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‘Prisoners of Age’ lands on Alcatraz Island


The National Park Service is pleased to announce the return of the award-winning “Prisoners of Age” exhibition from photographer Ron Levine and designers Michael Wou and Russell Volckmann to Alcatraz Island through December. This exhibit marks the next in a series on Alcatraz that focuses on aspects of crime and punishment, incarceration, freedom and social justice. “Prisoners […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Connector segment study released

The Capital SouthEast Connector JPA recently released an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration analyzing environmental impacts of a 5.5-mile segment of the expressway between Prairie City Road south of Folsom and Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills. The JPA proposes to reconstruct White Rock Road on a new alignment south of Highway 50 as a four lane […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County surveying residents this month

El Dorado County is developing its three-year strategic plan. As part of this process, the county is conducting a citizen engagement survey, local town hall meetings and focus groups. The county’s engagement process gives residents an opportunity to provide the county with their thoughts about why they live in El Dorado County and what would improve their quality […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scariest haunted house yet

Haunted Hills Asylum patient Janice (Sarah Thorne) holds onto her doll in Scare4Hope's Haunted Hills Asylum. Meet Janice and other skin-crawling characters during a tour. The haunted asylum is now open in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Big news for Halloween fans­­, Hands4Hope and Scare Away Hunger have merged their haunted houses. Enter the Scare4Hope Haunted Hills Asylum and meet the area’s most dangerous criminals, insane patients and, even worse, the mad doctors behind it all. The Haunted Hills Asylum is open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hangtown Halloween Ball features more than 40 artists

Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball returns to Placerville with a diverse lineup of more than 40 artists representing a range of musical genres including rock and roll, bluegrass, and Americana. The four-day festival runs Oct. 22 through Oct. 25. The festival features Railroad Earth (three shows), Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Beats Antique, Yonder Mountain String Band, Lettuce, North […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists sought for 2015 California Upland game bird stamp art contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2015-16 upland game bird stamp. This year’s stamp will feature the ring-necked pheasant. The California Upland game bird stamp art contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years and over. Entries will be accepted […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Are You Experienced’ comes to life

Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. For the first time in popular music the greatest albums from the ’60s and ’70s are being recreated live on stage, note for note, cut for cut. And Carrera Productions is bringing this experience to the Harris Center in Folsom with a […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »