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City of Folsom marks annexation area

Folsom City Council members mark the entry to the area that will eventually become part of Folsom. The sign is on Placerville Road near White Rock Road. Sacramento County Local Agency Formation approved Folsom's annexation of around 3,500 acres between Highway 50 and White Rock Road on Jan. 18. Left to right: Andy Morin, Jeff Starsky, Mayor Kerri Howell, Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Ernie Sheldon. Photo by Roberta Long

On Feb. 28 Folsom leaders rode the historical “Skagit” railroad car from Hampton Station, near the Hampton Inn, on railroad tracks alongside Placerville Road to just north of White Rock Road. There, a new sign was posted that reads, “Folsom City Limits, Population 72,203, Elevation 287.” As the sun broke through gray clouds, Mayor Kerri […]

1 Comment / March 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Husband arrested in Cameron Airpark slaying

Todd Alan Winkler

By Cole Mayer A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a suspicious death in the Cameron Airpark. The body of Rachel Winkler, 37, was found in her home on Aeronca Way on Feb. 27. When El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene at 10:30 a.m. they came in contact […]

No Comment / February 29, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Neighbors battle over beaver

Beaver lovers Dick Parsons and Jerry Baldo, left and center, jokingly square off with fellow Four Seasons resident Ross Johnson, right, who feels that the so-called Grassy Creek beaver is destroying young Oaks and Sycamore trees growing behind his home in the popular El Dorado Hills active adult community. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A homeowners association decision to remove and destroy the beaver that’s set up shop in the Four Seasons Active Adult Community in El Dorado Hills has residents collecting signatures to save the creature while an intransigent HOA general manager insists the beaver’s fate is sealed. The beaver lives in Grassy Creek, a headwaters tributary of […]

1 Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID by the numbers: EID proposes 4 years of rate increases

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series that examines El Dorado Irrigation District rates, spending and debt. Two public hearings on EID’s proposed rate restructuring will be held at 6 p.m. on March 26 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. El Dorado Irrigation District’s proposed new rate structure […]

1 Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Watchdogs knock EID’s proposed rates, GM defends increases

They'’ve been called “gadflies” and even “EDH Yahoos,” but Greg Prada, left, a retired health care chief executive officer and Jon Jakowatz, a retired systems analyst, consider themselves “concerned ratepayers,” and students of EID’s financial practices, which they have criticized extensively in a series of e-mail blasts and on their website, fixeid.org.

In a Feb. 6 interview El Dorado Irrigation District General Manager Jim Abercrombie cautiously predicted that the proposed 2012 rate increases are spread out enough to avoid the vitriol of the 2010 rate increase package, when sheriff’s deputies rushed the stage with hands on holsters to maintain order at one meeting. But ratepayer watchdogs Greg […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow students share their artistic creations

Oak Meadow students Cade Silva, Ava Hewitt, Alexandria Dominguez and Grant Silva, left to right, check out the critters made by fellow students at the elementary school's annual Art Walk last week. Photo by Michelle Silva

For the third year in a row an impressive number of students and family members attended Oak Meadow Elementary School’s annual Art Walk. On the evening of Feb. 23 attendees viewed artistic masterpieces created by Oak Meadow students. They enjoyed projects created with a wide variety of materials and mediums inspired by artists like Claude […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk – Most interesting job?

Your most interesting job? Asked at the Rotary Crab Feed Martha Roberts Placerville “My sisters and I opened a café, ‘The Hopkins Twins Café’ in Paris TN, after the war. We had war jobs in Chicago and were used to a few things by then. We were young and wanted to have fun and it […]

No Comment / February 26, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »