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Harley group helps CASA

The Folsom Harley Owners Group will host an annual poker run to support El Dorado County Court Appointed Special Advocates on March 21. Over the years HOG has raised nearly $20,000 and helped many children. Each year approximately 500 abused and neglected children in El Dorado County are court-ordered for a CASA after being removed from their homes […]

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Many Grace Foundation horses still need homes

Rogue, a 16-year-old female Appaloosa, is one of 30 horses that still need a forever home. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Animal Services is diligently looking for homes for the remaining 30 horses that came from the former Grace Foundation facility in El Dorado Hills. “We want to thank those who have stepped up to adopt the horses so far,” said Alexis Shaw, Operations Manager of Animal Services. “We are now down to […]

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Tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012

Following two sting operations, health and law enforcement officials announced tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012. Of the 142 stores surveyed, 32 sold to minors. “Nearly a quarter (22.5 percent) of the stores surveyed were willing to sell tobacco to kids,” said Christy White, project director for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services […]

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Community foundation receives national recognition

The El Dorado Community Foundation recently received national recognition and five-year accreditation from the Council on Foundation’s National Standards Board, a national organization that exists to expand, enhance and sustain the work of the philanthropic field and to ensure that policymakers understand the important role they play in advancing society. In a recent letter from the […]

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Open house for General Plan amendment and Zoning Ordinance update this week

The county of El Dorado Community Development Agency, as the Lead Agency, has prepared a Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The RDEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the county’s CEQA guidelines. It consists of portions of the DEIR […]

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Faithful Stewards help Nicaraguan community thrive

Nicaraguan children receive meals and education thanks to the efforts of Faithful Stewards and its supporters. Courtesy photo

Who knew delicious desserts could make such a difference? Faithful Stewards Wine & Dessert Auction’s generous attendees have helped countless Nicaraguan children and families thrive over the years and it’s time once again to give back to the the village of Nueva Vida. The eighth annual event will be held on Friday, March 6. Founded […]

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‘Sisters’ are friends for life

SWEET SISTERS — Big Sister Helen Bennett of El Dorado Hills, right, and Little Sister Lea Hall, 17, of Plymouth enjoy a treat at Mel's Diner in Placerville. The two have been together for four years, forming a friendship that will last a lifetime. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It’s been four years of hiking, movies, ice cream and even a chance to go onto the field at a San Francisco Giants game, and for 17-year-old Lea Hall, it’s been just fantastic being a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. And it must have been pretty great for Helen Bennett, […]

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