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Mike Roberts

Grace Foundation takes in neglected, pregnant horses

She hates to do it, but Grace Foundation Director Beth DeCaprio is asking for help. Her El Dorado Hills-based animal rescue and rehab organization has accepted 56 starving and abused horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch of Susanville. At least 18 of the recovering horses are pregnant. “This case has truly haunted us,” DeCaprio […]

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Skeel, CSD board ‘put down the weapons’

Suspended El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel’s return appears imminent, based on comments coming out of the closed session meeting between Skeel and the SD Board of Directors last week. Skeel and board President Guy Gertsch characterized recent discussions as positive and productive. Neither would divulge the terms of the proposed remediation, but both […]

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Vortex of evil invades Town Center

The long-forgotten old west town of El Dorado predated El Dorado Hills by a century and a half and thrived until a humble miner accidentally unleashed a vortex of evil that turned the town’s inhabitants into zombie-like spooks that live on in a preternatural afterlife. Hard working Hands4Hope volunteers have recreated old El Dorado and […]

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Blues workshop for students

Tommy Castro credits the venerable Taj Mahal for initiating a tradition of educational workshops as part of each Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. By Castro’s memory, the elder statesman of the blues first delivered a primer on blues history during a 2005 cruise. Appreciative fans loved the chance to hear the blues man talk about […]

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Drawn to the Rhythm & Blues

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, now eight months old, quickly became a target performing arts destination for dance, music and theater productions. The intimate 800-seat theater with state-of-the-art lighting, huge stage area and stellar acoustics has proven to be an ideal venue for high-brow productions of every ilk. On Oct. 21 Three Stages lowers […]

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Guinness takes the guesswork out of pub ownership

Guinness pub concept: There were hugs all around as Donal Ballance left Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on Saturday morning, having gotten Dave and Betsy Wohler through two nights of soft opening early in the week, followed by a quietish public opening on Wednesday that grew into to a packed house Friday night. Ballance is a […]

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