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Fun for Francie

For 20 years Francie Dillon has entertained children throughout the Sacramento area. Now the communities are giving back to help her while she battles a neurological disorder. The El Dorado Hills Library hosts a fundraiser for Dillon on Friday, Feb. 15. Courtesy photo

When Francie Dillon walked into the El Dorado Hills Library the room lit up with excitement. That’s what library Branch Manager Carolyn Brooks remembers about the children’s entertainer, who, along with her guitar, enchanted toddlers and their parents during her Jazz Babies programs. “The crowd got so big we had to add another show,” Brooks […]

Comments Off / February 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical participates in Medicare initiative

PLACERVILLE — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Marshall Medical Center will be one of seven hospitals in California that will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new initiative, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, CMS will test how bundling payments for episodes of care can […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dignity Health grants help thousands

Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom, left, presents grants checks to Tara Baltzley (Powerhouse Ministries), Brad Squires (Orangevale Food Bank) and Eric Fimbres (The Effort), left to right, at the Dignity Health Community Grants luncheon. Courtesy photo

• 28 local non-profits receive grants to help fund programs SACRAMENTO — Dignity Health, which operates the Mercy, Methodist and Woodland affiliate hospitals in the greater Sacramento region, has awarded $741,206 in grant funding to 28 non-profit organizations in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties. The grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will build capacity in the […]

2 Comments / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 24-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Laptop missing Jan. 24: A Laptop computer was reported stolen from the Post Street post office. Big trouble Jan. 25: Deputies on Park Drive arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of  petty theft with priors, failing to yield, driving on a suspended license and […]

Comments Off / January 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

PG&E Bright Minds awards full scholarships for college, university or vocational school

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently announced that it is accepting applications from students to receive PG&E Bright Minds scholarships, as well as scholarships from the utility’s Employee Resource Groups. Through its Bright Minds Scholarship program, PG&E will award up to $1 million in scholarships to enable high school, community college and “non-traditional” students […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

County, court collaborate on Dispute Resolution

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado County and the Superior Court are partnering to continue the highly successful Alternative Dispute Resolution program. The program is an alternative way to resolve civil disputes without the burden of litigation. In Alternative Dispute Resolution trained, impartial persons decide disputes, or help parties decide disputes themselves. The sides typically meet with […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

High school district allows transfers

Incoming high school freshmen face a lot of important decisions. Those slated to attend Oak Ridge or Ponderosa now have one new decision to make right up front — which school to attend. The most recent action by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees specifically allows incoming freshmen slated to attend […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »