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Michael Raffety

England’s splashiest Victorian-era painter comes to de Young

J.M.W. Turner, as he is widely known, has been hailed as an artist with a special view of the world around him. Often he is cast as a precursor to the Impressionist painters of the late 19th century. Because he bequeathed 100 paintings to the state they have remained for later generations to study and […]

July 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Prada censured

On a 3-2 vote, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Monday to censure Director Greg Prada for threatening a speaker at the Oct. 14 meeting when he said, “Best make sure your liability insurance is paid up.” Nov. 10 Prada issued a statement in defense against censure, writing, “I made a statement not […]

November 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Serrano reducing water consumption

Serrano Home Owners Association is reducing its use of recycled water for landscaping by 30 percent and may even reach the 50 percent mark, HOA manager David Sanders told the El Dorado Irrigation District board Monday. That water use reduction is being achieved by using a weather station built with a grant from EID and […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID seeks to keep more of Deer Creek’s recycled water

“Give us back our water,” the El Dorado Irrigation District will ask of the state water board. On a 4-0 vote, with Director George Osborne absent, the EID board Monday approved a two-pronged plan for the Wastewater Treatment Plant to quit sending 1 million gallons of high-quality recycled water down the creek every day. The […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Developer seeks recycled water exemption

The developer of Carson Creek off of Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills is seeking an exemption from the El Dorado Irrigation District’s requirement that recycled water be used “wherever economically and physically feasible.” Lennar Homes representative Bob Shattuck said the requirement that his 1,240-lot subdivision pay for a $13 million recycled water storage tank […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Thirsty future

January looked like one for the record books when we looked at it in this space, but decent rain at the end of the month left the month with a total of 0.75 inch. That is more than the 0.62 inch recorded in January 1977, the final drought years. It is more than the record […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

EID declares Stage 2 drought emergency

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors Tuesday skipped right over Stage 1 and unanimously went to a Stage 2 Water Supply Warning and asked customers to voluntarily reduce water consumption 30 percent. The water savings also applies to recycled water customers because recycled water is often supplemented with potable water. The resolution declaring […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,
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