El Dorado supervisors to review development proposal
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will consider approvals related to a fuel station and commercial center proposed by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. In particular, the board will review water, sewer and driveway access for the project at the southwest corner of Shingle Springs Drive and Highway 50. Some residents have complained about additional development in a rural setting and potential traffic problems. The item is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville.
Folsom to honor runner-up in national spelling bee
The Folsom City Council will honor Snehaa Ganesh Kumar, the Folsom Middle School eighth-grader who finished third last month in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Snehaa tied for fourth place last year. She will be honored during the council meeting at Folsom City Hall, 50 Natoma St., Folsom.
Filmmaker to give talk on African American opera singers
The Sacramento County Historical Society will feature Susheel Bibbs, a filmmaker who has researched Anna and Emma Hyers, two African American opera singers who lived in Sacramento during the 19th century. They toured the country to present a civil rights musical to counter negative stereotypes of African Americans. Bibbs will present her research in a free talk at 7 p.m. at the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society building, 5380 Elvas Ave., Sacramento.