Explore electricity at Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

In the history of the science of electricity, Folsom holds a prominent place. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin flew a kite with a key attached in a thunderstorm in Philadelphia, demonstrating that lightning is a source of electricity. Thomas Edison developed the incandescent lamp in 1878 in New Jersey. Edison used direct current, which only reached […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Ballot drop off box moved

Voters will find the 24-hour ballot drop off box in a new location for the Nov. 6 election. The box has been moved to the south west side of the roundabout located in the Building C parking lot.  Signs in the lot at 2850 Fairlane Court will direct voters to the new location. The ballot […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Job training, unemployment sessions scheduled

The El Dorado County Connections One Stop Workforce Development and Business Resource Centers is hosting a series of informational sessions for unemployed, underemployed or dislocated workers and youth in El Dorado County.  The sessions will highlight free services available through Connections and information on training programs and/or on-the-job training through the Workforce Investment Act. The […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Fire chief takes on critics

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts has spent a lot of time defending his district lately. Last year he oversaw the district’s response to a harsh 2011 Grand Jury report. In early September he stood before the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills with a similar defense, countering a highly critical presentation by […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge club encourages students to Do Something

By Samita Dutta Every Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. about 40 Oak Ridge High School students congregate in a classroom during their lunch period. These students don’t meet to catch up on gossip; they come together to support Oak Ridge’s new Do Something Club. The Do Something Club’s mission statement reads: “We believe that students anywhere can […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Child abuse issues highlighted on new website

Girl Scouts Laura Parkyn and Natalie Hazelwood just published their website and a public service announcement about the problem of child abuse in El Dorado County at Childabuse911.net as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award project. Laura created the website and Natalie produced the PSA that is linked on the home page. “In doing research on child […]

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Cameron Park Crime Watch: October

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Shattered Oct. 1: Someone used a rock to shatter a Cambridge Road liquor store’s glass door. An alarm alerted deputies to the act. Nothing appeared to be taken from the business. Theft Oct. 1: A petty theft was reported on Larkspur Lane. Do not […]

November 06, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,