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Garden guru: No fuss fescue

Many gardeners have turned their focus upon drought-resistant plants lately and one excellent, showy ornamental grass to consider would be blue fescue. Blue fescue is botanically known as Festuca glauca and is indigenous to the European continent. In the United States this bluish-gray (glaucous) color grass is hardy in Zones 4-8. Blue fescue grass is a […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Sour grapes grand jury

EDITOR: The recent grand jury report critical of El Dorado County Auditor Joe Harn and District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulako, in my opinion, was a personal attack on two public servants who look out for taxpayer money and strongly represent the people who elected them. Both Joe and Ron ask the difficult questions on spending proposals […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Be safe this 4th of July

EDITOR: Summer in California is officially under way. These warm temperatures bring increased outdoor activities. The 4th of July is no exception. Many Californians and tourists will be celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks. Cal Fire wants to stress the importance of fireworks safety and the state’s zero tolerance against illegal fireworks. El Dorado County does not […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Protecting privacy rights

Technology’s miraculous leaps forward bring unimaginable benefits to us all.  Life-saving medical procedures, limitless entertainment options, wealth building productivity tools and more change our lives for the better.  But as with all tools, their benefit — or harm — depends on the intent of the user. That is why this legislative session I’m paying special attention to […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Got water? I’ll drink to that

As Ag Tours go, this year’s topic and agenda was most enlightening. Attendance was a tad lower than previous Ag Tours I’ve attended. This was likely the result of including only one wine-related venue on the tour. Participation always seems to increase in direct proportion to the number of wineries visited. This year’s theme “Got […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

We hope to see you soon at your Senior Center. You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you around. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information regarding the programs mentioned in this article. Senior […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Round and round we go

El Dorado County has a new chief administrative officer — the third in less than a year. Almost immediately after Larry Combs’ name was released, the speculation and rumors began. People jumped to defend former CAO Pamela Knorr; another group applauded the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous decision to hire someone new; others […]

Comments Off / June 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »