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Get free mental health first aid training

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Mental Health Division is offering an important community training series for members of the public entitled “Mental Health First Aid.”  The free, interactive training will arm the public with skills to help identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.   […]

No Comment / March 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Women adjust to Folsom Prison

Dorm B at Folsom Prison houses 201 female inmates, who are currently helping set up Dorm A, which will take another 202. Photo by Julie Samrick

For the first time in nearly 90 years Folsom Prison has a female inmate population. The women moved into the new Folsom Women’s Facility in January. More than 151 female inmates have been transferred to FWF, with more arriving every week. Prison officials expect to be at capacity of 403 by late summer. The women […]

1 Comment / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blanket making event benefits the elderly

Hands4Hope volunteers make blankets in Oak Ridge's cafeteria. The warm and cozy fleece throws will be donated to local seniors. Photo by Samita Dutta

Sleeping in on a Sunday morning? Not for Hands4Hope youth volunteers. Students, kindergarteners to high school seniors, spent Sunday morning tying blankets and setting up care packages for seniors at the Twin Lakes Food Bank. “I’ve always wanted to do an event that benefits the elderly .. .and I decided to put on this blanket […]

No Comment / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Parisian film crew documents local fight against sex trafficking

Vicki Zito, whose daughter was a sex-trafficking victim, talks with the French film crew that came to El Dorado Hills last month. Photo courtesy of RJ Ruby Productions

On Valentine’s Day a French film crew from CANAL+ in Paris came to El Dorado Hills to document the profound impact Run For Courage is having on community awareness and education concerning sex trafficking. Executive Director Ashlie Bryant and Director of Beneficiary Programs Vicki Zito met with the crew to tell the Run For Courage […]

No Comment / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scouts lend a hand at dog park

EDDOG close to reaching funding goal With a little more help needed, soon Fido and Fifi will sniff and run free in the half-acre, off-leash dog park currently under construction at Hacienda Park in Cameron Park. “EDDOG is approximately $5,000 away from the $45,000 needed to build out Hacienda Park,” said El Dorado Dog owners […]

No Comment / February 28, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Oak Meadow students “Meet the Masters”

Fourth-grader Haley Kay, 10, displys her textured plate that was first impressed with leaves, then fired in Oak Meado Elementary's kiln. Photo by Julie Samrick

Oak Meadow Elementary held its third annual Art Walk in its multipurpose room last Thursday evening. The fundraiser for the school’s popular “Meet the Masters” art program was also an opportunity for parents and students to browse the hundreds of pieces of student artwork on display. Led entirely by approximately 50 parent volunteers known as […]

No Comment / February 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gaines’ watch taxpayer backs

Ted and Beth Gaines were in El Dorado Hills last week to update the Tea Party Patriots on what they’re doing in Sacramento to protect taxpayers. Both were elected in 2011, Beth to the reconfigured Assembly District 6, which now contains El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park, plus portions of Placer and Sacramento counties, Ted […]

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