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Observatory gets new telescope

The Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory will host a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony to recognize the donation of the new GenCorp Foundation telescope at 2 p.m. on April 10. The Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory is operated through a partnership between Folsom Lake College, the El Dorado County Office of Education and the Cameron […]

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State approves funding for county first-time homebuyers

With mortgage interest rates less than 5 percent and housing prices at record lows, local first-time house hunters with modest family incomes may benefit from El Dorado County’s First-Time Homebuyer Loan Program. The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Housing Program has received approval for $800,000 from the State’s Home Investment Partnerships Program […]

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Exciting senior trips planned

Ring of Fire — The Music of Johnny Cash May 23: Don’t miss a tuneful, foot-stomping celebration of America’s legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, as told through the songs he composed and recorded.  Though he’s never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, performed by gifted singers and instrumentalists in a concert that will […]

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Grand Jury applicants sought

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the 2012-13 El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government close to and responsible to all of our county’s residents. Applicants must be Untied States […]

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Fallen Warriors poker run/car show coming in June

The seventh annual Fallen Warriors Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 9. From its humble beginnings at the Folsom Harley Davidson location with 40 participants, this event has grown and moved to El Dorado Hills Town Center where thousands of visitors and hundreds of participants enjoy a […]

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EID by the Numbers: Capital Spending and Labor Costs

This is part two of EID by the numbers: Spending. This section examines labor costs and capital spending. EID critics Greg Prada and Jon Jakowatz contend that salaries and benefits are a large reason El Dorado Irrigation District overhead remains high despite downsizing in 2008 and 2010 that reduced overall headcount from a 2007 peak […]

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Lynne Hollerbach sticks to her commitment

Big sister of the year Lynne Hollerbach, left, loves spending time with her little, Safire Salazar. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Special education teacher Lynne Hollerbach has been a Big Sister for more than three years. She is one of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ “Big Sisters of the Year” and has been matched with her little sister, Safire Salazar, for the entire time she has been with BBBS. “I wanted to affect someone’s life one-to-one,” said […]

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