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Agatha Christie thriller on stage

Stephen Kauffman, Cameron Johnson and Kevin Toole, left to right, try to untangle a murder mystery in "Witness for the Prosecution." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“Witness for the Prosecution” transforms Sutter Street Theatre into a tangled courtroom drama. Only Agatha Christie could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it with an uncanny triple flip ending. A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cal Fire drawing down for winter

On Monday, Nov. 7, the Amador-El Dorado Unit  of Cal Fire will transition into its “winter preparedness” level of staffing. This will mean most seasonal fire fighting personnel will be laid off and some fire stations will be closed (In El Dorado County: Pilot Hill, Garden Valley, Mt. Danaher, and El Dorado Stations will be […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Food bank needs volunteers

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is looking for a few good men and women to assist EL Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity. Do you think you have what it takes to be an amazing volunteer for a great organization?  If so the food bank can use your skills. “Professional” volunteers are needed to […]

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Emergency alert test scheduled Nov. 9

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and may last up to three-and-a-half minutes. The EAS is a national alert and […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

RX take-back program a success

The community stepped up at the recent National Prescription Drug Take Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department partnered with El Dorado Hills Vision Coalition and Drug Free Divide to offer three locations where residents could bring old and unwanted prescriptions for destruction. The disposal sites were open four […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Church hosting Internet dangers, porn addiction seminars

More than 40 million adults visit pornographic websites daily, and nine out of 10 children between the ages of 8 and 16 have viewed pornography online with more than half of their parents not being aware of it, according to statistics. To help raise awareness about the dangers associated with pornography for adults and children […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dr. Seuss stories come to life at Marina Village

"Seussical, Jr." actors at Marina Village Middle School include from left to right: Tyler Barth, Tom Janus, Delaney Kelleher and Jackie Limm. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

The Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills on Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4, when “Seussical Jr.,” a fun-filled musical based on some of the stories by Dr. Seuss, is performed by 20 sixth- through eighth-grade students. The story follows the adventures of Horton the Elephant (Tom […]

Comments Off / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »