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A taxpayer for Sherry & Craig Petersen

EDITOR: Mr. Christian failed to mention his expertise is grounded in his career as a firefighter. If I were a firefighter, and wanted to see the great pay and benefits continue to be offered in El Dorado Hills, I would probably draft a similar letter. But I’m just a taxpayer in El Dorado County. A […]

1 Comment / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Sherry and Craig Petersen bring new ideas to the table

Husband and wife slate Craig and Sherry Petersen describe themselves as reluctant candidates for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board — reluctant in that they’ve recently retired, love to travel, and are active hikers, bikers and runners, all of which will get less attention if a PeterSEN (with an “E”) wins one or both of […]

12 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Big Idea opens ‘Red Herring’

Mystery takes the stage in Big Idea Theatre's production of "Red Herring," opening Aug. 24. Photo by Ryan "Harpo" Harbert

Big Idea Theatre counts down to Friday, Aug. 24, the launch of “Red Herring” by Michael Hollinger and directed by Benjamin T. Ismail. Combine a film-noir thriller, a murder mystery, and three love stories, and what do you get? One biting and witty play — a blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at marriage and other explosive devices. […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Making truffles: Forget the calories, warp speed ahead

Karen Moore’s students dip into warm, melted chocolate to fill candy molds during a truffle-making class at the El Dorado Hills CSD. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

The trouble with truffles … just as the crew of the Starship Enterprise learned about tribbles … is that you can easily have way too many. But just like in the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” it is extremely hard to say no to these sweet, attractive and downright irresistible little morsels. Karen […]

No Comment / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Pippin’ is coming to Sacramento Community Center

The company of the national tour of "Pippin" presented by Broadway Sacramento Dec. 29 through Jan. 3 features breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main. Photo by Joan Marcus

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical in a limited engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater from Dec. 29 through Jan. 3. The cast includes Gabrielle McClinton as Leading Player; Brian Flores as Pippin; John Rubinstein, who played the role of Pippin in the original Bob Fosse-directed Broadway production, as Charles; Sabrina Harper as Berthe; Bradley […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EID pay hikes spark debate

Proposed pay increases for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s top two administrators inspired raucous debate at the Dec. 14 board meeting, after which directors approved the salary boosts on a split vote. Up for approval was a 5 percent merit increase and a 5 percent market/equity increase for General Manager Jim Abercrombie, which puts his new annual salary at $196,931. In addition, Abercrombie will receive approximately $24,736 […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grow For It! Poinsettias year round

Once the holidays are behind us, there really is no reason to toss out those beautiful poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). With a little attention throughout the year, you can get these tropical plants to re-bloom for next years’ holiday season. Growing poinsettias throughout the year is also a great way to involve children in calendar-driven activities, […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

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