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Rotary speech contestants ‘Dare Mighty Things’

Five Oak Ridge High School sophomores dared El Dorado Hills Rotarians and guests to do “mighty things” at the club’s annual speech contest Wednesday, Feb. 9. Carina Williams, Matt Landay, Alexa Hill, Garrett Brockschmitt and Emma Larsen, all 15, spoke about dreams, perseverance and hope at the annual event. Landay’s speech retold the story of […]

Publisher’s Ink: Is Mount Rushmore next?

Teddy Roosevelt’s foreign policy was referred to as “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Those demanding the removal of statues because they find them offensive are demonstrating the “Speak loudly and carry a big stick” domestic policy. Gazing up at Mount Rushmore gives one a sense of national pride. It’s serene, yet powerful and […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Crib notes: ‘La La’ versus ‘Moonlight’

When the two presenters awarded the final, and biggest, award of the night, I saw the awkward moment unfold live from our family room. “And the winner is,” Warren Beatty said just before a long, lingering pause. Then he handed the envelope to his co-presenter and “Bonnie & Clyde” co-star, Faye Dunaway. “La La Land,” […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Diligent decathletes prep for brainy brawl

In the world of Academic Decathlon you won’t see bone-crushing tackles or buzzer-beating three pointers. There are no trash-talking parents or bench-clearing brawls. Still, these events can be thrillingly competitive and require as much dedication and preparation as any sport. These intellectual gladiators train relentlessly, challenging themselves mentally the same way athletes do physically. Ponderosa […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

August 31, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Decisions determine your destiny … and your happiness

Decisions, decisions. We all make decisions in life. These decisions mold who and what we become, where we live and who we spend our lives with. Accept that promotion resulting in transferring out of the area and you meet your future husband. Attend USC instead of Berkeley and your career suddenly moves in a different […]

July 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Crib Notes: Keep calm and show some respect

Pray for Orlando. Pray for Dallas. If not one city, tragedy strikes somewhere else on a monthly, now nearly daily, basis. Perhaps we should pray for our youth — that they will find a better way to rebuild our broken nation once they are in charge. This may be too tall an order since many children today […]

July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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