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Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 85 of Placerville recently recognized 2nd Lieutenant Brock S. Buak III (Bravo Flight Commander) and 2nd Lieutenant Nehemiah Feusi (Cadet Deputy Commander) with the Billy Mitchell Award.
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From Village Life...
District 1 Candidates Take on Tough Topics in Candidate Forum
District 1 supervisor candidates Linda Campbell, Greg Ferrero and Margaret Fortune are all eyeing for the seat currently held by John Hidahl, who represents almost all of El Dorado Hills.
From Los Angeles Times...
San Francisco Set to Apologize to Black Residents for ‘Systemic Racism’
Members of the board gathered to put forward a resolution that takes responsibility for the history of discrimination against Black San Franciscans.
Why Adopting Sports Gambling in California Has to Involve Tribes
When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.
From California Healthline...
Faceoff Between Anthem Blue Cross, UC Health Shows Hazards of Industry Consolidation
For weeks, Anthem Blue Cross enrollees who receive health care from the University of California were in suspense, as the health system and one of its largest insurance partners struggled to reach a new contract.
Research: Immigration Enforcement Hinders Education; Schools Offer Support
Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.
California Tightens Rules on Worker Exposure to Poisonous Lead
For the first time in decades, California is tightening its rules on workplace exposure to lead, a poisonous metal that can wreak havoc throughout the body.
From Georgetown Gazette...
WWII Vets Honored
Members of the American Legion Post 119 made time to recognize the WWII veterans among them during their February meeting and dinner.
$3.4M to Go to Central Sierra Farmers to Improve Soil Health
The Placer, Amador and El Dorado and Georgetown Divide resource conservation districts are administering $4 million in state grants to fund the Healthy Soils Program for agricultural producers in the Central Sierra.
Entrepreneurs Share Their Passion on the Divide
The mild winter has brought exciting news for the Georgetown Divide, with many local entrepreneurs opening new businesses.
From Mountain Democrat...
Placerville City Council Gives Staff Sandwich Board Orders
As sandwich board signs proliferate along Main Street and impinge on space along narrower-than-normal sidewalks, the Placerville City Council discussed what the city could do to cut down on the clutter.
Beekeeper Offers $100,000 Reward in Brazen Fresno Beehive Thefts
Commercial beekeeper Andrew Strehlow estimates he’s had 1,000 hives stolen over the years. The latest theft, of 96 hives from a Fresno County orchard, was his last straw.
California EV Sales Are Falling. Is It Just Temporary, or a Threat to State Climate Goals?
California electric vehicle sales dropped significantly in the last half of 2023, raising questions about the state’s ability to phase out gas-powered cars.
Arts Education Takes Flight Outdoors in Mariposa County
Teachers and students tap into a native tradition in which art and nature have always been inextricably linked.
March Primary Election D2 Candidates Quizzed
El Dorado County District 2 Supervisor George Turnboo is looking to keep his seat this election cycle and is challenged by Chris Cockrell and Kevin McCarty.
Academic Rigor Versus Cultural Relevance Is a False Choice
By reframing them as mutually reinforcing rather than mutually exclusive, we can transform education for every child.
All This Rain Could Invite Mosquitoes Into Your Backyard
While temperatures aren’t warm enough for mosquitoes to run rampant, now’s the time to prevent breeding grounds.
Cargo Traffic Jumped at L.A. and Long Beach Ports in January
The San Pedro ports had a busy January as they rebounded from last year’s labor troubles and picked up cargo redirected because of Suez and Panama canal troubles.
From SF Gate...
Central California Is Battling a Unique, ‘Growing’ Crime Problem
Beehives, tractors and more are getting stolen from farmers.
Robocalls, Ringless Voicemails and AI: Real Estate Enters the Age of Automation
As agents hunt for business in Southern California's slow real estate market, some are trying out new ways of tracking down leads. Others are quitting the industry.
New Eligibility Rules Mean Nearly 2 Million on Medi-Cal Can Now Save for a Rainy Day
Nearly 2 million Medi-Cal enrollees can now accumulate savings and property without limitations and still qualify for the state's health insurance program for low-income residents.
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