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Vision Coalition addresses pedestrian safety

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition received a $5,000 grant from California Department of Public Health and California Office of Traffic Safety to address the problem of pedestrian safety in El Dorado Hills. Every hour one pedestrian is injured or killed in California. Pedestrians accounted for nearly one out of five deaths in traffic collisions […]

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Are you smarter than a 4th Grader?

The Jackson Elementary and Marina Village Middle School's team of fifth- and sixth-grader is going to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 5. The sudents are: Grace Cronin, Hailey Klaff, Brenden Groess, Sydney Oberg, Rachel Davis, Jordan Allen, Joseph Delessi Nathan Klaff, Archita Bhattacharya, Margaret Asperheim, Seth Ranaweera and Bryce Groess. Courtesy photo

COLOMA — Christina Gomez holds two bags in her hands and asks, “Paper or Plastic?” She tosses them both to the ground and confidently answers her own question, “Neither.” nstead, she suggests her audience skip the grocery store and consider participating in a community garden. “It’s fresher, has no pesticides, and you can grow it […]

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ORHS student heads to national Poetry Out Loud final

Corbin Gomez is all smiles after his win at the California Poetry Out Loud contest. Photo by Brian Baer/California Arts Council 2012

Corbin Gomez, a senior at Oak Ridge in El Dorado County, took first place in the 2012 California state finals of Poetry Out Loud. Mohammad Shehata, a senior at Clovis West High School in Fresno County, was the first runner-up and will represent California in the national finals if Gomez is unable to attend. Jonathon […]

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Lawyer jumps into Assembly race

Anthony Pugno

SACRAMENTO — Small business owner Andy Pugno announced his candidacy for State Assembly, District 6, saying that his real-world experience owning and operating a small business, combined with his proven record of effective leadership, makes him the right choice for voters who want to get California back on track. “The 6th Assembly District is one […]

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EDH Crime Watch: March 22-28

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriffs reports: Through the window March 22: A thief opened a Valley View Parkway home’s window and stole a laptop sitting on a table by the window. No smoking March 23: Deputies reportedly found a 13-year-old girl in possession of smoking paraphernalia on Windplay Drive. She […]

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Local Cal Fire division launched website

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire has launched its own website which contains pertinent information for everyone living within the boundaries of Amador County, El Dorado County and portions of Alpine, Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties. “This is a really exciting time for us. We worked very hard over the last year […]

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Women’s Fund offers new scholarship

The Women’s Fund El Dorado is proud to announce the first year of an annual scholarship, the Wickline Scholar award. The creation of this award began in 2009 when Marian Wickline left a legacy gift to the El Dorado Community Foundation. When the foundation learned of Marian’s pride of graduating from Mills College in 1934 […]

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