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Draining Folsom

Folsom Lake was at 26 percent of capacity as of Nov. 19. And it’s shrinking. The South Fork of the American River below Salmon Falls Bridge looks more like a creek or a canal. The 400-500 cubic feet of water flowing into Folsom Lake from the North and South forks is only because of releases […]

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A dose of Dan: Playground safety gone wrong

While the huddled masses of our country are preoccupied with political madness ranging from the government shutdown to Obamacare, parents of elementary and middle school children nationwide need to tune into a surging concern involving the safety of our local playgrounds. Children safety experts from the U.S. to Canada have weighed in over the past […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Little blessings create big joy

My granddaughter, Rebecca, called me recently and said, “Papa, I’m in trouble.” It sounded like she had been crying or was about to cry. Like many grandparents, my first reaction was, “Oh my God, what’s going on?” I felt immediately relieved when she told me she had locked her keys in her car. She had […]

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Hacienda dog park open

After seven years of planning, fundraising and watching their beloved community of canine friends grow from pups to middle age, “grey in their muzzle” companions, the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild can finally celebrate an off leash dog park in Cameron Park, the first on the western slope of El Dorado County. Ground broke Nov. […]

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Tree lighting this Saturday

The community is once again invited to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The Nov. 30 celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. with a merchant open house, where families will enjoy food, beverages and holiday entertainment. The first 125 kids to arrive will be invited to play the “Stuff Your Stocking” game, where children visit participating businesses to fill […]

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Friends of the Library get crafty

A passion for crafting sparked the idea to hold the first annual Friends of the Cameron Park Library Winter Craft Bazaar. The library’s circulation supervisor Barbara Garcia made wine totes in her free time and library aide Hiliary Simon loves to crochet. There will be 22 other craft vendors displaying their wares in the Cameron […]

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Assumptions can be dangerous to investors

Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring […]

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