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WFED gives back in a big way

A record $70,500 was awarded to five nonprofits on the county’s western slope at the annual Women’s Fund El Dorado Grants Gala held May 4 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds; an estimated 250 people attended. The program began with WFED Chair Robyn Parker’s introduction of District 1 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, who presented a proclamation passed by […]

My Turn: Let’s talk budget

Counties throughout California are at various stages of preparing their fiscal year 2017-18 budgets. While each county has unique challenges based on economic and social demographics, many are similar. As subdivisions of the state, counties are required by law to perform certain state functions, many of which are underfunded. State legislators have given counties responsibility […]

ORHS’ first principal to be honored

A memorial bench honoring Oak Ridge High School founding principal Don Reynolds will be dedicated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, on the school’s cafeteria quad. Reynolds, who died July 24, 2016, was named by the El Dorado Union High School District Trustees to open the El Dorado Hills school in 1980. Hired initially in […]

My Turn: Leaving a legacy of light and love

Preaching an inspirational song of love, faith and courage, nationally acclaimed mental health speaker and activist Jordan Burnham recently came to Oak Ridge High School accompanied by a chorus of strength and motivation. His words touched the hearts of each listener on that miraculous afternoon. More than 100 students attended Jordan’s afternoon session and many […]

Holocaust survivor to share brave story

Sierra Jewish Academy, the adult education arm of the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Folsom, will host Marthe Cohn at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at the Cordova High Performance Arts Center in Rancho Cordova. Cohn will be sharing her story as a Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. Holocaust survivor Cohn was born in Metz, France in […]

Ask A Care Manager: Affording home care

Mrs. Jenkins is an active older adult in the community. She volunteers at the senior center, drives her neighbors to medical appointments and was her husband’s primary caregiver until his passing. Mrs. Jenkins is on a limited income, does not have long-term care insurance and recently suffered a stroke. In order for her to return […]

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