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Tibetan Monks return to county

El Dorado County has a very special tradition to begin the new year with, a tradition now in its 12th year and perhaps unique in the nation. Here in the foothills, backed by snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, residents begin each year with a two-week visit by the Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. With its […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

By Tanya Perez McNaughton Newspapers Figuring out the best way to bring news to readers in an online format is a challenge that even the biggest media outlets haven’t yet mastered. But Taylor Buley is planning to do that for McNaughton Newspapers. Beginning in January, Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing […]

December 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Club wrestlers compete at Oakdale

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers competed at the Dec. 14 Oakdale Jr. Classic TOC qualifier with two — Justin Hall and Kaden West — taking first place in their respective categories. West, a seventh-grader, and Hall, an eighth-grader, have qualified for the Tournament of Champions, joining fellow wrestler Jared Horstman. Other results from the Oakdale Jr. […]

December 24, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Ski resorts open; dress for success on the slopes

• Boreal Mountain: Open • Northstar California: Open • Heavenly Mountain Resort: Open • Mt. Rose: Open • Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Open • Squaw Valley: Open • Sugar Bowl: Open Although no major snowstorms have descended on Northern California and left Lake Tahoe ski resorts giddy with excitement over enormous snow totals, skiing and snowboarding season has begun. The cold weather and […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Guest column: Prevent the holiday bulge — 10 healthy eating tips

By Lynn Norton, MS, RD The holidays and their food celebrations are almost here! Sound wonderful? Many love the holidays, but dread the annual resolution to lose weight. Consider this: if you eat 500 extra calories a day for two months, you could gain nearly 10 pounds. Limit holiday weight gain with the following tips. […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Lakehills Church actors solve a mystery

Go undercover during the thrilling Christmas mission of “We Three Spies,” a special prpoduction at Lakehills Church. Special Agents E, L, F and Q work together to uncover the secret works of the CIK (Christmas Intelligence Kids), a group that makes Christmas wishes come true for the needy. But this year their efforts will face unforeseen challenges […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Local doctor killed in crash

Dr. Doug Pleatman, 59, was killed Friday morning in the crash of his 1961 PA-24 Piper Comanche airplane near Garberville. The local weather at the time of the crash was fog and rain. Witnesses said they did not hear an engine and that a wing clipped a tree and the aircraft cartwheeled to the ground […]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,
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