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My Turn: Bad policies fuel California’s drought crisis

We are currently in the midst of the fourth year of serious drought in California. Our politicians have worsened the crisis associated with this drought through bad policies for decades. Our state population has nearly doubled since 1979 but not a single storage reservoir has been built since then because of environmental opposition and lack […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

OR grad joins the Peace Corps

Amy Tomaino, a 2011 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and recent graduate of Sonoma State University, was accepted to the Peace Corps. The competitive application process took two years and 109 people were selected out of more than 17,000 applicants. Tomaino will be assigned to a village and will be living with a host family in […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

No fireworks!

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe this 4th of July and inform residents that all fireworks are illegal in El Dorado County. This includes fireworks listed as “Safe and Sane.” Any person who uses, discharges or possesses any fireworks is guilty of a misdemeanor. Fireworks are not safe in the hands […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

My Turn: Protecting privacy rights

Technology’s miraculous leaps forward bring unimaginable benefits to us all.  Life-saving medical procedures, limitless entertainment options, wealth building productivity tools and more change our lives for the better.  But as with all tools, their benefit — or harm — depends on the intent of the user. That is why this legislative session I’m paying special attention to […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a care manager: Seniors and the Affordable Care Act

Jodi Stewart Geriatric care manager The face of health care has changed rapidly over the past five years since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We often relate the ACA to healthcare insurance exchanges and employer mandates, but the benefits of the law affect every demographic. Most seniors continue to maintain coverage primarily through Medicare, […]

June 17, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Garrett Dorsett

Garrett O. Dorsett recently graduated from Army Basic Combat Training and is a private in the U.S. Army. He’s currently in Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood. Mo. Dorsett is the son of John Dorsett of Cameron Park.

July 07, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Peyton Bilo PRs at State Meet

CLOVIS — Peyton Bilo, a St. Francis High graduate and a El Dorado Hills resident, ran a personal-best in the 3200 meters at the recent 97th annual CIF State Track and Field Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High. In the 1.9-miles race, Bilo finished with a time of 10 minutes, 31.67 seconds to […]

June 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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