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Remembering the fallen

PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL teacher Linda Griffiths-Gish stands inside the school's memorial honoring students who died serving their country. Right now the memorial only has one plaque — dedicated to Mathew Taylor, who died in 2007. The military mom — her son Joshua Griffiths, an Army sergeant, will be going back to the Middle East next year — said she doesn't want to see any more plaques. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Ponderosa High School unveils memorial A single, solemn plaque placed in a quiet nook next to Ponderosa’s football field will remind all who walk by that a life was lost. And the honor to SPC Mathew Taylor, a 2004 Ponderosa graduate who died in September 2007 after suffering severe injuries in a rocket-propelled grenade attack […]

2 Comments / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Get treats from the Sheriff’s Dept. this Sunday

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with KNCI Radio and other local agencies to provide children an opportunity to participate in a very safe trick-or-treating experience. The Trick r Treat event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Blackstone neighborhood in El Dorado Hills. Children will […]

No Comment / October 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Report to Joint Powers Authority: Projects mostly on track

The El Dorado County/City of Folsom Joint Powers Authority held its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Folsom City Hall to update the two jurisdictions on the status of projects of mutual interest. Folsom Mayor Andy Morin, who serves as chair of the JPA, called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. with Folsom […]

No Comment / October 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 13-18

Checked out Oct. 12: A woman on Valley View Parkway reported that someone stole a disability check and prescription medication. Just for the hay of it Oct. 13: Deputies received a report of juveniles spreading hay on Harvard Way. Unpleasant view Oct. 14: A Ridgeview Drive resident reported vandalism to his property. Quick stop Oct. […]

No Comment / October 24, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Man killed on Green Valley Road

The early shift of barbers at World Famous Barber Jon’s on Green Valley Road first heard then witnessed the outcome of a fatal traffic accident on the morning of Oct. 16. Greg Benson, 52, was crossing Green Valley Road on foot, south to north, roughly 150 feet east of the barbershop when he was struck […]

3 Comments / October 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation takes in neglected, pregnant horses

PREGNANT AND ABUSED — The mare named “Friday” was visibly pregnant when she arrived at the Grace Foundation in April from Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville. Veterinarians at Grace have since found that an estimated 17 other mares from the 56 abused horses recovered from the derelict ranch are pregnant. Sadly, Friday experienced complications giving birth and her foal did not survive.

She hates to do it, but Grace Foundation Director Beth DeCaprio is asking for help. Her El Dorado Hills-based animal rescue and rehab organization has accepted 56 starving and abused horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch of Susanville. At least 18 of the recovering horses are pregnant. “This case has truly haunted us,” DeCaprio […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High school district welcomes public comment on proposed student calendars

The El Dorado Union High School District is in the process of developing its student calendars for 2012–13 and 2013–14 school years, in cooperation with input from district management, district principals, district bargaining groups, and elementary and middle school superintendents. A number of critical assumptions have been used as the basis for developing the school calendar: […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »