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Adoption fee for kittens and cats reduced

El Dorado County Animal Services, in collaboration with People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County, has reduced kitten and cat adoption fees for a limited time at the Animal Services shelter in Placerville. The fee to adopt a kitten or cat at the shelter will be cut in half, from $80 to $40. According […]

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Proposed equestrian center on hold

A proposal to establish an equestrian center in the Rescue area was continued by the El Dorado County Planning Commission on July 26 after multiple objections from local residents and a request by the developer to hear the project at a later date. The developer of the equestrian facility, Dennis Graham, had asked the Planning […]

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Heat warning: Be safe, save energy

Pacific Gas and Electric Company reminds customers of ways to stay safe and keep energy bills down in anticipation of significant heat and increased fire danger beginning Wednesday and lasting through the weekend. Safety tips • When temperatures are unusually high, you can visit PG&E-supported Cooling Centers to escape the heat, free of charge. For […]

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Link Crew ensures a smooth transition

Link Crew President Rebecca Dudley, 17, talks with a group of incoming freshmen during Oak Ridge High School's Freshman Orientation last week. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

First day of school: A bell loudly rings and suddenly the students standing about campus channel into rivers of traffic, akin to Highway 50 in Sacramento at 8 a.m., directing themselves into specific classrooms, preparing to receive information that will shape their futures and direct the course of their lives. Welcome to freshman year of high […]

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Knightly News: Better roads on the way

Supervisor John Knight

Hard work and coordinating with other state agencies have paid off in big money for El Dorado County, bringing in more than $21 million in the past 60 days. Most of the money will either be applied toward projects in El Dorado Hills or affect residences in the west end of El Dorado County. El […]

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Top of Folsom debuts under the stars

Karen Holmes of Karen's Bakery Café will show off her salad-tossing skills at the Top of Folsom fundraiser next month. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Folsom Historic District presents Top of Folsom, featuring food, wine, fine art and performances served up on a scenic rooftop in the heart of Historic Folsom, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The evening includes live music and performance art. The stars of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Network’s “Yardcore” licensed contractors Jake and […]

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Baton twirler knows how to strut

Twirler Sophia Barden won the Baton Strut competition at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships last month. Courtesy photo

Eleven-year-old Sophia Barden, daughter of Craig and Cynthia Barden of El Dorado Hills, won a national title in baton twirling held this year in Fairborn, Ohio. The U.S. National Championships were held July 9-14 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center. With more than 600 athletes, Sophia competed in four events, winning Baton Strut and placing […]

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