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Cajun blues rocker coming to Three Stages

Cajun Blues belter€” Tab Benoit dominated the recent Blues Music Awards in Memphis with his Cajun-infused brand of guitar-fueled blues, rock and soul. He appears at Three Stages in Folsom on Friday, May 25. Photo courtesy of Jerry Moran, NativeOrleanian.com

Step aside Tabasco, Cajun bluesman Tab Benoit is rapidly becoming Louisiana’s hottest export. In a rare west-coast appearance, Benoit brings his brand of swampy blues to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College in Folsom on May 25. Opening the show is local feel-good world music crew Mumbo Gumbo, who sound as fresh today as they […]

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Mills churns out two 2nd-best section times

Oak Ridge's Brandon Mills, pictured earlier this season, finished second in both the breaststroke and 200 IM events at Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Section swim finals at Tokay High in Lodi. Photo by Tod Pickett, Great Sports Pictures

LODI — Qualifying for CIF Sac-Joaquin Sections in swimming is hard work; finishing in either the top eight for finals or top 16 for consolations is an honor. Swimmers from 27 leagues (over 175 schools) competed in prelims last Thursday and Friday at Tokay High with the top 16 from each event returning Saturday. El […]

No Comment / May 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Emergency responders, hospital staff recognized during EMS Week

Paramedics, emergency medical technicians, firefighters and local hospital medical staff in El Dorado County are being recognized during National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 20-26. “EMS Week is a great time to say thank you to the dedicated men and women in El Dorado County who make saving lives their mission,” said Richard Todd, administrator […]

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Environmental hurtle trips dog park

Stonegate Village residents questioned a proposed, but not funded, dog park in the little-used northeast corner of  Community Park on environmental grounds before the El Dorado County Planning Commission last week. The neighbors pointed out that the grass in Folsom’s dog park has died, resulting in a dusty dog play area. Dust in El Dorado […]

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Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

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Park lights shaped CSD history

Park lights. Those two innocent words have inflamed passions in El Dorado Hills since the early 1980s, ranking right up there as topics of controversy with “yellow house,” “naturally-occurring asbestos” and, more recently, “John Skeel.” The issue played a part in two successive EDHCSD board recalls efforts in the late 1980s, the first of which […]

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EDH Fire prepares residents for worse-case disaster

Preparing the community and its Fire Department for a worse-case-disaster scenario is a critical priority for El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts. This year the El Dorado Hills Fire Department will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in the Lakehills neighborhood, an area considered high risk for wildland fire. It will involve the community, law […]

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