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Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The IRS, on June 10, 2014, released a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” intended to better communicate to taxpayers their existing statutory and administrative protections. Modeled after the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights and a document of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the 10 broad provisions were announced at a news conference at IRS […]

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

Local grads receive athletic scholarships

Trent Buenzli

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section awarded $35,600 in scholarships last month to the 51 winners of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Two local athletes, Oak Ridge’s Trent Buenzli and El Dorado’s Michael Weston, each received $600. The award, named after […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Saturday’s points race to benefit Boys and Girls Club

PLACERVILLE — After a week off for a special event, the excitement of Weekly Points Racing resumes this Saturday night in the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season at Placerville Speedway. Four divisions will be on the menu this week in an action packed event that will benefit one of the area’s well known charitable organizations, the Boys and […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Madeline’s story: Volunteer’s life changed with Mexico experience

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Rolling Hills Christian Church sent its largest-ever mission team to Antochistas, Mexico, right outside of Tijuana earlier this year; 200 kids and 58 adults built eight homes and a church campus. Volunteers also hosted Vacation Bible School and a soccer tournament. Madeline Lenz, 17, was one of those lucky volunteers whose life has forever changed thanks to this experience. The El […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

H4H Food Blitz a success

Tanner Hughes, Aretha Zhu and Elle Quinn, left to right, stand in front of Walmart Folsom asking incoming shoppers if they would like to dinate to Hands4Hope's Spring Food Blitz. Courtesy photo

On May 17, Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference hosted its semi-annual Food Blitz for the Hungry to fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. Youth and adult volunteers manned the tables in front of select grocery stores, from Folsom up to Placerville, including Sam’s […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

My turn: Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

About 60 percent of all developed water sources come from the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the form of snowmelt and rain runoff. The world’s largest fresh water reservoir (in the form of snow pack) is right here in California. Snow melt finds its way through mountain streams, tributaries and large river systems eventually making […]

Comments Off / May 29, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Grow for it! Ode to dads

Sarah Preiss-Farzanegan, M.D. Master Gardener of El Dorado County As Father’s Day 2014 approaches, I feel a sliver of anxiety at the thought of picking out yet another gift for my dad. What is the best way to show my love and appreciation for the man who taught me how to drive, how to get […]

Comments Off / May 29, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »