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Grow for it! Success with citrus

Espaliering (pruning the tree to horizontal branches, usually along a wall or support wires) can provide a decorative focal point in your garden. Photo courtesy UCCE Master Gardeners

Do you love the smells and colors of citrus? Citrus can be grown in our county’s lower elevations or in microclimates that are devoid of cold air basins. There are many varieties of citrus to match your tastes and needs. Some trees suitable for our area are: the Washington navel orange or a Bearss lime […]

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Tibetan monks return to El Dorado County

Tibetan Buddhist monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery in India are visiting El Dorado County through Jan. 14 and will be creating a Green Tara sand mandala at the Cozmic Café in Placerville. Courtesy photo

One of the most anticipated events at the beginning of each new year in El Dorado County is the annual visit by the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery in India. Through Jan. 14 the monks take up residence upstairs in the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The stay includes a full […]

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‘Shotgun Weddings’ tells the story of Colleen Batten Harris

Lloyd Billingsley’s third novel lays out clearly the story of Colleen Batten Harris, the El Dorado County resident who shot and killed two of her husbands. She was acquitted of the first crime of murdering Jim Batten, only to be convicted of the second murder of Robert Harris 30 years later. From Colleen Harris’ early […]

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Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn’ comes to SF

“Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn’” visits the Legion of Honor in San Francisco from Jan. 9 to April 10. She arrives after a stay at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Cincinnati Art Museum are pleased to announce “Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s ‘Portrait of […]

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Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery schedule

The Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery have lined up of series of events in which the public can participate. Mandala viewing: Jan. 6 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., Placerville. Dharma Talk: Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., Placerville. Meditations on Patience and Compassion. Mandala viewing: Jan. 7 from 10 […]

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Camera club talks gear in January

The El Dorado Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. The topic will be gear talk. Time to share your favorite gear and gadgets that enhance your photography experience; whether they are old time favorites or something new you got for Christmas. This is a great time to […]

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Celebrate California Restaurant Month

January is California Restaurant Month and culinary adventures are   waiting for hungry diners throughout El Dorado County. “The El Dorado Epicurean Collection of Culinary Adventures” is a monthlong celebration packed with delectable deals, exclusive seasonal offerings, wine-pairing specials, gourmet prix-fixe dinners, farm tours, vineyard hikes, cooking demonstrations with amazing and innovative chefs and special […]

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