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‘American Idol’s’ soul songstress serenades Folsom

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“American Idol’s” season six finalist Melinda Doolittle has wowed audiences everywhere from the White House to the Musicians Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. The soul songstress will bring her indelible charm and powerhouse vocals to the stage in a show called It Must Be Love at Harris Center for the Arts at […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Master Food Preservers: Joy in a jar with home canned Soup

Sue Mosbacher UCCE Master Food Preserver The other night I came home late from work. The house was cold, I was tired and I just wanted a bowl of hot soup to warm me up from the inside. I looked in my pantry to check out my selections: vegetable, beef stew, Cuban black bean, split […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Taste wines from the Original Grandpere Vineyard this weekend


Amador County’s Andis Wines, Scott Harvey Wines and Vino Noceto will be hosting a weekend of events Jan. 13-15 to celebrate the continuing vivacity of the Original Grandpère Vineyard, also known as Vineyard 1869. Over four days guests will have a chance to taste, sip and explore the zinfandel vineyard heralded as the oldest documented […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Valley Chorus teaches the world to sing

The Sacramento Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International joins more than 600 world-wide choruses in teaching the world to sing during a special “Global Open House.” Women who enjoy singing are invited to the open house at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Developmental Disabilities Multi-purpose Room, 2331 St. Mark’s Way in Sacramento. […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Join El Dorado County’s Teen Court

El Dorado County Teen Court is now recruiting new student participants for the spring program. Teen Court is a unique and highly successful program that actively involves teens in the local judicial system. The program operates in both Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. After completing mandatory orientation training, teens serve as personnel in real court […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State tax season now open

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board has begun accepting 2016 state tax returns for a filing season that extends through April 18, three days beyond the traditional deadline because of a federal holiday. The FTB encourages taxpayers to take advantage of the agency’s online services and take extra steps to protect themselves and their refunds. Free filing […]

No Comment / January 10, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sierra Wildlife Rescue rehabbing classes begin in January

Sierra Wildlife Rescue News release Recovering from the holidays is on the top of many lists right now but Sierra Wildlife Rescue is thinking of the New Year. There are upcoming classes beginning with Introduction to Sierra Wildlife on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The class will introduce attendees to the numerous species of wild […]

No Comment / January 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »