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El Dorado County libraries — so much more than books

Whether you are reading a book to your infant, researching periodicals for your school paper or scanning the web to determine your next career move, the El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Overcrossing dedicated to fallen Marine

The Sky Mote Overcrossing sign stands along eastbound Highway 50 in the shadow of the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial at the Placerville government center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the recent installation of the Sky Mote overcrossing sign at Fair Lane and eastbound Highway 50, a two-year project of the Placerville Friends of the Veterans Monument was at last realized. Staff Sgt. Mote was killed in Afghanistan in August 2012. Mote was awarded the most prestigious honors of the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pink carts make their way to Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills customers

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis, left, and El Dorado Disposal Community Relations Manager Debi Harlow show off one of the new pink trash carts the waste company is offering in support of Breast Cancer awareness month. Courtesy photo

Together we can help kick cancer to the curb. El Dorado Disposal proudly promotes 35-gallon pink carts for residential trash service. The company is working in partnership with American Cancer Society to build awareness and funding to fight a disease that affects one in eight women in their lifetime, and to honor the many wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Roebbelen projects net company awards

The Shasta County Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility built by Roebbelen Contracting was the recipient of an Exceptional – Buildings – New award from the Western Council of Construction Consumers. Courtesy photo

Roebbelen Contracting Inc. continues its winning streak with two winning project submissions to this year’s Western Council of Construction Consumers Owners’ Project Excellence Awards. The two projects each received an Exceptional Project achievement award. Winning projects were selected by an independent jury of prominent industry professionals. Winners were honored at the Gala Awards Banquet on […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Old Sac observes Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead procession moves through Old Sacramento. Photo courtesy of the Sacramento History Museum

OLD SACRAMENTO — In honor of the 40th anniversary of Day of the Dead celebrations in Sacramento, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of Souls of the City Dia De Los Muertos events and activities that take place throughout October and culminate on Nov. 1. The annual tradition […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

New animal shelter opening Oct. 16

DIAMOND SPRINGS — El Dorado County Animal Services is pleased to announce the opening of the County’s new Animal Services shelter facility. The new facility, located at 6435 Capitol Ave.e in Diamond Springs, will officially open its doors on Oct. 16. The Animal Services’ business office at the facility will be open Monday through Friday from […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Medicare enrollment workshops set

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2015 begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, 2014. The El Dorado County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program will give an update on Medicare benefits and costs for 2015 at three free community presentations: Monday, Oct. 20, at 12:30 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center located at 3050 Lake Tahoe […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »