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Celebrating a local veteran: Harold Kiser’s story

With the announcement of Japan’s surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, Harold Kiser thought he had safely made it through World War II. There would be no more pulling gliders or supply drops in the jungles of Burma for this C-47 pilot. Assigned to the 10th Air Force’s 2nd Commando 317 Troop Carrier Command since May 1944, Harold and his crew had flown numerous missions supporting Allied troops, and supplying Chinese forces. The conflict with Japan would not officially end until the surrender was signed on Sept. 2, 1945.

Kiley’s Corner: California cannot remain a sanctuary state

If there is one thing Californians agree on, it is that our elected officials focus too much on political posturing and too little on the public interest. This penchant for putting political theatrics over sound public policy reached a new low with the Legislature’s recent passage of a bill making California a “Sanctuary State.” Senate […]

Local authority speaks out on domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but for victims physically abused by an intimate partner it can be a daily way of life — a nightmare that never ends. Unless it does, which is the goal of organizations such as the Center for Violence Free Relationships. The Center’s Executive Director Matt Huckabay recently talked about supporting […]

October 18, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: The use of reminiscence therapy

Have you ever noticed that a particular scent could bring forth a rush of vivid memories? The smell of cookies baking might remind you of spending time at your grandmother’s house when you were a small child. Perhaps a piece of jewelry given to you by a loved one evokes feel-good memories every time you […]

October 18, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Women’s Fund celebrates a decade of giving

The year 2007 was marked by several Silicon Valley “firsts” — the first iPhone and Kindle, the first Twitter “tweet.” But for El Dorado County, it was every bit as important for philanthropy as it was for technology. That spring, three local women — Katy Peek, Madeleine Tammi and Stephanie Kresse — brought together a […]

October 18, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Serrano Concours in full bloom

One of the beauties of the Niello Concours at Serrano, now in its 14th year, is the eclectic nature of the cars that are shown — from a 1910 Ford T owned by David Para of Shingle Springs to a 2015 Corvette Z51 owned by Eddie Pesce of Cameron Park and just about everything in between. […]

October 11, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Preserve it! Olives

By Sue Hale UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County Last year my husband and I picked olives from a local farm. The owners were not producing olive oil that year, so they opened it up for picking. We were very excited since we had seen a UCCE Master Food Preserver demonstration the year […]

October 11, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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