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Crib notes: More bachelorettes should do the choosing

Julie Samrick

I’ve been a mostly consistent “The Bachelor” viewer during its 15 seasons. I was hooked when the second season couple, Aaron and Helene, got engaged during the finale. My romantic side bubbled as he swung her around in a tropical location after proposing to her and offering her the final rose. I sat in wonder, tuning […]

1 Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Law enforcement officers honored

HONORED — Chapter President Jim Young, Deputy William Turnbull, Capt. Andy Wishart and El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, left to right, celebrate at the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution event that awarded Turnbull a commendation medal. Courtesy photo

On Feb. 22 the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored two local heroes. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy William Turnbull and Placerville City Police Det. Ricky Brown received the Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal and Certificate at the chapters dinner meeting at the Denny’s Restaurant in […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Animal Services fees going up

El Dorado County Animal Services has not increased its fees in several years. Animal Services proposed a number of fee increases during a Feb. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing, where they were passed and will go into effect April 1. Not all of Animal Services fees were recommended for an increase, […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

RecycleBank whats and wherefores

You’ve heard it was coming. Now it’s here. State and local officials were out in force Saturday at Nugget Market to kick off RecycleBank, the innovative program that lets El Dorado Hills families turn their recycling into points redeemable at local stores and restaurants. RecycleBank is a joint effort between the El Dorado Hills Community […]

2 Comments / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Goat Man’ bank robber pleads guilty

A Sacramento man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing several banks throughout the region, including two in El Dorado County. John Raymond Porter, 43, the “Goat-Man Bandit,” pleaded guilty to serial bank robbery as part of a plea agreement with the Department of Justice. According to court documents, Porter pleaded guilty to nine bank robberies in total between 2008 […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Heritage Preservation League honors three

RAILROAD WORKERS DON'T RETIRE, THEY VOLUNTEER: Richard Hulbert was honored by the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom. He volunteers as chief mechanic and volunteer trainer for the Folsom El Dorado Sacramento Historic Railroad Association. Hulbert worked for Southern Pacific. Courtesy photo

Train expert Richard Hulbert, former Folsom Chamber of Commerce CEO Roger Zittel and the Baker family were honored for their contributions to preserving Folsom’s history at the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom’s meeting on Jan. 31. Richard Hulbert Hulbert received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in preserving local and regional railroad history […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about RecycleBank from your perspective?

John Skeel
El Dorado Hills
Commmunity Services District General Manager
"The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That's a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there's an incentive like this, then we'll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we're ahead of the game."

Asked at the RecycleBank kickoff party Debbie Manning, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO “From a local busienss perspective this will keep people who are already shopping local coming to our businesses, and encourage those who aren’t to get on in here. I mean, lok at this — 20 percent off any […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »