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Volunteers needed for state park projects

SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, April 16, California State Parks Foundation will host its 18th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company at 27 state parks across California. More than 3,000 volunteers are needed to help with environmental improvement projects statewide. The annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup event, which runs […]

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Rescue teachers say pay not equitable

As thousands of teachers’ unions nationwide negotiate contracts with school districts this time of year, the Rescue Union Federation of Teachers says its district needs to give an equitable raise to all and not just a few. The teachers have asked for a 7 percent raise. The Rescue Union School District is offering them 2 percent […]

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Legos help children learn about trash

Thousands of brightly colored, molded plastic pieces brightened the Holy Trinity gymnasium when Holy Trinity School hosted its annual Junior Lego Robotics Exposition. Since the beginning of the year nine teams met once a week before school to conceptualize, design and build a table top Lego creation that encompassed the theme Waste Wise. Last month teams came together […]

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Residents say beavers on Beckett need to go

Winter storms were great for the drought but they made a bad situation in Serrano worse. Homeowners on Beckett Drive say beavers have taken over the open space that backs up to their homes and have turned a 2-foot wide seasonal drainage canal into a large, unsightly cesspool. Residents want it remedied but say red […]

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Pratt running for supervisor

Fair Play winery and vineyard owner Dave Pratt has announced that he is a candidate for the El Dorado County Supervisor, District 2 seat to be decided on the June 7 Primary election ballot. Pratt, 57, identified the need for improved representation, ramping up efforts to enhance the agricultural-tourism foundation of the District 2 economy, protect […]

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Recall backers miss deadlines

Four El Dorado County supervisors escaped potential recall elections as the deadlines to submit valid recall petitions passed uneventfully last week. Petitions to recall District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel and District 3’s Brian Veerkamp were due March 29. Petitions for District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco and District 2’s Shiva Frentzen were due March 31. Assistant Registrar […]

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Soroptimist grants available

Each year Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills awards grants to non-profits that will make a lasting difference in the lives of women and children in their communities. The major portion of the income realized from the group’s fundraisers this past year is used to provide funds back to the community with an annual grant […]

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