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Taste olive oil; help the homeless

In July 2010 the Community Resource Center opened its doors at 1864 Broadway in Placerville to help people who are homeless, or are on the verge of being homeless. “We serve the neediest in El Dorado County,” said Maureen Focht, who oversees the daily operations of the center with Rene Evans.”There have been over 3,000 […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burn restrictions lifted in the county

CAMINO — At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire rescinded the current burn restrictions. Cooler weather and recent rains have allowed Cal Fire to lift the burn suspension.    The Amador-El Dorado Unit will also begin transitioning towards “winter preparedness levels” on Oct. 10. This transition allows the unit to release some seasonal firefighters […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Big Autumn Auction benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

"Big" of The Year Jim Cooke, seen here with his "Little" Max, is one of many success stories coming from Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. Support the organization by attending the Big Autumn Auction on Oct. 22. Caris-matic Photography

From vacation packages to artwork to local wines and more, high bidders and winning raffle ticket holders will be cheering as they gather to enjoy the ninth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Big Autumn Auction. This year’s event takes place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Blue Shield of […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado County building robotics program

The world is always evolving and the new “thing” is technology. From Apple to Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, everyone is talking about how cool and interesting technology is. What’s more? Technology is the future, according to the New York Times. The No. 1 fastest growing field is engineering and the fourth is computer science. But […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Guinness takes the guesswork out of pub ownership

Guinness pub concept: There were hugs all around as Donal Ballance left Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on Saturday morning, having gotten Dave and Betsy Wohler through two nights of soft opening early in the week, followed by a quietish public opening on Wednesday that grew into to a packed house Friday night. Ballance is a […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Carbon monoxide = silent killer

Camino — Carbon monoxide, aka CO, is widely known as the “silent killer” because you can not see it, taste it, or smell it, according to Cal Fire Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit. “Annually over 400 people die and another 20,000 are hospitalized due to CO poisoning,” Keenan said.”So what exactly […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

SWR teaches about tracks and scat

What is that animal you have coming into your back yard at night, leaving its tracks in your flower bed? Who has meandered down the hill in the snow? What is that strange noise you keep hearing?  You see their tracks, hear their calls and find funny little dollops of scat, but do you really […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »