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Pull out the bibs … it’s crab time!

Vinal Perkins and Laura Sommers enjoy a plateful of crab at a recent Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Crab Feed. Don't miss the fun at this years event on Jan. 31. Get your tickets now at edhcrabfeed.org. File photo by Mike Roberts

Attention crab lovers: The crab feed of the year returns Saturday, Jan. 31. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents its 22nd annual Crab & Tri Tip Feed — featuring all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab and barbecue tri-tip steak, a fabulous dessert auction and dancing — at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane (behind Regal Theater). Doors open at 6 p.m.; […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Want to become a Master Food Preserver?

Betty Hess-Pierce UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County The University of California Cooperative Extension invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train to become a certified UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteer. Master Food Preserver volunteers learn university-based, scientific information and then share that knowledge with our community […]

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Forum focuses on poverty

An estimated one El Dorado County resident in 10 lives at or below the poverty level — a sobering statistic that the Women’s Fund El Dorado will address in its next round of charitable grants. As part of the process and to learn more about the problem, Women’s Fund members and the general public are […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-7, 2015

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Too young Jan. 2: Deputies cited two 17-year-old boys who allegedly had cigarettes and lighters on Rosecrest Drive. Mailbox mischief  Jan. 3: Someone damaged a community mailbox on Tah Nee Way. It’s unknown if any mail was stolen. Grab and go Jan. 3: An […]

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Generous Raley’s shoppers feed thousands

WEST SACRAMENTO — Thanks to the generosity of Raley’s customers, employees and community partners, Raley’s Food For Families annual holiday bag campaign surpassed its goal by nearly 50 percent, raising 2.9 million pounds of food in Northern California and Northern Nevada. The total, raised Nov. 7 through Dec. 31, is among the highest in recent years and set a new bar for 2015. “This […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

County accepting comments on Sign Ordinance

The El Dorado County Community Development Agency, as the lead agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a comprehensive update to the Sign Ordinance. The DEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the CEQA guidelines. The standard review period for a Draft EIR submitted to the State Clearinghouse is 45 calendar […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dry snow in season’s first survey

A snow sample is weighed as part of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the California Department of Water Resources Tuesday Dec. 30. Left is Dave Schmalenberger who volunteered to help with the first survey of the season but otherwise works for the East Bay Municipal Utility District Water Agency, and right is Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey team, joined by TV and newspaper reporters. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A small blizzard and sub freezing temperatures greeted Frank Gehrke as he conducted the first snow survey on Dec. 30 at Phillips Station. Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the California Department of Water Resources, measured the depth of the snow at 21.3 inches. But with a water content of just 4 inches, Gehrke noted it […]

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