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Rotary speech contestants ‘Dare Mighty Things’

Five Oak Ridge High School sophomores dared El Dorado Hills Rotarians and guests to do “mighty things” at the club’s annual speech contest Wednesday, Feb. 9. Carina Williams, Matt Landay, Alexa Hill, Garrett Brockschmitt and Emma Larsen, all 15, spoke about dreams, perseverance and hope at the annual event. Landay’s speech retold the story of […]

Comments Off on Rotary speech contestants ‘Dare Mighty Things’ / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Diligent decathletes prep for brainy brawl

In the world of Academic Decathlon you won’t see bone-crushing tackles or buzzer-beating three pointers. There are no trash-talking parents or bench-clearing brawls. Still, these events can be thrillingly competitive and require as much dedication and preparation as any sport. These intellectual gladiators train relentlessly, challenging themselves mentally the same way athletes do physically. Ponderosa […]

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Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

Comments Off on Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Decisions determine your destiny … and your happiness

Decisions, decisions. We all make decisions in life. These decisions mold who and what we become, where we live and who we spend our lives with. Accept that promotion resulting in transferring out of the area and you meet your future husband. Attend USC instead of Berkeley and your career suddenly moves in a different […]

Comments Off on Publisher’s Ink: Decisions determine your destiny … and your happiness / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Keep calm and show some respect

Pray for Orlando. Pray for Dallas. If not one city, tragedy strikes somewhere else on a monthly, now nearly daily, basis. Perhaps we should pray for our youth — that they will find a better way to rebuild our broken nation once they are in charge. This may be too tall an order since many children today […]

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Students give Wally lasting gift

How do you thank someone who has brightened the north side of El Dorado Hills for nearly two decades? With his infectious smile, Wally Richardson, 92, waves to passersby and greets those he meets on foot with a knuckle bump. He especially likes to be out walking his schnauzers Missy and Pistol when students are […]

2 Comments / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Farewell, ‘Dan O’

Dan Gothier may be leaving the building, but the El Dorado Hills Community Services District lead maintenance worker’s mark won’t be forgotten. For 26 years Gothier, or “Dan O,” has kept the CSD’s parks and facilities beautified and trained many others along the way. At his retirement party April 28, newer parks supervisors said Gothier paved […]

Comments Off on Farewell, ‘Dan O’ / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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