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Second initiative takes aim at growth

One week after Rural Communities United filed the county ballot initiative ”Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/Keep Us Rural,” residents behind the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (resident opposition to the proposed San Stino and Tilden Park development projects) filed “Protect Rural Communities/ Fix Community Region Line Flaws,” which RCU spokesman and Measure Y co-creator Bill Center said […]

6 Comments / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Initiative aims to halt subdivisions

On Jan. 14, community activists followed through on a challenge to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors when Rural Communities United filed to get a petition on this year’s November ballot. Based primarily on traffic and land-use issues, the initiative’s proponents hope to generate broad public support for curtailing large residential developments, particularly those […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Soroptimists to host LUNAFEST film to benefit local community

Words mean things. As a writer, they fascinate me. Take, for example, the word “patron.” It’s an Old English word, borrowed from the Latin “patronus,” which itself comes from the Latin word “pater,” meaning “father.” In ancient times, men were the ones who held positions of leadership in the community. (Although, I’ve often wondered about […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Music to their ears

Hal Linden works with El Dorado Muscial Theatre's High Voltage members. Courtesy photo

It all started with a desire to give back. In 1994, a group of Folsom residents interested in the performing arts banded together. Their mission? To bring high-quality concerts at an affordable price to the greater Folsom area. Out of this fledgling concert association has grown the Folsom Lake Community Concert Association. Today, in partnership […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom nabs Amgen 2014 time trials

The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California, for the start of the ninth edition of America’s largest cycling race announced AEG, presenter of the race. The eight-day stage race will return to a route traveling north-to-south from May 11-18, 2014, along more than 700 miles of scenic roads through some […]

No Comment / November 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County eyes Green Valley Road traffic study

A scheduled 30-minute item turned into a two-hour, wide-ranging discussion that included the need for what could be called a “county vision.” Agendized as a report to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors about conditions on Green Valley Road and a staff recommendation to hire a consultant to do an analysis, the July 30 […]

No Comment / August 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Connector JPA approves design guidelines and finance plan

Southeast Capital Connector Joint Powers Authority took a big step forward at its March 8 meeting at Rancho Cordova City Hall, approving project design guidelines and a finance plan. Both measures received unanimous support from the board: Chairman David Sander, city of Rancho Cordova; Patrick Hume, city of Elk Grove; Don Nottoli, Sacramento County; Jeff Starsky, […]

No Comment / March 20, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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