Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Opportunity Acres: Ranch is a special choice
DSC_4326ew CAMERON brings a horse named Chance from the pasture for feeding at Opportunity Acres, an animal boarding ranch maintained by adults with autism.
At long last, youths with autism have a place they can call their own: Opportunity Acres.

Located in Shingle Springs, the ranch is a mix of uses that at first glance don't seem to fit together. For example, what does boarding horses and dressage have to do with rescued horses, goats and a petting zoo? And what does caring for horses have to do with a life/vocational skills program and non-public high school for those with autism?

Yet, all the pieces do fit together, with one activity ...

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News

Meyer’s landfill still mired in litigation

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Mailer war in District 4

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

Opportunity Acres: Ranch is a special choice

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Probation Officers endorse Ranalli

By News Release | From Page: A3

 
Nugent Divine receives endorsements

By News Release | From Page: A3

 
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Opinion

My turn: Lies, damn lies and statistics

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: A4

 
Yes to Prop. 1

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

My turn: Voters guide for dummies

By Mark Belden | From Page: A4

 
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Letters

No on Prop. 46

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
See the bigger picture on M-N-O

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Prop. 46 is manipulative to voters

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Join me in voting for Kirk Smith

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Taxpayer dollars used to attack initiatives

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
An open letter to Kirk Callahan Smith

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

The truth about Penn, Measure M and housing development

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
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Sports

Cougars take on Galt tomorrow

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Grizzly loss ends SDL season

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Roundup: Oct. 28, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

 
Oak Ridge claims North I section title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Sports Scene: Oct. 28, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

 
SVC All League Golf

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

El Dorado girls win thriller; boys roughed up

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8

 
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Prospecting

At a glance: Spooktacular boonanza

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Rumor Has It for a fun show

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Lenzmen are a hit in Hangtown

By Mike Roberts | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Fairytale Town revamps Farmer Brown’s Barn

By Fairytale Town | From Page: B3

Life as I know it: CG Prep School

By Robert F. Boggus | From Page: B4

 
Polar Express to roll again

By Virginia And Truckee Railroad | From Page: B4

Sip and nibble at ‘Night at the Library’

By News Release | From Page: B4

 
Grow For It! Citrus

By Paula Bertram | From Page: B5

Book expands knowledge about olive oil and more

By Richard S. Calhoun | From Page: B5

 
Free concert and art festival

By News Release | From Page: B6

Tahoe Hard Rock now accepting reservations

By Hark Rock Hotel And Casino | From Page: B6

 
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Essentials

DUI Log: Oct. 4-22

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Correction

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A2

Weather stats 10-28-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Crime Log: Oct. 18-19

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

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Obituaries

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Real Estate

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Comics

Long Story Short

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Speed Bump

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Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Horoscope, Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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TV Listings

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Shoe

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Sudoku

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Rubes

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New York Times Crossword

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