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Grow for it! Your own vegetable Garden of Eden: companion planting

By Betty Hensley UCCE Master Gardener of Tuolumne County Just as there are many wonderful benefits to finding that right companion in life, there is also something special and fascinating about companion planting. According to the Cornell University Gardening Resources Ecogardening factsheet No. 10, Companion Planting: “Plants are very active in ways that are not so […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

My turn: EDC’s problems are with its CAO

Something is terribly wrong in El Dorado County. A survey of county employees and the latest grand jury report point to dysfunction that is startling. While it isn’t always a boss’ fault, it is her responsibility to fix the problems. And when the boss is the problem, it’s time for her to go. But the […]

July 02, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Dine out for cancer victim

The Purple Place Bar & Grill in El Dorado Hills will host a fundraiser for Deborah Hogue Howes, who is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. She is an El Dorado Hills mom of two young girls at Lakeview Elementary School and a son at Oak Ridge High School. Howes was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer […]

June 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Late but not forgotten: Gary Klopfenstein earns the Silver Star

Assault-helicopter pilot Gary Klopfenstein flew so many missions in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, he lost count. Highly trained, the pilot kept himself and his flight crews alive with proper planning and by-the-book execution. That, he knew, would raise the odds of a good outcome in a war that seemingly had no end and, […]

July 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Former Trojan now a Marlin

Former Oak Ridge High and Cal pitcher Kyle Porter was selected by the Miami Marlins in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft in the 31st round. This past season for the Bears, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Porter went 6-5 with a 3.01 ERA. During his years at Cal, he picked up a combined 15 wins with a 3.04 […]

June 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Marble Valley students bring computer to life

Kevin Saunders Athletic Director Marble Valley Academy Before the final school bell rang, some Marble Valley students enjoyed the hands-on opportunity to build a computer. The project started as an idea from their computer teacher Josh Kneeland. He proposed the idea to Principal Gwen Andrus, who loved it and relayed the request to the members […]

June 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The IRS, on June 10, 2014, released a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” intended to better communicate to taxpayers their existing statutory and administrative protections. Modeled after the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights and a document of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the 10 broad provisions were announced at a news conference at IRS […]

June 25, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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