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Unintended consequences

There are three complicated growth measures, M, N and O on the Nov. 4 ballot; each would amend the El Dorado County General Plan. State planning law requires every county to adopt and maintain a blueprint for development throughout the county: a general plan. This general plan is the county’s basic planning document and is […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior news: October 2014

Many to thank for Oktoberfest It takes lots of volunteers to pull off a party with more than 200 people in attendance! The Senior’s Oktoberfest Luncheon was just a fantastic event. The Senior Center’s Senior Council works very hard to put on these events for us. Thanks to those of you who worked in the kitchen, […]

Comments Off / October 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Women’s fund celebrates another successful year

Maureen Carter, outgoing chair, left, is congratulated by Cathy Bean, current vice chair who will serve as WFED chair in 2015. Courtesy photo

By Jamie Hartshorn El Dorado County “has plenty of positive news to share” when it comes to charitable giving, noted philanthropist and publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson told a sold-out audience at the recent Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual celebration dinner. The festive event at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville was attended by nearly 300 women and […]

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

Folsom Wahoos hit the pool

The Folsom Wahoos celebrate at their first swim meet earlier this month. Courtesy photo

By Jennifer Ostrode Oct. 3-5 the new competitive Folsom Wahoos Swim Team burst onto the local swim scene. The Folsom Wahoos are the newest year-round, USA Swimming certified, age group competitive swim team to hit the waters.  The swimmers showcased their talents at one of the Sacramento area’s largest invitational swim meets at the Roseville Aquatics Center. The Spook-Tacular […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Options for aging in place

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas live independently within their home. Recently, Mr. Thomas was diagnosed with dementia. He is forgetting to eat, has become unable to go to the bathroom without assistance and is no longer sleeping through the night. Mrs. Thomas is exhausted and can no longer leave her home to run errands because her husband […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Eagle Scout Jordan Lee gives back to Oak Meadow

Eagle Scout Jordan Lee

By Dana Lee Becoming an Eagle Scout for any boy is not an easy task, but for Jordan Lee, 17, it was even more of a challenge because Jordan has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism that has been more understood recently in the medical field and has been identified as a disability in 1995 […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Swing for the Cure champs

Gold '01 champs are, front row left to right: Bailey Pfeiler, Cami Lee, Adreanna Killingsworth, Sam Giordanengo, Sky Linnane, Reagan Hunt; middle row left to right: Coach Gigi Jimenez, Sydney Littles, Mia Perez, Faith Matis, Ashley Jarman, Haley Orchard, Giana Hays, Leah Polson; and back row left to right: Coaches Chris Matis, Alan Orchard and Johnny Polson. Courtesy photo

Foothill Gold ’01 14U Girls Fastpitch Softball team took the ASA Swing For the Cure championship trophy home to El Dorado Hills the weekend of Oct. 4 & 5. The team battled hard en route to a 6-1 tournament record, including a 4-0 record on Sunday. The girls outscored their opponents 61-12, including a 8-0 victory against the previously unbeaten Nor Cal Dirt Dogs. […]

Comments Off / October 07, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »