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Oak Ridge to end year with a sweet send-off

It smells a little sweeter on Oak Ridge High School’s campus this time of year. Art students drew 1,000 chalk flowers in only two days across campus during the school’s Random Acts of Kindness Week last Tuesday and Wednesday. The flowers’ lingering effects will live on, however. They will be featured in the Art Media […]

Hometown Hero: Brianna Halsey

Private Brianna Halsey, 20, of El Dorado Hills recently graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. Halsey successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at Parris Island as one of 70 recruits in Training Platoon 4011. Halsey reported to Camp Lejeune in […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Amgen Tour of California returns this weekend

By J.P. Kelsey Thousands of people will soon flood the streets around Lake Tahoe to watch and cheer on some of the world’s elite female cyclists. For the second year in a row, Lake Tahoe will be home to stages of the Amgen Tour of California — further adding to the region’s growing reputation as […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Local teen reaches for crown

El Dorado Hills teenager Violet Joy Hansen will compete for Miss California’s Outstanding Teen, part of the Miss America program, in June. She qualified after being crowned Miss Central California’s Outstanding Teen 2017 in February. The El Dorado Hills resident is a junior at Visions in Education charter school, where she has a 4.5 grade […]

All hands in for youth room grand opening

White Rock Village is celebrating its youth room’s grand opening, and nobody could be happier than Eddie Zacapa. Since Zacapa was hired three years ago as the residence service coordinator for Mercy Housing, he noticed there was a large, empty room in the El Dorado Hills location with a lot of potential, going unused.  Today […]

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Strides made on Southeast Connector

District 1 Supervisor John Hidahl hosted a town hall meeting last Monday inside the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Norm Rowett Pavilion to keep residents updated on the JPA Capital Southeast Connector, a 34-mile continuous expressway that will run from Interstate 5 and State Route 99 south of Elk Grove to Highway 50 just […]

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Clarksville Day 2017

Clarksville Day was back and better than ever last Saturday. History lovers, and those just curious to know more about the local region’s past, came out in perfect weather for the one day a year the locked gates of Clarksville are open to the public. Located on the south side of the new Silva Valley […]

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