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McClintock’s campaign sticks with familiar message

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 […]

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Bluesman is voice of Louisiana wetlands

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 […]

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Cajun blues rocker coming to Three Stages

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 […]

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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 […]

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Park lights shaped CSD history

Park lights. Those two innocent words have inflamed passions in El Dorado Hills since the early 1980s, ranking right up there as topics of controversy with “yellow house,” “naturally-occurring asbestos” and, more recently, “John Skeel.” The issue played a part in two successive EDHCSD board recalls efforts in the late 1980s, the first of which […]

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People Talk: Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?

 

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People Talk: What valuable lessons did you learn from your mother?

 

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