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Jeff Warshaw leaves Marina, search for new principal on

The 800 students and staff at Marina Village Middle School call themselves ohana, the Hawaiian word for family. But the Mustangs family has lost its leader; principal Jeff Warshaw announced July 15 he’d be leaving his post after six years to return to his native Southern California. Warshaw started his new job as principal in […]

No Comment / August 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Group donates pet oxygen masks to Folsom

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FOLSOM — Folsom firefighters now have a tool that could save a pet’s life in the event of a home fire – specially designed pet oxygen masks.  The masks allow firefighters to give oxygen to pets suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires. The pet masks were donated by Invisible Fence of California […]

No Comment / July 31, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Special kitten adoption event Aug. 4

In response to an especially busy kitten season, El Dorado County animal groups are joining together to host a special kitten adoption event for the community. During the event, all kittens will be available for adoption for half-price (only $40). The event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

No Comment / July 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Jacob Starr brings Japanese customs home

When Jacob Starr enters a home he instinctively takes off his shoes. He also can’t seem to stop bowing and don’t get him started on his frustrations that local cable companies don’t carry many amine programs. Though unusual in America, this behavior is perfectly normal in Japan where Starr, 19, spent the last nine months […]

No Comment / July 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Broken gas line sparks Serrano fire

A contractor working on Gresham Drive Friday morning broke a half-inch gas line, resulting in a fire that burned a tractor and the home’s front lawn The fire was originally reported as a machinery fire at 10:19 a.m., said El Dorado Hills Fire Battalion Chief Mike Lilienthal. When fire crews arrived, the encountered “thick, black smoke” […]

No Comment / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scouts skate, raft and zip at Jamboree

By Jacob Bassett On the bus ride to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the scouts from El Dorado County got very excited. Before we arrived at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia we had to go through a long line of buses trying to check in. It was a very long wait, but necessary […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Boy drowns in Jenkinson Lake

A 6-year-old boy drowned July 21 in Jenkinson Lake in Sly Park. At about 4 p.m., El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies, sheriff’s marine units, U.S. Forest rangers, a USFS canine unit, local fire departments and a CHP helicopter responded to a report of a missing child in the Bumpy Meadows picnic area, a press release […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »