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Retain Joe Harn as auditor

Whether it’s $150 haircuts for welfare recipients or secret pay raises for some favored appointed department head, we have always counted on El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn to bring these government misdeeds to light. When Supervisor Charlie Paine disappeared from office, moving to Costa Rica with his girlfriend, Harn stopped his automatic check deposit […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Two Trojans headed to national speech & debate competition

Sanjay Raavi, left, and Shaheryar Ajmal debated their way to the national speech and debate championship this June. The Oak Ridge Students will head to Kansas to face the competition. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi have won a bid to the National Speech & Debate Association’s national championship tournament to be held in Kansas City, Kan., this June. Students from 105 districts around the country will compete, representing all 50 states. This will be Shaheryar’s second national tournament. Competition for the local […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hoffman for judge

T here are two candidates for Superior Court Judge, Office 5. One is a court commissioner, primarily in South Lake Tahoe and apparently performing that function well. The other is attorney Joe Hoffman, 44, who in 2012 came very close to unseating a recently appointed judge. We endorsed Joe Hoffman then and we endorse Joe […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ashworth best for judge, Office 1

Having interviewed all three candidates for Superior Court Office 1, we are confident any one of them would make a good judge. But for the person who would make the best judge, we recommend Vicki Ashworth. Mrs. Ashworth, a deputy district attorney with 16 years experience as a prosecutor, handles a couple hundred cases at […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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? […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

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