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Burke junction spring celebration scheduled for May 21

Burke junction spring celebration scheduled for May 21

TRAIN RIDES, FREE BUBBLES FOR KIDS

El Dorado Mind~Body~Spirit Fair a huge whole-wellness event with vendors, exhibitors, spiritual professionals, body-work specialists, lectures & more kicks off on May 21.

Medieval Encampment with arts and crafts, entertainment, and demonstrations of armored combat presented by The Shire of Mountain’s Gate, the Local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

The fair will be held at Cameron Park - between Placerville & Folsom on Hwy 50, exit Cameron Park Drive (west), right at Coach Lane, look for the train!

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School dedicates garden to moms of autistic, special education students at Lakeview Elementary

School dedicates garden to moms of autistic, special education students at Lakeview Elementary

Students, teachers, staff and parents at Lakeview Elementary School dedicated their new vegetable garden Friday morning.

Lakeview Elementary is where special education and autistic programs are held for all students in the El Dorado Hills school district.

Is there a solution to replacing racist grave markers in El Dorado County?

El Dorado County, CA -  A dirty little secret of Mormon Island Cemetary has been brought to the forefront after activists raised the issue.

Numerous headstones that are engraved with the 'N'-word to mark the graves of unknown African American pioneers, relocated from Negro Hill Cemetary in the 1950s, are still in place today.

"Those graves have been there before I was born, I can't believe the offense headstones are still there," California Prison Industries Authority Chuck Patillo said.

The Prison Industries Authority helps rehabilitate inmates.   Many of them build anything from buildings to park benches.

The authority is offering to build new gravestones for free.

"We're offering a quick fix, go in and take out the old headstones and build new ones and replace them," Patillo said.

Highway 50 closure means small town business opportunities

AMADOR COUNTY, CA - Small towns along three Gold Country and Sierra highways will see traffic like they rarely would otherwise, when drivers from Sacramento and the Bay Area make the detour around Highway 50 construction to get to South Lake Tahoe.

The Caltrans project to repair the rock wall at Echo Summit will force the closure of Highway 50 through the Sierra starting May 11. Construction is expected to last at least two weeks, and the detour route takes drivers along Highways 16, 49 and 88 -- at least a 35 minute longer drive than the direct route through Placerville, Pollock Pines, and Twin Bridges.

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Mother's Day treat: Homemade scones

I have never been a big fan of scones.  They have always been a bit dry for my taste.  That all changed thanks to Barbara Bowers of Rose Mountain Manor in Colfax, CA.  Barbara and her wonderful recipe were featued on News10 Midday and News10.net back in October of 2002.  From that point on, this recipe has been a staple for special events and just because. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tabelspoons softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fruit*

Directions

Blend Bisquick and sugar. Cut in butter to form a crumbly mixture.  Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry mix.  Stir with a fork until just mixed (do not overmix).  Drop into four piles onto a baking sheet.  Cut into four pieces each with about one-eight inch between.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for

Prison Authority extends offer to replace headstones with racial slur

FOLSOM, CA - The California Prison Industry Authority has offered to replace three dozen gravemarkers with the n-word in inscriptions at an El Dorado Hills cemetery.

The headstones, erected in 1954, are on the graves of 36 black settlers. Their remains were moved from Negro Hill Cemetery to Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery off Green Valley Road when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Folsom Dam. The Army Corps has released project documentation showing all the references to Negro Hill Cemetery also use the racial slur.

Although the Army Corps appears responsible for the wrong, in contracts for the replacement project, there is a quit deed transferring control of the cemetery to El Dorado County.

Prison Industry General Manager Chuck Pattillo says his program has approached the county to make and install new headstones at no cost. The Authority would also make signage explaining the change.

SCIENCE GUY: Sick science - burn your money

SACRAMENTO, CA - It's probably not a wise idea to soak a $20 bill in a flammable liquid and set it on fire, but that's what you'll have to do with this science demonstration. Sure, you could use just a $1 bill, but then you don't sweat as much. There is a point to all of this burning... it's the fact that to everyone's amazement, paper money never actually burns (if you do it correctly).  Read on to discover the secret behind this amazing demonstration.

This demonstration is offered for educational purposes only and should not be attempted without strict adult supervision.

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