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Volunteer at river clean-up event

On Sept. 17 the American River Conservancy, El Dorado County and the Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts will host the third annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. Different river locations span Sacramento, El Dorado and Amador counties on the South Fork American River and North Fork Cosumnes River. Locations include Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Salmon Falls bridge […]

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El Dorado County Democrats hand out awards

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado County Democratic Central Committee has announced its’ 2011 volunteer award recipients to be presented at the third annual Kennedy-Roosevelt Dinner on Sept. 24 at the Forni Building located in the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The dinner will have hundreds of progressive individuals in attendance honoring this years recipients. The 2011 recipient of […]

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Staff Benda Bilili tour canceled

The American debut of Staff Benda Bilili — scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College — has fallen prey to the difficulties inherent in international travel. The entire North American tour, 16 cities in all, including New York and Los Angeles, has been canceled due to “bureaucratic red tape and […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Mittleman jury selected; trial set

Following several days of questioning, jurors were seated last week for the upcoming trial of an El Dorado Hills man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife last year. The 12-person jury for the first-degree murder trial of Steve Howard Mittelman will consist of six men and six women. The four-person alternate pool will feature two […]

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Gertsch defends HR manager

CSD Board President Guy Gertsch responded to local media allegations that Human Resources Director Tracey Lynn Lowry either hired or promoted friends, family members and even her own nanny. Lowry was the alleged whistleblower in the district’s charges against General Manager John Skeel, who’s in the process of being reinstated. Gertsch confirmed that Lowry’s husband […]

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People Talk: What’s your economic stimulus plan?

 

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Crib notes: How 9/11 changed my view of starting a family

Julie Samrick

I was a high school teacher on Sept. 11, 2001, not yet a mother. My husband and I had been married just over a year and we’d recently decided it was time to start a family. Like many hopeful couples we had it planned down to exactly what season I should conceive (OK maybe it […]

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