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Burn permits required on May 1

Residential burn permits will be required beginning Thursday, May 1. These permits are issued to the public free of charge, are valid for three years from the date of issuance and allows for the burning of dry vegetation (not household trash) that originates on the landowners property. Pick up your free residential burn permit at most  local staffed […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Handcar, quadripede racers ready to get pumping

Practice makes perfect — Tommy Hann, 4-year-old Kaiden Hann, Dan Stefani and Will Scott all of Folsom. left to right, test drive a handcar. The races start Saturday at 9 a.m. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

FOLSOM — The 23rd running of the Folsom Handcar Derby is set to take place May 3 & 4 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off on Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and quadripede events. […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Freeway to close for more blasting

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. Highway 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Broadway-themed gala to benefit Music Circus

SACRAMENTO — The Broadway Gala, California Musical Theatre’s annual fundraising dinner, takes place on Saturday, May 3, at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St. in Sacramento. Memorial Auditorium will be elegantly decorated for the evening with a New York Broadway theme. The event will benefit California Musical Theatre, the nonprofit organization that presents top quality theatrical […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Homeowners urged to maintain defensible space

SACRAMENTO — Cal Fire inspectors have begun conducting Defensible Space inspections throughout the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area in California. “Creating and maintaining defensible space is critical for the protection of homes,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Cal Firedirector. “It has never been more critical to strengthen our fire prevention efforts in light of […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado County agencies team up to combat fraud

Committing welfare fraud and avoiding prosecution in El Dorado County is difficult thanks to the diligence of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and District Attorney’s Office, who are working together to identify, investigate and prosecute cases. Last year alone, their administrative oversight and teamwork resulted in the referral of 200-plus cases […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Run For Courage race registration now open

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Registrants can participate in 5K and 10K races. Other race options include a 9.8 mile race and a kids’ fun run. Festivities kick-off at 7:15 a.m. with special speakers, events for the […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »