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EID passes 7 percent wage hikes

EDITOR: Despite protest of Director Alan Day and five ratepayer advocates, on Feb. 25 the board of the El Dorado Irrigation District passed three years of 7 percent annual wage hikes for its employees. EID employees already receive wage and benefits averaging $127,000 annually. And EID further has the second worst unfunded pensions of all […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Believe your first impression

A New Yorker fiction story titled “Black Box” by Jennifer Egan, stated the following: “The first 30 seconds in a person’s presence are the most important.” I think Jennifer is correct. • I have always been inclined to place a lot of value on my first impression of a person, and my first impressions are […]

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Publisher’s ink: ‘Paper or plastic’ might be dumped

“Will that be paper or plastic?” the grocery store clerk asked. Years ago brown paper bags (or sacks as some folks refer to them) were the only game in town. Growing up in our household, we saved our paper grocery bags. We re-used them to line the kitchen trash container. And at the beginning of […]

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Jason Petty pays tribute to Hank Williams

FOLSOM — It is a trip down country music’s memory lane. In Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes, Jason Petty pays tribute not only to Hank Williams and his influence on country music but also to the stars who influenced Hank and those whom Hank influenced. These include Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, George […]

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From egg to caterpillar to butterfly, Farfalle is an interactive adventure for children of all ages

Children and parents take a butterfly's journey, from egg ot beautiful insect, in Farfalle. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Farfalle (“butterflies” in Italian) is a production that traces the biological emergence of butterflies. Imagine the life of a butterfly; imagine yourself in a virtual world, touching a butterfly’s wings. These thrilling “paintings in movement” mix theatre, sensory boundaries, dance, visual magic, interactive technologies and music. It is a sensorial journey inside the […]

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A raucous, rave-up of an Irish night

An Irish Hooley featuring the seven-piece band Slugger O’Toole is so populat, a second show at Three Stages was added. Don't miss them on March 8. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — It was a raucous good time when An Irish Hooley! came to Folsom last season; this year, it’s the perfect lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day. From the producer of An Irish Christmas comes this Irish Hooley (“boisterous party”) — pipes, flutes, harp, fiddle, bodhrans, dancing, singing, and storytelling — featuring the seven-piece band Slugger O’Toole and members of the […]

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Liars to rock school fundraiser

The Fabulous Liars go back to school (sort-of) on Saturday, March 9, in El Dorado Hills, when the band performs at the annual Cedar Springs Waldorf School fundraiser. The 10th annual auction and dinner party starts at 5 p.m. at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane. For Fabulous Liars Band lead singer, Doug Jarman, it’s a […]

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