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Lend a hand: Hands4Hope needs adult volunteers

Inga Buckendorf, an adult lead with Hands4Hope, hands out meals to the homeless with youth volunteer Daniel Jamieson. Courtesy photo

In its four years of existence Hands4Hope — Youth Making a Difference has seen its youth participation explode. Founder/Executive Director Jennifer Bassett started with an idea and 15 youth volunteers. Today she oversees 640 youth volunteers and dozens of community projects every year. In 2011 the kids logged more than 5,000 volunteer hours. “(The organization’s […]

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Country legend Merle Haggard brings his musical poetry to Three Stages

Merle Haggard

FOLSOM — If the question were asked, “Who forged the genre known today as modern country music,” only a tiny group of country immortals could step forward to share the spotlight. One, out of that select handful, would be Merle Haggard. “There are few people who epitomize the spirit and the reality of country music […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 1-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Wild child Feb. 1: Deputies responding to an out of control juvenile report on Stonebriar Drive reportedly discovered vandalism committed by the 14-year-old girl. While you were shopping Feb. 2: A vehicle was burglarized in Town Center. Not so secure Feb. 3: A 15-year-old […]

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Cameron Park Crime Watch: February

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in the case Feb. 3: A cashbox and metal file related to an open case were found on Cameron Park Drive. Pulled over Feb. 3: A 22-year-old man was reportedly found in possession of hypodermic needles during a traffic stop on La Canada […]

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Oak Ridge students get scientific at competition

Oak Ridge students Nathan Somavarapu, David Bryant, Kaythan Somavarapu and Shefali Pandya, seen here with coach Dave Warren, left to right, showed off their smarts at the Science Bowl. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School reentered the Science Bowl competition this year with a strong team. On Feb. 4 students David Bryant, Shefali Pandya, Nathan Somavarapu and Kaythan Somavarapu, along with coach/math teacher Dave Warren, battled wits against 24 other teams at the  U.S. Department of Energy sponsored the Sacramento Regional Science Bowl at Rio Americano High School. The […]

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EID water rates to surge another 49 percent

EDITOR: EID trivializes the new water rate hikes included in its just-sent Prop 218 Notice as just a few dollars. But they do a great job hiding that the Prop 218 Notice includes a 15 percent increase for the average water user in 2012 (counting the 5 percent increase just implemented in January): PLUS 11 percent in […]

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The Knightly News: Getting down to business

Supervisor John Knight

By John Knight My wife Georgi and I have lived in our home for more than 18 years now and we decided it was time to begin an updating process for the house. So far all updates are going very well. We started with the exterior and replaced the roof two years ago and are continuing […]

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