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Curtis and Luckey return to California to take fans on a musical journey

Curtis and Luckey are returning to the area for their first West Coast tour. The KMG recording artists are playing at the Powerhouse Pub in Folsom on Thursday, Jan. 20; the Wrangler in Elk Grove on Saturday, Jan. 22; the Stoney Inn Rockin’ Rodeo in Sacramento on Thursday, Jan. 27; and the Purple Place in […]

Class to cover an introduction to mushrooms

Mycologist Robert Mackler will be the featured speaker at the January meeting of the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, to be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. “Mushrooms 101″ is an hour long introduction to the fungi most people are […]

Sonora Impressionist to speak at PAA meeting

Northern California artist Charles Waldman will have a very special presentation for the Placerville Arts Association this coming Sunday, Jan. 16. Waldman made a life changing decision to follow his love of art and leave his 22 year medical practice in Sonora to begin a new journey into an artistic career. He studied the styles […]

Funk and roll to rock PJ’s Roadhouse on Saturday

PJ’s Roadhouse in Placerville proudly presents a showcase of all original music by local rock bands Full Funky Gorilla and Sin Nombre on Saturday, Jan. 15. “I was looking for new ‘edgy’ bands to bring in a younger crowd on weekends,” said Barb White who books bands for PJ’s. After hearing about Sin Nombre’s popularity, […]

State wants to return $15 million in undelivered tax refunds

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board  announced it is holding more than $15 million in returned state income tax refunds. This year nearly 49,000 refunds, ranging from $1 to $218,000, were returned to the state by the U.S. Postal Service. Typically, refunds are returned because the taxpayer changed residences after filing a tax return. The FTB […]

SED Corp provides training for small business

The Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) is ramping up a diverse selection of affordable classes with expert instructors in February for small businesses and entrepreneurs. SED Corp, which is in the business of supporting the growth of small businesses through training workshops and small business loans, is providing the classes in Auburn, Grass Valley and […]

Sheriff to speak in EDH next month

Sheriff John D’Agostini will be the featured speaker at El Dorado Hills Community Connections 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 23 in the Four Seasons Ballroom, 3186 Four Seasons Drive in El Droado Hills. Participants in “connections” include the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce,  Four Seasons Civic League, and El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Call the […]

Tahoe attorney to run for Assembly, pledges 20% pay cut

Retired Coast Guard officer and South Lake Tahoe attorney Matt Williams has filed the necessary papers with the Secretary of State to run for the 4th Assembly District seat recently vacated by newly elected Sen. Ted Gaines. Williams, a Republican and two-time Olympic torch bearer, has pledged to cut his Assemblyman salary by 20 percent […]

Museum to present the history of gas lighting

Ever wonder what kind of gas was used in the street lights of the 19th century or how safe it was to have gas lighting in one’s home? Please join the Placer County Museum staff on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Bernhard Museum Winery for the next Community Education Program presented by […]

Rob Laing joins Keller Williams

Keller Williams Realty Folsom  welcomes Realtor Rob Laing. He specializes in working with all buyers and sellers in the Folsom, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park region. He was previously with Re Max Gold and has received the Platinum, 100 % Club and EDCAR TOP Producer awards. Laing  has more than 16 years of finance experience […]

Have breakfast to support our troops

Come hungry and bring the whole family (and don’t forget grandma) to the Honor Our Troops annual All American Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 11 a.m., at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, in Placerville. This fun event is sponsored by the El Dorado County Association of Realtors and when […]

Harp, flute and viola to make beautiful music

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association, the oldest cultural organization in El Dorado County, continues to celebrate it’s 60th  year. The forth concert in the series of six concerts offers a special program featuring the unique and talented Trio Brio. The harp, flute and viola musicians will perform in the Theater at the Mine, […]

DFG sponsors first pig hunts on private lands

An unusual partnership between the California Department of Fish and Game and private landowners has created new pig hunting opportunities in Yolo County. Through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement program, the first state-sponsored pig hunt on private lands was held in December. The program drew tremendous interest, with more than 1,000 applications received for 64 hunting spots […]

Professional bull riders return to ARCO

SACRAMENTO — Led by defending champion J.B. Mauney of Mooresville, N.C. and Brendon Clark of Hollister, the nationally televised Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series returns to ARCO Arena Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15. Mauney, who electrified a standing-room-only crowd of more than 10,000 when he won in 2010, is one of […]

Business workshop set locally

Are you the owner of a small business who would like to expand your sales/services to the government? The Federal Technology Center will be presenting a free workshop entitled “Marketing to Government” on Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building A, Office of Emergency Services, 330 Fair Lane, […]

Families needed to host foreign exchange students

AYUSA is looking for American families interested in hosting high school foreign exchange students for the 2011-2012 school year. Every year, more than 28,000 high school students from around the world come to the U.S. to study as part of U.S. government-sponsored foreign exchange programs. The students, ages 15 to 19 years old, are placed […]

The Gaden Shartse Tibetan Monks have a busy schedule

The Gaden Shartse Tibetan Monks are visiting El Dorado County through Jan. 12 and are presenting a series of events as part of the Sacred Earth Healing Tour 2010-2011. Placerville Friends of Tibet is organizing the stay. The Gaden Shartse Monks are creating a Manjushri Sand Mandala at the Cozmic Café, 549 Main St. in Placerville. Observe […]

Lorrene Baum-Davis is teaching workshops in January

Placerville artist Lorrene Baum-Davis has three weekends of metal clay workshops set up for January. On Saturday, Jan. 8, the class is Introduction to Metal Clay and the Sunday, Jan. 9, the class is Intermediate Metal Clay On Jan. 14, 15 and 16, Baum-Davis will conduct an intensive Level I Certification in Art Clay Silver […]

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Coalition including EID wins federal court case

Ruling saves district hundreds of thousands of dollars A coalition of hydroelectric project operators, which includes El Dorado Irrigation District, has won a federal appeals court victory that prevents the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from dramatically increasing its annual land-use fees on hydroelectric projects without a formal “notice-and-comment” rulemaking process. This decision and a prior court ruling spared […]

New exhibition surveys the art of Gottfried Helnwein

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum will present a survey of the work of artist Gottfried Helnwein in the new exhibition “Gottfried Helnwein: Inferno of the Innocents,” on view from Jan. 29 through April 24. Organized by the Crocker, the exhibition features 70 major paintings and photographs from throughout Helnwein’s career. Highlights include his iconic […]

Cirque du Soleil to present ‘Quidam’ in Sac

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show “Quidam” will be performing in Sacramento from May 11 to 15, at ARCO Arena for eight performances only. Tickets are available online at or by calling 800-745-3000. Quidam had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April 1996. Since […]

The sound of strings comes to Sutter Creek

Scheherazade Stone and Brian Gore of “The Sing Strings” bring insightful and imaginative original songs and arrangements to Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, Saturday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $19 the day of the show. For more information call 916-425-0077. Their music blends two unique […]

Railtown 1897 offers a behind-the-scenes pick

JAMESTOWN — Railtown 1897 State Historic Park plans to offer special, behind-the-scenes shop tours of the historic site on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. As part of this special opportunity, visitors will have the chance to get an up-close viewing of exciting projects currently underway plus learn about recently completed projects such […]

Small California tax-exempt organizations must file to retain exempt status

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board announced that starting Jan. 1 a new California law means tax-exempt organizations, other than churches and church-related organizations, with average gross receipts of $25,000 or less must electronically file with FTB or risk losing their tax-exempt status. FTB is mailing notices to the more than 256,000 tax-exempt organizations meeting […]

BLM plans public meetings on fire fuels management at Pine Hill Preserve

The federal Bureau of Land Management’s Mother Lode Field Office will hold two meetings in January to discuss fire fuels management, including pile burning, at the Pine Hill Preserve in western El Dorado County. Meetings will be held Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. and Jan. 22 at 2 p.m., both at the Cameron Park Community […]

Students learn about environmental impacts on local ecosystem

For the past 11 years, El Dorado County high school students have participated in field research at the Watershed Education Summit, an outdoor educational collaboration of students and teachers and professionals from county, state and federal agencies. This year’s project was located in the Crystal Basin of the American River Watershed, within the Eldorado National […]

Layer your paint color just like your clothes

Layering is de rigueur in fashion these days — tees, tops, sweaters, whatever. It not only looks smart, it’s practical. If you get a little warm, you can simply peel off a layer or two. Too cold? Layer up. You can use the same approach when dressing up the interior of your home, according to […]

Brian Peterson joins Insight Real Estate

Team Aldrich and Insight Real Estate are proud to welcome Brian Peterson to their team. Peterson has worked as a Realtor in El Dorado County since 2001 and has lived in Camino since 1995. Over the years, he has provided exceptional marketing, professional representation and personal attention to all of his clients which has resulted […]

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Job training funds available

The El Dorado County Department of Human Services has funding that can help pay for training to assist individuals who need help returning to work and are unlikely to return to their previous industry/occupation. Displaced homemakers and self-employed individuals may also qualify. The Adult and Dislocated Worker Program is designed to provide quality employment and […]

