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OR grad earns his wings

2nd Lt. Drew Dela Cruz

By Rick Dela Cruz 2nd Lt.  Drew Dela Cruz will earn his Silver Wings at graduation on Dec. 13 from the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 13 At Columbus AFB, Mississippi. The 52-week pilot training program begins with a six-week preflight phase of academics and physiological training to prepare students for flight. The second phase, […]

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Folsom nabs Amgen 2014 time trials

The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California, for the start of the ninth edition of America’s largest cycling race announced AEG, presenter of the race. The eight-day stage race will return to a route traveling north-to-south from May 11-18, 2014, along more than 700 miles of scenic roads through some […]

No Comment / November 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Board says no to airing ‘dirty laundry,’ then airs dirty laundry

Sometimes, the “public’s right to know” ends at the door when the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors convenes in a closed session. That is particularly true when supervisors are dealing with personnel issues such as an “exit interview” with a departing department head. An agenda item recommended by Supervisor Ray Nutting for the Tuesday, […]

No Comment / November 04, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dr. Bertsch is back to ‘Giving Smiles’

Dr. Bertsch helps a young patient. Courtesy photo

In 1990 Dr. John Bertsch was a young dentist looking for a place to settle and open his new practice. The Lodi-born, Roseville-raised Bertsch was struck by El Dorado Hills’ combination of small town atmosphere with a growing population and he settled when there were only two dentists in town at the time. He married […]

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CEDAC-EDH launching community survey

Upwards of 60 El Dorado Hills residents attended the newly formed El Dorado Hills Community Economic Development Advisory Committee’s general meeting last Tuesday to discuss what was called a historic opportunity to shape the future of El Dorado Hills. “Our task is to bring you into the fold so your voices are heard,” said CEDAC-EDH zoning […]

No Comment / November 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tennis pals hit the court for a cause

Larry Norris, Gary Guthmiller, Tom Lee and Andrew Fearnside, left to right, rev up for the final championship match and a fundraiser to help earthquake victims. Lee and Fearnside took home the win and bragging rights. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

There’s a place in El Dorado Hills where everybody knows your name. For 20 years a large group of novice and professional tennis players have gathered for friendly competition and camaraderie on the court. On Nov. 1 they held their first formal tournament for one of their own. Sim Antopina has been a member of […]

No Comment / November 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Flushable’ wipes clog pipes

Toilet paper dissolves in a matter of seconds once it gets flushed. Sanitary wipes are a different story. The truth is, sanitary wipes that are often labeled as “flushable” are anything but. Items like baby wipes, disinfectant cleaning wipes, sanitary hand wipes and the like contain oils and lotions and do not break down like […]

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