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El Dorado bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

The El Dorado County Environmental Management and Health Services departments received confirmation earlier this week that a bird found in El Dorado County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2011. The bird, a swallow, was found on Aug. 22 south of the town of El Dorado.  There have been no human […]

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

Mr. & Mrs. Fitch: Celebrity is as celebrity does

POWER COUPLE — Mrs. Fitch (Kris Hunt) and Mr. Fitch (Alan Price) share a moment while waiting to hear whether or not they have saved their jobs as gossip columnists. Photo by Jennifer Rathner

Meet gossip columnists Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides juicy morsels, when the pressure to create news in our never-ending news cycle becomes just a bit much, it’s time to toss back the martinis, toss around the bon mots and realize that great celebrity can just appear out of thin […]

Comments Off / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Teen Court in Placerville invites new participants

Volunteer training is at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. El Dorado County students in grades eighth through 12 are invited to take an active role in the juvenile justice system through the Teen Court program. Volunteer training will be conducted on Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 […]

Comments Off / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Sac fine arts center gets bold

"Shadows of Blue" by Phil Saxon, 2010 Createx Color Award

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center will host Bold Expressions, Northern California Arts 56th annual international open-juried art exhibition, Oct. 4-29. The judge this year is Margot Shulzke PSA, an internationally known artist and teacher. A special Second Saturday Reception will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The closing reception and awards presentation […]

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Sheriff unveils Eagle One

SHERIFF John D'Agostini, left, pilots Dr. Richard Moorhouse, center and Ed Rincon show off the El Dorado County Sheriff Department's new helicopter. Named Eagle One, the bird is the latest in the department's efforts to increase its community presence without asking residents to shoulder the financial burden. Photo courtesy El Dorado County Sheriff

On Aug. 20 Sheriff John D’Agostini unveiled the newest member of the sheriff’s fleet — a Jet Ranger helicopter, call sign Eagle One. The presentation of Eagle One was conducted at the annual Sheriff’s Posse Picnic at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds when the helicopter, complete with El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office decals, landed at […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Distinguished classical pianist returns to Folsom

On the heels of his well-received series of lecture performances earlier this year, the Sept. 16 Keyboard Conversation with distinguished pianist Jeffrey Siegel promises an informal, accessible and entertaining exploration of “The Power and Passion of Beethoven.” The program will include performance and commentary on Beethoven’s Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Opus 54; Grande […]

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

Congo’s Staff Benda Bilili makes U.S. debut at Three Stages

STAFF BENDA BILILI comes to Three Stages next month. The band from the Congo has earned worldwide praise. Courtesy photo

The story of the Congolese world music ensemble Staff Benda Bilili — the band’s name means “beyond appearances” — is almost beyond belief. After a documentary about them triumphed at the Cannes Film Festival, after their performances received critical acclaim all over the European continent, after their debut recording peaked at No. 3 on the World Music […]

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