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‘New Jerusalem’ explores moral dilemma

Patrick Murphy, Gina Williams, Brian Harrower and Blair Leatherwood star in "New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656" at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre opens its much-anticipated 2013 Season, Face the Tyrant, with “New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656″ written by David Ives and directed by Big Idea’s Shannon Mahoney. The play explores one philosopher’s progressive theories of divinity that threaten to destroy an entire community. […]

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Empire Ranch Men’s Golf Club gets good press

FOLSOM — Empire Ranch Men’s Golf Club has been lauded as a “model club” and is being featured in the January Blue Book edition of the Northern California Golf Association Magazine for its unprecedented 28 percent growth in 2012. With a growing membership of more than 460 golf enthusiasts, the Men’s Club features an active […]

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State tax filing season begins

Sacramento — The Franchise Tax Board  announced it is now accepting 2012 state tax returns, and announced the following updates on law changes and filing services for California taxpayers. American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 — Due to changes contained in this federal legislation, the California Schedule CA (540 & 540NR), 540/540A and 540NR Booklets, […]

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Hometown Hero: John McCormack

Airman John McCormack

Air Force Airman John J. McCormack 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 credits toward an […]

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‘Mik’ takes the oath

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco is sworn in by Judge Suzanne Kingsbury Monday morning. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Ron Mikulaco became District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco Monday morning, taking the oath of office in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the county government center in Placerville. El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury administered the oath to Mikulaco, as well as new District 3 Supervisor (and […]

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Crocker Art Museum has exciting spring schedule

“Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction” Through May 5, 2013 By focusing on artists who have taken a meticulous approach to abstraction—many of whom explore notions of complexity, iteration, and time-based creation—local collector Richard Green has composed a history of and an introduction to art of the 21st century. Drawing from Green’s […]

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Boy knocks down disease symptoms with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eliot Kelly of Folsom, right, owner of El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, practices the Flying Arm Bar with student Nico Libby, 12. of El Dorado Hills. Libby started Jiu-Jitsu to help combat Tourette's symptoms. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When Nico Libby was 10, debilitating seizures disrupted his life every day. The Libby family, living overseas at the time, then received the diagnosis: Tourette’s Syndrome. They got on the first plan back to the United States. “We knew the United States would have the best care for Nico,” said Nico’s father Fritz Libby. “We just wanted to come […]

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