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SacWorldFest 2014 showcases vibrant multi-cultural music, dance

Edwardo Madril, a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico, will perform mesmerizing Native American hoop dances at SacWorld Fest 2014. Photo by Alison Toon

SACRAMENTO — A vibrant and culturally diverse entertainment line-up has been announced for the seventh annual SacWorldFest, a family friendly celebration proudly presented by Sacramento State and Wells Fargo Bank. Showcasing cultural diversity through lively music and dance, the annual festival has expanded to a week-long celebration — Sept. 27 through Oct. 5 — with many of the […]

Comments Off / September 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Deidre Fleischer

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Deidre A. Fleischer, daughter of Timothy J. and Victoria L. Fleischer of Placerville, was recently promoted to her current rank while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, homeported in Norfolk, Va. Fleischer was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Fleischer […]

Comments Off / September 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Roaming ‘Rebel’ entertains

It's a classic "whodunit" in David B. Atkinson's "Rebel Without Applause," showing at various locations in the Sacramento area. Courtesy photo

Dine and find out whodunit during “Rebel Without Applause,” an interactive, comedy/murder mystery set at a 1958 high school prom. The musical opens Friday, Sept. 12, in Auburn and runs through  at various locations in the Sacramento region. “Rebel Without Applause,” written and directed by David B. Atkinson, is a broad comic farce set in 1958 at the Senior […]

Comments Off / September 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Water, water — depicted in art

"Blue reflections, Iceland" by Lisa Aikenhead

“Celebrating Water” is the theme of a group show featuring flamework glass artist Branda Corey, stained glass mosaic artist Linda Soos and photographer Lisa Aikenhead at Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, during the month of September. These women artists, although they use three very different artistic methods, are united in their […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Volunteer tax counselors needed

There are a few openings for volunteer tax-aide counselors for the 2014 tax season to provide free personal income tax assistance in El Dorado County for the elderly and low-income residents under the AARP Tax-Aide program. The program operates Feb. 1 through April 15, 2015. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four hours […]

Comments Off / September 02, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Highway 50 lanes closing for construction

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency has implemented full one-directional closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. This work is scheduled to take two weeks to complete. This week, all westbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. from Bass Lake Road […]

Comments Off / September 02, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Low-cost community flu shot clinics announced

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics in September with additional clinics offered through the beginning of November. The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics. “Everyone six months of age or older should […]

Comments Off / September 01, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »