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Discounts available for some traffic tickets

The Superior Court of El Dorado County is offering a 50 percent discount on some old, unpaid traffic tickets. It is a limited-time “amnesty program” for certain outstanding court debt. The discount would apply to the total amount due, including the base fine and any assessments, late charges and other fees. The program will run […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

New safety seat law for children now in effect

As of Jan. 1 California’s new Child Safety Seat Law went into effect, requiring parents to keep their children properly buckled into a car seat or booster seat in the back seat until the age of 8. This new law does away with the “6 years or 60 pounds” rule for children traveling in a […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Museums host special events

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. With 28 active partners, the Sacramento Association of Museums is proud to showcase […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Innovative movements define Diavolo

Through working together, Diavolo dancers explore the challenges of relationships, the absurdities of life and the struggles to maintain our humanity. The company comes to Three Stages Jan. 19 & 20. Courtesy photo

Diavolo Dance Theater is an internationally renowned modern acrobatic dance company. Diavolo company members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes and, above all, teammates. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Jacques Heim, the company has developed a reputation for stunning, innovative movement on oversized surrealistic sets and everyday structures. Through working together, Diavolo dancers explore the […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wherever you go there will be a DUI crackdown

SACRAMENTO — The 2011 statewide DUI Crackdown kicked off Dec. 16 and continues through Jan. 2, just as many Californians are expected to hit the roads for the holidays. The effort includes increased enforcement and a new campaign aimed at drinkers in bars, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. “Receiving a DUI is an awful […]

Comments Off / December 23, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Woodcutting, campfire permits available Jan. 1.

PLACERVILLE — The Eldorado National Forest would like to remind visitors that both the 2011 woodcutting and 2011 campfire permits expire on Dec. 31. Permits for the 2012 will be available at ENF Ranger Stations beginning Jan. 1. “Travelers and woodcutters should note that the seasonal dirt road and trail closure for wheeled, motorized vehicles on the Eldorado […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

PAA goes 3-dimensional

The Placerville Arts Association’s 3-dimensional artists will have a special show in downtown Placerville at the El Dorado Art Council Gallery at 459 Main St., Jan. 9 through Feb. 11. This is the second show presented by the Placerville Arts Association which features 3D works. This unique show is a must for the collector. Viewers […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »