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Publisher’s ink: A hero comes home

Richard Esposito

Nothing written in today’s column could lessen the pain Staff Sgt. Sky Mote’s family has experienced. The loss of a loved one is hard. But losing a son in the prime of his life must be unbearable. Sgt. Mote’s death brings a distant military campaign closer to home. It reminds us of nine long years […]

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High school board rejects science class size reduction

Teachers overflowed the El Dorado Union High School District board room Wednesday night to hear the board of trustees refuse to reduce the size of science lab classes to the contract-mandated maximum of 32 students. The district currently adds up to three students to the maximum, which puts five students on lab benches designed for […]

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Béla Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio come to Three Stages

Béla Fleck has played the banjo for nearly 40 years. His music has earned him numerous awards. Courtesy photo

Béla Fleck, as the world’s preeminent banjo player, has garnered a reputation for genre bending as a result of his collaborations with a tabla player, an African thumb pianist and a traditional bluegrass band. The Marcus Roberts Trio, led by Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums and Rodney Jordan on bass, are keen torch-holders of the […]

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Surprised by EID water/sewer rates

I moved to El Dorado County in June, and like to follow Letters to the Editor in my local paper. So I was aware of some controversy regarding the EID and water rates, from the point of view both of its critics and its defenders. But nothing hit home like opening my first water/sewer bill […]

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Consider these financial gifts for your grandchildren

John Zezini

National Grandparents Day is celebrated on Sept. 9. If you’re a grandparent yourself, you already know the pleasures of having grandchildren in your life. So you may want to take this occasion to think of ways you can help those grandchildren get the most out of their lives. Perhaps the most valuable thing you could […]

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Food Blitz coming to a grocery store near you

Hands4Hope members Courtney Clark, left, and Erin Tobias collect donations at the spring 2011 Food Blitz event. In 2011 the organization's two food donation drives brought in a combined total of 7,818 pounds of food and $19,000 in cash and grocery gift cards for those in need throughout Sacramento. Courtesy photo

Hands4Hope’ biannual Food Blitz to Feed the Hungry takes place at local grocery stores from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Food collected will fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. This year’s goal is to collect 4,000 pounds of food and […]

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Expanding the PARTY

It’s a good thing. Really. PARTY stands for Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth.  It’s a reality education program offered to high school students, generally in their freshman or sophomore year, through their health course. Emergency room doctors, paramedics, trauma survivors and police officers teach the PARTY program, often in an off campus […]

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