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Cal Fire drawing down for winter

On Monday, Nov. 7, the Amador-El Dorado Unit  of Cal Fire will transition into its “winter preparedness” level of staffing. This will mean most seasonal fire fighting personnel will be laid off and some fire stations will be closed (In El Dorado County: Pilot Hill, Garden Valley, Mt. Danaher, and El Dorado Stations will be […]

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Food bank needs volunteers

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is looking for a few good men and women to assist EL Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity. Do you think you have what it takes to be an amazing volunteer for a great organization?  If so the food bank can use your skills. “Professional” volunteers are needed to […]

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Emergency alert test scheduled Nov. 9

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and may last up to three-and-a-half minutes. The EAS is a national alert and […]

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RX take-back program a success

The community stepped up at the recent National Prescription Drug Take Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department partnered with El Dorado Hills Vision Coalition and Drug Free Divide to offer three locations where residents could bring old and unwanted prescriptions for destruction. The disposal sites were open four […]

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Oak Ridge’s debate team tops at tourneys

Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Anshu Kowtha, Kaythan Somavarapu, Shariar Ajmal, Prakar, Cassie, Ravi Pandya and Sunjay Raavi participated at the Mira Loma High School Debate tournament. Celebrating with them are coach Eric Larsen and team captain Nathan Somavarapu, a junior. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School’s Speech and Debate Team won twice in a row at the regional tournaments conducted by the Capital Valley Forensic League last month. The Capital Forensic League is one of the biggest speech and debate leagues in the area with 26 participating schools in the tri-county of Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento. The high school team […]

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Team Robotatouille takes a tour

Fun at Abel's Acres —€” Team Robotatouille coach Dipali Buch, far right, and team members Rachel, Deveshi and Anusha have fun learning about operating a farm and bakery from Abel's Acre owner Evelyn Abel. Courtesy photo

Girls in a robotics team? You bet! Robotatouille, a team of fifth-grade girls from Folsom, is a First Lego League robotics team working on this year’s official FLL challenge — “Food Factor.” The challenge is to learn about how food is grown, harvested, processed and transported to our homes, and the difference ways that food can get contaminated along the way. the team will identify a problem and then develop an innovative solution. As part of their research Team Robotatouille visited Raley’s in Folsom where Assistant […]

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Church hosting Internet dangers, porn addiction seminars

More than 40 million adults visit pornographic websites daily, and nine out of 10 children between the ages of 8 and 16 have viewed pornography online with more than half of their parents not being aware of it, according to statistics. To help raise awareness about the dangers associated with pornography for adults and children […]

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