Battle yellow starthistle in winter

Homeowners, farmers, ranchers, pest control applicators and land managers are invited to attend a yellow starthistle control workshop set for Friday, Jan. 28, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the El Dorado County Administrative Building C (Planning Commission room), 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville. Participants will learn about mechanical, cultural and chemical control methods to […]

Sierra Wildlife Rescue begins new classes

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold its first class of the new year —“Are You Ready to Rehab?” — on Jan. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the SWR Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road, Placerville. The class is designed to acquaint those who may be interested in rehabbing orphaned and injured wild animals with basic […]

Stumpy Meadows spills early

Stumpy Meadows Reservoir started spilling at 3:46 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19. Flows during the storm peaked at 1,540 cubic feet per second (11,500 gallons per second) at 4:39 p.m. on Dec. 19 and Pilot Creek is currently flowing at 253 cubic feet per second. The Georgetown Divide Public Utility District crew was prepared and the […]

Shenandoah High School’s first homecoming open to public

Shenandoah High School, El Dorado Union High School District’s first public charter school, will present its First Homecoming Event on Jan. 19 featuring Elliot Washor, Ed.D., guest speaker and co-founder of Big Picture Learning. Big Picture is a nonprofit educational reform group dedicated to the fundamental rethinking of schooling. Shenandoah exemplifies the Big Picture philosophy […]

McClintock appointed chairman House Water and Power Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, has been appointed chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee in the 112th Congress. McClintock served as ranking member of the subcommittee in the previous Congress. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tom McClintock as the chairman of the Water […]

Contractors licensing board cautions licensees

SACRAMENTO — The Contractors State License Board’s Renewals Unit has been contacted by several licensees who attempted to renew their license through an outside business, rather than directly with CSLB. In some cases, doing so caused delays, which resulted in their licenses expiring. As a result, they must now pay late fees. The Attorney General’s […]

California Lectures features author Kim Edwards

California Lectures presents “An Evening with Kim Edwards” on Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1013 K St. in downtown Sacramento. Edwards will be discussing her highly anticipated new novel, “The Lake of Dreams,” due for release Jan. 4, the story of a daughter confronting the deeply hidden, multigenerational secret about her […]

Peep, Chirp and Quack return for a new season of adventures

The Emmy-Award winning preschool science and math series “Peep and the Big Wide World” returns for a new season on Jan. 3, with 25 episodes never before seen on public television (check local listings). Narrated by comedian Joan Cusack, and produced by WGBH and 9 Story Entertainment in association with TVOntario and Discovery Kids, the […]

Little League issues moratorium on composite bats issue

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Little League International has placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Little League Major division and all other baseball divisions of Little League, effective immediately. “Today’s decision of the Little League International Board of Directors Executive Committee is based on scientific research data from the University of […]

Office of education to host community forum

The El Dorado County Office of Education will host an informational community forum on School District Organization on Monday, Jan. 10, in Conference Room B-2 at the Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road in Placerville. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m., with the forum taking place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This forum on School […]

National Alliance on Mental Illness opens enrollment for class

The National Alliance on Mental Illness begins enrollment for the popular “Family to Family” educational course scheduled for Jan. 19. The face of mental illness isn’t some stranger. It is co-workers, neighbors, friends, families and sometimes ourselves. One in four adults experience a diagnosable mental illness in any given year. One in 10 children have […]

Snowshoe season begins at the Tahoe Rim Trail

Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only ways to enjoy Lake Tahoe this winter season. Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for free guided snowshoe treks every Saturday through the end of March. These snowshoe hikes are great for all abilities (shorter hikes are appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise and socialize during […]

McClintock appointed to House Budget and Natural Resources committees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, has been appointed to serve on the House Budget Committee and the Natural Resources Committee for the upcoming 112th Congress. McClintock will begin his second term on the Natural Resources Committee where he served as ranking member of the Water and Power sub-committee during the 111th Congress. […]

‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ is a spectacular family event

“Cirque Dreams Holidaze” lights up the holiday season when it transforms the stage at the Community Center Theater into a wonderland of fantasy and disbelief through Jan. 2. Cirque Dreams, an American theatrical production company, brings its critically acclaimed entertainment brand for holiday performances presented by Broadway Sacramento. Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, creator […]

Jennifer Ewing is the January artists-in-residence at the de Young

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young Museum hosts “Jennifer Ewing: Spirit Boat Directions,” Jan. 5 to 30, as part of the artist-in-residence program in the Kimball Education Gallery. Ewing is a Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco staff artist, muralist and teacher. Since 2005 she has used the theme of “Spirit Boats” as a metaphor […]

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