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My Turn: Dispelling the myth about firefighter compensation

Many organizations throughout California, and even the media, continue to attack firefighters in respect to their seemingly “lucrative” pay and benefits package. Unfortunately these groups often use deceptively limited data to attempt to prove their point and illicit emotion and anger from their constituents. These groups will run through the state reported compensation data and […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Taz swimmers sink Sharks; Champs next

Kelly Simkin, 12, held off a pool of Sharks to win Saturday's breaststroke event at the Cameron Park Community Center. Photo courtesy of Eric Boucher

Comments Off / July 18, 2016 | Posted in Gallery Posts | Read More »

Master Food Preservers: Safely preserving vegetables at home

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County There are two ways to safely preserve vegetables at home — pickling and pressure canning. Because vegetables are naturally low in acid they cannot be canned using a boiling water bath or steam canner unless they are acidified. Pickling your vegetables fulfills this requirement. If […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ask a care manger: Mental health awareness

Mental health awareness is a vital part of a healthy community.  Issues surrounding mental health are pervasive amongst all demographics and should not be overlooked as we age.  The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 20 percent of the aging population is struggling with some type of mental health disorder and these numbers are likely […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils host Folsom Sea Otters

Mason Buehler swims the breaststroke in the boy's 11/12s race Saturday. See Taz high-point earners on page A-6. Photo by Eric Boucher

Comments Off / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Gallery Posts | Read More »

Local team heads to national championship

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS-BOUND  — Bottom row from left: Emma Seymour, Courtney Freas, Lauren Helwig, Brooklyn McCracken, Kalena Holly. Top row from left: Coach AJ Utush, Maddie Papenfuss, Malia Darke, Robin Klos, Nicole Peoples, Kiera Utush, Janae DeFazio, Audrey Salvador, Kayla Garcia, Assistant Coach Phil Darke. Courtesy photo

The USA Stars U14 girls team took home the US Youth Soccer Region IV soccer championships in Boise, Idaho last month and will represent the West in Frisco, Texas July 26- 31 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships. “This is a really big deal,” said parent Becca Darke. “Think your local team going to the […]

Comments Off / July 10, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

‘Swan Lake’ lands at Harris Center

Dancers Emmanuelle L’Hermine, Morgan Allan and Elise Garr, left to right, will take the stage with the Pamela Hayes company for two ballet matinees July 23 and 24. Courtesy photo

Lisa Winton Special to Village Life One of the most magical and beloved ballets of all time, “Swan Lake (Act II),” comes to Harris Center for the Arts on July 23 and 24, highlighting local talent and the training of the Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre artistic director Pamela Hayes. This masterpiece of dance and […]

Comments Off / July 09, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »