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Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

When Carol Edwards began developing the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office gang unit 23 years ago, the agency was unaware that gangs were already here. As they did not know how to validate gang members, they had no list of suspects. “We had no clue,” the gang officer told a group gathered at the Cameron Park Elks […]

Comments Off on Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Holy Trinity shows heart for Haiti

When Holy Trinity Catholic Church parishioners David and Kathy Lopez decided to join Holy Family Church’s outreach visit to Haiti in May, one of them was more enthusiastic about going than the other. They would visit Father Tom Hagan, who founded Hands Together in 1986 after leading a group of college students to Haiti and […]

Comments Off on Holy Trinity shows heart for Haiti / July 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pushing the envelope: Auto design drives the future

The famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.” This is especially true when it comes to the vehicles Americans drive. Auto design is iconic in our history. Think of it: the early horseless carriages in the rolling […]

Comments Off on Pushing the envelope: Auto design drives the future / April 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sac State exhibit traces global reach of hip-hop

Since its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop has not only influenced music, poetry and dance, it’s had an impact on art as well. “Pump Up the Volume!,” a free exhibit running through Feb. 26 in California State University, Sacramento’s Robert Else Gallery, features the art of Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis, who […]

Comments Off on Sac State exhibit traces global reach of hip-hop / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crib Notes: Time trumps money

With back to school on many parents’ minds, a PTA note written by a mom of three from Texas has gone viral. In the note to school families, she bucks the traditional fundraisers for cash. She asks parents to check off how much money they’ll give for the year instead of time, including: I don’t […]

1 Comment / September 05, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Slain deputy’s wife supports immigration reform, creates foundation

El Dorado County resident Susan Oliver has joined the illegal immigration debate, speaking up about the Davis-Oliver Act, an immigration enforcement bill named after her husband Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Det. Michael Davis Jr. who were killed in the line of duty last year. Accused murderer Luis Bracamontes, AKA Marcelo Marquez, an […]

Comments Off on Slain deputy’s wife supports immigration reform, creates foundation / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

My Turn: Protecting privacy rights

Technology’s miraculous leaps forward bring unimaginable benefits to us all.  Life-saving medical procedures, limitless entertainment options, wealth building productivity tools and more change our lives for the better.  But as with all tools, their benefit — or harm — depends on the intent of the user. That is why this legislative session I’m paying special attention to […]

Comments Off on My Turn: Protecting privacy rights / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »



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