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What does investment landscape look like in 2012?

John Zezini

As an investor, you know that 2011 was a somewhat “choppy” year, with the financial markets going through many ups and downs. So what can you expect in 2012? As baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is quoted as saying: “It’s hard to make predictions — especially about the future.” And these words are certainly […]

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‘Young at Art’ 2012 opens a vista of possibilities to region’s middle school students

"Young at Art 2012"€ will give local middle school artists an opportunity to create and show a variety of artworks …€” and gain recognition in a regional Sacramento show. Courtesy photo

Art is a path for the exploration of beauty — a door to an infinite number of possibilities. It is not intended to be enjoyed or created only by the cultured or the elite. It is for all people, and for every age group. This is especially true for young people, who see the future […]

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Innovative movements define Diavolo

Through working together, Diavolo dancers explore the challenges of relationships, the absurdities of life and the struggles to maintain our humanity. The company comes to Three Stages Jan. 19 & 20. Courtesy photo

Diavolo Dance Theater is an internationally renowned modern acrobatic dance company. Diavolo company members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes and, above all, teammates. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Jacques Heim, the company has developed a reputation for stunning, innovative movement on oversized surrealistic sets and everyday structures. Through working together, Diavolo dancers explore the […]

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People Talk: What did you do in 2011?

Carolyn Brooks, El Dorado Hills: “I became branch manager of the El Dorado Hills Library this year. I made a couple professional presentations, and was asked to contribute a chapter in a book about how libraries can work with other agencies in the community. And we got a new dog named Kitty.”

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EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 21-28

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Winter break-in Dec. 21: Two unidentified juveniles reportedly vandalized a Francisco Drive school, causing more than $1,500 in damages. On the run Dec. 21: An allegedly intoxicated 15-year-old girl reportedly ran from deputies on Meadow Wood Drive. A deputy caught the girl and released […]

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Charene Whorton’s new business is sweet

CHARENE WHORTON has built her business around cupcakes. The red velvet cupcakes she's posing with are her favorite. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Red velvet, chocolate chip, salted caramel … is your sweet tooth aching yet? Cupcake enthusiasts won’t have to wait much longer for Charene Whorton to unveil her delicious creations at her new shop — Copper Lantern Cupcakes — scheduled to open later this month inside Cameron Park’s Yo’So Yogurt. “This whole area needs some cupcakes,” […]

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Shingle Springs Community Center reopened

MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR —€” Dan MacPherson stands before the recently reopened Shingle Springs Community Center. Shortly after he agreed to be the center'€™s board president he discovered a broken roof truss. In September a "foam party"€ ruined the floor. Cameron Park Life photo by Mike Roberts

A one-two punch of snow on the roof and foam on the floor sidelined the aging Shingle Springs Community Center in 2011. Fortunately, generous local contractors stepped up, inspired by a recently retired school principal and an El Dorado Rose, replacing the roof and floor and adding several key modernizations at no cost. On Jan. […]

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