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State imposes fire fee on county residents

El Dorado County officials are advising county residents that the State of California will soon begin issuing Fire Prevention Fee bills. Each property owner in State Responsibility area where Cal Fire provides fire protection will be assessed an annual $150 fee per habitable structure. A $35 reduction in the amount of the fee applies if […]

1 Comment / August 02, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Electricity Fair re-energizes Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park Visitor Center will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Sept. 8, highlighting one of the world’s oldest hydroelectric facilities. The public is encouraged to join the Electricity Fair — an interactive family celebration intended to re-energize the powerhouse. The fair will feature children activities, docents welcoming the public to the […]

Comments Off / August 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mental health first aid training offered

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Mental Health Division is partnering with Green Valley Community Church in Placerville to host an important community training series for members of the public entitled “Mental Health First Aid.” The free training will arm the public with skills to help people who are exhibiting signs of […]

Comments Off / August 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Zoo Sanctuary made fire safe

The Folsom Fire Safe Council, in partnership with the city of Folsom and Cal Fire, has completed a shaded fuel break project to improve the overall safety of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary from the threat of wildfire. Since 1963 this small zoo has provided safe, life-long homes for animals that were either raised and rejected […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t forget back-to-school immunizations

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Division offers back-to-school immunizations for children. Public Health can provide all childhood vaccinations required for school entry, including those needed for kindergarten entry, and the Tdap vaccine which is required for incoming seventh-graders and for those students in grades eight through 12 who are transferring from another state […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Legend of American Art Norman Rockwell Comes to the Crocker

“American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” opens Nov. 10 SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum is proud to present a collection by one of America’s most iconic and beloved artists, Norman Rockwell, from Nov. 10, through Feb. 3, 2013. “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” offers a rare look at nostalgic and historic […]

Comments Off / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Enigmatic Madeleine Peyroux to perform in Folsom

“The first thing to be noticed is her voice. Madeleine Peyroux was quickly crowned with the neo-Billie Holiday label, but her earliest influence was Bessie Smith. Neither a show-off stylist nor a laid back crooner, “She sings as elegantly as Peggy Lee and writes with the downbeat clarity of Leonard Cohen.” (Mojo).  Madeleine Peyroux takes the […]

Comments Off / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »