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My Turn: Chipping away at criminal grand jury authority

Last year the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 227, which barred the use of grand juries in police deadly force cases. SB 227 was passed in large part based on the false narrative regarding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The narrative came down to this: Michael Brown was murdered while holding up […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Grants Gala highlights nonprofits

Six West Slope nonprofits will receive $60,000 in grants from Women’s Fund El Dorado at its annual Grants Gala, set for June 3 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The recipient 501(c)(3) organizations were selected by the WFED membership through voting. Reflecting a change in the granting process this year, three Community Focus […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ron Short a good and faithful servant

Pastor Ron Short is retiring after serving the parishioners of Lakehills Covenant Church for many years. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Chaplain Sunday Pearson Lakehills Covenant Church Authentic leadership in ministry is about servant leadership and few have demonstrated that better than Pastor Ronald F. Short or “coach” as the Oak Ridge High School football team called him. Pastor Ron was the catalyst behind the vision 23 years ago to plant what is now Lakehills Covenant […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Memorial Day event honors and raises funds

The sixth annual Aerojet Rocketdyne Wounded Veteran Run fundraiser to benefit local injured veterans through the national and local veteran-support organizations, will be held on Memorial Day, May 30. This year’s event features exciting new courses for the 3K/5K/10K run/walk events at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom along with a fun run for […]

Comments Off / May 24, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

My Turn: Everyone needs access to modern emergency communications

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief David Roberts As a fire chief, “record-setting” years are not something I look forward to. But as of June last year fire conditions in California were already the “worst on record.” By year’s end the 2015 wildfire season was the costliest in U.S. history since 1960, with more than $1.7 billion […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Iconic rock photographer Ethan Russell comes to Harris Center

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Rebecca Murphy Anyone who might want to revisit the blossoming age of rock and roll will want to see Ethan Russell’s Best Seat in the House coming to the Harris Center’s main stage May 20. The show will feature approximately 400 photographs of the icons of the era, along with music and the stories surrounding […]

Comments Off / May 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tour d’art: Artists open studio doors this weekend

Suzanne Haydu shows some of her paintings that will be available for purchase during the El Dorado Hills Arts Association Spring Art Studio Tour. Photo by Laurie Edwards.

Sherri Bergmann The El Dorado Hills Arts Association is presenting its annual Spring Art Studio Tour open house May 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This weekend-long, free event is more than an open house, but rather open houses, spread from Folsom across the foothills to Shingle Springs as 21 artists’ studios will open […]

1 Comment / May 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »