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Folsom prepares for citywide water metering

Folsom residents will begin paying metered water rates by March 2013. Until recently, the city of Folsom has charged a flat rate for residential water use. Without meters, every home had been billed the same, no matter the neighborhood or the number of residents. The intent was to treat all city water service customers equally. […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Colver trial jury selection begins

Jury selection for the trial of suspected murderer Steven Paul Colver began Tuesday morning in Placerville’s Main Street Courthouse. Jury selection is expected to last two days, a court official told the Mountain Democrat. Colver, 21, is accused of helping his former girlfriend plan and execute the murder of her mother in 2009. Colver’s former […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Smoke-free policies adopted by some multi-unit housing

Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in homes, condominiums and apartment complexes remains a problem for many people, especially children and individuals with asthma or other chronic medical conditions. The El Dorado County Tobacco Use Prevention Program provides information and resources for community members and property owners/managers of multi-unit housing complexes on ways to effectively manage secondhand […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bring your treasures for antique evaluations

VOLUNTEER APPRAISER Gary Cox takes a look at a piece brought in on Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — On Saturday, May 21, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification at Treasures From Grandma’s Trunk: Antique Evaluations on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their antiques and collectibles. Appraisers […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden?

Bill Vandegrift, El Dorado Hills “I’m thrilled. What a great day for this country. I’m especially thankful for the 9/11 victims and their families.”

  Bill Vandegrift, El Dorado Hills “I’m thrilled. What a great day for this country. I’€™m especially thankful for the 9/11 victims and their families.” Charles Puckett, Orange County “€œIt’€™s great for the country. The prior generation had Pearl Harbor and VJ Day. We had 9/11 and today. It’€™s amazing to me that he avoided […]

No Comment / May 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t forget your burn permits — May 1

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reminds everyone that dooryard burn permits are required starting Sunday, May 1. These permits are issued to the public free of charge, are valid for three years from the date of issuance and allows for the burning of dry vegetation […]

No Comment / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Golden Hills School supports animal rescue, tsunami victims

We’ve all seen the “Think Globally, Act Locally” bumper sticker around town, but it’s more than a slogan for a local school. Golden Hills School, a non-profit school in El Dorado Hills, is holding its annual auction this month, but they’re doing more than raising money for themselves. They’re raising money for a local animal […]

No Comment / April 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »