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Call before you dig

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company reminds its customers and third-party contractors to call 8-1-1 before starting any excavation project, large or small. Excavation damage is among the leading causes of pipeline accidents in the United States. So far in 2013, PG&E has experienced more than 1,000 incidents where a third party dug into […]

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Garden Guru: Ruby beauty in Gold Country

Growing up in the northwest corner of Ohio, one of my favorite shrub-like trees was one that happened to bloom in the cold months of winter …namely, witch-hazel. Finding myself “transplanted” out onto the West Coast in a state that seems to possess almost every imaginable climate zone for growing, I was quickly drawn to […]

No Comment / July 25, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Storm takes consolation title in Los Alamitos

Sierra Valley Storm 10s have rattled off 12 straight wins and out-scored their opponents 187 to 30, earning the section, regional and super regional title. Courtesy photo

On July 25 the Sierra Valley Storm 10s continued their run to “win the last game” in Los Alamitos where they faced teams whose members have been playing together since they were 6 years old. This group of 10s from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas is the second generation of competitive ball players coached […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Brothers water ski Catalina

Water skiier Dallas Diel and his team in the boat reach the finish line at the International Open-Ocean Water Ski Competition in Long Beach. Courtesy photo

Saturday, July 20, began as a typical, gray overcast morning in Long Beach; however, nothing was typical about the roar of 69 boats, mostly twin-engine, open-ocean race boats, leaving the shores on a round-trip adventure to Catalina Island and back. Following each boat, attached to a 200-foot-long line, highly competitive water skiers navigated the rough […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Scouts skate, raft and zip at Jamboree

By Jacob Bassett On the bus ride to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the scouts from El Dorado County got very excited. Before we arrived at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia we had to go through a long line of buses trying to check in. It was a very long wait, but necessary […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

4-H begins project registration, recruits new leaders

Now through Oct. 1, 2013, is open registration for 4-H projects. 4-H Youth Development helps young people reach their full potential as competent, confident and caring leaders of character who are connected to others and contribute to their communities. Following enrollment, youth will participate in projects that appeal to their interests. In 4-H, youth design and […]

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Bob Kolbrener photos featured in new state library exhibit

SACRAMENTO — The California State Library presents a new exhibit, Living by the Sun – The Western Landscape Photographs of Bob Kolbrener.  The exhibit currently on display in the State Library Rotunda at 900 N St. is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of August. Kolbrener’s […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »