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Capitol Connections

Mark the June primary and prepare for the November general election by learning about political office holders who have been permanently “pigeon-holed” here in the Historic City Cemetery. Whether the primary results left you cheering or demanding a recount, the cemetery counts among its residents no fewer than three governors, as well as other city, state and federal government figures, and even (the son of) a founding father! Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

California has had plenty of fascinating 3rd Party movements, most splintered off from existing parties. You may be surprised at the level of popular support for their more questionable platforms. Learn about the rapid rise and fall of the Know-Nothings, how the Workingmen’s Party helped write the state constitution and elected a mayor, examine just how progressive the Progressive Party was, and meet local members of the Socialist, Greenback Labor, and Prohibition Parties. Saturday, June 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

The uncertain future of fire & EMS within the county

The uncertain future of fire & EMS within the county

For many years, the thirteen El Dorado County Fire Agencies including El Dorado Hills FD, Latrobe FPD, Cameron Park FD, Rescue FPD, Diamond Springs-El Dorado FPD, Pioneer FPD, Garden Valley FPD, Georgetown FPD, Mosquito FPD, El Dorado County FPD, Meeks Bay FPD, Lake Valley FPD, and Fallen Leaf FD have done an outstanding job working together in an effort to keep the nearly 181,000 Citizens of El Dorado County safe. 

These agencies strive to provide the best possible Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to our residents through a progressive automatic and mutual aid system.  For many years several of these Fire Protection Districts have provided this service with limited budgets as a result of receiving a disproportionately small percentage of the property tax increment in a particular region.

Santa, Please Bring Mommy an Assault Rifle

Santa, Please Bring Mommy an Assault Rifle

Momservation: Setting a good example for your kids doesn’t mean target shooting with an assault weapon.

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Someone please tell me why a suburban mother needs an assault rifle.

And being a “gun enthusiast” is a hollow explanation reverberating against the sobs of parents.

Election Polling Places and more...

Election Polling Places and more...

 

El Dorado Hills CSD board hopefuls talk term limits, fees, transparency

El Dorado Hills CSD board hopefuls talk term limits, fees, transparency

Six candidates for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District race squared off recently at the Senior Center touching on issues ranging from fiscal responsibility to transparency and lawsuits. READ MORE