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Apassionato arts fundraiser this Saturday

The El Dorado Arts Council will host its annual fundraising event — Apassionato – A Toast to the Arts — from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Manzanita Kitchen in Diamond Springs. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds will go toward funding community art programs as well as funding arts in education. […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Senior News: September 2014

It is time for Oktoberfest! It is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner! And you know what that means … it’s time for our annual Oktoberfest Luncheon! We hope you can join us at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, on Friday, Oct. 10. The doors open […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Small businesses deserve more

President Obama marked the recent conclusion of open enrollment in the federal healthcare law’s insurance exchanges with a celebration at the White House. The administration exceeded its goal of signing 7 million Americans up for insurance coverage. Many small business owners are in a less festive mood. They’re dealing with burdensome new rules, taxes, and […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH artist shows off talent in SI for Kids

Tyler Silva's drawing of 49er Frank Gore was recently published in Sports Illustrated for Kids. Courtesy photo

Young El Dorado Hills artist Tyler Silva scored a touchdown with his drawing of San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore, earning a coveted spot in September’s Sports Illustrated for Kids. “I submitted the picture toward the end of last football season and after a few months we thought that they chose not to use it,” […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge loses to Reed

Defensively Friday, Oak Ridge was challenged to find any rhythm on offense, while on the defensive side of the ball it was faced with containing the punishing rushing attack of visiting Reed High from Sparks, Nev. “We went into this game knowing that Reed is a top Nevada team who looks to dominate at the line of […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Italy on Wheels a hidden gem

As reliable as an anvil — After 11 years of ownership, Bob Wheatley still loves his classic 1993 Alfa Romeo 2.0L Spider Veloce. Wheatley says the totally stock engine makes about 125 hp and has been virtually bullet proof (along with the car) for 139,000 miles. He uses it as a daily driver at times and the entire car is completely original and in great shape, inside and out. Photo by Larry Weitzman

FOLSOM — The Mountain Democrat’s own Ken Deibert perhaps said it best when he described the third annual Italy on Wheels car, motorcycle, scooter and bicycle show at the Murer House Museum in Folsom as a “hidden gem.” An estimated 300-400 people of all ages filled the parking lot and park along with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, […]

Comments Off / September 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: William Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school,” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings. After completing the course as qualified paratroopers, cadets return […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »