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Submit entry forms now for the El Dorado County Fair

PLACERVILLE — Whether your peach cobbler is the best on the block, your pig the plumpest in the barn, or your web design simply “stellar,” now’s the time to submit your entry form to participate in the 2014 El Dorado County Fair. Dozens of categories offer participants the chance to showcase nearly every imaginable talent […]

No Comment / April 13, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Grace Foundation reopening; horse lawsuits ongoing

“All we want to do is reopen,” said Beth DeCaprio, executive director of The Grace Foundation of Northern California. The El Dorado Hills rescue group temporarily closed its programs, lessons, clinics and volunteer hours on Oct. 11, 2012. The January 2013 volunteer training was cancelled. DeCaprio said the foundation has continued to care for all […]

1 Comment / January 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Antique Evaluation Day puts a price on your treasures

Gary Cox examines a piece during an earlier Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 8, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 16th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Firm offers free business makeover package to local businesses

LiftOff, a division of Sacramento-based Vision Launchers, LLC, is offering area businesses the opportunity to win a $17,000 business makeover package consisting of a custom website, photo session, video commercial, logo design, marketing consultation and social media training. “Small businesses are vital to our region. In today’s economy, we’ve spoken with a number of small […]

No Comment / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Sacco hands off CSD board recall to Everett

Social media mogul Bob Sacco shut down his El Dorado Hills Community Services District board recall effort Saturday, deferring to a decidely more traditional effort by longtime board critic John Everett, who launched his own recall effort earlier this month. In an e-mail blast to his supporters, Sacco wrote that he’d “officially released myself from […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ex-DSA prexy charged in embezzling scheme

Retired El Dorado County deputy sheriff Donald Philip Atkinson, 50, of El Dorado Hills was arrested in Nevada Thursday morning on 44 counts of embezzlement, fraud, forgery, perjury, grand theft and theft from an “elder or dependent adult.” Bail was set by Judge Daniel B. Proud at $1 milion, according to the arrest warrant. The […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Art makes Sophie Hill happy

Sophie Hill, 12, is the Best in Show winner of the 2012 Young at Art completion, held at St. Francis High School in Sacramento. Here, she holds her winning entry, a pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor painting of a preening crane. Photo by Susan Laird

El Dorado County girl wins Young at Art competition in Sacramento Sometimes, what it takes to succeed is the willingness to step out into the deeper water. This is what Sophie Hill, who lives in Shingle Springs, did on Feb. 1 when she showed her artistic talent at the annual “Young at Art” competition at […]

No Comment / February 24, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

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