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Message from EID: Ongoing drought resilience

On May 18 the State Water Resources Control Board approved modifications to its emergency conservation regulation to reflect improved water supply conditions and allow for more local decision making. The original regulation was adopted in May 2015 and required local water agencies to meet state-imposed water use reduction standards ranging from 4 percent to 36 […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Gardner’s Gardner a gorgeous, unforgettable roadster

Barney and Sara Gardner of El Dorado Hills pose with their 1930 Gardner Model 140 Sport Roadster at the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Mitchell and Larry Weitzman Everyone has dreams. For Barney Gardner of El Dorado Hills, it was to restore and show a car bearing his name at the most prestigious car exhibit in North America, The Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. A car guy through and through since he “was 3,” Gardner and his wife Sara […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

My Turn: Sustainable paths

Milestones are meant to be marked and remembered. One hard-won milestone — 25 years in the making — occurred on Aug. 2 when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the El Dorado Irrigation District entered into a Warren Act contract to allow EID to take 17,000 acre-feet per year of our Project 184 supplies from Folsom […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fire season’s not over yet

Late summer and early fall tend to be the hottest and driest months for us here in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. Five out of the top 20 most-damaging California wildfires have occurred in the month of September. Therefore, we are nowhere close to the end of peak fire activity. This is why I would like […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Taekwondo team scores 17 medals

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RICHMOND, VA. — The El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Center’s National Competition Team traveled 2,700 miles to Richmond, Virginia to compete with more than 5,000 other athletes for the coveted USAT National Championship medals. The 8-member team earned a total of 17 medals with five athletes earning qualifications for the U.S. National Team Trials in Colorado Springs and […]

Comments Off / August 29, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Petty Theft jams like the Heartbreakers

'You Don't Know How It Feels' but you can get really close to a Heartbreakers' live concert experience as Petty Theft rocks the Live on the Boulevard stage Thursday night. Courtesy photo

Petty Theft, made up of six professional Bay Area musicians, will be delivering Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ songs at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s free Live on the Boulevard summer concert series on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The group will perform everything from revered classics to current hits true to the originals and […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Balancing the El Dorado County budget

There are not very many opportunities for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to easily add to the revenue side of the balance sheet without adding additional expenditures. The board has made a major commitment to obligate the residents of El Dorado County to a $2.6 million per year bond payment for the next 40 years […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »