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M-Cubed wins Champion’s Award

The M-Cubed team moves on to the U.S. Championship. Courtesy photo

By Ravi Pandya M-Cubed, a First Lego League robotics team, received the 1st Place Champion’s Award (the most prestigious award any team can earn) at the Northern California State Championship on Jan. 29 at Newark Memorial High School. This tournament was the third level of competition. There are about 400 teams in all of Northern California […]

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Hometown Hero: Joshua Green

Airman 1st Class Joshua Green

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

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Law enforcement officers honored

HONORED — Chapter President Jim Young, Deputy William Turnbull, Capt. Andy Wishart and El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, left to right, celebrate at the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution event that awarded Turnbull a commendation medal. Courtesy photo

On Feb. 22 the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored two local heroes. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy William Turnbull and Placerville City Police Det. Ricky Brown received the Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal and Certificate at the chapters dinner meeting at the Denny’s Restaurant in […]

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Animal Services fees going up

El Dorado County Animal Services has not increased its fees in several years. Animal Services proposed a number of fee increases during a Feb. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing, where they were passed and will go into effect April 1. Not all of Animal Services fees were recommended for an increase, […]

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Silva Valley interchange: Construction could begin next spring

ALL THE DETAILS — DOT Senior Civil Engineer Adam Bane explains the construction process at the Silva Valley interchange workshop held Monday evening. About 20 residents and property owners attended. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Nick Giannini has concerns. Seven years ago the Serrano resident bought his Mertola Way home, in part for the peace and quiet it provided. Last year construction noise interrupted his calm nights as crews worked on the Highway 50 carpool lanes and bridge improvements nearby. “When they were doing all the pile driving we heard […]

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RecycleBank whats and wherefores

You’ve heard it was coming. Now it’s here. State and local officials were out in force Saturday at Nugget Market to kick off RecycleBank, the innovative program that lets El Dorado Hills families turn their recycling into points redeemable at local stores and restaurants. RecycleBank is a joint effort between the El Dorado Hills Community […]

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‘Goat Man’ bank robber pleads guilty

A Sacramento man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing several banks throughout the region, including two in El Dorado County. John Raymond Porter, 43, the “Goat-Man Bandit,” pleaded guilty to serial bank robbery as part of a plea agreement with the Department of Justice. According to court documents, Porter pleaded guilty to nine bank robberies in total between 2008 […]

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