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Folsom Lake College athletic complex a slam dunk

During the dedication ceremony, the sound of a bouncing basketball could be heard as Folsom High School men’s basketball team played the first game in the gym. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal has an answer for anyone who questions why the college should invest in athletic facilities. “The classroom is not the only place where students learn,” she said. Rosenthal made that point loud and clear at the dedication of the college gymnasium at the main campus in Folsom on Feb. […]

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EDHCSD wins regional award

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District won the California Parks & Recreation Society’s District 2 award for exemplary programming and community engagement, specifically for the EDHCSD’s Out is In campaign last July during Parks & Recreation month. District 2 is made up of approximately 20 community services districts in the greater Sacramento area. “Our […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 26 through March 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Feb. 26: Vandalism was reported on Golden Foothill Parkway. Something suspicious Feb. 26: Deputies responded to a suspicious person report on Green Valley Road; no one was arrested. Converter theft Feb. 26: Someone stole a vehicle’s catalytic converter on Park Drive. Gotcha […]

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Drought relief hopes melting away

Frank Gehrke, Department of Water Resources chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, uses a hollow tube to collect a snow sample during the March 3 snow survey at Phillips Station near Sierra at Tahoe. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The results of Tuesday’s snow survey at Phillips Station were disappointing with an average of 6.7 inches of snow on the ground and slightly less than 1 inch of water content. At only 5 percent of the historical average for the site, the results were actually down from last month’s average of 12 percent. “It’s pretty grim,” said Frank Gehrke, chief […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girlfriends good for your health

Seminar will explain the benefits of a BFF CAMERON PARK —  The Marshall Community Health Library will offer another free program in its ongoing Health Aging Seminars. Mary Schwind, retired social worker, will speak about the value of girlfriends as we age at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at Marshall’s upper campus, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501, in […]

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Harley group helps CASA

The Folsom Harley Owners Group will host an annual poker run to support El Dorado County Court Appointed Special Advocates on March 21. Over the years HOG has raised nearly $20,000 and helped many children. Each year approximately 500 abused and neglected children in El Dorado County are court-ordered for a CASA after being removed from their homes […]

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Many Grace Foundation horses still need homes

Rogue, a 16-year-old female Appaloosa, is one of 30 horses that still need a forever home. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Animal Services is diligently looking for homes for the remaining 30 horses that came from the former Grace Foundation facility in El Dorado Hills. “We want to thank those who have stepped up to adopt the horses so far,” said Alexis Shaw, Operations Manager of Animal Services. “We are now down to […]

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