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Blue Man Group takes audience on visual journey

Blue Man Group comes to Sacramento March 11-16. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Blue Man Group’s theatrical tour featuring brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites will visit Sacramento, March 11-16. The new sound, set and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation. The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Planting for fall color

Master Gardener Susan Corey-McAlpine

By Susan Corey-McAlpine UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County “Fall has always been my favorite season — the time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” — Lauren DeStefano, “Wither” It’s very true that our Western Slope fall color can rival the East […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Turn your irrigation off please

Wonderful! The recent storms, with the snowfall and soaking rains, have been absolutely wonderful! You could almost hear the ground drinking it in. But the drought is far from over. Much like other water districts, here in El Dorado County at the El Dorado Irrigation District we have declared an emergency and are at a […]

Comments Off / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Your Facebook life: Less is more

“Less is best” when it comes to privacy and sharing information on Facebook. According to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, the fastest growth among social networking users has come from those who are 74 and older. If you’re among that group and you’ve started using Facebook to keep in touch with family […]

Comments Off / February 20, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH wrestlers’ success continues

EDH club wrestlers and coaches celebrate the team's second place finish at the NOR-CAL 12 & Under Wrestling Championships earlier this month. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Club Wrestlers competed at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Vacaville Sunday, with several wrestlers going all the way to the top. Feb. 16 results: Payton Gunter, 1st; Christian Pebley, 3rd; Jackson Ramos, 3rd; Kade Roeder, 1st.; Zane Roeder, 1st; Jake Lewallen, 2nd; Riley Lewallen, 2nd; Jackson Redhair, 1st; and Josiah Ramos, 3rd. Saturday, wrestlers showed off their strength at the SpringView […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Poster contest winners

Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader Aileen Choe and El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Mike Lilienthal show off her winning poster. Courtesy photo

Young students showed off their drawing skills and fire safety smarts, submitting excellent posters for the 2013 El Dorado Hills Fire Department Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” Contest winners Hailey Ronan, an Oak Meadow Elementary second-grader, and Aileen Choe, Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader, recently received their awards ($50 Target gift cards) […]

Comments Off / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

How to save water

When the El Dorado Irrigation District asked its customers to reduce water use 30 percent many customers thought EID would be checking their meters and making a list of who’s naughty and nice. Put your mind at ease. That ain’t going to happen. No. 1, they only have enough staff to read them every other […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »