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Image caption: A jigsaw puzzle of resources can help El Dorado County residents find mental health.
Finding a Light in the Dark

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health during these uncertain times, help is available.

Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.

Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.

Image caption: Saving water has become more crucial in California’s drought crisis.
How to Save Water: Simple Steps You Can Take

Saving water is more important than ever in California, due to the region’s worst drought conditions in 1,200 years. Here are some steps you can take to help.

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25 California Women Who Made History

California women have played a significant role in shaping every major industry within the U.S. and the world. Here are a few of them.

Image caption: Though it’s the most famous, the San Andreas Fault is just one of more than 500 active faults in California.
Battening Down for the Big One

Making it through the earthquake is the easy part. The hard part is surviving in the chaos that follows.

Image caption: How much is too much? There’s no simple answer, but here are some questions to ponder.
Six Steps to Mindful Drinking

Thinking about making a change in your relationship to drugs and alcohol? Here are some things to consider.

Image caption: Supercell storms are just one of many weather phenomena in the era of climate change.
The New Vocabulary of the Climate Change Era

The climate change era has created a whole new set of terms for a wide variety of storms and other weather phenomena. Here are some of the most important.

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How Not to Feel the Burn

California residents can turn to these public and private entities to help prepare for wildfires and protect their property.

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Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved

These organizations aim to help citizens engage with their governments.

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: The Man Lee and Wah Hop stores at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Site are all that remains of Coloma’s Chinatown.
Excavating the Past

The Gold Rush runs through the veins of El Dorado County, especially in these historic landmarks.

Image caption: Dig into these events (from left): Placerville Art Walk (pictured, work by Randy Honerlah); Lake Tahoe Community College’s Haldan Gallery; Tahoe Art League Gallery’s Spring Exhibit (work by Juliet Mevi); and Lavender Blue Harvest Days at Apple Hill.
El Dorado Reopens—Time to Dig for Cultural Gold

These useful sites can help find local artists and cultural events.


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Tuesday October 4 2022   9:00 AM

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Placerville City Council Meeting
Tuesday October 4 2022   6:00 PM