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School district employee flushes out water bill problem

Christmas came early for Rescue Union School District this month after utility tech Jeremy Cooper’s good detective work recouped upwards of $83,000 for the district. For years district officials wondered why Pleasant Grove Middle School had larger water bills than the district’s other six campuses. Was there constant running water, or perhaps faulty sprinklers there? […]

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SWR offers rehabbing overview class

Start the new year by learning more about all of your wild neighbors, and how to rehabilitate orphaned or injured wildlife, including rabbits, squirrels, foxes, skunk babies, fawns, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, hawks, owls, and numerous species of songbirds and other birds. Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s January class, Are you Ready to Rehab?, for prospective rehabbers will […]

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CHP ready for holiday enforcement

SACRAMENTO — With holiday celebrations in full swing, the California Highway Patrol is preparing for increased enforcement throughout the heavy travel period to help ensure safety on the road. The CHP is reminding travelers to play by the rules behind the wheel: buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, […]

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In appreciation of our Sheriff’s Office

EDITOR: Having just completed the 14 weeks of the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy, I had planned to write a letter stating how impressed I was not only with the Sheriff’s Office dedication to our safety, but of the support, team work and pride they share for the department as a whole. Now upon learning of this […]

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Senior News: December

The Christmas Party Wasn’t that a great party? With close to 300 attending, everyone had a great time … one of the best parties ever! Lunch was prepared by the Senior Nutrition Lunch program of Placerville and it was delicious. We thank our local Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills for donating and preparing the […]

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A dose of Dan: ‘All I Want for Christmas Is…’

Remember the old song, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth?” I’ve caught myself humming the tune as I walk around the house the past few days as we move closer to Christmas. I remember singing the song with my mother when I was a youngster, although when I sing it today […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Some marital traditions do not change

I have had the privilege of Monika’s company, as my wife, for 54 years. She knows me better than I know myself, and she still stays with me. You would think, after 53 years she would be an expert regarding my eating habits … right? • Every day Monika asks me the same question — […]

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