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Tails wag in this Ponderosa High class

One lucky group of high schoolers gets to bring dogs to class instead of homework. These students are enrolled in Julie Gilroy’s Animal Health Careers course at Ponderosa High School, and they recently brought the dogs to practice canine restraints for various veterinary procedures.

The class is one of many offered to juniors and seniors as part of the Central Sierra Regional Occupation Program.

Music, meditation and more at the Crocker Art Museum

Curator Walk-Through: Kristina Gilmore on Ruth Rippon Nov. 2: Tour Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon with Crocker Associate Curator Kristina Gilmore at 6 p.m. A wide-ranging exhibition, “Exuberant Earth” presents more than 80 works by Rippon, who celebrates her 90th birthday in January. Gilmore worked closely with Rippon to carefully select works that highlight the artist’s […]

Supes nip medical marijuana registry in the bud

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors initiated changes to the county’s outdoor medical marijuana policies Tuesday but opted out of the controversial proposal that would have required those growing marijuana for medicinal purposes to register. Several speakers spoke against staff’s recommendation for a registry, calling it an undue burden on medical marijuana users and […]

Point Break teaches students to break down walls

Shark attacks on land were just one part of Rolling Hills Middle School seventh graders’ experience of developing more empathy for their peers while also boosting their own resilience as part of a recent Point Break day-long workshop.

“Point Break is a workshop designed to break down educational and social barriers that exist between students on middle school and high school campuses …

RR museum invites photographers to Trains & Tripods

Lights, camera, action! California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to offer a two-part Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar for photographers on Friday evening, Oct. 20, and Saturday morning, Oct. 21.In partnership with Mike’s Camera, the unique program starts with an optional, fast-paced and information-packed seminar […]

October 18, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Kiley’s Corner: Californians are mobilizing against new taxes

A few weeks ago, as the Legislature was wrapping up its final business of 2017, the speaker of the Assembly hailed this year as the most “progressive” in California history. Now, I often do not agree with the speaker. But in at least one sense, this superlative was accurate: the just-completed legislative session brought the […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

New swim school opens its doors

SwimLabs Swim Schools, an indoor swim school and training facility, celebrated its official grand opening of its El Dorado Hills location on Saturday, Sept. 30. The pool will officially open to registered swimmers on Wed., Oct. 4. SwimLabs’ unique training facilities are indoors, with small, warm-water pools specially designed with 360-degree video feedback technology that lets […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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