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Financial focus: Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

Iain Marshall

It’s certainly the season for giving — and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive. To get the most out of your gifts, your first step is to make sure you are giving to a worthy charity. That means you’ll need to ask some questions. How does a group measure its effectiveness? […]

No Comment / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Supervisors update planning documents

After two-and-a-half days deep in the weeds, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 13 voted tentatively to adopt a range of recommendations that will lead to General Plan amendments and a change in the county’s Zoning Ordinance. The project titled the Targeted General Plan Amendments and  Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU) required an extensive […]

No Comment / November 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Shingle Springs woman earns community college board award

Rochelle Franco

Rochelle Franco was recently honored by the California Community College Board of Governors as one of the four 2015 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year. She was selected for recognition out of thousands of community college classified employees from throughout the state. Franco, 43, lives in Shingle Springs and works at Folsom Lake College. She […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Lakehills Church actors solve a mystery

Arabella Crivello, Ethan Montalvo, Audrey Marlette, Dylan Woodley, Elijah Rowe, back row right to left, perform with Jenna Williams, Pete Gough and Morgan Roth, front row right to left, in Lakehills Church's production "We Three Spies." Courtesy photo

Go undercover during the thrilling Christmas mission of “We Three Spies,” a special prpoduction at Lakehills Church. Special Agents E, L, F and Q work together to uncover the secret works of the CIK (Christmas Intelligence Kids), a group that makes Christmas wishes come true for the needy. But this year their efforts will face unforeseen challenges […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Financial focus: Use ‘tax diversification’ to help manage retirement income

John Zezini

You need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But your retirement income also depends, to a certain degree, on how your retirement funds are taxed. And that’s why you may be interested in tax diversification. To understand the concept of tax diversification, you’ll need to […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Billboards, signage a complex issue

Updating the county’s sign ordinance is far more complex than the public and many county officials might have imagined. Sign law is specialized, and the county has hired the San Diego firm of Sabine and Morrison to lead its staff through a forest of regulations filled with “simple” issues that represent a host of cliffs, […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

United States of ALEC

EDITOR: Recently, a group of civic-minded women in El Dorado County invited a member of Common Cause, a non-partisan group, to view a documentary presentation and participate in discussion on the growing power of an organization that most of us have never heard of: ALEC. We feel that the mission of ALEC, coupled with its […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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