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Local board races set for November

The filing period for the November general election closed on Friday, August 10. Several spots on local school, fire and recreation boards are in play. When incumbents run unchallenged, the race will not appear on the ballot. The El Dorado County Elections website lists all open seats and the candidates who have already filed. El […]

1 Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Arm wrestling comes to El Dorado Hills

Look into my eyes — Barbers Shane Patterson and David Aviles practice for the upcoming arm wrestling competition sponsored by their boss, World Famous Barber Jon. The family event will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the El Dorado Saloon, and will benefit the SPEAR. Courtesy photo

Some very fit guys will pair up, hold hands and stare into each other’s eyes during a special competition at the El Dorado Saloon on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event sponsor and master of ceremonies is the flamboyant and world famous (by self-proclamation) Barber Jon Rivera, a local character so colorful that he keeps a […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Santa Cruz Court home burns

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The second major El Dorado Hills structure fire in what has become a hot and dangerous fire season destroyed a La Cresta Village home on Aug. 8. The family of four was home at the time and escaped unharmed, but their two small dogs succumbed to smoke and perished. El Dorado Hills firefighters were dispatched […]

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Oak Ridge abuzz on first day

In a break from past opening day schedules, Oak Ridge High School started on Thursday last week. First period was crossed off the schedule, allowing plenty of time for some old school social networking in the quad, where the impromptu reunion included chest thumps, gossip and lots of hugs. The overall atmosphere was one of […]

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El Dorado Hills Crime Watch: Aug. 2-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Can’t come in Aug. 2: Would-be thieves reportedly tried to force entry into a Valley View Parkway apartment. Businesses rocked Aug. 2: Someone used rocks to bust a window and damage a door at two Francisco Drive businesses. Evolutionary misstep Aug. 2: Deputies arrested […]

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Cameron Park Crime Watch: August

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Royal pain Aug. 1: Vandals struck on Royal Park Drive. Got it back Aug. 1: A 40-year-old woman reported her cell phone stolen on Cameron Park Drive. She later recovered the phone. Chase them down Aug: 2: A Chasen Drive resident reported a burglary. […]

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PARTY prepares for new school year

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Golf tourney fundraiser planned Parents, teachers, school administrators, police officers and students agree that PARTY and back-to-school go great together, especially when PARTY is defined as Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth. PARTY promotes injury prevention through reality education, enabling youth to recognize risks and make informed decisions about activities and behavior. PARTY […]

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