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Hometown Hero: William Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school,” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings. After completing the course as qualified paratroopers, cadets return […]

No Comment / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local soccer star goes pro

Oak Ridge alum Rachel Mercik, seen here playing for Cal, is now professionally playing soccer in Germany. Courtesy photo

Rachel Mercik’s soccer skills just keep getting stronger. Fulfilling a childhood dream to professionally play the sport, the 2010 Oak Ridge alum and recent UC Berkeley graduate left for Germany Sept. 1 after signing to play with the Division 1 team FFC Turbine Potsdam through June 2015. While on scholarship at Cal, the forward and […]

1 Comment / September 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Group helps people learn to grieve

“Grief does us; we don’t do grief,” said Julie Interrante. The author of “The Power of a Broken-Open Heart” and facilitator of the El Dorado Hills Senior Center’s upcoming Grief Support Group said because we live in a culture that doesn’t often talk about dying, people who have lost a loved one struggle to pick […]

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

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 27 through Sept. 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s report: Wheels gone Aug. 27: Someone stole a mountain bike on Windsor Point Place. Busted Aug. 28: A thief broke a vehicle’s window on Alexandra Drive and stole several items. While you were out Aug. 28: Bairdsley Place residents reported that someone broke into their home […]

No Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Initiative put off: Motion passes for 2016 election

El Dorado County supervisors completed their review of the “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent — No More Paper Roads” initiative at the Aug. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, and in accordance with the California Elections Code, they assigned the measure to the June 2016 statewide election. The motion passed unanimously by the four sitting supervisors […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition hands out grants

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, far left, poses with members of YELL (Youth Executive League in the Library), which received a grant to continue its programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recently awarded more than $16,000 in mini-grants, giving the money to local organizations that empower and reach out to youth. “You are the partners who are doing the magic and we’re here to help you,” said Vision Coalition Executive Director DJ Peterson as he performed a card trick […]

No Comment / September 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Volunteer tax counselors needed

There are a few openings for volunteer tax-aide counselors for the 2014 tax season to provide free personal income tax assistance in El Dorado County for the elderly and low-income residents under the AARP Tax-Aide program. The program operates Feb. 1 through April 15, 2015. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four hours […]

No Comment / September 02, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »