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My Turn: Blue lives matter

A handful of California families will find it hard to celebrate the holidays this year because they lost their fathers and brothers to senseless violence. On Oct. 19 Modoc County sheriff’s deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a disturbance call and was shot and killed in the line of duty. He was only 31. On Oct. […]

No Comment / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Academics are stunned by Trump’s win … and that’s a bad thing

A friend of mine recently told me about a troubling experience his daughter had at a California community college. She had to endure a political rant from one of her professors, who compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and claimed Trump’s election was worse than 9/11. I wasn’t a diehard Trump supporter. For me, the […]

1 Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Italy on Wheels, five years old and growing

Dave Lommori of Shingle Springs stands next to his De Tomaso Pantera, which was on display at the Italy on Wheels event in Folsom earlier this month. Photo by Larry Weitzman

Local Italian vehicle show Italy on Wheels, an annual charitable event at the Murer House Museum in Folsom and free to the public, has grown in substance and character. More than 500 visitors under gorgeous November skies recently enjoyed an Italian eclectic treat of automobiles, motorcycles, motor scooters and even bicycles plus Italian food and drink […]

No Comment / November 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Operation School Bell keeps kids warm

Assistance League volunteers Sue Grass, Carolyn Bray and Mary Jane Witte, left to right, get ready to help children shop for warm clothes during a recent Operation School Bell event at the El Dorado Hills Target. Courtesy photo

On a recent, brisk Saturday morning, 80 students shopped for warm, comfortable, school-appropriate clothing at the El Dorado Hills Target courtesy of Operation School Bell — a program made possible by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. One grandmother brought both of her elementary school-aged grandchildren, who were able to choose coats for the upcoming winter season. […]

No Comment / November 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Committee gives big to veterans

More than $51,000 has been allocated for distribution to local veterans’ causes by the Serrano Salute to Valor committee. The third Serrano Salute to Valor golf tournament was hosted by members of the Serrano Country Club in September for the benefit of local veterans and their families. “Salute to Valor is now the largest, non-governmental source of […]

1 Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge Junior Trojans sent two teams to finals

The Oak Ridge Junior Trojans (ORJT) had the honor of hosting the Sierra Athletic Conference (SAC) Championship games on Saturday Nov. 12 at Oak Ridge High School. Two teams from ORJT made it to the championships: the Mighty Mite (7-8 year-olds) and Junior Pee Wee (9-10 year-olds). The Mighty Mite team finished the season with […]

No Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Message from EID: Infrastructure and the CIP, understanding the cost

As 2016 comes to a close the El Dorado Irrigation District continues on a strong path guided by a solid financial plan and sustainable capital improvement program. On Oct 24 the EID Board of Directors approved a 2017–21 capital improvement program that chips steadily away at the many projects necessary to keep EID’s facilities in good condition so […]

No Comment / November 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »