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Veterans tribute planned Nov. 11

The El Dorado County Veterans Monument. File photo

The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument will host the fifth annual Veterans’ Day Tribute in celebration of our nation’s veterans at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served the cause of […]

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EDH Rotary presents ‘Blues and Brews’ benefit for Fallen Warriors Memorial Saturday

Attention blues fans: The party is coming to El Dorado Hills this Saturday, Nov. 13. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills is sponsoring a lineup of world-class special guest blues musicians at the El Dorado Hills Community Services Gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 8 to 11 p.m. The “house band” will be The Used […]

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Rolling Hills parishioners reach out to Haiti

TEAM HAITI —€” Rolling Hills parishioners pack up supplies before heading to Haiti earlier this week. The team will spend seven days in the impoverished country, offering medical care, construction services and spiritual support. Photo by Nick Sharples

More than 60 volunteers from Rolling Hills Christian Church traveled to Haiti this week to deliver babies, build a soccer stadium — we’re talking concrete walls around an existing field here, not Wembly Stadium — and so much more. And about those babies … “They average four births a day,” Senior Pastor Jeff Bigelow said of […]

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Fish and Game conservation, education volunteers wanted

California fish and Game volunteers work on a fence at Gray Lodge. DFG officials want more people to volunteer. DFG photo

The Department of Fish and Game seeks volunteers to assist with natural resource conservation and education efforts in the Redding and Sacramento areas. New participants in DFGs Natural Resource Volunteer Program will attend one of two upcoming training academies, where they will learn to work with department staff to provide community outreach, state lands monitoring, […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gaines topples Republican rivals in Senate race

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The race to fill the open 1st Senate District seat is headed for a run-off election between Republican Ted Gaines and Democrat Ken Cooley on Jan. 4. Assemblyman Gaines, R-Roseville, set the pace in Tuesday’s crowded special primary election with 32.3 percent of the vote, beating out fellow Republican candidates Roger Niello and Barbara Alby, […]

No Comment / November 03, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Huber coasts to victory in Assembly District 10

ASSEMBLYWOMAN ALYSON HUBER, center, watches election night results with supporters in Rancho Cordova. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Democratic Assemblywoman Alyson Huber jumped out to a quick lead in her District 10 race Tuesday night and coasted to victory with 51 percent of the vote. Republican challenger Jack Sieglock garnered 43.5 percent as of mid-morning Wednesday. Huber gathered with supporters at Chevy’s in Gold River to watch the results roll […]

No Comment / November 03, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Elections officials quell perfect storm

ADDING IT UP — Election Board members tally votes at the El Dorado County Elections Office. Left to right are are Alice Maslen, 75, of Camino; Loretta, McKee of Placerville; Sue Myers of Placerville; Mary Warden, 66, of Placerville; Cody Kitaura, 24, of Sacramento; Doris Morgan, 72, of Placerville; and Linda Daniels, 64, of Placerville. Village Lifet photo by Shelly Thorene

Power outages, a dearth of ballots and a flood of voters created “a perfect storm” for the El Dorado County Elections Office on election night, according to Recorder-Clerk & Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz. “At around 5:30 p.m., there was a tremendous upsurge of voters to the polls,” said Schultz, “and we ran out of […]

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