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Congressional challenger Jack Uppal says priority should be fostering job growth in the country

Congressional challenger Jack Uppal says priority should be fostering job growth in the country

By Penne Usher, Telegraph Correspondent

He came from India not knowing a word of English and in the years since has graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from MIT and is now running for a seat in the House of Representatives

Jack Uppal, 58, resides in Lincoln with Kate, his wife of 12 years who is also his campaign manager.

“I’ve engineered new products, helped new businesses launch their technology, and overseen and implemented annual budgets of over a billion dollars,” Uppal said. ...READ MORE

El Dorado County Primary Elections June 5

El Dorado County Primary Elections June 5

Click HERE for all information about the El Dorado County primary elections today.

Here are some helpful phone numbers, hours of operations and addresses:

Elections
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00
Monday - Friday
Local Number:
Phone: (530) 621-7480
Fax: (530) 626-5514
From El Dorado Hills:
(916) 358-3555 x7480
From South Lake Tahoe:
(530) 573-7955 x7480  

Opinion: Time to Get out of Afghanistan

Opinion: Time to Get out of Afghanistan

By Steven E. Masone 

North Korea threatened to launch another missile in a provocative move recently and the United Nations Security Council does nothing. No sanctions, no action. The world wants the U.S. to be the world cops, but will not provide through the U.N.

Nov 8 Election Day in El Dorado County

Nov 8 Election Day in El Dorado County

To find your voting location, sample ballot, voter information and Vote by Mail ballot status, go to the County of El Dorado Election page.

Bill tries to clear backlog of untested rape kits

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sexual assaults are among the most vexing violent crimes police agencies must solve.

Rape cases quickly can descend can into he-said, she-said disputes, especially when law enforcement lacks physical evidence from rape kits. That evidence needs to be gathered in the first 72 hours after an attack, a period when victims frequently are anguished and unsure of whether to even report the crime.

Then, we've learned in recent years, a number of California police agencies essentially shelved many rape kits, with testing backlogs of thousands of biological samples.

El Dorado Irrigation District Employees Agree to Furloughs to Reduce Operational Costs

El Dorado Irrigation District Employees Agree to Furloughs to Reduce Operational Costs

In an effort to help the District reduce costs, staff agreed to take 40 hours of furloughs between July 2 and December 31, 2011.

District headquarters in Placerville will be closed on the following Fridays: July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, and November 18.

Field staff furlough time will be scheduled to ensure that operations continue uninterrupted and so that staff can still respond in an emergency situation.

The furloughs will generate a quarter million dollars in savings and could increase the District’s debt coverage from 1.25 to 1.27.

“I have met with the labor management committee and I am very pleased that they understand the situation for both the rate payers and the agency alike,” said EID General Manager Jim Abercrombie.

Water revenue for the current year is behind plan due to the wet spring and this prompted Abercrombie to impose furloughs.

Please Help - El Dorado Hills Needs Representation

Please Help - El Dorado Hills Needs Representation

URGENT!  Please Take Action by May 17

On May 17th, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will hear comments and take action on a proposal initiated by the El Dorado County Mental Health Division titled the "The Innovation Work Plan".