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Our turn: El Dorado County on the move to drive innovation

We ask the public to join the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in our commitment to create a renaissance regarding the county’s reputation. For starters, Terri Daly has been working at our direction for almost four years and we want you to know that we support our chief administrative officer (CAO) who is working […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Artist Dodrill featured on Folsom artwalk

"Solitude" by Marjorie Dodrill

El Dorado County artist Marjorie Dodrill will be the featured artist at American Visions Art Gallery July 12, during the Saturday night Sutter Street Artwalk with businesses open for the evening. The gallery is in the heart of historic Folsom at 705 Sutter St. Meet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Dodrill does oil, acrylic and watercolor […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Your own vegetable Garden of Eden: companion planting

By Betty Hensley UCCE Master Gardener of Tuolumne County Just as there are many wonderful benefits to finding that right companion in life, there is also something special and fascinating about companion planting. According to the Cornell University Gardening Resources Ecogardening factsheet No. 10, Companion Planting: “Plants are very active in ways that are not so […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

My turn: EDC’s problems are with its CAO

Something is terribly wrong in El Dorado County. A survey of county employees and the latest grand jury report point to dysfunction that is startling. While it isn’t always a boss’ fault, it is her responsibility to fix the problems. And when the boss is the problem, it’s time for her to go. But the […]

Comments Off / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Dine out for cancer victim

Deborah Hogue Howes is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. Support her and her family at a July 1 fundraiser at The Purple Place. Courtesy photo

The Purple Place Bar & Grill in El Dorado Hills will host a fundraiser for Deborah Hogue Howes, who is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. She is an El Dorado Hills mom of two young girls at Lakeview Elementary School and a son at Oak Ridge High School. Howes was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer […]

1 Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Late but not forgotten: Gary Klopfenstein earns the Silver Star

Silver Star recipient Gary Klopfenstein, holding his flight helmet, recenlty received the award earned 45 years ago when his actions saved lives in Vietnam. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Assault-helicopter pilot Gary Klopfenstein flew so many missions in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, he lost count. Highly trained, the pilot kept himself and his flight crews alive with proper planning and by-the-book execution. That, he knew, would raise the odds of a good outcome in a war that seemingly had no end and, […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Former Trojan now a Marlin

Oak Ridge alum Kyle Porter will pitch for the Marlins. File photo

Former Oak Ridge High and Cal pitcher Kyle Porter was selected by the Miami Marlins in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft in the 31st round. This past season for the Bears, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Porter went 6-5 with a 3.01 ERA. During his years at Cal, he picked up a combined 15 wins with a 3.04 […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »