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Julie Samrick

NCL to welcome new members

The El Dorado Hills chapter of the National Charity League will be accepting new members for its 2018-19 year. An open house will be held Nov. 28 for those interested in learning more about the philanthropic organization for mothers and their daughters who will be in grades seven through 12 by August 2018. The National […]

School takes steps to stop student vaping

After what Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm called “high levels of vaping use on campus,” the school staff is working to stop the trend by closing all but two school restrooms during class times and during lunch a campus monitor is outside each restroom, monitoring who enters and how many students are in […]

Threat thwarted at ORHS

Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm notified parents Thursday that a student has been booked into El Dorado County Juvenile Hall for threatening the safety of the school the day before. “Upon receiving this information, school resource officers worked in conjunction with Oak Ridge High School and detectives over the course of (Wednesday) night, […]

EDHCSD to repeal ordinance

A park ordinance adopted in 1987 must be repealed because the physical document is nowhere to be found and therefore can’t be enforced, General Manager Kevin Loewen explained at Thursday’s El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting. The language in ordinance 11/19/87-4, as seen on posted park signs, has been scrutinized in the […]

Dance team finds its ‘momentum’

Kinetic Dance Studio’s competitive high school dance company Momentum is a true “rags to riches” story, said studio owner and the company’s co-instructor Bianca Wilde. “This group of dancers has won first place overall at numerous competitions — but it didn’t start out that way,” Wilde explained. The jazz, contemporary and modern dancers range in […]

Saluting local veteran Sylvester Ramacher

El Dorado Hills resident Sylvester Ramacher, 85, has done something few have — he served in three branches of the military. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, then the Navy and finally the Army Reserves, embracing the experiences that have shaped him into the man he is today.

Crib Notes: The love is thicker

It still gives her chills to think what could have happened if her neighbor hadn’t called when she did, awaking my sister and brother-in-law out of a solid sleep. It was 1 a.m. on Oct. 9. Their home was in Santa Rosa, in the Mark West subdivision, a neighborhood that had existed for more than […]

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