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Sheriff wants unwanted prescriptions

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, El Dorado County residents have a great opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department hosts a prescription drug take-back day during which residents can bring unwanted medications in pill or liquid form to […]

No Comment / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

California Stage’s fourth SacSoloSeries presents two world premieres

SACRAMENTO — This summer, California Stage will feature two witty, revealing world premiere one-man plays in repertory as part of its returning SacSoloSeries4. Elly Award-winning actor Richard Winters returns with his own solo show, “Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed,” while local performer and musician Gary Weinberg brings Robert Lautz’ “The Third Date” to […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Best Preschool: Busy Bees

In 2003 Suzanne Jones started Busy Bees Preschool in her home and has since moved to a larger space in the Business Park, where up to two classes of 18 students each are held at a time. The winner for Best Preschool by our readers in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, Jones credits the success […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Best of 2014 | Read More »

El Dorado Hills volunteer gets presidential thumbs up

El Dorado Hills resident Bill Tobin has received another award for his volunteer work with ShelterBox. VIllage Life file photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills resident Bill Tobin has been recognized by President Obama and humanitarian organization ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for a fourth consecutive year. When disasters like Cyclone Pam in the Vanuatu and the Syrian refugee crisis strike, many want to help. Tobin took action for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Eye presents groundbreaking satire

KatherinePeters, Anthony Person, Afton Parker and Michael Coleman star in "Cloud Nine," opening April 17 at Folsom Lake College's Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College closes its eighth season with Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud Nine.” In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Eye sets its sights on this dizzying send-up of gender roles, sexuality and personal identity. Churchill turned more than a few heads decades ago with this genre-busting allegorical farce. […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: You control the present

I guess we all know someone who allows his/her past to control his/her present life. Past mistakes continue to haunt these people. Sometimes, they repeat these mistakes and seem surprised with the results. Why would they expect different results? If they discover that the new love partner is an active alcoholic, they may believe or […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

Several gangs have made a home in El Dorado County. Gang members often sport clothing that makes them easily identifiable. Cameron Park Life photo by Cole Mayer

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 / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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