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Oak Ridge present “The Sound of Music”

Learning to sing — Maria  (Jillian Curry), center, teaches Gretl ((Hannah Spears), Marta (Natalie Broadbent) Kurt (Kaden Call), Liesl (Isabella Fay), Luisa (Delaney Kelleher) and Friedrich (Ethan Gomez) musical notes in “The Sound of Music.”

El Dorado Hills comes alive with the sound of music this month as Oak Ridge High School presents the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. For more than five decades, “The Sound of Music” has entertained thousands of theater goers and the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer has played in countless homes year after year. […]

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Grow for it! Peach Leaf Curl

By Kit Smith UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Peach Leaf Curl is a fungus called Taphrina deformans. It infects both peach and nectarine trees. Overhead irrigation and rain wash the fungi onto buds and new leaves and from leaf to leaf. The Peach Leaf Curl fungus spores infect the trees through bud scales as the […]

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Financial focus: What does the debt ceiling resolution mean to investors?

John Zezini

After plenty of haggling, and a fair amount of political theater, Congress reached a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown. Most people would agree that a fully functioning government that can pay its bills on time is a positive thing — and it’s certainly good news for investors, […]

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A dose of Dan: Fly the greyhound skies

As I flew to Texas earlier this year, cramped in the back of a commercial airplane, a realization hit me: Traveling by commercial airplane today sure feels like riding the bus. I’m not a travel snob, but if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to pack onto a bus for a trek of several hours — […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Being ‘always right’ is wrong

In his book “Real Magic,” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states, “Relinquish your need to be right. This is the single greatest cause of difficulties and deterioration in relationships — the need to make the other person wrong, or to make yourself right. To win the argument.” • When you are obsessed with always being right, […]

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