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Thanks for brightening my day

EDITOR: A heartfelt thank you to the El Dorado Hills Target store for their generosity to the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. My young person was the recipient of a $200 gift card. She was so appreciative and I had the privilege of watching her sunny countenance sparkle as we shopped throughout the store. You […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Oak Ridge wins sixth straight Toss-Up


By Scott Warden Mother Lode News correspondent After a thrilling victory over El Camino the night before the Oak Ridge Lady Trojan basketball team rolled into the finals of  the Trojan Toss-Up looking for a sixth straight title and seventh overall. “This was been a strong tournament with tough competition this year,” Oak Ridge coach […]

Comments Off / December 25, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Folsom football wins state championship

STATE CHAMPS Folsom celebrate in the pouring rain at the end of Saturday's grueling CIF State Championship game. Photo by Lee Gordon

By Lee Gordon Mother Lode News correspondent A steady barrage was interrupted by two feverish bursts Saturday in the Division II CIF State Football Championship. That’s not a rain reference. It was awful weather and awful field conditions at the Home Depot Center on the California State University Dominguez Hills campus, but anyone associated with […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

CSD offers Christmas tree recycling

The second weekend in January 2011, Christmas trees will be chipped at the El Dorado Hills Community Park during the hours and dates listed below. The park is located along El Dorado Hills Boulevard between Harvard Way and St. Andrews Drive. This two-day program is offered free of charge by the El Dorado Hills Community […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State Senate election set Jan. 4

Two candidates are competing to fill the late Sen. Dave Cox' seat. Ted Gaines is a Repulican; Ken Cooley is a Democrat.

The state Senate District 1 Special General Election will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Mail ballots have been mailed. Return them as soon as possible either by mailing or dropping off at the Drive-Up Ballot Box in front of Building C at 2850 Fair Lane Court in Placerville; just follow the signs; no postage […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Take caution on slick roads, Cal Fire urges

SACRAMENTO — With a major storm system upon California, the chilling winter months bring rain, fog, ice and other hazardous weather conditions that pave the way for a substantial increase in motor vehicle accidents. This winter season Cal Fire advises all drivers to take extra precaution while behind the wheel. Last year Cal Fire responded to more […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue school district launches Jr. Kindergarten

The Rescue Union School District invites all parents/guardians who reside within the Rescue Union School District boundaries and have students turning 5 between Dec. 2 and March 1, 2011, who would benefit from participation in a kindergarten readiness program prior to regular kindergarten, to contact the school district. If the offices are closed due to […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »