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My Turn: Let’s talk budget

Counties throughout California are at various stages of preparing their fiscal year 2017-18 budgets. While each county has unique challenges based on economic and social demographics, many are similar. As subdivisions of the state, counties are required by law to perform certain state functions, many of which are underfunded. State legislators have given counties responsibility […]

May 24, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

ORHS’ first principal to be honored

A memorial bench honoring Oak Ridge High School founding principal Don Reynolds will be dedicated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, on the school’s cafeteria quad. Reynolds, who died July 24, 2016, was named by the El Dorado Union High School District Trustees to open the El Dorado Hills school in 1980. Hired initially in […]

May 24, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

My Turn: Leaving a legacy of light and love

Preaching an inspirational song of love, faith and courage, nationally acclaimed mental health speaker and activist Jordan Burnham recently came to Oak Ridge High School accompanied by a chorus of strength and motivation. His words touched the hearts of each listener on that miraculous afternoon. More than 100 students attended Jordan’s afternoon session and many […]

May 24, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: To keep college affordable, we must hold universities accountable

Earlier this year, I called on both the UC Board of Regents and CSU Trustees to halt proposed tuition increases until at least the spring,when the state auditor was due to release two reports on the spending of the UC Office of the president and the California State University system. Joining with other legislators and […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Holocaust survivor to share brave story

Sierra Jewish Academy, the adult education arm of the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Folsom, will host Marthe Cohn at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at the Cordova High Performance Arts Center in Rancho Cordova. Cohn will be sharing her story as a Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. Holocaust survivor Cohn was born in Metz, France in […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Ask A Care Manager: Affording home care

Mrs. Jenkins is an active older adult in the community. She volunteers at the senior center, drives her neighbors to medical appointments and was her husband’s primary caregiver until his passing. Mrs. Jenkins is on a limited income, does not have long-term care insurance and recently suffered a stroke. In order for her to return […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Bountiful berries in May

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County How lucky we are to have such a variety of berries grown locally right here in El Dorado County? There are strawberries, raspberries (red, golden, black), blueberries and a wide selection of blackberries. We can preserve these delicious fruits in many ways. Freezing is the […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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