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‘Addams Family’ musical spooks Oak Ridge stage

The Oak Ridge High School drama department is expecting big laughs from theater seats during upcoming performances of their fall play, “The Addams Family — A New Musical.” The cast and crew are beyond excited for this musical as they have added a modern spin to a classic plot. “It’s crazy and it’s really fast-paced,” […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Another successful year for Project Spooky

Christian Pothast has been donating Halloween costumes since he was 6 years old. He and his mother Christa Pothast recently donated 70 costumes to Mercy Housing properties in El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs. Forty-eight costumes were given to kids at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills and 22 costumes were handed out at Trailside […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

My Turn: Déjà vu all over again

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Crown Village, we learned that apartments were planned for the southwest corner of Francisco Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Having seen the influx of apartments in Cameron Park, many of us in El Dorado Hills did not want that to happen here. A successful grassroots effort […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Floating pump ensures water access

Earlier this year El Dorado Irrigation District installed a temporary emergency floating pump barge in Folsom Lake that will ensure access to drinking water supplies should the reservoir’s water level drop below existing intake levels. The District contracted with Pac Machine Company, Inc. of Sacramento for the rental of the barge for up to three months […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Vehicles shine at Niello Concours

From humble beginnings, the Niello Concours has grown up and features plenty of everything — pre-war classics from Packard, Lincoln and Cadillac, half a dozen or so 1950s and ’60s muscle cars, more than two dozen Ferraris from a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE to a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta and more than a dozen De […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

County’s water conservation falling short

For the third week in a row in September, El Dorado Irrigation District customer water conservation has fallen short of the 28 percent state-mandated target. EID officials ask that customers continue their efforts to conserve water wherever possible to ensure EID meets its mandated reduction requirement and end the season on a strong note. For ideas about how to cut […]

September 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

My Turn: Going back to school with ease

Fall has arrived and another school year is under way. Amid the excitement there’s often a little stress too, which can apply as much to parents as kids, especially in the case of families who need to keep their kids gluten-free. I remember when our son was diagnosed as having a gluten sensitivity. I was not surprised […]

September 30, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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