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Backroads: Moving Martha to Placerville

In part two of Backroads, columnist Mike Roberts’ three-part reflection on gratitude, his 87-year old mother, suffering with COPD in Illinois, agrees to give up her independence. Getting Martha to Placerville requires a team effort. Late in November, with Mom just three days out of rehab (pulmonary rehab, not Charlie Sheen rehab), and me back […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Jan 11-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Rocked Jan. 11: Someone smashed the front passenger window of a vehicle parked on Valley View Parkway and stole a guitar. My jewels! Jan. 11: A Pescara Place resident reported some of her jewelry stolen. Picture this Jan. 11: A thief spotted and stole […]

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Ponderosa wrestlers record intra-county win over Oak Ridge

Competing in the 108-pound class, Oak Ridge wrestler Josh Pluke (right) lifts Ponderosa's T.J. Holloway. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — If the Ponderosa High wrestling team wanted to stay undefeated in Delta River League action Wednesday night going into its dual meet against rival Oak Ridge, it needed solid performances from most of its grapplers. The Bruins (3-0) accomplished that and then some at their gym after winning 10 of the 13 weight […]

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EDH man appointed to IRS panel

Samuel Sorich

By Dawn Hodson What do you do once you retire? Why become a member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, of course. Or at least that what Sam Sorich did. The president of the Association of California Insurance Companies for the past 25 years, Sorich retired in 2010 and started looking around for interesting things to […]

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Local help and funding available for job training

The economy has hit many families hard. The good news is that unemployed, underemployed or dislocated workers and youth in El Dorado County could potentially receive free tuition, on-the-job training and other supportive services through the federal Workforce Investment Act. “Many people don’t realize that these resources are available,” said Sarah Schmudlach, Employment and Training […]

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PG&E announces $1 million scholarship program

SACRAMENTO — As part of its ongoing dedication to strengthening communities throughout California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently announced the launch of its PG&E Bright Minds™ Scholarship program. PG&E will award up to $1 million in scholarships to enable high school, community college and “non-traditional” students to complete their higher education paths. Bright Minds scholarship winners […]

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Civil War conspirators come to the library

The 1860s come alive in a free multimedia show on Wednesday evening, Jan. 25, when the Clarksville Regional Historical Society presents California and the Civil War. “We’ll look back to the beginning of the war and examine Lincoln’s fear that the Golden State would break away with the South,” said Richard Hurley, the show’s co-author. […]

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