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Master Gardener classes and events

Pruning and Remedial Pruning of Deciduous Fruit Trees Master Gardener Walt Miller will present information on good pruning practices to keep your trees healthy and under control from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 7. Proper pruning leads to more fruit production. Hands-on demonstrations using the proper tools will also be a part of […]

No Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Howell named Folsom’s mayor

Kerri Howell

The Folsom City Council elected Kerri Howell as mayor and Steve Miklos as vice mayor during the Dec. 13 council meeting. They will serve one-year terms effective immediately. “I am looking forward to continuing to serve Folsom in a slightly different capacity and to working toward a healthy and prosperous year in Folsom,” said Howell. […]

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CERT ready for action, new members

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services sponsors Community Emergency Response Teams in our county. CERT is a group of local residents who have volunteered many hours attending training to learn basic skills to save lives and protect property in the aftermath of a major disaster. The El Dorado County CERT program was developed […]

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Couple makes transitions easier

How can a clown inspire a new career? Ask Bob and Roxanne Webster, owners of Caring Transitions in Placerville. The couple recently launched their local business that helps seniors who are moving, downsizing or liquidating their estates … all because of Roxanne’s father, a world-renowned master clown for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Glen […]

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Huber will not seek third term

Alyson Huber

El Dorado Hills Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, 39, placed what previously appeared to be a promising political career on indefinite hold Tuesday, announcing that she will not seek a third term in the Assembly. Facing a self-described “nasty, ugly” divorce, foreclosure of a home in Serrano and the prospect of moving to more politically moderate district […]

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Girls turn unique art into donation

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund co-founder Judy Pickett admires the art made by Leah Craft, Brooke Balbi and Casey Halkett, left to right. The Pleasant Grove students made the duct tape items and then sold them to raise money for the breast cancer group. Courtesy photo

When Leah Craft’s younger sister told her about the YouTube video that demonstrated how to make duct tape articles, Leah accessed the site, learned the skills and began practicing the art. Friends of the Pleasant Grove Middle School eighth grader — Casey Halkett and Brooke Balbi — soon caught the creative bug and the three […]

No Comment / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit posts holiday schedule

Friday, Dec. 23 — Limited service The local fixed routes will operate on a Saturday service schedule.  Limited Dial-A-Ride and complementary paratransit services will be available.  Sacramento Commuter Route #6 will operate with service to all Park and Ride facilities in the morning and afternoon.  El Dorado Transit’s office will be closed. Dial-A-Ride reservation requests will […]

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