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Learn to parent ‘from your heart’

The Center for Violence-free Relationships is giving parents an opportunity to improve their relationships with their children by focusing on compassionate communication that fosters connection and a strong bond between parent and child. The Center is offering the “Parenting from Your Heart” eight week workshops to parents to help them build a stronger connection with […]

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Eldorado National Forest dirt roads to remain closed

PLACERVILLE — Dirt roads in the Eldorado National Forest will remain closed until weather and soil conditions improve, announced Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo. The current closure is extended beyond April 1 to May 1. There is a possibility that the roads will open sooner or the closure might be extended again. Last year the dirt […]

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Gene’s a ‘Knight’ to remember

GENE SAVAGE stands by one of his many culinary masterpieces at an event. Courtesy photo

Brother Gene Savage, serving 12 continuous member years as a Knight at the Holy Trinity Parish Knights of Columbus Council 12394, has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding dedication and leadership abilities. Sir Gene Savage is a 4th degree member of the Knights, the highest status for a local council, and has led […]

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Folsom Lake College celebrates the Earth

Folsom Lake College celebrates Earth Week, April 11-15, with a wide variety of free activities sponsored in part by the college’s Eco Club, El Dorado Center Student Activities Club and Associated Student Government, along with select local businesses and many faculty and staff volunteers. The community is invited to participate in these events, which will be […]

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El Dorado County non-profits join United Way to launch Star Readers

New project will ensure third-graders are reading at grade level SACRAMENTO — As regional graduation rates continue to decline, the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope, New Morning Youth and Family Services in Placerville, United Way California Capital Region and other partners have launched United Way’s STAR Readers Project. The project […]

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Folsom Dam releases impressive waterfall

Photo by Roberta Long

The five main gates of Folsom Dam poured water downriver on the American over the weekend. The dam provides drainage for about 1,875 square miles. The California Department of Water Resources reported the lake elevation on March 26 was 433.54 ft. Lake elevation has been held to between 428 and 441 feet for the past […]

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People Talk: What’s your guiding philosophy for a happy and fulfilling life?

Brittney Lomascold, Orangevale "€œDo what you love. Don'€™t lie to yourself. Don'€™t try to keep up with the Joneses."

Brenda Nelson, El Dorado Hills “Do unto others as they would do unto you. Live one day at a time, moment by moment.” Brittney Lomascold, Orangevale “€œDo what you love. Don’€™t lie to yourself. Don’€™t try to keep up with the Joneses.” Dave Pajouhesh, El Dorado Hills “Be happy with what you have. Family first. […]

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