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Community connects with sign shaker

Local celebrity—€” Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard'€™s lithe dancing for 4G Wireless endeared her to motorists at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard. That gig ended, and she's now shaking for Barber Jon and District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

There’s something about that girl. Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard’s fluid dancing at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard has quietly touched the collective psyche of El Dorado Hills. What passers-by have come to enjoy is just one aspect of a multi-talented artist overcoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder, struggling to make ends meet […]

4 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Judge clarifies claims

Incumbent Superior Court Judge Warren Stracener called accusations that he’s exaggerated his experience “quibbling and nonsense … a manufactured issue,” after a recent candidate forum. He also had some sharp comments on the judicial vetting process in El Dorado County, suggesting that judge candidates who solicit endorsements and campaign contributions from local lawyers and judges […]

25 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Knight and Mikulaco go another round

A handful of people watched incumbent District 1 Supervisor John Knight and challenger Ron Mikulaco make their sales pitches to voters last Thursday at the League of Women Voters forum. In this last stretch before the June 5 election Mikulaco has made himself omnipresent in recent weeks, attending public meetings nightly, knocking on doors and often standing at […]

21 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock’s campaign sticks with familiar message

Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, is seeking his third two-year term as U.S. Representative in California’s 4th Congressional District. His low-key campaign emphasizes the anti-regulation, anti-tax, pro-business and pro-competition themes that have been the hallmark of a career in California politics that dates back to 1979. El Dorado and Placer counties make up 70 percent of […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bluesman is voice of Louisiana wetlands

Save the wetlands —€” Cajun Bluesman Tab Benoit formed Save the Wetlands a full year before Hurricane Katrina, and continues to be Louisiana's leading spokesman for the shrinking wetlands, where he was born and raised. Photo courtesy of Philip Gould

Tab Benoit brings his swampy blues to Three Stages Theater in Folsom on May 25. The Cajun bluesman was literally born on the bayou, or pretty close at least, in Houma, La., an hour’s drive southwest of New Orleans on I-90. He’s become Louisiana’s de-facto spokesman for the preservation of its wetlands. “This is my […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cajun blues rocker coming to Three Stages

Cajun Blues belter€” Tab Benoit dominated the recent Blues Music Awards in Memphis with his Cajun-infused brand of guitar-fueled blues, rock and soul. He appears at Three Stages in Folsom on Friday, May 25. Photo courtesy of Jerry Moran, NativeOrleanian.com

Step aside Tabasco, Cajun bluesman Tab Benoit is rapidly becoming Louisiana’s hottest export. In a rare west-coast appearance, Benoit brings his brand of swampy blues to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College in Folsom on May 25. Opening the show is local feel-good world music crew Mumbo Gumbo, who sound as fresh today as they […]

Comments Off / May 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Environmental hurtle trips dog park

Stonegate Village residents questioned a proposed, but not funded, dog park in the little-used northeast corner of  Community Park on environmental grounds before the El Dorado County Planning Commission last week. The neighbors pointed out that the grass in Folsom’s dog park has died, resulting in a dusty dog play area. Dust in El Dorado […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »