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Backroads: Chicago edition


Seasons greetings from the heartland. My father died two years ago, a couple days before Christmas. Since then I’ve been spending more time here in suburban Chicago with my mom. I’ve just dropped my wife at Midway Airport on what will soon become a beautiful, Chicago day-after-Christmas. I’ll return home later in the week. As […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Supervisors adjust Serrano bond language

The latest chapter in the Serrano Mello Roos refund novella unfolded during the Dec. 14 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting with a decision to make the reserve available only for Serrano infrastructure or, more likely, to either pay off the bond early or reduce future payments. But the plan hinges on Serrano’s next […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD offers Christmas tree recycling

The second weekend in January 2011, Christmas trees will be chipped at the El Dorado Hills Community Park during the hours and dates listed below. The park is located along El Dorado Hills Boulevard between Harvard Way and St. Andrews Drive. This two-day program is offered free of charge by the El Dorado Hills Community […]

No Comment / December 17, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State Senate election set Jan. 4

Two candidates are competing to fill the late Sen. Dave Cox' seat. Ted Gaines is a Repulican; Ken Cooley is a Democrat.

The state Senate District 1 Special General Election will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Mail ballots have been mailed. Return them as soon as possible either by mailing or dropping off at the Drive-Up Ballot Box in front of Building C at 2850 Fair Lane Court in Placerville; just follow the signs; no postage […]

No Comment / December 17, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Take caution on slick roads, Cal Fire urges

SACRAMENTO — With a major storm system upon California, the chilling winter months bring rain, fog, ice and other hazardous weather conditions that pave the way for a substantial increase in motor vehicle accidents. This winter season Cal Fire advises all drivers to take extra precaution while behind the wheel. Last year Cal Fire responded to more […]

No Comment / December 17, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue school district launches Jr. Kindergarten

The Rescue Union School District invites all parents/guardians who reside within the Rescue Union School District boundaries and have students turning 5 between Dec. 2 and March 1, 2011, who would benefit from participation in a kindergarten readiness program prior to regular kindergarten, to contact the school district. If the offices are closed due to […]

No Comment / December 17, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Morin named Folsom mayor; Sheldon now vice mayor

Mayor Andy Morin

The Folsom City Council elected Andy Morin as mayor and Ernie Sheldon as vice mayor during a Dec. 13 council meeting. They will serve one year terms effective immediately. Morin has served on the City Council since 2002. He served two previous terms as mayor in 2006 and 2007, and as vice mayor in 2005 […]

No Comment / December 14, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »