Blue Shield Crop Swap showcases sustainability

Blue Shield employees put on the inaugural Crop Swap in the lobby of their El Dorado Hills headquarters on Aug. 20, showcasing employee skills and accomplishments in sustainable lifestyles. Nancy Shaw is Blue Shield’s corporate social responsibility manager, based at the insurance giant’s San Francisco headquarters. She was in El Dorado Hills for the day […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Huge EDH turnout for fallen Marine

Family, friends and the community bid farewell to Staff Sgt. Sky Mote at a service Sunday, just days after thousands lined the streets to honor the fallen Marine coming home for the last time. No one knows for sure how many people came out during the procession Thursday evening. No invitations were sent or tickets […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Emmeline takes on Europe

Not many teenagers would volunteer for an additional year of high school. But when the deal offered by the Rotary Youth Exchange program included a beautiful Swiss backdrop and adventures all over Europe, Emmeline Wilson couldn’t resist. The 2011 Oak Ridge High School grad packed her bags and spent 11 months in the Old World. “It […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Honoring Sky Mote

The roar of motorcycle engines idling quickly quieted and the riders of about 100 motorcycles began unfurling flags, taking their place between two hangers at McClellan Air Field. In all, around 200 people lined up to pay respects as the body of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote was brought home on Aug. 16. […]

New CSD chief appointed

The El Dorado Community Services District has a new general manager. The board of directors concluded a multi-month search and evaluation process on Thursday, Aug. 16, naming Robert “Brent” Dennis to the post effective Sept. 10. Dennis, 54, is a landscape architect by trade, and currently wears multiple hats at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 8-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Busy vandals Aug. 8: Vandalism was reported on Town Center Boulevard and Corsica Drive. Letters lifted Aug. 9: A Springburn Way resident reported her mail stolen. Vehicle targeted Aug. 11: Vandals damaged a vehicle pared on Town Center Boulevard. Caught Aug. 11: Deputies arrested […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Tea Party: Obamacare the wrong prescription for America

Igor Berman’s grandmother died an American citizen after decades of suffering under Soviet rule. Despite all the hardships she faced she held on to her dream of America and freedom — a dream millions of people all over the world share, he said. The country’s current political path could devastate those dreams, Congressman Tom McClintock’s […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,