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You-picking time at Apple Hill Growers

Apple Hill Growers News release With the opening of apple season on Labor Day weekend, the you-pick Apple Hill Grower ranches invite visitors to come for apple picking. The you-pick opportunity lets visitors experience the hands-on harvesting of fruit. Nothing matches plucking crisp fruit fresh off the tree for munching, cooking, baking or preserving. The […]

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Discover the liquid gold in El Dorado County

Thousands of visitors from all over the world will be visiting El Dorado County this week to participate in the World Gold Panning Championships and to attend the California State Gem and Mineral Show in Placerville. Both events will take place at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. “Come join the fun and […]

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Sacramento art legend happily paints the blues

California State University, Sacramento News release Gregory Kondos, from his wheelchair, sweeps a paintbrush in quick, deft strokes across a canvas. His hand is as steady as a boy’s. He sits back for a moment and surveys his work, a painting of his beloved Sacramento River Delta. His eyes, unblinking, find the perfect place for […]

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CEO guilty of tax evasion

SACRAMENTO — Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, during the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service, despite receiving at least $2 million in […]

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CP Newcomers wants you

Sue Farris Publicity Chair The Cameron Park Newcomers is starting its membership drive. Members do not have to live in Cameron Park or be new to the area. Everyone, single or married, is welcome to join the club for its many activities. The first activity of the year will be a Ladies Welcoming Luncheon on Sept. 14 to welcome […]

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IT holding ‘Alice’ auditions

Imagination Theater announces general auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” to be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Imagination Theater. All auditioners must check in from 8:30-9 a.m. The general auditions will last from 9 a.m.-noon with call backs the following day. As “Alice in Wonderland” is not a musical, auditions will consist of cold readings from […]

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A love of history inspires artist

Gold Country Artists Gallery is celebrating the 40th annual World Gold Panning Championships taking place in Placerville by featuring stories of local artists who are passionate about the history, people and landscapes of El Dorado County and the California Gold Rush. Watercolor artist Carlotta Tormey creates paintings that reflect her love for the history of […]

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