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County’s students perform above average

El Dorado County students again performed significantly higher than the state average on the 2011 California Standards Tests in all academic areas. The CST, a part of the California State Standardized Testing and Reporting program, measures student knowledge based on the California Academic Content Standards, which are among the most rigorous in the nation. In […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Food Bank of El Dorado County to bring free Farmers Market to Green Valley Church

The Food Bank of El Dorado County, in partnership with California Emergency FoodLink will provide its second free Farmers Market of the season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville. Green Valley Community Church is located at 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. Join us the Food Bank for […]

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

Buckeye Foundation saves jobs

SHINGLE SPRINGS — At the Buckeye Union School District Board of Trustees meeting held Aug. 17 the board voted to utilize a recent grant from the private Buckeye Education Foundation to reinstate district physical education (P.E.) and library positions previously cut for the 2011-12 school year. “Thanks to the generosity of our community’s gifts to […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Smoker’s helpline offers free nicotine patches

El Dorado County smokers may, for a limited time, receive free nicotine patches through the California Smokers’ Helpline, 1-800-NO-BUTTS. Eligible smokers who call the helpline and enroll in the free telephone-based program for quitting will receive a free two-week starter kit of patches, while supplies last. “This is certainly a great opportunity for someone who […]

Comments Off / August 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

A child’s sentiment makes for funny theatre

"I'M AFRAID OF SCHOOL" cast members Sophie Blackburn, Simon Hunt, Thomas Purdy and Rayme Shannon, left to right, are looking at a terrifying adventure … going to school! Photo by Kris Hunt

Bob and Ro Productions are back in Citrus Heights with a brand new play on Aug. 21 and 28. “I’m Afraid of School” presents the cases of four youngsters about to start school for the first time. It’s a pretty exciting situation if it weren’t for all the terrifying questions they have like, “What if […]

Comments Off / August 16, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Michael Foster

Michael Foster

Air National Guard Airman Michael H. Foster graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

PG&E reminds everyone to call before they dig

This Aug. 11 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reminds customers to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every three minutes nationwide, an underground utility line is damaged during a digging project. These accidents can happen in a resident’s back yard, not just on heavy construction projects. Striking a […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »