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Diner in disguise: You’ve got to try Bubba’s burgers


Part of the fun in doing a monthly restaurant review is the hunt. I try to focus on locally owned, “ma and pa” type establishments because, in my humble opinion, in an increasingly homogenized world communities like Cameron Park/Shingle Springs that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character help not only the local economy but […]

Comments Off / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Commentary | Read More »

Oak Ridge musicians make prestigious symphony

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STUDENT MUSICIANS Stephen Bailey, left, trumpet, and junior Jacob Wellman, bassoon, were accepted to the All-State (Fresno) and National Honor Bands (Indianapolis) this year. More than 1,500 students auditioned for a spot in one of the orchestras. Both Bailey and Wellman made the top-caliber wind symphony Feb. 19 in Fresno, playing under the direction of University […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Jazz After Dark’ kicks off Saturday

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College kicks off its “Jazz After Dark” series at 10 p.m. Saturday with performances by the Afro-Cuban Funk Band and Urban Jazz Project, with special guests the MOSAIC Dance Company. Music lovers are encouraged to come out and experience great live jazz in the late-night club atmosphere of Three Stages’ City […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Vision Coalition picks up new strategies to prevent substance abuse

Washington, D.C. — Health advocates from El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition joined 2,800 substance abuse prevention leaders from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions (CADCA) of America’s 21st annual National Leadership Forum. The forum is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 100 training courses […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tea Party Patriots in El Dorado Hills hear Assembly candidates

By Moses Breuer Last Wednesday night six of eight candidates running for the state’s 4th Assembly District seat took the chance to introduce themselves at a Tea Party Patriots meeting at the Holiday Inn in El Dorado Hill’s Town Center. The election to fill the seat vacated by now Sen. Ted Gaines is scheduled for […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sierra Wildlife Rescue has long list of March classes

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will continue its spring classes for rehabbers and the general public in March. Classes scheduled are: Basic First Aid for Song Birds, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Rehabbing Fawns, March 10, 7 to 9 p.m.; Rehabbing Rabbits, March 12, 1 to 3 p.m.; and Introduction to Local Wildlife (repeat), March […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Snow surprises Realtor and El Dorado Hills residents

Snow dusts the eastern edge of El Dorado Hills Saturday morning. Photo by Michael Alumbaugh

By Mike Alumbaugh Realtor I was on my way over to unlock a house for a pest inspector a little before 8 a.m. Saturday morning. As I drove up Wilson Boulevard I was still half a sleep I think. It was cold out, another gray and gloomy February morning. I was thinking of a local […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »