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Garden Guru: Go native

As our landscapes finally start to dry out from the deluge of much-needed rainfall, it is hard to resist the urge to start perusing the local garden centers and nurseries for our spring projects in the garden. Before you take the plunge consider first taking an inventory of your landscape. Did some of the plants […]

2 Comments / March 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Financial Focus: Five reasons not to be a “do-it-yourself” investor

These days you can go online and invest, for modest fees. You can also visit various websites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. So why shouldn’t you be a “do-it-yourself” investor rather than work with a financial professional? Actually, there are at least five good reasons why a financial advisor can […]

No Comment / March 07, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Camerado class hits all the right notes

There’s a lot of noise coming from Room 12 at Camerado Springs Middle School in Cameron Park — rowdy students? No, the students are quietly concentrating. The noise is coming from band saws, routers and electric sanders. Don Cochran’s advanced woodshop class is busy on a project that has all the eighth-grade students intensely focused. […]

1 Comment / March 07, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Now’s the time to eliminate weeds

Mike Kaslin Unit Chief Amador- El Dorado CAL FIRE/ Cameron Park Fire The weather has been extremely dynamic lately, high snow levels and strong bands of rain have produced some dangerous situations for us in the foothills, as well as for our neighbors up the hill and in the valley. The ground is supersaturated and […]

No Comment / March 07, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Redhair falls short of state medal

BAKERSFIELD — Ebbs and flows are the reality each year at the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena. Last year Oak Ridge left with one victory. This year, Trojans saw four of their five wrestlers win at least two matches each. Of the eight El Dorado County competitors, only one made it to the second […]

No Comment / March 06, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Best Performing Arts Center: Harris Center for the Arts

The Harris Center for the Arts seeks to enrich the lives of people throughout California’s capital region by providing venues and opportunities to experience artistic work, celebrate cultural traditions and participate in the creative process. It does this through operation of a $50 million, 80,000-square-foot regional arts center opened in 2011 and an evolving array […]

No Comment / March 01, 2017 | Posted in Best of 2016 | Read More »

Best Casino: Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino offers a new class of excitement and gaming action in California. The casino operated by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians offers world-class gaming, including more than 2,500 slot machines ranging from one penny to $25 and including the best in video slots, reel slots and gamblers’ favorite progressives, progressive jackpots, 75 […]

No Comment / March 01, 2017 | Posted in Best of 2016 | Read More »