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Busy Bees get passports to explore

Busy Bees Preschool in El Dorado Hills is going beyond ABCs and 123s, offering young students the chance to travel the globe and learn about the food, language and cultures of other countries. The Early Explorers pre-kindergarten enrichment program is open to children who will be 4 years old by December. They may attend three-day-a-week preschool programs […]

August 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Family hosts blood drive as a ‘thank you’

Two months ago Sarah Beckett, 14,  graduated eighth grade. On June 3 she and her parents, El Dorado Hills residents Matt and Sharon Beckett, headed to the coast to camp. “We were trying to enjoy summer; we were headed to Fort Bragg,” said Matt, 44. The family was on Highway 20, west of Willets, when […]

August 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Murder suspect in court: ‘I killed her’

During an emotional hearing Monday Roy Allen Roth confessed to murdering his wife. Crying as he read a letter in El Dorado County Superior Court in front of his family, Roth admitted that during their 30-year marriage he and Deborah fought a lot and he “snapped.” “On Tuesday, March 31, she accused me of sleeping […]

August 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Shingle Springs couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Bernhart “Bernie” Ritscher was on leave, a Navy man in the midst of World War II in 1944, when the Seattle-born boy decided to take a look around Sacramento. He soon spotted the Navy Club, run by mothers of men in the service and decided to drop in. “The place was full of good-looking chicks,” […]

August 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Christmas in summer — the only thing missing is Santa

It doesn’t have to be Dec. 25 for Christmas to come to town, thanks to a bunch of “elves” who all year long are toiling to make sure that kids who might not otherwise have a bicycle are able to join their friends year-round for one of America’s favorite pastimes. Members of the Cameron Park […]

August 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

‘Bandage bandit’ suspect arrested in boxers

A man believed to be the “Bandage Bandit,” a serial bank robber who wore bandages on his face to help conceal his identity, was apprehended Monday afternoon following a bank robbery in El Dorado Hills. David Jarrell, 22, of El Dorado Hills was arrested on suspicion of three counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery following […]

July 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Holy Trinity shows heart for Haiti

When Holy Trinity Catholic Church parishioners David and Kathy Lopez decided to join Holy Family Church’s outreach visit to Haiti in May, one of them was more enthusiastic about going than the other. They would visit Father Tom Hagan, who founded Hands Together in 1986 after leading a group of college students to Haiti and […]

July 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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