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El Dorado County judge rules Garridos can talk to each other

PLACERVILLE — An El Dorado County Superior Court judge ruled Friday to allow Nancy and Phillip Garrido to communicate with each other — but only through two five-minute phone ...

Hair-a-Thon benefits Mercy Foundation

The Red Chair Salon’s Charity Hair-a-Thon fundraiser is taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the salon located at 8012 Folsom-Auburn Road. Proceeds from t ...

School Talk: Welcome to reading, El Dorado County style

We’re “Wild about Reading” in El Dorado County. If you don’t know what I’m talking about — read on. In 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) completed a study ...

Wine tasting goes to the dogs

The Cameron Park Community Services District is hosting its inaugural “Reds, Whites and Jewels” wine tasting and jewelry show from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. This event ...

El County crime log, Feb. 12-15

Crime Log Information taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office records. Feb. 15 Natasha Poland, 21, and Percy White, 26, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled ...

Will county lose ability to fill supe vacancies?

Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on the El Dorado County charter. Every five years, a handful of concerned citizens give up nearly a year’s worth of aft ...

Ponzi scheme defendant to get day in court

A Folsom man facing federal charges in a $40 million investment fraud scheme awaits his day in court. A second area man pleaded guilty and faces five years in prison. Anthony Vassa ...

Folsom Prison topples racial walls

Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a two-part series on Folsom Prison’s efforts to racially integrate prisoners. When news swept through Folsom State Prison that a new ...

Amgen tour riding through El Dorado Hills

The largest cycling event in America, the 2010 Amgen Tour of California, will make its way through El Dorado Hills this spring. The Tour de France-style cycling road race challeng ...