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El Dorado County schools earn ‘distinguished’ awards

Ten El Dorado County elementary schools, representing five school districts, received recognition as 2014 California Distinguished Schools.The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors schools with demonstrating educational excellence for all students and in showing significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Northside Elementary from Black Oak Mine Unified School District; Silva Valley Elementary, Oak […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Women’s Fund to award grants June 5

The public is invited to Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual Grants Gala, set for June 5 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner; tickets and information are available online at womensfundeldorado.org. “We welcome everyone to attend and learn more about Women’s Fund as well as the […]

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Car show dedicated to organ, tissue donation

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes as a […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting takes the stand in own defense

Tuesday’s trial of Supervisor Ray Nutting got off to an inauspicious start with Mark Stewart, a registered professional forester who had previously worked for Nutting, repeating his desire to take the fifth against self-recrimination. This led Judge Timothy Buckley to strike his testimony and the jury admonished to disregard it. Later in the day, Teresa […]

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Amgen 2014 brings two days of bicycle racing to local area

Professional bicycle road racing is becoming more popular in the United States, and the Amgen Tour of California is the biggest bicycle race in North America. Patterned after the famous Tour de France, which began in 1903, the ninth annual Tour of California is relatively new. Like its French forebear, it is segmented into stages […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Firefighting duo contains flames

Not on the clock … that didn’t matter last Wednesday morning to El Dorado Hills firefighter/engineer Matt Belleci and retired Sacramento firefighter Roy Cameron. The two were first on scene at a Crest Mar Court house fire that started in the garage just before noon on May 2. Thanks to their efforts with a garden […]

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Nutting trial: Witness read partial Miranda rights

The Supervisor Ray Nutting trial on May 1 featured a registered professional forester being read partial Miranda rights and advised to seek a lawyer. The morning started off with an out-of-jury conference between Judge Timothy Buckley, defense attorney David Weiner and co-prosecutors Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and James Clinchard of the […]

No Comment / May 02, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »