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Folsom Lake College president announces retirement

Folsom Lake College President Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman, the college’s founding president, has announced she plans to retire from her position effective June 30, 2012. Scott-Skillman was appointed president of Folsom Lake College July 1, 2001, after a national search. She previously served in progressively responsible positions in four colleges and the California Community College System […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Celebrate Wild Nights & Holiday Lights at Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary will soon be ablaze with holiday lights, providing a beautiful backdrop for a unique family experience this holiday season. Wild Nights & Holiday Lights kicks runs 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8-10 and 15-23. In preparation for the second annual event, volunteers have hung thousands of colorful, environmentally friendly LED lights […]

No Comment / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State wants to return $17 million

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board announced it is holding more than $17 million in returned state income tax refunds. This year more than 52,000 refunds, ranging from $1 to $39,000, have been returned. Typically, refunds are returned because the taxpayer changed residences after filing a tax return. Taxpayers expecting a state refund, or unsure if […]

No Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Assemblywoman Huber plans move to Rancho

Huber Alyson

The first local casualty of California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission is El Dorado Hills’ own Democrat Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, who announced last week that she’s moving to Rancho Cordova. The commission packed up Huber’s notoriously gerrymandered 10th Assembly District and shipped it to Marin County. El Dorado Hills now resides in a more heterogeneous District […]

1 Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?

             

1 Comment / November 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Perseverance, faith, hope saved Holocaust survivor

Marion Blumenthal, seen here at age 7, survived six-and-a-half years in refugee, transit and prison camps during Nazi Germany's occupation of Europe. Courtesy photo

Marian Blumenthal Lazan came to El Dorado County earlier this week and stole its heart. “Mine is the story that Anne Frank might have told if she had survived,” began Lazan. “It’s a story of perseverance, determination, faith and above all, hope.” Speaking to a mixed audience of hundreds of adults and children at the […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Christopher Fitchett

Christopher Fitchett

Christopher Fitchett graduated basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in September and is continuing his education for Security Forces at Lackland until mid-December. In January he will travel to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Fitchett has lived in El Dorado Hills for the past 15 years and graduated from Oak Ridge High […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »