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Vehicles shine at Niello Concours

Standing next to this 1948 Tucker designed by Alex Tremulis is Steve Tremulis, the designer's nephew, at Sunday's Niello Concours at Serrano. Tuckers were powered by a 335 cubic-inch (5.5L), 166 hp Franklin flat six originally designed for aviation use. Tucker designed a liquid cooling system for the originally air cooled engine, which was located in the rear of the car. Photo by Larry Weitzman

From humble beginnings, the Niello Concours has grown up and features plenty of everything — pre-war classics from Packard, Lincoln and Cadillac, half a dozen or so 1950s and ’60s muscle cars, more than two dozen Ferraris from a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE to a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta and more than a dozen De […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

County’s water conservation falling short

For the third week in a row in September, El Dorado Irrigation District customer water conservation has fallen short of the 28 percent state-mandated target. EID officials ask that customers continue their efforts to conserve water wherever possible to ensure EID meets its mandated reduction requirement and end the season on a strong note. For ideas about how to cut […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

My Turn: Going back to school with ease

Fall has arrived and another school year is under way. Amid the excitement there’s often a little stress too, which can apply as much to parents as kids, especially in the case of families who need to keep their kids gluten-free. I remember when our son was diagnosed as having a gluten sensitivity. I was not surprised […]

Comments Off / September 27, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID planning for the future

The El Dorado Irrigation District’s long-term financial plan is designed to ensure there are adequate funds to make the necessary infrastructure investments to maintain safe and reliable service. We do this by striking a balance between funding infrastructure through current cash flow and the need to borrow funds for more costly projects. As our water […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

My Turn: Outstanding conservation and investing in community infrastructure

I want to start with a big “thank you” to our customers. There is a strong sense of community in the El Dorado Irrigation District’s service area and all of El Dorado County. Our community of ratepayers continues to step up in a strong way every week during this historic drought. For July and August — the […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Italian masterpieces have a big day in Folsom

Jim Rotan of El Dorado Hills poses with his original 1988 Alfa Romeo Graduate at the Italy on Wheels event las weekend. Next to the classic car is Rotan's wife's Vespa. Photo by Larry Weitzman

Italy on Wheels rolled into the Murer House Museum in Folsom on Sept. 12 for its fourth annual, all-Italian automobile, motorcycle, motor scooter and bicycle show. The automobiles filled the parking lot with the best in classic and modern Italian hardware, populated with enthusiasts from the area, including El Dorado County. The 12th was also the day of […]

Comments Off / September 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students invited to Run for the Gold

The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope hosts the El Dorado County Run for the Gold, open to El Dorado County students in first through eighth grade who wish to participate in a professionally chipped 1K, 2K or 5K race. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Union Mine […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »