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My turn: Freedom in the balance

Three major developments have occurred within the last two months that are each disturbing by themselves, but extremely alarming when viewed together. The first was the revelation that for more than two years, one of the most powerful and feared agencies of the federal government was used to harass and intimidate individual Americans based upon […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Get your little ones ready for kindergarten

School may be out, but for kids starting kindergarten this fall, now is the time to get ready for the classroom, both physically and emotionally. By helping your child master a few practical key skills, you can give your children the confidence they need to succeed on their first day of school —‚ and every […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Showboat floats back to Sac

Jennifer Hope Wills stars as Magnolia and Gordon Goodman as Ravenal in "Show Boat" produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Photo by Charr Crail

“Show Boat,” the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” is now showing at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 14. Generally considered America’s first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

All Star games showcase the best of the best

EL DORADO HILLS first baseman Brandon Cantaloube makes the putout on Snowline’s Marty Lewis in Monday’s District 54 Junior Little League All Star opener at Stonehouse Field in Rancho Murieta. El Dorado Hills defeated Snowline 11-2. Photo by Pam Hennessy, 
Caught in the Act Photography

Little League All Star play kicked off last week. Here’s a snapshot of the action: Juniors Gold Rush 0, Roseville West 1 El Dorado Hills11, Snowline 2 El Dorado Hills 2, Maidu 12 El Dorado Hills 0, Lakeside 11 Majors El Dorado Hills 10, Folsom American 0 El Dorado Hills 18, Folsom National 5 El Dorado […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Runaway Stage travels down the yellow brick road

"The Wizard of Oz" opens July 5. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The merry old land of Oz comes to downtown Sacramento July 5-28 at the 24th Street Theatre when Runaway Stage Productions presents “The Wizard of Oz.” Join Dorothy as she’s swept away from farmland Kansas and enters a world of color and magic. Dance and sing along the yellow brick road with her […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pastels on display

"On Bacchi Road" by Pat Stoddard Aragon

The Sierra Pastel Society hosts its Signature Member Art Show July 2 through July 27 at the El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace Gallery. The signature show is put on every other year by members who have achieved excellence in the medium and achieved signature status. The Sierra Pastel Society motto is “Bringing Brilliance to Art […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gardening with ease

By Barbara Finley UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener The hands ache, the knees creak, the poor aching back — but look at that beautiful garden! The roses are blooming and oh, so many bees around the lavender … and, yes, there is a butterfly! Plums ripen, pears and apples coming along, but the grass […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »