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Hometown hero: Dylan Cole

Army Pvt. Dylan D. Cole has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.  The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

History museum explores ‘Slaves to Fashion’

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“Slaves to Fashion,” a provocative new exhibit at Folsom History Museum, showcases the beautiful and extreme elements of style during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Of special interest are the physically constraining corsets, hoops and bustles that contorted the female figure to a fetishized form. The lavish display includes elaborate, exquisitely hand-worked dresses, undergarments, hats, fans […]

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Flu claims El Dorado County resident

El Dorado County health officials have confirmed an influenza-related fatality in a county resident, an adult who resided on the county’s western sope. This is the first confirmed flu-related fatality in El Dorado County this flu season. “It’s important for everyone to know that it is the beginning of the flu season in California and […]

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Upcoming forum tackles mental health

Women’s Fund El Dorado announces its annual educational Community Needs Forum. This year’s topic is Providing Solutions to Mental Health Challenges. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Retired County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicki Barber will  moderate while […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

EID asks for voluntary water conservation, stops short of declaring drought

PLACERVILLE — During its Jan. 13 meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District board received an update from staff regarding the district’s water supply in relation to the ongoing dry conditions. The district’s service area has experienced two consecutive dry years, with calendar year 2013 being the driest on record. “Because EID has an integrated water […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Community Foundation announces new leaders

The El Dorado Community Foundation recently announced the 2014 officers of its Board of Directors as follows: Board President Paul Zappettini; Vice President Lois Patrick; Secretary Karen Carter; and Treasurer Chris Reeg. John Black is the immediate past president. Zappettini has served on the board since 2011 and was the vice president in 2013. Zappettini earned […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

County’s housing plan wins state approval

El Dorado County’s housing plan has been certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.  The 2013-2021 Housing Element Update is the county’s plan for addressing the housing needs of residents of all income levels in the unincorporated areas of the county. State Housing and Community Development Assistant Deputy Director Glen Campora confirmed […]

Comments Off / January 14, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »