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EID water rate misrepresentation

EDITOR: EID’s water rate subsidy to small farmers is much greater than previously represented to the EID board and public by General Manager Jim Abercrombie. On April 25, 2014, and again on June 23, 2014, Abercrombie represented to the EID board and public that small farm rate recipients pay $514 per acre foot of EID […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

NorCal artists present their best works

2014 Best of Show winner Daphne Stammer, “Seated Figure," acrylic.

Northern California Arts presents Inner Views, the annual membership show, through July 12 at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Don’t miss the special Second Saturday reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 14. The event will feature live music performed by Sean O’Conner and refreshments. Northern California Arts, or NCA, founded 1939, presents a […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Clarksville preservation continues

A new wrought iron fence will better protect the Clarksville Cemetery from vandalism. A June 7 fundraiser will raise money to build a new front gate, repair the pillars and erect a new archway. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Not just a young community born in the last 50 years, El Dorado Hills is steeped in history. During the Gold Rush era a portion of southern El Dorado Hills visible from Highway 50 was known as Clarksville and one local group makes sure it’s not forgotten. Once Clarksville’s schoolhouse, today a dilapidated barn is […]

2 Comments / June 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fairytale Town presents summer fun camps

Fairytale Town offers more than 15 exciting and educational summer camps for children ages 4 through 12. Each weeklong FunCamp is designed for a specific age group and features a unique theme, including visual and theater arts, literature, puppetry, animals, gardening and more. Children can explore new areas of interest or dive deeper into their […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Runaway Stage Productions presents family favorite ‘Seussical’

The Cat in the Hat and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters return to Runaway Stage. Courtsy photo

SACRAMENTO — Seussical the Musical, the perfect musical for families and theatregoers of all ages comes to Runaway Stage Productions, Feb. 28 through March 23, at the 24th Street Theatre. The incredible Cat in the Hat narrates a magical story featuring the very best of Dr. Seuss characters and stories. “There is Horton the Elephant, […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California brings out the best in artists, past and present

“Walk on the Wild Side” at the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild’s 29th annual show. This quilt will be raffled off to one lucky winner. Photo courtesy of Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild

Perhaps it’s the light here: clean, bright and bold. Perhaps it’s the pioneer spirit: fresh and unafraid. Call it what you will, art created in California has its own flavor. There are three events this month that celebrate California art.  ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ The first is this weekend, Feb. 7 and 8. The […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: President Houdini inspires 2014 predictions

Another year has passed, as if acclaimed magician Harry Houdini waved his wand across the calendar while reciting a few mystical words and the past 12 months just went …“poof!” Houdini, “The Handcuff King,” master illusionist and grand entertainer, thrilled his audiences with feats of magic. Obviously this talent isn’t a lost art. Our present […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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