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Folsom Heritage Preservation League honors three

RAILROAD WORKERS DON'T RETIRE, THEY VOLUNTEER: Richard Hulbert was honored by the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom. He volunteers as chief mechanic and volunteer trainer for the Folsom El Dorado Sacramento Historic Railroad Association. Hulbert worked for Southern Pacific. Courtesy photo

Train expert Richard Hulbert, former Folsom Chamber of Commerce CEO Roger Zittel and the Baker family were honored for their contributions to preserving Folsom’s history at the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom’s meeting on Jan. 31. Richard Hulbert Hulbert received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in preserving local and regional railroad history […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bulldog brainiacs best Academic Decathlon rivals

ASK THESE STUDENTS ABOUT "THE GREAT DEPRESSION": Folsom High Academic Decathlon Bulldogs defended their 1st-place position in the 2011 Sacramento County competition. Front row, left to right:  Allan Zhou, Allison Hamer, Ben Rosenfeld, Sydney Pierce, and Emmie Pope;  middle row: Marisa Franz, Janice Chan, Tim Bai; back row: Topher Anderson, Austin Kelley, Yiran Li, Spencer Buelna, coach Melinda Wilson. Courtesy photo

The Folsom High School Academic Decathlon team took the Sacramento County championship on Feb. 5, beating 24 high schools in the county. Most importantly, the Folsom Bulldogs beat the Bella Vista Broncos, the high school that fielded dominating teams since the competition started in 1980. The Carmichael high school, in the San Juan Unified School […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about RecycleBank from your perspective?

John Skeel
El Dorado Hills
Commmunity Services District General Manager
"The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That's a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there's an incentive like this, then we'll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we're ahead of the game."

Asked at the RecycleBank kickoff party Debbie Manning, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO “From a local busienss perspective this will keep people who are already shopping local coming to our businesses, and encourage those who aren’t to get on in here. I mean, lok at this — 20 percent off any […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock in EDH: ‘We’re doing what doesn’t work’

CONGRESSMAN Tom McClintock speaks to a packed house last Wednesday evening in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Jay Lensch

Congressman Tom McClintock sang along with a tea-fueled choir last Wednesday night at a packed town hall meeting in El Dorado Hills, riffing off audience comments and working free market, anti-regulation and pro-competition themes into every verse. Those who’ve followed McClintock’s career know that his themes haven’t changed much. They predate the current Tea Party […]

No Comment / February 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff asks residents to be the community’s eyes and ears

STRAIGHT FROM THE SHERIFF — John D'Agostini, seen with emcee Vicki Barber, answers questions at last week's community breakfast. D'Agostini encouraged attendees to communicate with their Sheriff's Department. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It’s like he never stopped campaigning. With a loud voice and a clear message, recently elected Sheriff John D’Agostini, who outlasted a field of seven strong candidates in a grueling 2010 campaign filled with both accusations and promises to reform a department with acknowledged “culture” problems, reaffirmed his priorities with his west county constituency at […]

No Comment / February 25, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Board inks deal with Sharks

By Eric Laughlin Mother Lode News correspondent The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors has reached a pool usage contract with the Sierra Sharks Swim Team that doesn’t stray much from what was agreed to last year. The swim team will have access to the pool for a total of 263 hours from […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Cameron Park officials might trim fire services

By Eric Laughlin Mother Lode News correspondent Faced with lower property tax intake this year and a grim prediction for next, Cameron Park Community Services District directors have paved the way to reduce the number of firefighters standing post in the community. At the February meeting the board unanimously voted in favor of giving Cal Fire the […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »