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Take the family to Placerville for the El Dorado County Fair

It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, the temperature rises and El Dorado County residents look forward to an annual tradition that brings together old and young alike. That’s right! The El Dorado County Fair is right around the corner and fair officials say this year’s event is sure to have […]

June 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

My Turn: Chipping away at criminal grand jury authority

Last year the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 227, which barred the use of grand juries in police deadly force cases. SB 227 was passed in large part based on the false narrative regarding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The narrative came down to this: Michael Brown was murdered while holding up […]

June 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Grants Gala highlights nonprofits

Six West Slope nonprofits will receive $60,000 in grants from Women’s Fund El Dorado at its annual Grants Gala, set for June 3 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The recipient 501(c)(3) organizations were selected by the WFED membership through voting. Reflecting a change in the granting process this year, three Community Focus […]

June 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Ron Short a good and faithful servant

Chaplain Sunday Pearson Lakehills Covenant Church Authentic leadership in ministry is about servant leadership and few have demonstrated that better than Pastor Ronald F. Short or “coach” as the Oak Ridge High School football team called him. Pastor Ron was the catalyst behind the vision 23 years ago to plant what is now Lakehills Covenant […]

May 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Memorial Day event honors and raises funds

The sixth annual Aerojet Rocketdyne Wounded Veteran Run fundraiser to benefit local injured veterans through the national and local veteran-support organizations, will be held on Memorial Day, May 30. This year’s event features exciting new courses for the 3K/5K/10K run/walk events at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom along with a fun run for […]

April 25, 2016 | Posted in News | Tagged

My Turn: Everyone needs access to modern emergency communications

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief David Roberts As a fire chief, “record-setting” years are not something I look forward to. But as of June last year fire conditions in California were already the “worst on record.” By year’s end the 2015 wildfire season was the costliest in U.S. history since 1960, with more than $1.7 billion […]

May 18, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Iconic rock photographer Ethan Russell comes to Harris Center

Rebecca Murphy Anyone who might want to revisit the blossoming age of rock and roll will want to see Ethan Russell’s Best Seat in the House coming to the Harris Center’s main stage May 20. The show will feature approximately 400 photographs of the icons of the era, along with music and the stories surrounding […]

May 18, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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