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News Release

Thanksgiving community dinner moves to the Upper Room

Due to changes this year the annual free Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered at the Upper Room Dining Hall and not at St. Patrick Catholic Church as in years past. The volunteers who have so tirelessly worked on the dinner over the years are unable to continue working the event. The organizers and volunteers thank […]

New engine for Pioneer

SOMERSET — With a new primary fire engine ordered and due next year, the Pioneer Fire Protection District added a much-needed piece of equipment to its fleet earlier this fall with the purchase of a Type III 2015 HME Ahrens Fox Wildland Engine. “This engine is a welcome addition to our fire district,” said Pioneer […]

Placerville’s Papa Murphy’s Pizza is collecting toys

Placerville’s Papa Murphy’s Pizza store, 65 Fair Lane, is collecting toys for the annual FOX40 Holiday Toy Drive benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children. New, unwrapped toy donations will be accepted through Dec. 11. The staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California will wrap the toys just in time for Santa Claus to deliver Christmas morning. These toys […]

Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors Dick’s Carpet One owners

On Nov. 11 at noon representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization begun in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, paid a special visit to Jared Sattler and Tim Botting at Dick’s Carpet One Floor and Home in Diamond Springs to personally thank them for their generous support of the foundation’s Building […]

Camino Community Church welcomes new pastor

Camino Community Church installed Pastor Elijah Vogel as the new Lead Pastor. Vogel is a gifted leader and teacher who has a deep love of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit is evident in his life. He has been married to Alysha for two years. His formal education includes a master of divinity […]

CP Sears participates in Make-A-Wish

With the holiday season right around the corner the Cameron Park Sears Hometown Store is joining more than 1,200 Sears Hometown Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance and Hardware locations nationwide in supporting the 2015 Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. holiday campaign with Make-A-Wish. Called “Season of Wishes,” the […]

Peace in the Home workshop just in time for the holidays

Life Enriching Communication (LEC) is offering a Peace in the Home workshop just before the holidays. The workshop will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 438 Main St., Suite E in Placerville. The workshop will help participants learn to navigate conflict that arises and tension in the home. Attendees will […]

Good deeds get rewarded at Schnell School

It is a beautiful Friday afternoon at Louisiana Schnell Elementary School. The grass is green, the sun is shining and a cool breeze carries the happy voices of young children across a scenic campus. Students can be seen hurrying around tables of popcorn, shaved ice and other various snacks in a miniature marketplace. A blue […]

‘Eyes in the skies’ help detect fires

SAN FRANCISCO — As part of its enhanced response to this year’s wildfire season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company has completed daily air patrols to help detect fires in four regions in Northern and Central California and along the Central Coast. During the four months PG&E operated the flights as part of its drought emergency […]

Funding in place for State Route 89 work

TAHOE CITY — The Tahoe Transportation District recently announced that it has secured the remaining $4.9 million in funding required for the $33 million State Route 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project and Meeks Bay Trail Project. The Tahoe City plan at the intersection of state Routes 89 and 28 at the northwest corner of Lake Tahoe will […]

Paulo Ruvalcaba to present art demo

Chroma Art Studio will feature a portrait painting demonstration in oils by award-winning local artist Paulo Ruvalcaba on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The demonstration will be held at Chroma Art Studio located at 3300 Coach Lane, Suite E6, Cameron Park. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served […]

Church to collect items for Operation Christmas Child

Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park, will serve as an El Dorado County collection site for Operation Christmas Child— the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — from Nov. 16 to 23. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project works to spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun […]

Help write Cameron Park’s history

Area residents are invited to participate in recording the history of the development and growth of Cameron Park. Karen Guthrie and Bev Campbell, longtime residents of the community, are in the process of gathering facts, photos and shared experiences from the 1950s through the ’70s to be included in an upcoming publication, “Finding Cameron Park.” […]

Veterans get fishing, hunting license deals

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers reduced-fee hunting and fishing licenses to both resident and nonresident disabled veterans. CDFW also offers several special hunting opportunities for eligible veterans. Any honorably discharged, disabled veteran with a 50 percent or greater service-connected disability who wants to fish or hunt in California is eligible. Disabled veterans […]

Special drivers’ licenses offered to vets

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will require the California Department of Motor Vehicles to offer special driver’s licenses to veterans.  The license will have a “veteran” marking indicating service in the United States Armed Forces. This new program is set to go into effect on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. In order to receive a veteran […]

Empty Bowls raises funds for hungry

Hunger exists in every community and El Dorado County is no exception. Estimates are that 13 percent or one in every eight people in the county do not have access to enough food for a healthy, active life, according to national statistics from Feeding America. To help reduce local and global hunger invest in Empty […]

Free parks admission for veterans

SACRAMENTO — California State Parks honors the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission at 143 participating state parks on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. “Free admission on Veterans Day is a small token of gratitude California State Parks can bestow upon all active military personnel and veterans for their […]

El Dorado County annual tax sale today

The Auction of Tax Defaulted Properties is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Room (Building A) at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville, according to the El Dorado County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office. The list of properties up for sale includes approximately 82 properties located in El Dorado County and 233 […]

Landslide season is here

SACRAMENTO – Entering what could be a significant rainy season due to El Niño conditions, Californians need to be aware of the dangers of landslides and how to best prepare for them. “A day or two of steady rainfall clearly can do the trick,” said California’s State Geologist Dr. John Parrish. “And that’s particularly true […]

Early snow shows promise for major winter at Tahoe

El Nino delivers on forecasts with 5-7 inches  SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. — Welcome El Nino! The season’s first significant winter storm delivered 5-7 inches snow (and counting) to Tahoe South area resorts and 2-3 inches at lake level this week, sending celebratory signals throughout the area. The pre-season forecasts are proving accurate as Tahoe […]

Festival features pomegranates

The fifth annual Madera Pomegranate Festival is Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Madera Municipal Airport from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is organized by the Madera Tourism Alliance, a committee of the Madera Chamber of Commerce. “On behalf of the Madera Chamber, I would like to invite everyone to come out and join us for […]

Fiddletown fall breakfast raises funds for schoolhouse

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the colorful fall foliage and a hearty morning meal out in the country. Visitors are invited to attend the Fiddletown Preservation Society’s all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and bake sale Sunday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Fiddletown Community Center. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the original one-room […]

Fall fest features band competition

The region’s most highly anticipated High School Marching Band Competition will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Folsom High School’s Prairie City Stadium, 1655 Iron Point Road in Folsom, from 3:30-10 p.m. It will be an exciting day of entertainment from some of Northern California and Nevada’s top marching bands and color guards. In addition […]

Dry Diggings Distillery and Amador Distillery join forces

Dry Diggings Distillery of El Dorado Hills and Amador Distillery’s Engine 49 brand in Amador County have joined forces — the two distilleries both operate independent tasting rooms which will now serve both brand’s products, providing the opportunity to offer an expanded product line, including several whiskeys, brandies, rum, vodka and gin, as well as a […]


The Lake Forest Elementary School’s Celebration of Freedom assembly will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at 2240 Sailsbury Drive, El Dorado Hills.

Rebuilding Together Sacramento seeking El Dorado volunteers

Many residents in El Dorado County are seniors or adults with disabilities, who are at risk due to multiple safety and health hazards in their homes. Rebuilding Together Sacramento recently expanded its Safe at Home program to the Western Slope of El Dorado County and is seeking volunteers. The group is seeking both skilled and […]

Nordic Ski Patrol seeks snowshoe patrollers

The El Dorado Nordic Ski Patrol (EDNSP) is a volunteer service organization that patrols backcountry areas of the El Dorado National Forest. The patrol prides itself on professionalism and preparedness in the wilderness. The members come from many different backgrounds and experiences, but the common bond is a love of the outdoors. The patrol works as […]

New Redbud Threshold Choir seeks members

The new Redbud Threshold Choir is looking for members. Threshold Choir is an international volunteer organization founded in 2000 in Marin County. Local Threshold Choir chapters send small groups of women to sing a capella at the bedsides of those facing the end of life or working through chronic disease or rehabilitation from illness or […]

Lake Forest School to honor veterans

EL DORADO HILLS — Lake Forest Elementary School invites area veterans to be honored at their Celebration of Freedom assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at 2240 Sailsbury Drive, El Dorado Hills Veterans from local Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and friends and relatives of Lake Forest students […]

Beware of vampire appliances

SAN FRANCISCO — This Halloween, Pacific Gas and Electric Company reminds customers that always-on vampire appliances suck energy out of homes or businesses every minute of every day, costing Americans $19 billion a year. PG&E has numerous ways for customers to save energy and money on their monthly bills. Plugged-in electronic devices consume electricity regardless of whether […]

