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Experience ‘Wild Nights & Holiday Lights’ at Folsom Zoo

Many thousands of colorful, environmentally friendly LED lights provide a beautiful backdrop for a unique family experience this holiday season at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. Wild Nights & Holidays Lights kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec.2, at the Zoo Sanctuary. Animal exhibits and pedestrian walkways will be ablaze with holiday lights. Visitors will […]

No Comment / November 19, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CHP dishing out a Thanksgiving crackdown

SACRAMENTO – It’s the time of year for turkey, all of the trimmings, desserts and celebrating with loved ones and friends. In keeping with its mission of saving lives, the California Highway Patrol reminds motorists the Thanksgiving holiday is also a maximum enforcement period. The CHP’s holiday enforcement effort begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 and continues through […]

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Volunteers workin’ on the railroad

Volunteers unload each carload of rocks into the gully in about 15 minutes. They then laid a 10-foot line of rocks in the gully. The rocks will prevent rushing water from cutting into the rail bed during heavy rain storms. Crew members, from left to right, are Bill Wilde, 47, Shingle Springs; Alex Wilde, 22, Cameron Park; Hank Stiles, Fairmount speeder operator, 62, Rancho Cordova; Keith Berry, EDWRF president and project manager, 62, El Dorado; and Jacob Karoly, 19, Diamond Springs. Photo by Steven Karoly

PLACERVILLE — Fifteen volunteers from two railway organizations recently joined forces to clear several tons of rock and dirt from the Tunnel No. 1 cut on the historic Placerville Branch rail line. In an era of austere government budgets, crews from the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation (EDWRF) and the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento […]

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills team shows compassion, love in the time of cholera

SAVING LIVES —€” Nurse Jill Gambetta, Dr. Dario Gambetta and Dr. Guy Guilfoy, left to right, tend to 12-year-old Jude, a severely ill patient whose serious condition brought to light the cholera outbreak in Haiti's northwest region. Photo by Nick Sharples

Rolling Hills Christian Church parishioners have seen poverty. But never like this. They’ve worked long hours. But never like this. People have touched their hearts. But never like this. One week in Haiti forever changed 60 volunteers who set out on one mission but, as God works in mysterious ways, something completely different happened. On […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hot tamale! Scouts launch tasty fundraiser

By Devin McDonald Scouts from El Dorado Hills Venturing Crew 454, a co-ed branch of the Boy Scouts of America, are selling delicious, fresh tamales to help raise funds to attend Philmont Scout Ranch this summer. Philmont, located in New Mexico, is a 137,000-acre Scout camp famous for its rugged mountain backpacking; it is considered […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD set to discuss assessment overcharge claims

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District was the subject of a recent newspaper article regarding assessments for the Wild Oaks Park Lighting and Landscape Assessment District wherein resident activist John Everett claimed the CSD overcharged residents. Upon request of the CSD board’s Administration and Finance committee, CSD finance office staff, assessment engineer, and legal counsel, have reviewed the formation […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge grad makes the grade at CHP academy

Officer Brian Guthrie

Brian Guthrie of Placerville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He was assigned to duty at the CHP’s Hayward area office. Cadet training included vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, apprehension and arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Training also included traffic control, report […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »