Stunning Garden / Remembrance / Accordion Dreams

Stunning Garden  A California man's stunning mega-garden gets national recognition at the end of the month. It includes winding country roads, waterfalls, wetlands and much, much more.  It will be one of three gardens to be featured in this year's Garden Conservancy Open Day on March 31.  John Poswall tells you about "The Gardens of Springhill" in Lincoln.  See pictures below.

Remembrance Four California political figures died in the last several days.  Tim Hodson, executive director of the Center for California Studies, reflects on the lives and contributions of former Assemblyman Marco Firebaugh, former Senator Al Alquist, Ronald Reagan's Chief of Staff Lyn Nofziger, and Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who won election to the California State Assembly in 1952 and reelection in 1954 and 1956.

Accordion Dreams  Playing the accordion was Art Van Damme's destiny.  The Roseville resident picked up his first accordion when he was nine years old.  That was 1929, and he's been playing ever since.  Today you'll hear the man who's been called "the father of the jazz accordion".


See the Art Van Damme Quintet March 31 at the Night Time Live Jazz Series in Lodi. Information: 209.333-5511 and at the link below.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006