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Hometown Hero: Gregory Andersen

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Army Pvt. Gregory W. Andersen has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

No Comment / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Harry Norris vs. Alan Day for EID Division 5 director

We need to re-elect Harry Norris as our EID Division 5 director unless Alan Day can tell us very specifically what he can do better. Harry Norris’ record continues to demonstrate a focus on reality and responsibility to ratepayers. Elected in November 2003, he joined the EID board in 2004. Then, its planning was still guided by […]

7 Comments / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

People talk: How confident are you that the president and Congress will pass an effective jobs plan?

 

No Comment / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 »