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United Way rolls out annual toilet paper drive

United Way rolls out annual toilet paper drive

When donors research a nonprofit’s numbers—tax dollars saved, money raised and lives changed—they rarely look at an organization’s toilet paper budget. Yet this necessary staple costs local nonprofits thousands of dollars each year that they could be spending on programs.

United Way California Capital Region is asking the community to participate in its 3rd annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper Drive on June 16 to help offset this cost. Last year’s drive raised 50,000 rolls of toilet paper, and this year’s goal is 60,000. 

“It’s amazing the number of expenses nonprofits face that people don’t think about,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “Nonprofits work magic with their budgets to make a positive difference in countless lives in our region, but there’s only so much they can do.

EID Redistricting Public Outreach Meetings Set

EID Redistricting Public Outreach Meetings Set

Placerville — El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) is in the process of drawing new EID Board division lines in the wake of the 2010 census. The EID Redistricting Advisory Committee, a committee comprised of five public members and EID General Counsel Tom Cumpston, who serves as project manager, began meeting in March to guide the redistricting process. District staff will conduct four public outreach meetings over the coming months to review the committee’s work-in-progress and solicit input. The meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as follows:

Folsom Chili Cook Off Supports Diabetes Research

Folsom Chili Cook Off Supports Diabetes Research

 Saturday - May 21, 2011 [ Tomorrow ! ]


www.folsomchilicookoff.com


We have 12 Teams each cooking 3-gallons of Chili

El Dorado Irrigation District Redistricting Process—Frequently Asked Questions

El Dorado Irrigation District Redistricting Process—Frequently Asked Questions

The following responses were provided by EID General Counsel Tom Cumpston.

Q.1. Why is EID required to redistrict and how frequently must it be done?

200 Volunteers needed for Fill It Up Food Bank Blitz this Saturday

200 Volunteers needed for Fill It Up Food Bank Blitz this Saturday

Hands4Hope is hosting Youth Making A Difference event this Saturday, April 2.  This annual Spring food bank blitz runs from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at grocery stores from Placerville to Orangevale.

Two hundred volunteers are needed to collect donations of food, cash, and gift cards. Shoppers will be given a wish list to help purchase and donate needed items. Volunteer shifts are two hours.

To volunteer, go to https://hands4hopeyouth.i-volunteeronline.com/and pick a store and a shift.

The organization’s goal is to collect 5,000 pounds of food and $8,000 in cash and gift cards.

One News10 viewer's opinion on the Cameron Park Skating Park community debate

One News10 viewer's opinion on the Cameron Park Skating Park community debate

The debate continues.  Here's one viewer's opinion below.  What's yours?  Email writer@news10.net and let us know.  It could become a potential posting here at News10's My Neighborhood.

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The CP Skate Park opened in April of 2001, costing taxpayers almost $Three Hundred thousand dollars.  It not only has given a home to skate Boarders but stopped trespassing and other infractions given to otherwise “a great group of kids.”  In addition it allowed for schools, shopping centers, libraries and other public places to resume their business without distractions from skate boarding.

In the past 2 weeks I have received countless letters and calls from not only kids but teachers, plead

Celebration for Sheriff-elect John D'Agostini

Celebration for Sheriff-elect John D'Agostini

You're invited to a celebration for Sheriff-elect John D'Agostini this Saturday. 

It's a great oppotunitity for the community to meet the Sheriff.  If you're interested in attending, please RSVP as per this invitation.