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Stay safe in the sun

With summer right around the corner, several El Dorado agencies are teaming up to spread the word about the importance of sun safety, especially for children. The El Dorado County Public Health Division, City of Placerville’s Community Services Department, Marshall Medical Center and El Dorado Community Health Center are now promoting skin cancer prevention and awareness. Skin […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Cal Fire chief retires

Amanda Williams After serving the fire fighting community for 30 years, Cal Fire Unit Chief Mike Kaslin is hanging up his helmet. “I’m literally out the door at 54,” Kaslin joked. “I don’t like the word retirement,” he added. “I’d like to come up with another word … just say the next step.” Kaslin has […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

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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