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Dawn Hodson

Master Gardener plant sale offerings

Ground covers and ornamental grasses Japanese sweet flag Ajuga Feather reed grass Leatherleaf sedge, Buchanan’s sedge Japanese variegated sedge New Zealand sedge Variegated Carmel creeper Umbrella plant Mexican daisy Santa Barbara daisy Japanese blood grass Graceful Grasses soft rush California gray rush Eulalia, Japanese silver grass Dwarf maiden grass Pink muhly Bamboo muhly Deer grass […]

Spring means it’s time for the Master Gardener plant sale

With plenty of rain this year, it’s time to think about adding to your landscape, putting in a vegetable garden or planting some fruit trees. After all, what could be tastier and healthier than fresh vegetables and fruit straight from the backyard to your dinner table? Fresh, homegrown produce also makes welcomed gifts for those who can’t grow […]

Raucous crowd greets Congressman McClintock

Best described as Civil War II, Congressman Tom McClintock seemed in the middle of a shooting war Saturday as he defended the Trump administration and its policies to a town hall audience filled with people with opposing ideas about what the government’s role should be. An estimated 1,500 people packed Oak Ridge High School gym in El […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Supes confirm Dixon Ranch denial

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors reaffirmed its decision to deny the Dixon Ranch development on Feb. 28 as findings behind the project’s rejection were presented to the board for consideration. The project off Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills was to include 605 homes with approximately 160 of them restricted to older adults. The board […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID board approves emergency repair contracts

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved two emergency-related repair contracts totaling $800,000 at its Feb. 27 meeting. The contracts are a down payment on what staff estimate will be $10 million to $15 million in repairs to district infrastructure as a result of recent storms. Staff will meet with the Governor’s Office of […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID OKs emergency repairs

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors held a special meeting as part of its regular Feb. 13 meeting to approve several emergency repair contracts. Operations Director Margaret Washko reviewed in detail the damage caused by recent storms. First up was a $64,000 contract with Doug Veerkamp General Engineering for the emergency repair and replacement of a failed section […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Set sail and solve a murder mystery aboard the SS Escape

Mystery and mayhem are on the buffet as passengers of the Saga Cruise flagship SS Escape set forth on a cruise that includes food, entertainment and an intriguing murder to solve. And you’re invited to join them for this dinner theater event written by local mystery writer and teacher Linda Griffiths-Gish and acted by a zany cast of characters called the Cordelia Smythe Players. […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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