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Supervisors Reject Appeal of Cannabis Permit


The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors denied an appeal by Somerset residents of the Planning Commission's approval of an application for a Commercial Cannabis Use Permit.

New Website Features Information on Care of Backyard Chickens, Sheep, Goats


The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources advisors has published a new website with information resources for small acreage landowners raising livestock.

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Bread & Broth Thanks Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Bread & Broth is extremely fortunate to have Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsors that have hosted the organization's Monday Meal on a regular basis. Sierra Sotheby's is one of the many sponsors that helps …

Image caption: Joy Perrin, a mother of two children, testifies at the Budget Subcommittee on Human Services hearing at the state Capitol in Sacramento March 20, 2024. With the help of CalWORKS, Perrin was able to secure housing for her and her family.
California May Gut Two CalWORKS Programs Helping Thousands of Families

The state is considering zeroing out funds for CalWORKS family stabilization and job subsidy programs to help balance the budget.

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Elements Eatery Opens

Elements Eatery & Bar
Elements Eatery and Bar has opened on the South Shore featuring Mexican-American fusion cuisine featuring a full bar and views of Lake Tahoe at 3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The menu features homemade horchata and tortillas, cold-pressed …

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Community Pantry Opens in Truckee

Sierra Community House
Sierra Community House has launched a Community Pantry format in Truckee, which allows individuals to select their own food items, which in turn empowers the community and reduces waste.  The new client choice distribution model incorporates dignity, …

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Join Community Gardens

Truckee Community Garden has garden plots available for rent and North Tahoe Regional Park Community Garden in Tahoe Vista welcomes members to its North Tahoe Community Garden Club
Registration for the Truckee beds opens April 15 and a variety …

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Gumba’s Opens in Blairsden

Gumba’s II
The popular Gumba’s pizza has reopened as Gumba’s II next to Grizzly Grill Restaurant in Blairsden featuring pizza, wings, salads and desserts for takeout only. The location is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday …

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‘Our Shelves Are Bare,’ Folsom Food Bank Calls for Community Help

The Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom routinely serves 200 households a week with food assistance. With that number climbing to 300 in February, the local nonprofit is suffering a shortage, leaving many of the shelves bare in its warehouse …

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Former Folsom Cliff House to become Crawdads on the Lake

It’s been the common question around town the last few weeks, “what is happening with the former Cliff House of Folsom?”  Now, its official and were getting a look at what future looks like for the longtime restaurant venue by …

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New Folsom Apple Bagels opens its doors

After much success with their El Dorado Hills location, a local couple has expanded their bagel baking business to Folsom. Big Apple Bagels officially opened its doors today. 

Image caption: The 1965 law known as the Williamson Act has been responsible for keeping about half of California's farmland out of the hands of developers.
The Williamson Act: How the Law That Protects California’s Farmland Works

The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.


Dairy products are California’s top agricultural commodity, but the industry is often criticized for its impact on the environment.
Sustainable Sustenance
Greener ways to feed the world’s growing population
Fresh and dried fruit, wine, nuts and more can be found at Casa De Fruta, a venerable stop for drivers traversing Pacheco Pass.
Roadside Attractions
Apples and berries, steaks and dairy...and much more
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