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West Slope road projects get funding boost

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission programmed $10 million in  federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding to projects and programs in western El Dorado County and the Sacramento Region earlier this month. Air quality in the Sacramento region, including El Dorado County, does not meet federal and state air quality standards for ozone. Ozone […]

No Comment / March 11, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Select speedway races to benefit Boys and Girls Club

PLACERVILLE — As the 2014 racing season approaches the green flag, Placerville Speedway is gearing up for a much anticipated championship season ahead. Adding to the already action packed Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship schedule, the 48-year-old quarter-mile dirt track has announced that several events in the months to come will benefit a popular local […]

No Comment / March 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Church transforms for Havana Nights

Cedar Springs Waldorf School presents Havana Nights, a school fundraiser scheduled Saturday, March 15, at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. This year’s auction is shaping up to be a fantastic party with mojitos, salsa music, delicious food, a photo booth, amazing prizes and fun while supporting the school. Invite all your friends, family, co-workers to this […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Upcoming blood drive celebrates Trevor Kott

CAMERON PARK — BloodSource will hold a blood donation and marrow registry drive on Sunday, March 23, from noon to 5 p.m. at Blue Oak Elementary School, 2391 Merrychase Way in Cameron Park. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Walk-ins are welcome and childcare is provided. The drive celebrates the legacy of Trevor Kott who would have […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Union Mine launches new engineering program

El Dorado Union High School District and Union Mine High School are launching a new career pathway in engineering — the first of its kind in the district. Recent data has made it quite evident that the United States lags behind other countries in science, technology, engineering and math advancements. Data has also indicated that […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado County participates in statewide store survey

El Dorado County health officials have released the local results of a statewide retail store survey. The survey, conducted in all 58 California counties last summer, examined the availability and marketing of tobacco, alcohol and food products in stores that sell tobacco. This was the first time all three products were analyzed together in one […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Affordable Care Act extends Medi-Cal coverage for foster children

Children in foster care in California typically lost their Medi-Cal health insurance coverage once they turned age 21. Under the Affordable Care Act, former foster youth can now continue to have health insurance until the age of 26. The change went into effective Jan. 1, 2014. The Foster Care Program of the El Dorado County […]

No Comment / March 05, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »