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Roboteers study food safety

Lego roboteers — The “Intellibots” show off their Champions Award won in a Dec. 3 First Lego League competition in Livermore. The team is made up of local seventh through ninth graders. Back row left to right: Rohan Konnur, 14; Monish Ramadoss, 13; Vineeth Somanchi, 14; Shilpa Rao, 13; and Vivian Li, 13. Front row left to right: Rohit Golconda, 14, and Rishi Somanchi, 11. “Bright,” their Lego robot, is not pictured. Courtesy photo

The Intellibots are going to the finals. In just their second year as a Lego Robotics team, three El Dorado Hills ninth graders and four middle schoolers qualified for the Northern California FIRST Lego League Capital District Championships scheduled in Rocklin on Feb. 12. Along they way the students think they’ve figured out how to […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge robotics team goes high-tech

Robotics students watch as one team navigates its robot through the course. Photo by Jason Bross

If the FIRST Tech Challenge Team No. 4238 needs a theme song for its group it might consider the 1979 disco hit “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. The eight Oak Ridge High School students have worked together for years. Four of the eight — Alex Krueger, Amey Natu, Ben Tucker and Thomas Tucker — first teamed […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation takes in another abandoned horse

This small, 2-year-old filly was barely clinging to life when park officials found her at the Cosumnes River Preserve on Jan. 16. Courtesy photo

On Jan. 16 a horse, barely clinging to life, was found by park rangers who came to work at the Cosumnes River Preserve. The horse’s condition was so shocking that park officials immediately called a horse transport to come and pick up the horse and take it to Sacramento County Animal Control. The only way […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Will you vote for Gov. Brown’s proposed temporary tax increase to prevent cuts to schools?


Comments Off / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan 11-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Rocked Jan. 11: Someone smashed the front passenger window of a vehicle parked on Valley View Parkway and stole a guitar. My jewels! Jan. 11: A Pescara Place resident reported some of her jewelry stolen. Picture this Jan. 11: A thief spotted and stole […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH man appointed to IRS panel

Samuel Sorich

By Dawn Hodson What do you do once you retire? Why become a member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, of course. Or at least that what Sam Sorich did. The president of the Association of California Insurance Companies for the past 25 years, Sorich retired in 2010 and started looking around for interesting things to […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2012 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Local help and funding available for job training

The economy has hit many families hard. The good news is that unemployed, underemployed or dislocated workers and youth in El Dorado County could potentially receive free tuition, on-the-job training and other supportive services through the federal Workforce Investment Act. “Many people don’t realize that these resources are available,” said Sarah Schmudlach, Employment and Training […]

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