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ORHS students debate well in tourney

Shaheryar Ajmal, left, and Sanjay Raavi pose with their trophies after the speech and debate tournament held this summer. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi earned 14th place in Public Forum Debate at the 2014 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Kan., earlier this summer. Public Forum Debate is the newest form of debate offered by the National Speech & Debate Association and features opposing teams of two […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope helps students

Riley Peick, Hands4Hope college intern, along with Hands4Hope youth volunteers collect school supplies outside of Office Max in Placerville. This was one of many outreaches Hansd4Hope hosted during its first School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for students in El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

This summer Hands4Hope held its first School Supply Drive to benefit children in need in El Dorado County. In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2014-15 school year, Hands4Hope youth and adult volunteers, led by college intern Riley Peick, collaborated with multiple local businesses, organizations and residents to collect backpacks and school […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Off to España

Rotary Youth Exchange student Kendall Hoy will study abroad, spending a year in Spain. Photo by Laurie Edwards

In early September Kendall Hoy will begin a new, and undoubtedly unforgettable, chapter in her life. The Rotary Youth Exchange student will fly to Spain, where she’ll live and study for about a year. “I’m so excited,” the 16-year-old said. “I’m most excited to see Barcelona, and all the beautiful churches and to eat real authentic paella. […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 21-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s reports: Jewel theft Aug. 21: A Tam O Shanter Drive resident reported three necklaces missing from her jewelry box. Mystery caller Aug. 21: A woman identifying herself as “Mary” allegedly called a woman who left her wallet at the Town Center McDonald’s and said she […]

No Comment / August 30, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Couple honors America, celebrates community

TOTEM TRIBUTE — Len Martinez, 82, left and his wife, Irene, 79, stand next to a totem pole he carved paying homage to the five branches of the military service at their home in Cameron Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When an infestation plagued the upper branches of a 100-year-old oak tree in Len and Irene Martinez’ Cameron Park backyard earlier this year, inspiration struck. A jack-of-many trades, including woodcarver, 82-year-old Len halted the tree removal process once the trunk reached 9 feet. “When the contractor showed up and started removing the upper branches I got […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

State Supreme Court denies Nutting appeal

The Supreme Court of California has denied the petition for review and application for the stay filed on behalf of former Supervisor Ray Nutting, who was removed from office earlier this year. Superior Court Judge Timothy Buckley declared the El Dorado County District 2 supervisor’s seat vacant on June 6 after a trial jury found Nutting guilty of […]

1 Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: September 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fido neglected Aug. 1: Deputies cited a 68-year-old man of alleged animal cruelty after they found the suspect’s dog tied to a tree without food, water or shelter on the Palmer Drive property. Swiped Aug. 2: A woman reported that an unidentified man stole her […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »