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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 »

Plane flips at Cameron Airpark

Robert Petersen was having a great day flying his classic, fully restored 1954 Cessna 180 until landing at his home airport in Cameron Park on May 21. Being a tail dragger, Cessna 180s, as with all conventional gear airplanes, can be tricky on landing. Petersen said it was a perfect three-point landing until a gust […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Bruins, Trojans crown six DRL champs

EL DORADO HILLS — A combined 32 varsity athletes fom Oak Ridge and Ponderosa punched their tickets to Wendesday’s and Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I meet at Elk Grove High after qualifying performances at last week’s Delta River League Championships at the Trojans’ track. The top four in each event advanced as did those meeting/surpassing […]

Comments Off / May 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

C.L. Raffety for Treasurer-Tax Collector

Sometimes, in choosing a political candidate to vote for, it’s really as simple as voting for the one most qualified for the position. In the race for Treasurer-Tax Collector, it is obvious that it is C.L. Raffety. In the position since 1985, Raffety obviously has the experience necessary for the job. In her first term, […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Grow For It! Fragrant flowering plants

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Fragrant flowers add so much to the garden. Before planting any plant, consider the plant’s needs in terms of irrigation, soil nutrients, sun, air and space. Find that spot in the yard and the plant will most likely thrive. A summertime favorite is the gardenia; it likes […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »