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New rides, competitions and exhibits at 2016 California State Fair

Hot summer nights are a staple at the California State Fair. This year, four new rides will give fairgoers thrills and chills. Susan Laird Arts & Entertainment columnist The hot days of summer are now upon us, and that can mean only one thing: the California State Fair must be right around the corner. This […]

No Comment / June 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

State Fair launches new student competitions

The California State Fair is expanding the Youth Art Competition and Industrial & Technology Education Competition to create the all new California Student Showcase Competition. California residents can submit works in the areas of Fine Art, Science, Creative Arts, Innovations and Future Economics and Industrial and Vocational Skills. This prestigious statewide student competition celebrates the […]

Comments Off / April 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sign the petitions

EDITOR: Don’t know if you are aware of a grassroots effort by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (headed by Lori Parlin) to get three initiatives on the November ballot in El Dorado County. We are attempting to get control from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and developers in El Dorado County back to […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Group petitions for new EDH charter school

They have a site, a plan and plenty of passion, yet a group of parents and educators wait to hear whether the Buckeye Union School District will welcome their petition to create a new charter Montessori school. Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills offered to house the first through eighth-grade school to be named […]

3 Comments / October 21, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Capitol Pops concert to benefit Bella Vista

Capitol Pops Concert Band News release Java & Jazz, a free, open to the public musical event benefitting Bella Vista High School’s student bands and auxiliary programs, will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the school, 8301 Madison Ave. in Fair Oaks. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The fundraiser in the school’s […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The right thing to do

EDITOR: In politics, as in life, we don’t often have the chance to do the right thing, to right a wrong, to make the principled choice. This May, when you receive your mail-in ballot for the June 7 election, is one of those times. I urge you to vote yes on El Dorado County Measures E & […]

1 Comment / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

GHS Elementary scores big in Science Olympiad

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Elementary students in third through sixth grade from Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills once again scored a spectacular finish in the Sacramento Division A Science Olympiad, this year locking down a second place finish at Mira Loma High School against 11 other regional public and private schools. Last year the team took third place. The […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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