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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 put off: Motion passes for 2016 election

El Dorado County supervisors completed their review of the “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent — No More Paper Roads” initiative at the Aug. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, and in accordance with the California Elections Code, they assigned the measure to the June 2016 statewide election. The motion passed unanimously by the four sitting supervisors […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes delay one initiative, OK another

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors effectively quashed a citizen initiative related to land development July 29. Without killing it directly, the board sent it for a “30-day review” specifically for analysis of its potential economic impact to the county. That process would extend beyond the statewide deadline of Aug. 8 to qualify for […]

2 Comments / July 31, 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 […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Arts Council receives major grant from National Endowment for the Arts

 The El Dorado Arts Council has received an Art Works award to support a Cultural Master Planning process for El Dorado County from the National Endowment for the Arts. National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major […]

No Comment / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Voters have many choices in District 6 Assembly race

Eleven candidates are vying for the District 6 state Assembly seat, which includes portions of El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties. Bo Ambrozwicz (I) is proud of his independent affiliation. “Every election cycle we keep voting in the same old Democratic or Republican candidates who promise us the moon and when elected it goes back to […]

No Comment / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Direct from Gdansk, Poland — Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky to Folsom

The Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert of Tchaikovsky on Sunday March 13. Get your tickets today as limited tickets remain for this show. Courtesy photo

With more than 80 musicians on stage and a stellar all-Tchaikovsky program in the offing, Harris Center for the Arts patrons are in for a treat, as the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Folsom March 13 as part of the longest concert tour in the orchestra’s history. Founded in 1945 on the heels of […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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