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Prepare for estate tax changes

By Chris Torchiana There may be a short window to take advantage of high exemption levels and low rates. If Congress doesn’t act before the end of the year, significant increases to estate and gift taxes are on the horizon. That’s because both federal estate and gift tax exemptions are set to revert to lower […]

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‘The best year …’

Lauren Kille called Belguim home for nearly a year and the El Dorado Hills teen spent a lot of time traveling round Europe during her Rotary Youth Exchange experience. Courtesy photo

Lauren Kille of El Dorado Hills speaks fluent French. She also eats french fries with meatballs and rabbit sauce … and likes it, at least while living in Belgium. Instead of attending her junior year at Oak Ridge High School, the 17-year-old spent the school year abroad, studying at the College St. Habelin in Belgium […]

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Wine, Cheese and Brew’s humble beginnings

Dennis Ferguson, second from left, pours wine for Toosch Cima, Daisy Smith and Diane Ferguson, left to right, during the 1973 El Dorado Hills Firemen’s Association wine tasting event. Mountain Democrat photo

These days, late summers in El Dorado Hills are a hub of activity. But not so in 1972 when the El Dorado Hills Ladies’ Auxiliary, the fundraising arm of the Firemen’s Association at the time, decided that its annual Christmas bake sales weren’t bringing home the proverbial bacon. The original fire house, which later became […]

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Walking ‘On the Wild Side’ at 48 Natoma in Folsom

"Spider Monkey" photograph by Lewis Kemper

The great thing about the Community Center in Folsom is there is so much to do there. The campus includes the Gallery at 48 Natoma (located at 48 Natoma St.), the Folsom City Hall/Community Center complex, the Georgia Murray Library and the Folsom City Zoo. Not to mention the cute train that runs through Folsom […]

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Ammo ad on Bruin scoreboard covered

Controversy erupted after school district officials censored an Ammo Depot ad on Ponderosa High School’s Bruin Stadium scoreboard. “Firearms and ammo are prohibited on campus so is advertising them the right thing to do?” Chris Hoffman, superintendent of the El Dorado Union High School District, said. “We’re a school, so is this the right place to […]

No Comment / August 30, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 24-29

The following information is from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Not my car Aug. 24: An Appain Way resident reported that someone vandalized his vehicle. More car trouble Aug. 24: Someone stole items from a vehicle parked on Garlenda Drive. Even more car trouble Aug. 24: Thieves broke windows of two vehicles parked on Tea […]

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Fluke mishap injures Ponderosa swimmer

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Ponderosa High swimmer Zachary Pickett suffered a serious injury days before the start of the 2012-13 school year, leaving a void on the Shingle Springs’ campus. Lifeguarding at Cameron Park Lake, the junior class president simply ran into the water and dove in to cool off, according to his dad Tod. Tragically, Zachary struck an unseen […]

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