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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 »

Church celebrates the ‘true’ 12 days of Christmas

St. Stephen's Church invites everyone to worship. Comstock image

Take this quiz: On Dec. 26 the Christmas tree is down and ready for recycling? The 12 days of Christmas were the 12 last shopping days before Christmas? The stores have finally stopped playing the endless loops of Christmas music? All that’s left of Christmas is the stack of bills? If your answer was “yes” […]

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

Blue Shield gives employees healthy options

A Blue Shield employee makes a healthy vending machine selection. The El Dorado Hills office received the new machine Friday, Dec. 10.Courtesy photo

On Friday not-for-profit health plan Blue Shield of California unveiled its newest addition to the El Dorado Hills facility — a healthy vending machine. The vending machine “2bu” is part of Blue Shield’s wellness efforts and will contain locally grown and sustainable items, including dried mangos, dried roasted Edamame and more. The LCD screen on the […]

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

Knitters team up to help foster youth

Nearly 20 volunteers from United Way’s Women in Philanthropy wrap gifts and stuff stockings for foster children in Sacramento County’s Gifts From The Heart program, as well as emancipated foster youth. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Seventy-five women donated 66 stockings and more than 140 gifts through United Way’s Women in Philanthropy so 116 local foster youth, and those emancipated, would have holiday wishes fulfilled. Fifty foster youth in Sacramento County’s Gifts From The Heart program received the holiday gifts they requested, and 66 emancipated foster youth at Linkage […]

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

Zanon sentenced to death; CHP officer’s mom says, ‘I’m finally taking a breath’

DAVID ZANON sits with his attorneys at the sentencing hearing. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Three years after he struck and killed California Highway Patrol officer Douglas “Scott” Russell, David Charles Zanon was sentenced to death Monday morning by El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner. The sentencing came three months after jurors recommended Zanon, 41, be put to death for his first-degree murder conviction. Several uniformed CHP officers […]

No Comment / December 13, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »