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A dose of Dan: Battle rising gas prices with help from Internet

Dan Francisco

Like other consumers, I’d like to openly complain about rising gas prices. It seems every year as we approach summer — or what analysts call the peak travel season — we’re facing another global crude oil crisis for whatever reason explained by the oil industry. I’m not ignoring the genuine factors at work that have […]

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Skeel files claim against CSD

John Skeel has begun the process of suing his former employer, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. On Feb. 26 he filed a tort claim against the district, outlining his claims against several named parties in broad strokes, a procedural prerequisite to a lawsuit that seeks as yet unspecified damages. The claim alleges the […]

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Railroad Museum debuts new photo exhibit

SACRAMENTO — The California State Railroad Museum, in collaboration with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, has debuted a visually-enticing new photo exhibit titled Steam: An Enduring Legacy, the Railroad Photographs of Joel Jensen. Showcasing 50 dramatic black-and-white images, the exhibit features a selection of railroad photographs taken and published in a new book of the […]

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Trojan spikers knock off D’backs in opener

Oak Ridge's Brock Middleton spikes a ball in Wedneday's match. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

EL DORADO — New Oak Ridge High boys volleyball coach Melanie De Mure and Union Mine High coach Mike Yates were pleased with their respective team’s performances Wednesday in an intra-county nonleague match at the Snake Pit. Oak Ridge won in four sets, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22 in a battle for every point. “One of the […]

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‘Mostly true’ story comes to Chautauqua stage

Actors Julie Bock and Vincent Keene try to capture the spirit of "Gone with the Wind" in "Don't Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell," playing at the Chautauqua Palayhouse. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse announces its next show, the West Coast premiere of the new comedy “Dont’ Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell” by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate, opening on March 9 at the playhouse. Hilarious, irreverent and mostly true! It is 1939 and David O. Selznick has begun filming “Gone with the Wind” but he needs […]

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Blue & Gold Auction set for April 21

Professional Auctioneer David Sobon will lead the Blue & Gold auction this year. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge High School Sports Boosters club is hosting the 12th Annual Blue and Gold Auction on Saturday, April 21, at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills in the Town Center. The theme this year is “Sudents-Atheletes-Champions. It All Begins With You.” Great food, music, dancing and plenty of fun will accompany a live and silent […]

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EDH resident named new Cal Fire division chief

Chief Brian Estes

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire recently announced the promotion of Battalion Chief Brian Estes, of El Dorado Hills, as his new assistant chief in charge of Southern Division Operations and Pine Grove Camp. “It was an honor that I had the opportunity to pin newly promoted […]

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