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The Best of Doo Wop brings unique sound to Three Stages

Born in the ’40s, Doo Wop — tightly harmonized rhythm and blues — characterized the golden age of rock and roll. Gathered for one performance, The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters, Remember When (Platters Tribute) and Dodie Stevens (“Pink Shoelaces”) continue in The Best of Doo Wop tradition — now in its twelfth season on […]

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DAR ringing in the Constitution

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the El Dorado Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution will host a celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. The bells will ring at 11:45 a.m. at the El Dorado County Main Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. Everyone is invited to experience a piece of […]

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Hometown Hero: Edward Wilcox

Air Force Airman 1st Class Edward R. Wilcox graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

No Comment / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The ancient ‘Show of a Hundred Tricks’

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The National Circus of The People’s Republic of China to perform at Three Stages FOLSOM — The incredible things the human body can do! Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China — one of  the longest  running and most distinguished circus troupes in China — brings its exquisite cast of acrobats, […]

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Should you take a pension buyout?

Iain Marshall

Have you recently received a pension buyout offer? If so, you need to decide if you should take the buyout, which could provide you with a potentially large lump sum, or continue accepting your regular pension payments for the rest of your life. It’s a big decision. Clearly, there’s no “one size fits all” answer […]

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State court chief warns new courthouse funding is in jeopardy

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks about the state's dismal court budget at the Serrano Country Club last week. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye paid her first official visit to El Dorado Hills on Aug. 23 and demonstrated the chutzpah that’s become the hallmark of her rapid ascension in the state judicial system. She came bearing grim budget news. The feisty chief justice has been on the job for just 20 […]

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High school board vows to help ‘outliers’

The El Dorado Union High School District board of trustees is willing to address aberrations in the 2005 school boundaries that prevent a handful of “outlying” middle school students from attending high school with their classmates. But they’re not convinced that Trustee Kevin Brown’s proposed “95-5” policy is the best or only solution. Brown proposed […]

No Comment / August 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »