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Public comment weighted toward State of Jefferson

Two opposing groups — proponents of the State of Jefferson movement and opponents represented by the relatively new organization called Keep It California — presented their platforms and after each presentation it was the public’s turn at the microphone. El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chairman Brian Veerkamp said the board’s general guidelines, calling for […]

Google puts El Dorado Transit “on the map”

El Dorado Transit is now part of Google Transit. El Dorado Transit riders can use Google Maps to plan their transit trips in the same way they get driving directions. Users just put in a starting point and destination to get step by step transit directions. Google Maps includes information about Sacramento Regional Transit as well […]

Fire Safe Council receives defensible space funding

California Fire Safe Council recently announced it will provide $3.3 million in federal grant funds for 25 wildfire risk reduction projects to be conducted  by at-risk communities in 22 California counties. El Dorado County Fire Safe Council’s 2015 EDCFSC Residential Defensible Space Program will receive $142,500 with a match amount of $165,842, according to the CFSC chart. Funding for the […]

Thief cleans out Coloma mailboxes

COLOMA — Post Office employees arrived at work on July 1 to discover that personal mailboxes had been burglarized. The told El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies that the five mailboxes had been pried open and were empty. It’s not clear what, if anything was taken. The break in is believed to have occurred around 3:45 p.m. on June […]

EDCOE awards excellence with fair prizes

The El Dorado County Office of Education awarded more than 5,000 Committed to Educational Excellence Awards to outstanding students in preschool through 12th grade throughout El Dorado County at the end of this school year. Individual schools determined their own criteria to recognize up to 20 percent of their student body. The criteria may include scholastic […]

Mobile Food Pantry in Placerville June 10

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of Placerville with its Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesday, June 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. come rain or shine at the Veterans Memorial Building located at 130 Placerville Drive to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most. If you […]

Workshop offered to overcome guilt and transform shame

Life Enriching Communication is offering a workshop, “Overcoming Guilt, Transforming Shame: The Power of Compassion” to El Dorado County. The workshop will be held at 438 Main Street, Suite D, in Placerville on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will help participants become aware of the thinking that creates guilt […]

Tahoe Airport Master Plan Update report released for phase 1

The city of South Lake Tahoe announced the release of the Airport Master Plan Update — Final Phase 1 Report. The Airport Master Plan Phase I Report was prepared to provide a summary of the following: • Existing conditions of the airport and its surrounding environment • Aviation demand forecasts that provide detail on the […]

Horoscope, Sunday, February 15, 2015

Capricorn Moon Like an older brother who got into an Ivy League school on a full scholarship while training for the Olympics and researching the cure for cancer, the Capricorn moon sets a standard that’s as inspiring as it is impossible to live up to. Don’t get discouraged by the success of others. Judge yourself […]

Horoscope, Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cupid’s Arrow and the Sagittarius Moon Happy Valentine’s Day! Sagittarius is symbolized with an arrow like Cupid’s, so the lunar influence in this part of the sky is right in keeping with this day of hearts. The moon will slip into Capricorn in the p.m. giving the evening a formal feeling. Tried and true expressions […]

Horoscope, Friday, February 13, 2015

Archer Moon Bob Samples wrote: “Albert Einstein called the intuitive or metaphoric mind a sacred gift. He added that the rational mind was a faithful servant. It is paradoxical that in the context of modern life we have begun to worship the servant and defile the divine.” Boldly follow your intuition, as it is the […]

Become a volunteer whitewater rafting guide for ETC

Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC), a nonprofit providing outdoor adventure programming for people with disabilities and underserved youth, is recruiting volunteers to support its whitewater rafting program on the South Fork of the American and Lower Yuba Rivers. Join a community of over 300 active volunteers who work together to provide transformation outdoor adventure for diverse […]

Tahoe captain resigns

A South Lake Tahoe fire captain accused of the sexual exploitation of children has officially resigned. Mark Wygant, taken into custody on Jan. 29, resigned his position on Feb. 4 following notification that the city’s investigation was completed the previous day, a press release announced. The city was required to investigate per AB 220, the […]

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