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Painter of presidents coming to Folsom

"Reagan" by Andy Thomas

FOLSOM — American Visions Art Gallery will host the first visit by nationally-acclaimed artist Andy Thomas on Saturday, Nov. 3. Thomas is an artist who reached national acclaim and recognition with a series of paintings of U.S. Presidents — playing poker and playing pool, and his iconic portraits of President Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln. […]

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Trojans ratchet up play to sweep Bruins

Oak Ridge coach Becky Potter, right, laughs with her team during a time out in Monday's game where Oak Ridge dominated host Ponderosa. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The cause was good, the atmosphere was great and the volleyball was fantastic. The much-anticipated rematch of an earlier five-set match between the Oak Ridge Trojans and Ponderosa Bruins rekindled the same emotion. Monday, on the night of the 5th annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and fundraiser night, the visiting Lady […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado County burn projects start today

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire will conduct a series of Vegetation Management Program burn projects in El Dorado County. The first project is located in the Auburn Lake Trails perimeter shaded fuel break outside the town of Cool. The second project is the Bacchi VMP and it is located on the Bacchi Ranch north […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Project Spooky hands out costumes

Christian Pothast holds up one of the costumes he'll donate to children who could otherwise not afford a Halloween costume. Courtesy photo

Halloween came early to the children at White Rock Village. Since 2009, 10-year-old Christian Pothast has handed out Halloween costumes so that children can partake in the spooky fun. “Halloween is my favorite holiday,” said Pothast, “and I want to make sure that lots of kids get to enjoy this holiday, too.” Through his non-profit, […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition makes a big difference with mini grants

Sophie Geyer with the Hopeful Arts program, left, thanks Vision Coalition members for the grant given to her group while Dr. Vicki Barber, District 1 Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco and DJ Peterson, left to right, listen. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Local organizations dedicated to youth received a financial boost last week when the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition handed out mini grants. This is the seventh year the Vision Coalition has giving grants up to $1,500, according to Executive Director DJ Peterson. He commended the group receiving grants, calling them “a coalition of partners […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cal Fire burn ban lifted

SACRAMENTO — California’s first significant rainfall of the season, combined with cooler temperatures, has allowed Cal Fire to lift the statewide burn ban effective Monday, Oct. 22,. Cal Fire had suspended all residential burn permits and various types of outdoor burning within the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area on Aug. 15. While the […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

We need change on the fire board

I read the Fire Board incumbent’s comments. What I conclude is “trust me.”  As an observer of board and committee meetings, I can say the two gentlemen are good people.  hat’s not today’s issue. With their history of a decade of unlimited resources were they realistic? Have they demonstrated fiscal balance, reasonable employee benefits? The […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »