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EDH Girl Scouts donate bags to Shriners

Girl Scouts do good — left to right, Lauren Rodenberg, Chloe Erickson, Brooke Black, Julia Bird, Kate Morgan, Emma Wise, Christina Lindblom, Reese Ferriman, Ryan Cummings, Shelby Green, Elizabeth Ramin and Nikki Spies gather outside the hospital where they dropped off waiting room bags. Not pictured,  Charli Gaal. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout troop 1879 assembled and delivered more than 200 waiting room bags filled with coloring books, notepads, crayons, colored pencils and stickers for young patients at Shriners Hospital earlier this month. Each waiting room bag is filled with items to keep 2- to 16-year-olds busy, said co-leader Julie Cummings. At the start of the school year the […]

No Comment / November 22, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

‘Who is the Man of the Shroud?’ exhibit in Sacramento

The Sacramento metro area is home to numerous museums. This should hardly be surprising, considering the significance of California in this great nation. From to the Crocker Art Museum to the Folsom History Museum, there are depositories of history and knowledge here. Some are large, others so small they feature just one topic. One small […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Jr. Trojans help Cal team win in Florida

El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto, JT Eichorn, left to right, were selected to be on the 2013 Shrine Bowl Football Team. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to five El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans. Eighth-graders Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto and JT Eichorn were selected to be on the 2013 South Youth Shrine football team benefitting Shriners Hospital. Collectively they raised more than $4,000 for the hospital. On Nov. 16 the California South team defeated the California North […]

No Comment / December 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Art and Wine Festival pops with color

By Peter Tyner Two of the numerous delights you’ll discover at Placerville’s Art and Wine Festival this year are the, uh, art and the wine. Seriously. This is in addition to the lively music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and wholesome, rip-roarin’ celebration that Hangtown always delivers. The Placerville Downtown Association hosts this 16th annual Art and […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jacob Starr brings Japanese customs home

When Jacob Starr enters a home he instinctively takes off his shoes. He also can’t seem to stop bowing and don’t get him started on his frustrations that local cable companies don’t carry many amine programs. Though unusual in America, this behavior is perfectly normal in Japan where Starr, 19, spent the last nine months […]

No Comment / July 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

My turn: In defense of legal immigration

America is a nation of immigrants. We are all either immigrants ourselves or we are the sons and daughters of immigrants. America’s motto is “E Pluribus Unum” – from many, ONE. From many nations we have created one great nation – the American nation. There is only one way to accomplish this remarkable feat and […]

No Comment / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Retiring fire chief Ballenger to volunteer back

Rough day at the office — Then-Capt. Brad Ballenger enjoys a moment with his wife Laura after the 2005 Souza fire, which threatened the lives of firefighters when a portion of a tile roof collapsed. Ballenger went on to become a division chief with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. He officially retires on Dec. 28, and plans to volunteer as a much-needed back-up chief.

Brad Ballenger began his fire service career in 1987 as a barely paid reserve for the West Sacramento Fire Department and landed a roster spot on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department the following year. On a clear winter morning 24 years later he stood at attention and received his department’s highest honor, its “colors,” […]

1 Comment / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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