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Capital Stage takes on social injustice, unrest

Sacramento — Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival “Playwrights’ Revolution” with staged readings of six brand-new plays. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created this series of staged readings to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. Each year, a handful of plays are carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions. Audiences are then […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Book review-‘Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids’

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The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids, by Joanne Kraft, published by Leafwood Publishers, March 2015, paperback and ebook versions, 256 pgs. Tiger Moms, beware! “Mean Moms” are speaking up, some 75 of them. Instilling boundaries in the lives of her children, the mean mom “keeps her word when it’s hard; gives, models and […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sheriff wants unwanted prescriptions

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, El Dorado County residents have a great opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department hosts a prescription drug take-back day during which residents can bring unwanted medications in pill or liquid form to […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH boy fires deputy’s lost gun

A 10-year-old El Dorado Hills boy accidentally discharged an off-duty police officer’s 9 mm pistol while playing on the field at West Coast Airsoft Park in Plymouth, Amador County, on June 29. “Thinking it was a dropped airsoft pistol, he picked it up on the playing field and discharged it, luckily not striking himself, the […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The arrogance of sovereignty

EDITOR: According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s report of Wednesday, May 6, Holly Fonseca said, “Because they were on the Rancheria property she said rules are different and she could kill and bury them without anyone caring.” This report was made when she threatened the life of friends. This is a very sad situation […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Straw bale gardening is worth a try

Straw bale gardening is a new method taking the country (and the planet) by storm. It is efficient and fun. Straw bales must be “conditioned” to serve as a safe planting medium for vegetables and flowers. The straw retains water, making it a drought-friendly way to have a veggie garden. Photo by Sue Laird

Last January, as I was reading the latest happenings on Facebook, an interesting item caught my attention. A Master Gardener in the Midwest shared that he is using straw bales to grow produce. This method results in less-to-no weeding, less bending, fewer bugs and bountiful produce. Because straw absorbs and retains water, this is a […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Cameron park shooting: Victim, wife testify

A Cameron Park couple’s private marital struggles turned very public earlier this year when Joseph Hinds allegedly shot his wife’s father. Last month, Cindy Hinds and her father David Klinker, who’s recovering from gunshot wound to his abdomen, took the stand at Joseph’s preliminary hearing, sharing their accounts in El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan’s courtroom. During their […]

Comments Off / May 27, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

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