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Neighbors look after one of their own

A WELCOME OUTING — Friends Pat Hill, Curtis Howard, Anthony Pizutti, Chip Miller, Fergus Merritt and Wade Goins, left to right, wheeled Mike Shields out to enjoy some sun and basketball. Courtesy photo

Mike Shields, an El Dorado Hills teacher and resident of Fairchild Village is astonished and grateful for the overwhelming support offered by his neighbors, family and friends following an early morning car accident he was involved in on April 14, resulting in severe injuries to his back, foot, sternum and hand. After surgery to his […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom prepares for citywide water metering

Folsom residents will begin paying metered water rates by March 2013. Until recently, the city of Folsom has charged a flat rate for residential water use. Without meters, every home had been billed the same, no matter the neighborhood or the number of residents. The intent was to treat all city water service customers equally. […]

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Colver trial jury selection begins

Jury selection for the trial of suspected murderer Steven Paul Colver began Tuesday morning in Placerville’s Main Street Courthouse. Jury selection is expected to last two days, a court official told the Mountain Democrat. Colver, 21, is accused of helping his former girlfriend plan and execute the murder of her mother in 2009. Colver’s former […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Smoke-free policies adopted by some multi-unit housing

Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in homes, condominiums and apartment complexes remains a problem for many people, especially children and individuals with asthma or other chronic medical conditions. The El Dorado County Tobacco Use Prevention Program provides information and resources for community members and property owners/managers of multi-unit housing complexes on ways to effectively manage secondhand […]

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Bring your treasures for antique evaluations

VOLUNTEER APPRAISER Gary Cox takes a look at a piece brought in on Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — On Saturday, May 21, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification at Treasures From Grandma’s Trunk: Antique Evaluations on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their antiques and collectibles. Appraisers […]

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Habitat for Humanity receives local grants

El Dorado County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity officials announced the receipt of grants to support the upcoming Cameron Park build and to benefit the daily operations of the Habitat Chapter office — $3,000 was donated by El Dorado Savings which will be allocated to purchase much needed office software. Another generous grant of $5,000 […]

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Interact & Rotary on yard duty

WEED LOVER? Not really, but Oak Ridge Junior Erik Jordan did keep this whopper close until he reached the garbage can.

Dozens of Oak Ridge High School Interact Club and El Dorado Hills Rotary members teamed up with Rebuilding Together Sacramento on Saturday, April 30, to help a homeowner in need. The team cleaned up a monstrously overgrown yard — pulling weeds, cutting down tall grass, tossing broken pots and moving plants to make the space […]

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