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Torah dedication ceremony, parade coming to Folsom

FOLSOM — It takes a specially trained scribe one year to write, by hand, a Torah Scroll — The Jewish Bible containing the sacred Five Books of Moses. So when it’s done, or nearly so, it is cause for a joyous communitywide celebration. On Sunday, April 6, beginning at noon, The Chabad Jewish Community Center […]

No Comment / March 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grow for it! Mulch magic

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Unless you are Punxatawney Phil and still in your underground hole, you have heard that California is in a drought. Precipitation this year has been minimal, and the water supply is anticipated to be limited. With such a water reality, does that mean you can’t garden? […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

My Turn: Civil Grand Jury 101

Amid much speculation of the highly publicized news that last year’s El Dorado County Civil Grand Jury (2012-2013) was disbanded before its term ended, the members of this year’s jury (2013-2014), now half way through our term, felt the time is right to provide insight into our progress, our goals and objectives and how the […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Lacrosse: Oak Ridge girls blast Palo Alto

By Jackson Long The Lady Trojans decimated their visitors from Palo Alto on the lacrosse field Friday night, scoring nonstop en route to an 18-3 victory. Oak Ridge sprung into offensive attack-mode and didn’t stop. A steal and score from Kayla Galet followed by three more goals gave the Trojans an early 4-0 lead before […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fifth-grader wins gold

El Dorado Hills fifth-grader Sharlene Duong shows off her medal after her first-place win in Las Vegas. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills fifth-grader Sharlene Duong recently won the Gold Medal in Sport Poomsae at the US Taekwondo Open held in Las Vegas, Nev., last month. The event is essentially an open invitation by the United States to all Taekwondo athletes from around  the world to come here and compete. The U.S. Taekwondo Open is […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Innovation vs. inanity

Four elected department heads are facing challengers in the June 3 primary and four are unopposed. However the election turns out, one thing remains constant for us. Elected department heads remain more responsive to the public, do a better job of adhering to their budgets and are leaders in innovation. For budgeting we particularly cite […]

2 Comments / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Cal Fire fee bills to arrive soon

By Joe Harn CPA, El Dorado County Auditor-Controller  The Cal Fire Fee bills are scheduled to be mailed to El Dorado County property owners this month. This bill should be addressed to the owner of record as of July 1, 2013. Below is pertinent information for those who receive a bill: The bill must be […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »