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Amanda Williams

Home heating options

With summer ending and fall quickly creeping up, temperatures have already started to drop and now many homeowners are looking to find ways to heat their homes when the cold months hit. Whether you prefer using a fireplace, stove or a heating and air conditioning system, choosing the system that’s right for you will pay […]

Divorces: May & June 2015

Linda S. Farrell and Daniel R. Farrell, June 29, 2015 Jason Beckett and and Lisa Beckett, June 29, 2015 Emory Helton and Jane Helton, June 29, 2015 Sherri Anderson and Eric Anderson, June 29, 2015 Charene L. Whorton and Steven M. Whorton, June 29, 2015 Shauna M. Young and Erike J. Young, June 29, 2015 […]

April Divorces

Denise A. Canepa and Calvin H. Canepa, April 27, 2015 Cassandra Jetton and Steven Jetton, April 27, 2015 William Suellau and Laura Suellau, April 27, 2015 Kelly Lynn Kinsella and James Richard Kinsella, April 27, 2015 Tara Brooks and Robert Brannan, April 27, 2015 Joni Marlene Hitt and Jeffrey Scott Hitt, April 27, 2015 Danya […]

Tips for happy horses

Malinda Kregoski has been in the business of training horses for more than 30 years. She spends her days teaching riders and caring for horses at Equine Unlimited, her training and boarding facility in Rescue. Kregoski believes that knowing about a horse’s health is very important and she has some tips to for horse owners to […]

Fear not, for El Dorado Hills Dental is a safe haven

Taking “fear” out of dental visits is the ongoing goal at this family-owned El Dorado Hills dental office. Located at 1220 Suncast Lane, in El Dorado Hills, Dr. Jim Cope and his wife, Kimberly, began El Dorado Hills Dental in 1987. “It’s dentistry for the entire family,” said Kimberly, RN. “We also do a lot […]

Dr. Little doing big things for local dentistry

For many, going to the dentist can be a very trying and anxiety-filled experience. Most of us equate the dentist’s chair with pain and discomfort, but one Placerville dentist goes out of his way to make patients feel comfortable. Dr. Jeffery Little, DDS, located at 344 Placerville Drive, Suite 19, has been practicing since 1999, […]

Community comes together for shelter

Forget the stigma about animal shelters being cold, cement structures with caged areas for animals to walk and do their business in. The El Dorado County Animal Shelter, with the help of county funding, citizens and animal welfare groups have created a much more pleasant environment for those animals which pass through its doors. The […]

March 2015 divorces

Paul F. Grimm and Roslyn A. Boscia, March 20, 2015 Malitha Mortensen and Jerod Mortensen, March 20, 2015 Virginia Marie Hill and Patrick Hill, March 20, 2015 Deborah Sallomi and Michael Sallomi, March 20, 2015 Rose Farnholtz and Tary Farnholtz, March 20, 2015 Ahren Clausen and Kristin Clausen, March 20, 2015 Karin Elfriede Root and […]

February 2015 divorces

Kevin Thomas Heilman and Jessica Heilman, February 24, 2015 Cathy Macri and David Macri, February 19, 2015 John G. Johnson and Amy M. Johnson, February 19, 2015 Maggie Kido and Matthew Batkin, February 19, 2015 Rachel R. Green and Oliver E. Green Jr., February 19, 2015 Wilbur Mott Jr. and Rose M Mott, February 19, […]

Divorces: December 2014

Brenda J. Sims and Perry J. Sims, December 30, 2014 John Christian Paper and Sarah Ruth Paper, December 30, 2014 Andrea Wright and Daniel C. Wright, December 30, 2014 Serena Pittman and Brett Pittman, December 30, 2014 Megan Leigh Wilson and Jesse Wilson, December 30, 2014 Janeth R. Nicolas and Sherman T. Nicolas, December 30, […]

Diamond Dance Company brings studio to school campus

If you ever wanted to get your children involved with dancing but felt that going to a studio would be just too much for them, then Diamond Dance Company of Cameron Park may be just what you are looking for. Owned and operated by Franky Smith, 30, of Cameron Park, Diamond Dance Company offers school […]

Dr. Cummings offers the help of an EDC expert

Reoccurring heartburn? Upset stomach? Acid reflux? Sometimes what seems like an easy fix can require the help of an expert and in El Dorado County, that expert is Dr. Daniel Cummings. With 26 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Cummings, a gastroenterologist, has helped many patients with varying health issues. Based in Placerville, patients […]

Divorces: Sept. 11-Oct. 30, 2014

Evelyn Chua-Pham and Hac Van Pham, September 11, 2014 Cathy Buchanan and James Roy Buchanan, September 11, 2014 Tanya Holguin and Robert Holguin, September 11, 2014 Vicki Sue Zito and Scott Alan Zito, September 11, 2014 Kristie Meeks and Michael Meeks, September 11, 2014 Ronald Rodney Bosworth and Pamela Ann Boisworth, September 11, 2014 Jeff […]

Divorces: Sept. 2-Sept. 11, 2014

Kim Gisin and Joshua Gisin, September 2, 2014 Lynne Carlisle and David L. Carlisle, September 4, 2014 Nathan Francis Slemmer and Caralyn Denise Slemmer, September 9, 2014 Danielle Lauren Catterall and Steven Scott  Catteral, September 11, 2014 Cindy L. Phillips and Stanley Micheal Phillips, September 11, 2014 Jill Anne Medici and David Anthony Medici, September […]

Ghostly leftovers from Gold Rush

Every town and city has its history but some areas just seem to harbor a little more than others. As you stroll along Main Street in Placerville, you are struck by the quaint shops that inhabit the many buildings along the way. In some cases, as you peer through windows, you are taken back in […]

Divorces July-August

Victoria Swanlund and Anders Swanlund, July 31, 2014 Bruce Forsterer and Christine Forsterer, July 31, 2014 Dena Torres Henry and David L. Henry, July 31, 2014 Cynthia A. Burke and John J. Burke, July 25, 2014 Amy Farr and Mike Farr July, 25, 2014 Gerard Velcelean and Erika Velcelean, July 25, 2014 Shirin Wells and […]

Four levels of assisted living available at New West Haven

With all the choices available for assisted living, deciding where to live can be overwhelming. One facility in Cameron Park, however, makes that decision a little easier. “We have been in the assisted living industry since the mid ’90s,” said CEO Joel Matkovich. “We built this particular community in 2005. We provide assisted living and […]

Family serves families at El Dorado Hills Dental

Taking “fear” out of dental visits is the ongoing goal at this family-owned El Dorado Hills dental office. Located at 1220 Suncast Lane, in El Dorado Hills, Dr. Jim Cope and his wife, Kimberly, began El Dorado Hills Dental in 1987. “It’s dentistry for the entire family,” said Kimberly, RN. “We also do a lot […]


Diane Adams Stading and Richard Ross Stading, June 27, 2014 Kim Weitzman and Larry Weitzman, June 27, 2014 Lois E. Wheatley and Bryan L. Wilkinson, June 27, 2014 Ryan Robert Shope and Ranpreet Kaur Shope, June 27, 2014 Laura Zermeno and Ronald Zermeno, June 27, 2014 Susan Preissner and Roland Preissner, June 27, 2014 Siri […]

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February divorces

Bonny Alamillo and Peter Alamillo, February 26, 2014 Teresa L. Omohundro and Robert E. Omohundro Jr., February 27, 2014 Eric Michaelson and Hedy Michaelson, February 27, 2014 Christopher Smith and Cherise Hernandez Smith, February 27, 2014 Corinthea S. Lane and Dustin Colby Lane, February 27, 2014 Leianne Bell and Thomas Albert Bell, February 27, 2014 […]

December divorces

Eric A. Beardslee and Phyllis M. Beardslee, December 31, 2013 Leah Cromwell and Dustin Cromwell, December 23, 2013 Sally Smith and Robin Smith, December 23, 2013 Carol Brackney and Dennis Brackney, December 23, 2013 Priscilla M. Vassallo and Henry J. Joo-Perez, December 20, 2013 Glen S. Eastman and Jamie M. Eastman, December 19, 2013 Jillian […]

A day of discovery in Coloma

Wouldn’t it be cool to get into a time machine and go back to see how gold was discovered in Coloma? Well, on Friday, Jan. 24, you will get the chance to do just that. Gold Discovery Day marks the anniversary of when, in 1848, James Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in the Coloma […]


Jennifer L. Smith and Donald R. Smith, November 21, 2013 Nancy Schwab and Greg Schwab, November 21, 2013 Charity Gonzales and Michael Gonzales, November 21, 2013 Jill Lockwood and Ernie Lockwood, November 21, 2013 Odie Baker and Hannah Baker, November 21, 2013 Travis Hatcher and Diane Hatcher, November 21, 2013 Keri Lynn Walden and Robert […]

Supply Sergeant has gifts for everyone

When searching for a gift for that person who loves the outdoors or one who needs work clothes, look no further than Ed Arian’s Supply Sergeant located on Main Street in Placerville. “Basically we are an old-fashioned Army Navy store,” said Kevin Hutton, manager. “We also carry a large amount of work wear such as […]

Find the unique at Placerville News

Looking for that special holiday gift for the person who has everything? Well, look no further than Placerville News Company in downtown Placerville. The store, located at 409 Main St., has been family run and owned for more than 100 years and is a part of Placerville’s history. Operating since 1856, it has served the […]

The gift of Time Out is precious

A good way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays or even get some relaxation in during the holiday season is to pamper yourself. Time Out Spa, 2452 Apple Vista Lane in Camino, offers customers several ways to be spoiled. Those include massage, facials, Vichi, and pampering of hands and feet. […]

Off Broadway has fashions for all seasons

If it’s fashion you wish for this Christmas, then Off Broadway in Placerville is the place to be. Located at 1245 Broadway, the store is jam packed with all the latest fashions and them some. “We’ve been in business for 39 years,” said owner Rosie Gier. “We bring the latest styles and fashions to the […]

Gifts for everyone on your list

Stacked from top to bottom with goods, Placerville Hardware has spent many years serving the population of Placerville. Not only has the store been around for years but when checking out the shelves, customers will find that the inventory at the store has something for everybody. “It’s the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi,” […]


Jerry D. Murphy and Deborah L. Murphy, September 30, 2013 Tina Lester and James B. Lester, September 30, 2013 Duane Petersen and Erin Petersen, September 30, 2013 Lisa Marie Chabot Florie and Louis C. Florie, September 30, 2013 Debora L. Kelley and Michael S. Kelley, September 30, 2013 Gurpreet Kaur and Susminder Jeet Singh, September […]

Symmetry takes the pain away with postural alignment

For some chronic pain sufferers there’s nothing worse than therapy that seems to cause more pain than it does any good. The bending, the twisting and the pain medication all seem to give little relief. But there may be an answer and all it takes is a short drive down the hill to find out. […]

Eskaton Village offers a home for your loved ones

Making that big decision to place a loved one in a care facility can be one of the hardest choices faced by family members and caregivers. But at Placerville’s Eskaton Village, that choice can prove to be both beneficial and helpful to those you love. “It’ll be five years in December that we opened the […]

El Dorado Hills Dental: A family dentistry serving other families

Taking “fear” out of dental visits is the ongoing goal of this family-owned El Dorado Hills dental office. Located at 1220 Suncast Lane, in El Dorado Hills, Dr. Jim Cope and his wife, Kimberly, began El Dorado Hills Dental in 1987. “It’s dentistry for the entire family,” said Kimberly Cope, RN. “We also do a […]


Roxanne C. L. Brecek and Adam R. Brecek, July 16, 2013 Molly D. Kotyk and Daniel A. Kotyk, July 16, 2013 Elvia Luna Ayres and Calude Steven Ayres, July 16, 2013 Jennifer Frederick and Jordan Frederick, July 16, 2013 David Bragg and Ilona C. Bragg, July 9, 2013 Kristen Mello and Ryan Mello, July 10, […]

This class ‘ukes’ it up

For many, the ukulele symbolizes warm tropical breezes, a deep blue ocean and sipping a cool drink. For the students in Lew Johnson’s ukulele classes at the Senior Center in El Dorado Hills, learning to play is a fun experience. “I’m celebrating my 40th year teaching musical instruments,” Johnson, of Placerville, said. “I graduated from […]


