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Celebrated canine deputy dies

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department lost one of its four-legged members on March 20. Asko died from unexpected natural causes. Asko joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2006 when he started his law enforcement training with partner Deputy Jeffrey Tucker. Canines and their handlers become a very close team as they live together and work together […]

No Comment / April 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tdap vaccine required for incoming seventh-graders

Parents of children entering seventh grade this fall can be ahead of the game by getting their pre-teen vaccinated now with the pertussis vaccine booster dose, also known as Tdap. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, and for all future school years, California law requires incoming seventh-grade students in public and private schools to show proof […]

No Comment / April 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park, EDH Soroptimists offer grants

Applications are now available for local non-profit and charitable organizations to apply to Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills for a 2012 financial grant. This annual program, SICP/EDH’s major community service project, offers direct support for specific projects. Applications are available from Pam Greever at PO Box 1193, Shingle Springs 95682, or e-mail […]

No Comment / March 30, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Community Action Council member sought

The El Dorado County Community Action Council currently has one vacancy. The vacancy is to fill one Low-Income Sector membership. The Community Action Council is seeking an individual or agency to represent the interests and concerns of low-income individuals/families residing in El Dorado County. The purpose of the El Dorado County Community Action Council is […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

‘Killer Joe’ hits the funny bone

The "Killer Joe" cast will keep you laughing. Rear, left to right: Wade Lucas and Shannon Mahoney; front, left to right: Kat Wolinski, Justin Muñoz and Rick Eldredge. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre goes full throttle with its 2012 season on Friday, April 13, with the opening of “Killer Joe ”by Tracy Letts. This hard-hitting show is the first play written by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “August: Osage County” and the well-loved “Superior Donuts.” The Smith family gets more than it bargained for […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Marshall’s cancer program retains accreditation

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Marshall Medical Center. This marks the third re-accreditation of the program by the commission. A facility receives a three-year accreditation with commendation following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Vision Coalition addresses pedestrian safety

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition received a $5,000 grant from California Department of Public Health and California Office of Traffic Safety to address the problem of pedestrian safety in El Dorado Hills. Every hour one pedestrian is injured or killed in California. Pedestrians accounted for nearly one out of five deaths in traffic collisions […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »