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DA & friends rally around CASA, Big Brothers Big Sisters

HAPPY SHOPPERS —€” Cyndee Pierson spends some time with two lucky kids who participated in the CASA/Big Brothers Big Sisters shopping trip at Town Center's Target on Dec. 4. Courtesy photo

Think you have holiday stress? Try taking 156 children shopping at the same time. El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and volunteers had that ambitious and rewarding task Dec. 4. The El Dorado Hills Target shopping trip was a dream-turned-reality for Pierson and his wife Cyndee, who four years ago set out educate people […]

No Comment / December 12, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Seniors celebrate Christmas in style

FIRST IN LINE — Nancy Hopper, left, of Placerville loads her banana split with "everything but a cherry" at the Senior Christmas Luncheon in El Dorado Hills Friday. Rotarian Kathy Witherow scooped the pineapple onto Hopper's banana split. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A jazz band played, an a cappella choir sang and seniors filled their bowls with mounds of ice cream at Friday’s annual Senior Christmas Luncheon. About 250 seniors, the biggest crowd ever, attended the lunch held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gymnasium, according to Janet Kenneweg with the EDH Senior Center. “It’s because […]

No Comment / December 10, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ORHS students come through

PROUD SMILES —€” Oak Ridge High School students show off the $4,261 check they handed over to Jason Harper, who will pass it on to Oak Ridge Elementary in South Sacramento. The Oak Ridge to Oak Ridge project spearheaded by Harper, an ORHS grad, raised funds by selling "Be Change" T-shirts. The students also collected more than 600 canned goods and 20 bags of clothing. Courtesy photo

No Comment / December 10, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Developers push lower fees

Development fees still hovering at housing bubble peak levels have made all but the most expensive new homes economically infeasible. That was the conclusion of a presentation made by Jamie Gomes and Tim Youmans, both partners in Economic and Planning Systems, a land economics consulting firm with offices in Sacramento, to the El Dorado County […]

No Comment / December 09, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Take a time out for fire safety


CAMINO — Unit Chief Bill Holmes of the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit of Ca Fire would like to remind everyone of some life saving fire safety tips as we enter the holiday season. “Think about fire safety. This may sound obvious but with the hectic pace of the holidays, reminding ourselves to “think fire safety” can help […]

No Comment / December 09, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Academic decathletes hit the books

MMMM — Fried dough sizzles in the pan. This food, common in the 1930s during the Great Depression, was served at the Academic Decathlon's kick-off presentation last month. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene.

The 2010-11 Academic Decathlon will tackle a heavy topic — the Great Depression (not to be confused with the economic drag of today). On Nov. 18 students and coaches for the four participating El Dorado County high schools got into the spirit of the 1930s with Dust Bowl-era music and food as they prepared for the […]

No Comment / December 08, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom names fire chief

Folsom Fire Chief Ron Phillips

Folsom City Manager Kerry Miller recently announced the appointment of Ron Phillips as fire chief, effective immediately. Chief Phillips has served as Folsom’s deputy fire chief since 2005. He replaces former Chief Dan Haverty, who retired in October. “We had a stellar crop of candidates and Chief Phillips successfully competed against some of the best […]

No Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »