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Senior Day Care throws a party

The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services Program hosts an open house and 25th anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Placerville Senior Day Care Center, 935A Spring St. The Senior Day Care Center in Placerville first opened its door on Aug. 28, 1989, and in early 2014, the El Dorado […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 7-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: No parking Sept. 7: Someone parked their vehicle in a Tarvisio Way resident’s driveway without permission. The vehicle was towed. Big haul Sept. 8: Thieves made off with several items, including two vehicles and two trailers, at a El Dorado Hills Boulevard property. Open door […]

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Hometown Hero: Deidre Fleischer

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Deidre A. Fleischer, daughter of Timothy J. and Victoria L. Fleischer of Placerville, was recently promoted to her current rank while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, homeported in Norfolk, Va. Fleischer was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Fleischer […]

Comments Off / September 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Special election: Frentzen wins District 2 Supervisor race

Shiva Frentzen

In a rout of the other five candidates running for the job, Shiva Frentzen handily won in the Sept. 9 special election for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat. The Elections Department’s official final report gives Frentzen 2,617 votes, more than 1,000 votes ahead of her nearest competitor. In second place was George Turnboo […]

1 Comment / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: William Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school,” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings. After completing the course as qualified paratroopers, cadets return […]

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Local soccer star goes pro

Oak Ridge alum Rachel Mercik, seen here playing for Cal, is now professionally playing soccer in Germany. Courtesy photo

Rachel Mercik’s soccer skills just keep getting stronger. Fulfilling a childhood dream to professionally play the sport, the 2010 Oak Ridge alum and recent UC Berkeley graduate left for Germany Sept. 1 after signing to play with the Division 1 team FFC Turbine Potsdam through June 2015. While on scholarship at Cal, the forward and […]

1 Comment / September 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Group helps people learn to grieve

“Grief does us; we don’t do grief,” said Julie Interrante. The author of “The Power of a Broken-Open Heart” and facilitator of the El Dorado Hills Senior Center’s upcoming Grief Support Group said because we live in a culture that doesn’t often talk about dying, people who have lost a loved one struggle to pick […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »