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Folsom residents asked to cut back water usage

Brown's Ravine sits empty — no water, no boats. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Right before Christmas Folsom officials sent out an unusual holiday message: Reduce your water use by 20 percent. Folsom Lake water levels at near record lows prompted the mandate. “Folsom Lake, our primary water source, is now at 21 percent capacity, a near record low,” said Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer. “This low water level, […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Admiral Mullen to speak in Sac

SACRAMENTO — Michael Mullen, retired U.S. Navy admiral and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under presidents Bush and Obama, will speak at Sacramento Community Center Theater at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Admiral Mullen, whose lecture is sponsored by Safe Credit Union, is the third of six distinguished speakers in the 2013-14 season. Series tickets may be purchased at sacramentospeakers.com. […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Winter wine adventures are a perfect getaway

Snow covers the grapevines at one of El Dorado County's wineries. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Heading to the slopes this winter? Although a glass of California wine by the fire is blissful after a day of skiing or snowboarding, why not also experience the places where that wine is made? Many winter resort enthusiasts in California add to their adventures by pairing a wine country day trip with their getaway. […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Experience the life of a trapper at Sutter’s Fort

As part of a special and continuing interactive program happening on the third Saturday of each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will present a special Hands on History: Trappers, Trades and Treaties event on Jan. 18. Visitors to the Fort will step back in time to the 1840s to learn why trappers were considered […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gallery at 48 goes abstract

"Café du Marche," mixed media by Joe Strickland

Abstract art dates back to the early 1900s when artists began to paint abstract art as a result of a deliberate artistic and philosophical development. Two acclaimed artists’ work in different media will be showcased in this time-honored style in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, “Abstracts in Fiber and […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sheriff’s deputies given thumbs up

The results are in, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has earned high marks on an 11-question, first ever, Sheriff’s Community Survey. To gain feedback on how well deputies performed their job, individuals who placed calls for service were surveyed from all five Supervisory Districts in El Dorado County. Of the 6,721 individuals who […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man wins jackpot … times three

It’s cold outside, but the slots at Red Hawk Casino are hotter than ever, paying out more jackpots, to more players, every day. A lucky player hit it big earlier this month with more than $50,000 in winnings from three amazing jackpots. William, from El Dorado Hills, has been a Rewards Club member since the […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »