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EID race, Division 2: Greg Prada wants to keep EID from sinking

EID board candidate Greg Prada

Running in El Dorado Irrigation District Division 2 is Greg Prada who lives in Cameron Park. His campaign website is prada4ratepayers.org. While declining to say his age, the county recorder listed his age as 63. That same bio describes him as having been the president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of […]

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Rescue parents schooled in Common Core

Last Tuesday parents were invited to an information night at Marina Village Middle School to learn more about the imminent shift to Common Core curriculum and how to best help their children at home. Nancy Brownell, senior fellow at the California State Board of Education and a former Rescue School District board member, led the […]

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Crib Notes: When did asking someone to a dance become like a marriage proposal?

I’m fascinated by a trend that’s growing stronger: boys asking girls to formal dances with the sort of over-the-top gestures that rival grown men proposing marriage. Remember, the latter are men asking women to share their lives with them, compared to teenage boys asking girls to accompany them to one hours-long evening. There are stories […]

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Enjoying the great outdoors

Resting while he can — Hiker Shawn Burton takes a seat outside Bella Bru. The El Dorado Hills outdoor enthusiast will soon be on his feet trekking the entire Tahoe Rim Trail. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Shawn Burton will enjoy a quiet 42nd birthday this week — no noisemakers or singing unless a woodpecker and a mountain chickadee join the party. Checking off a “must do” from his bucket list, the business development manager from El Dorado Hills plans to hike the entire Tahoe Rim Trail. He started his journey near […]

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Deliriously funny ‘Detroit’ makes California debut

The B Street Theatre proudly presents the California premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s Obie Awarding-winning comedy “Detroit” on the Mainstage through Nov. 17. The Obie Awards, Off-Broadway’s highest honor, have been presented by New York’s Village Voice since 1955 to spotlight the more adventurous Off-Broadway movement’s achievements. The play’s wildly popular production at Playwrights Horizons earned […]

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Apassionato celebrates the arts

El Dorado Arts Council Apassionato — the term signifies how a musical piece should be played: passionately and with great emotion. El Dorado Arts Council’s signature event is designed to raise funds for community arts projects including arts in education, and members of the council hope this event will likewise stir guests to passionately invest […]

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Sutter Street Theatre’s Connie Mockenhaupt honored

Connie Mockenhaupt, co-founder with her husband Mike Jimena and artistic director of Sutter Street Theatre, was honored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Elly Awards Ceremony. Mockenhaupt holds multiple degrees in music, dance and drama. She has directed, performed in, choreographed or musically directed more than […]

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