David Zaun and Michelle De La Fuente, July 23, 2013 Timothy M. Heslin and Eleanor E. Heslin, July 23, 2013 Julie Khashabi and Khosrow Khashabi, July 23, 2013 Nina Gerran and Steven Gerran, July 23, 2013 Jennifer Salazar Warren and Michael James Warren, July 23, 2013 Conrad Melancon and Daina Melancon, July 16, 2013 Timothy […]

July divorces

Keven Orehek and Diana Orehek, July 31, 2013 Jennifer Brix and George Brix, July 17, 2013 Susan J. Jow and Gary W. Jow, July 26, 2013 Crystal Jackson and Rodney Jackson, July 26, 2013 Jennifer Hight and Michael Hight, July 26, 2013 Bruce Volpe and Margo Volpe, July 26, 2013 Patricia L. Houston and Robert […]


Corrina Winje and Eric Winje, June 27, 2013 Marty Ferrill and Janet Baldinger, June 27, 2013 Cassandra Renee Clark and Benjamin A. Clark, June 27, 2013 Chrisandra Jo Flores and Paul Micheal Keeton, June 27, 2013 Michael David Poroli and Kimberly Ann Poroli, June 27, 2013 Tom J. Schmidt and Michelle L. Schmidt, June 27, […]


Sheila A. Schuler and Martin Schuler, May 21, 2013 Stephanie J. Bokelman and Bryan A. Bokelman, May 21, 2013 Onalie Freeman and Brandon Freeman, May 21, 2013 Kurt A. McCrum and Christine T. McCrum, May 21, 2013 Jody A. Wills and Robin E. Wills, May 21, 2013 Thomas Michael DeBartoli and Jodie Lynn Debartoli, May […]

Divorces and dissolutions

Tony Seitz and Julie Seitz, April 15, 2013 Kimberly Newkirk Cline and Michael Kevin Cline, April 15, 2013 Joyce Anne Polte and Loren A, Polte, April 15, 2013 Thomas Francis Harper and Wendy Joy Harper, April 15, 2013 Kerry Lynn Damore and Michael Anthony Damore, April 15, 2013 Kevin McPeters and Michelle McPeters, April 15, […]

March divorces

AnneMarie Olson and Phillip Olson, Jr., March 28, 2013 Andrea Ryder and Lawrence Ryder, March 28, 2013 David L. Wickman and Delphinia J. Wickman, March 28, 2013 Deborah Lamar and Paul Gordon, March 28, 2013 Steven Richard Gameros and Noelle Paige Gameros, March 28, 2013 Michelle J. Monchatre and Mohamad Omarsaary, March 28, 2013 Donald […]

California Haunts checks out Cary House

There are some places that people like so much that they just can’t seem to leave. The Cary House Hotel on Main Street seems to be one of those places.

Built in 1847 by William Cary, the hotel, located at 300 Main St., served not only those passing through Placerville but miners as well. In 1856, the hotel burned down and was replaced by a three-story brick building. In the 1900s a fourth floor was added. And a rarity for Gold Rush era hotel has an elevator that was added in 1926.

For those who enjoy great ambiance and elegance, the Cary House is for you. Just one step through its door and you are taken back in time. The woodwork and the stained glass in the lobby are eye-catching.

But, for many who stay there, there is much more than meets the eye.

Employees and visitors over the years have reported strange occurrences…

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Learn how to haunt for Halloween

Learn the art of ghost hunting from two of Sacramento’s premier ghost hunters. Dave and Ann Bender of the California Haunts Paranormal Investigation Team will be teaching ghost hunting classes at the Learning Exchange, 1111 Howe Ave., Suite 115, in Sacramento, on Saturday, Oct. 27. The first class from 10 a.m. to noon, will focus on the history of ghost […]

Durock sewer main replacement bid awarded

Work on the next section of the Mother Lode Forcemain will soon get under way after the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to OK a construction bid on the project. During the regular meeting of the board Oct. 9, directors, after hearing heated public comments gave a thumbs up to the $1.225 […]

EID’s 5-year Capital Improvement Plan OK’d

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors found themselves facing more than the prospect of giving the OK to a list of potential 2013-2017 Capital Improvement Projects as concerned ratepayers voiced concerns about the expenditures. The Oct. 9 meeting at EID headquarters started quietly as Brian Mueller, director of Engineering, told board members that […]

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