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El Dorado County students read Okei-san’s story

CAMINO — Barsotti Books and the Barsotti family are thrilled to partner with five local organizations for the second annual El Dorado READS program. The focus book will again be the updated version of Joan Barsotti’s book, “Okei-san: A Girl’s Journey, Japan to California, 1868-1871.” This is the cherished story written by local author Joan Barsotti based […]

No Comment / February 05, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

SACRAMENTO — On Monday, Feb. 18, the Crocker Art Museum invites families to celebrate Black History Month with a spectacular showcase of the art, culture, history and traditions of the African Diaspora. Inspired by the Black Family Reunion Celebration that occurs annually in Washington, D.C., the Crocker’s Family Festival brings to life African and African-American […]

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It’s time to sign up for the 2013 Citizens Academy

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini announced the scheduling of the 2013 Citizens Academy for county residents. The academy is a great way to learn the many facets of the Sheriff’s Office. The courses provided during the academy are presented by sheriff’s personnel who carry out the duties outlined in the course content: •Criminal investigations […]

No Comment / February 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

When poets speak, people listen

El Dorado Arts Council launches fourth season This winter El Dorado County high school students are among thousands across the state interpreting, memorizing and performing classical poetry for Poetry Out Loud, a competition run by the California Arts Council and launched by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. At stake are […]

No Comment / February 04, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Marshall Medical participates in Medicare initiative

PLACERVILLE — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Marshall Medical Center will be one of seven hospitals in California that will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new initiative, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, CMS will test how bundling payments for episodes of care can […]

No Comment / February 03, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dignity Health grants help thousands

Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom, left, presents grants checks to Tara Baltzley (Powerhouse Ministries), Brad Squires (Orangevale Food Bank) and Eric Fimbres (The Effort), left to right, at the Dignity Health Community Grants luncheon. Courtesy photo

• 28 local non-profits receive grants to help fund programs SACRAMENTO — Dignity Health, which operates the Mercy, Methodist and Woodland affiliate hospitals in the greater Sacramento region, has awarded $741,206 in grant funding to 28 non-profit organizations in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties. The grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will build capacity in the […]

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ORHS alumni invited to new tradition on the diamond

The Oak Ridge High School Baseball Program, in conjunction with the Oak Ridge High School Community Foundation, will start a new tradition this year — hosting an ORHS Alumni Baseball Game. All former players are invited to join in the excitement of reconnecting with former teammates and have fun as they once again round the […]

No Comment / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »