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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills areas.

Dec 30, 2011 10:25AM ● By Style

Happy New Year, Style readers!.
Effective January 1, 100-watt incandescent bulbs will no longer be manufactured in the U.S. as part of a federally mandated phase-out.
On December 12, Sandra Kirschenmann was named the executive director of Drexel University’s Center for Graduate Studies  in Sacramento. Kirschenmann previously worked in the Los Rios Community College District for 30 years. Congrats!.
Cosumnes River College will soon be home to the state-of-the-art Winn Center for Architecture & Construction. The $13.7 million 24,000-square-foot facility will house classrooms, design studios and laboratories. Local bond monies and other private donations, including a $1-million donation from the Winn family, will fund the cost of the building. Construction is expected to be completed by the fall of 2013.
On November 6, Cameron Park resident David McCracken was named the Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteer by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Along with being the current vice president of the El Dorado Search and Rescue Council Board of Directors, McCracken is and has been an accomplished searcher, leader and trainer over the past 17 years. Continue the great work, David!.
After the suspicious bomb scare incident at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Camino on November 29, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that when making a donation to charitable organizations, please be sure to mark the exterior of the package appropriately so as not to alarm recipients and potentially activate an emergency response.
Union Mine Lady Diamondbacks clenched the CIF Division IV State Championship volleyball title over the two-time defending champion La Jolla Country Day at Concordia University. Style is proud of you ladies!.
In the California Department of Justice-produced “Homicide in California 2010” report, the rate of homicide crimes per 100,000 people has decreased by 7.8 percent from 2009. Furthermore, the percentage of reported crimes that have been solved has increased for the fifth consecutive year; good news for the State of California!.
It’s getting busy at the El Dorado Hills Town Center! The shopping and entertainment center has signed new tenants that include a new night spot to be managed by the owners of Pizza Rock, District 30 and Dive Bar in downtown Sacramento. Also opening is a food market and cafe operated by the Selland family, which owns The Kitchen and Ella’s also in Sacramento. Furthermore, the First Northern Bank has signed a lease for a branch office to open in late January or early February on the ground level at the corner of Town Center Boulevard and Vine Street.
.Nevada Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki officially announced the Lake Tahoe and Reno area’s interest in hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition will need to convince the U.S. Olympic Committee to back their bid and make a plea to the International Olympic Committee. If successful, the Winter games would return to the U.S. for the first time since the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.
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