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My Turn: Single-payer healthcare

Are you ready for California to double your taxes? What about triple or quadruple them? A bill currently making its way through the state Legislature could push tax rates up beyond imagination, making us tax serfs to the state and driving hundreds of thousands of jobs out of California. Senate Bill 562, the “California Healthcare […]

Ask a Care Manager: Alcohol and the older adult

Alcohol has quite the history and not all of it is filled with kittens and puppy dog tails.  In the 1920s Congress submitted the 18th Amendment, which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors, for state ratification. Many citizens hated alcohol due to car accidents, addiction, using too much wheat, a decrease in efficient […]

It’s fair time

This year’s El Dorado County Fair, Ribbons and Rides, runs June 15-18 and promises to be a fun time for the whole family. For the second year Paul Maurer Shows will provide the excitement that so many fairgoers look for at the fair — unique, brightly-painted rides with sparking lights that shine brightly at night, including […]

EDAC exhibit a unique look at the Gold Rush

The El Dorado Arts Council presents Deep Blue Lead, an exhibit that examines the vast, ancient river forged by powerful geologic forces at work millions of years ago — a flow of water that gouged out a channel two miles wide and four miles long. The ore that was eventually deposited along the lead was […]

Half marathon a hit

The Gold Country Half delivered El Dorado Hills’ inaugural half marathon with a combination of a strong hometown vibe and sense of community with first-class race operations and a talented elite field. Runners in the half marathon, 5k and Kid’s K gathered in the El Dorado Hills Town Center before heading out on the courses […]

My Turn: Understanding our budget

On June 2 I delivered to the Board of Supervisors and publicly released El Dorado County’s recommended budget. The 422-page document deserves some context. In theory, crafting a budget should be a relatively simple endeavor. You add up the money that comes in, subtract the cost of mandated programs that must be paid for and, if […]

Guide dogs graduate, start new lives

El Dorado Second Sight Paws for the Blind, a puppy raising group for Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc., announces that since January of this year three of its pups have successfully completed all of their formal guide training and have graduated as professional Guide Dogs at the organization’s San Rafael campus. Lane, a black Labrador […]

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