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Hold ’Em for Habitat fundraiser on Oct. 22

El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its Fourth Annual Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament at Town Center in El Dorado Hills on Saturday, Oct 22. New this year, Habitat is adding a Casino Night along with the poker tournament.  Attendees will also enjoy great food, silent auction, raffle prizes, music, best pirate costume […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crib notes: The chance to dream

Julie Samrick

Did you know Steve Jobs did not allow his three children to watch television? It is ironic that the creator of so many technological inventions was also an advocate of unplugging. He believed that only when we literally and figuratively quiet the outside world would we realize the distinct paths we should take. “Do not […]

2 Comments / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Embezzler gets 14 months in prison

A former El Dorado Hills woman who pleaded guilty to embezzlement earlier this year was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in prison. On June 21 Shalena P. Leggett, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud after embezzling more than $450,000 while working as a bookkeeper for a Sacramento-based real estate firm. Leggett then attempted to hide the […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Taste olive oil; help the homeless

In July 2010 the Community Resource Center opened its doors at 1864 Broadway in Placerville to help people who are homeless, or are on the verge of being homeless. “We serve the neediest in El Dorado County,” said Maureen Focht, who oversees the daily operations of the center with Rene Evans.”There have been over 3,000 […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burn restrictions lifted in the county

CAMINO — At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire rescinded the current burn restrictions. Cooler weather and recent rains have allowed Cal Fire to lift the burn suspension.    The Amador-El Dorado Unit will also begin transitioning towards “winter preparedness levels” on Oct. 10. This transition allows the unit to release some seasonal firefighters […]

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El Dorado County building robotics program

The world is always evolving and the new “thing” is technology. From Apple to Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, everyone is talking about how cool and interesting technology is. What’s more? Technology is the future, according to the New York Times. The No. 1 fastest growing field is engineering and the fourth is computer science. But […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Guinness takes the guesswork out of pub ownership

Guinness pub concept: There were hugs all around as Donal Ballance left Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on Saturday morning, having gotten Dave and Betsy Wohler through two nights of soft opening early in the week, followed by a quietish public opening on Wednesday that grew into to a packed house Friday night. Ballance is a […]

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