Haunting time at EDH bookstore

In celebration of the spooky season, four accomplished authors of paranormal novels for teens are gathering at the indie bookstore Face in a Book for a night of haunting tales. The free, themed event goes from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Each author will share an eerie excerpt from her book, followed by a […]

Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk to raise funds

Support El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity and Young Life on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk at Cornerstone Christian Church, 931 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. Registration for the family event starts at 10 a.m. and the 5K begins at noon. Costumes are welcome for the run that will take place along […]

Vampire Ball returns to Sac

Shannon McCabe’s Vampire Ball is back home in Sacramento, where the ball originated seven years ago. The public is invited to attend From Dusk Till Dawn on Halloween Night, Oct. 31 at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St. near Old Sacramento. Guests can wind their way through the haunted museum while perusing the many antique cars, campers, trailers and […]

Donations needed for fundraiser

Donations Needed – Soup, Bread, Baked Good and Home-made Bowls The Empty Bowls Supper is a fall tradition in El Dorado County. The supper is a fun and meaningful event to raise funds for the hungry, while raising awareness of hunger. The basic concept is simple. Professional and student artists create hand-made ceramic bowls. Guests […]

Pastel Society presents biennial show

The Sierra Pastel Society will hold its fourth Biennial Signature Member Exhibition Oct. 23 through Nov. 20 at the El Dorado Arts Council’s Fausel House at 772 Pacific St. in downtown Placerville. The Fausel House hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from noon-6 p.m. and on Third Saturday Art Walk on Nov. 21 from 3-8 p.m. […]

Community art walk to showcase Natoma Station restoration project

A major two-year public art restoration project in Natoma Station is complete and a community art walk and celebration is planned on Saturday, Oct. 24 to showcase 21 pieces of restored public art. The Folsom Arts and Cultural Commission and Natoma Station Community Organization will offer a 1-mile walking tour of the public art and […]

Successful fundraiser in El Dorado Hills

Two fitness studios, thebodybar and fitRIDE in El Dorado Hills, held the Pink Ribbon Pedal and Pose fundraiser on Oct. 3. The community event was a fundraiser for the Judy Pickett Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund. Pickett is a long-time El Dorado County resident who has battled breast cancer three times. She is also […]

White Rock Village Knitting Team donates preemie caps

The White Rock Village (WRV) knitting team recently donated 143 preemie caps and 26 isolate covers to the Ally and Izzy Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to assisting families of premature or critically ill infants that are receiving treatment in the Sacramento and surrounding areas. “I think it is a great opportunity for us,” Aly […]

Foothill dining: Get rummy

With the dog days hanging around a refreshing rum cocktail made with Caliche, the aged white rum nearly 150 years in the making, can add fun to a barbecue or tailgate party. Masterfully blended by Roberto Serralles, a sixth-generation rum maker, Caliche Rum is a versatile spirit infused with aromatic depth and character. Watermelon daiquiri […]

Register to vote now

The deadline to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 Consolidated Districts Election is Oct. 19. The easiest way to register is using the state’s online voter registration system at The system applies the voter’s signature from the DMV database and delivers the information electronically to the county. […]

‘Mi Mexico!’ at the Crocker Museum

Calidanza Dance Company presents a special performance at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. in  Sacramento. In anticipation of Dia de los Muertos and presented under the evening stars”Mi Mexico!” is a compelling celebration of Mexican culture, dance and music. The vibrant Calidanza Dance Company comes to the Crocker Museum Courtyard Plaza on Thursday, Oct. […]

Get spooky at Face in a Book

In celebration of the spooky season, Angelica R. Jackson, author of paranormal novel for teens, “Crow’s Rest” (Spencer Hill Press) will be at Face in a Book for a night of haunting tales. The free, themed event goes from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Jackson will share an eerie excerpt from her book followed […]

Delectable night at the movies

The Temple Kol Shalom Community Outreach committee invites the public to an entertaining movie night featuring a special showing of the film “Deli Man.” An array of delectable food will be served to accompany the film. The movie outlines more than 160 years of traditional Jewish food served by deli owners and operators. We’ll see […]

Artists sought for 2015 California Upland game bird stamp art contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2015-16 upland game bird stamp. This year’s stamp will feature the ring-necked pheasant. The California Upland game bird stamp art contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years and over. Entries will be accepted […]

Community Thanksgiving dinner is moving

Due to changes this year the annual free Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered at the Upper Room Dining Hall and not at Saint Patrick Catholic Church as in years past. The volunteers who have so tirelessly worked on the dinner over the years are unable to continue working the event. The organizers and volunteers thank […]

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