fans were passionate and Arco Arena was consistently sold out.” The former Lakers fan — he moved from Minnesota to L.A. […]

6 Comments / July 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crib notes: A case for year-round school

Julie Samrick

As a student and a teacher, I always reveled in long, lazy summers. In fact, I still think of time in terms of school years, not calendar years. Nevertheless, I’m convinced that it’s time we did away with the anachronism that is summer vacation and adopted year-round school (and it’s not because I’ve been home […]

2 Comments / July 08, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

People Talk: What did you think of the fireworks?

Gabe Villaba, 3 "I liked the colors."

Asked by Mike Roberts after the El Dorado Hills Town Center Fireworks Jubilee on July 3. Gabe Villaba, 3 "I liked the colors." Gabe Villaba, 3 “I liked the colors.” Max Villaba, 12 “It was really cool. I liked it when they all went off at once.” Sage Martinez, 4 “It was a little scary, […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Jordan Rader

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Jordan K. Rader has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fireworks shell goes awry, injures boy

BRAVE BOY - Kiran Belgal, 9, was struck by an errant firework during the July 3 Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center, suffering a second degree burn to his neck. El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedics Jason Smith, Dale Hemstalk, Ryan Hathaway and Jeff Cummins, left to right, treated the injury and comforted the boy, who was surprisingly calm throughout the experience. A girl received a lesser injury from the same firework, and was also treated by paramedics at the scene.

One of the aerial displays apparently detonated at a low altitude during the fireworks jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center on July 3, sending hot embers into the crowd.  There were two reported injuries, the worst of which was Kiran Belgal, 9, who suffered a second-degree burn on his neck. Kiran, his mother Menka and his sister Anisha, 11, were standing […]

No Comment / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »