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News Release

September is Food Literacy Month in California

The Food Literacy Center announces a series of events and promotions to celebrate Food Literacy Month during September. “Food literacy is all about understanding how our food choices impact our health, the environment and our community,” said Food Literacy Center founder Amber Stott. “Forty percent of Sacramento children are obese and we believe that we […]

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash perform in Sutter Creek

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash will perform on the Sutter Creek Provisions stage, 78 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Friday, Sept. 4 from 6-9 p.m. Described by Rolling Stone as “pure Americana heart and soul,” the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the band […]

Free Medicare 101 class offered

A free Medicare 101 class, lunch and learn is being offered through September, once a week at two locations. Bring a lunch and learn about the ins and outs of Medicare at the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, every Friday at 1 p.m. at the chamber office, 4095 Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park, and […]

Priest Mine opens for Labor Day weekend

For more than 165 years the stone walls of the historical Priest Mine in Placerville’s Gold Bug Park have stood cold and silent. But if you listen closely to those walls today, the thousands of deep scars from miners’ picks tell an amazing story about the backbreaking work of the ‘49ers who swung those picks […]

DeCaires continues roll with 6th win

It’s said that many things just get better with age. Saturday night, a Placerville Speedway such theories proved accurate as Elk Grove’s Greg DeCaires celebrated his 48th birthday with an aggressive charge to his sixth feature victory of the year in the 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series. This win was DeCaires’ sixth of the season […]

Big money up for grabs

Saturday is a big night at Placerville Speedway. The 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series is less than one month from its conclusion and tomorrow night is the final Placerville Posse Challenge event of the year with big money up for grabs. Four divisions will be on hand for this event with inflated winnings in the weekly […]

CP Newcomers to hold luncheon

Cameron Park Newcomers Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Snooty Frog in Burke Junction in Cameron Park will welcome new members and the faithful members, some who have been there for 36 years. Cameron Park Newcomers Club has been welcoming members from the area for 36 years. Club members do not have to live in […]

B Street’s Ladies of Sketch Comedy attack cancer with laughs

B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s resident new works theater, is excited to present an evening of original sketch comedy and improv to benefit Megan O’Neil, a B Street actor recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The Nitty Gritty Titty Committee will perform one show only on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at B Street Theatre, 2711 B […]

Gold mining artifacts requested for Main Street project

The Community Resiliency Fund, a volunteer group of the El Dorado Community Foundation, is requesting donations of medium-to large-scale gold mining artifacts of the type that would have been used in downtown Placerville during the gold rush. Artifacts will be permanently displayed in specific bulb-outs or sidewalk curb extensions at crosswalks on Main Street, that […]

Unrestricted combo passes available

DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. — Woodward Tahoe and Sugar Bowl Resort have partnered on a 2015-16 season pass that offers unrestricted access to both Sugar Bowl Resort and the Woodward Tahoe facility for the entire winter season, plus unlimited access to the Woodward Tahoe facility for the remainder of this summer and fall. Woodward Tahoe is […]

Kid’s Night opens family-fun weekend

Grab the bikes and bring the tikes. It’s time for the Mountain Democrat Kid’s Night at Placerville Speedway tomorrow night. This event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County and is the biggest night for the littlest of race fans as it marks the first of two big days of family […]

‘Banished’ tells forgotten story

They arrived like any other immigrants coming to the New World seeking a better life during the Gold Rush, yet the Chinese faced hardships in the Old West that few other ethnic groups endured. “Banished and Embraced: The Chinese in Fiddletown and the Mother Lode” — the second book published by historian  tells the story […]

Sacramento Gem Faire opens

The Sacramento Gem Faire is Aug. 14-16 at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St. in  Sacramento. The Friday hours are noon-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking is free. Fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and more will be available at manufacturers’ prices. Over 60 […]

’50s dinner, dance to help women

Saturday, Aug. 15, Cornerstone of Hope, a nonprofit organization helping women coming from homelessness, addiction and domestic violence and abuse, will hold a ’50s dinner and dance fundraiser from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Pollock Pines Community Church, 6361 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines. The event features the band Look-N Back with Joe Kirkpatrick and Bobby […]

Feature film shooting in EDH

Sacramento business and community leader Kevin Nagle has signed on as executive producer of “Not Your Year,” a romantic comedy that will showcase local talent and regional amenities. Nagle is working in partnership with writer/producer/director Jim Meyers and producer Paul Nicknig. Filming began Aug. 8 at the Sacramento Republic FC match. That one-day production will […]

Lobsterpalooza returns

Lobsterpalooza 2015 will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville, from 4-8 p.m. A full lobster dinner is only $33. To go with the lobster will be live music and many exciting prizes to be won. Groups of eight are guaranteed their own table. Take out lobster […]

California Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery drought challenges

The Rooster Tails Fishing Club’s monthly breakfast meeting will be held on Friday, Aug. 21 at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St. at Lincoln Way in Auburn. The doors to the lodge open at 7 a.m. with a buffet breakfast served at 8 a.m. The Rooster Tails are delighted to host Andrew Hughan, public […]

Indian Diggings launches independent study program

Indian Diggings School is providing enhanced flexibility to parents and families by implementing a unique independent study option for students, beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Indian Diggings is located in Omo Ranch and serves students in grades kindergarten through eight with innovative and comprehensive programs tailored to each individual. Independent study participants will benefit […]

Gold and Outdoor Festival celebrates Old West tradition

Grab your sense of adventure and your gold pans and head for the Gold and Outdoor Festival at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23. Presented by the Delta Gold Diggers and sponsored by Gold Prospectors Association of America this is an old-fashioned good time and the chance to bring […]

Class to offer parenting tools

Cold Springs Church, 2600 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, is hosting Parenting the Love and Logic Way on Thursday’s from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 27 through Oct. 1. The course will offer “some practical ideas for raising responsible kids who feel great about themselves.” This six session parenting course, developed by the Love and Logic […]

Time to register for Girl Scouts

As families start thinking about their children returning to school, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is inviting girls to join the fun and register for Girl Scouts. Providing countless opportunities for making friends, trying new things and exercising leadership skills through activities like building robots, participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, playing sports […]

Series to explore tenets of Islam

Lessons on Islam: A Mutual Exploration is being presented at the El Dorado Baha’i Center, 484 Pleasant Valley, Suite 6, in Diamond Springs, starting on Friday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Facilitators are Brandon Gagliardo and Linn Williamson. This six-part series, which meets once monthly, will be a respectful and mutual exploration into the basic tenets of Islam, to […]

Foothill dining: Celebrate rum

With the warm-weather days flying by, squeeze every last drop out of summer by celebrating National Rum Day on Aug. 16 and National Rum Punch Day on Sept. 20 with Caliche, the aged white rum nearly 150 years in the making. Masterfully blended by Roberto Serralles, a sixth-generation rum maker, Caliche Rum is a versatile […]

EDHS Athletic Clearance reminder

El Dorado High students who are interested in playing a fall sport must turn in a completed Athletic Packet prior to tryouts on or before Monday, Aug. 10. Athletic Packets are available in the El Dorado High School front office and can be turned in for processing beginning Monday, Aug. 3 between 8 a.m. and […]

Becker pays tribute after sprint win

Earlier in the week, Roseville’s Sean Becker planed on racing go karts Saturday night as he hadn’t secured a seat in a sprint car for the upcoming weekend. After a call from Woodland car owner Dan Monhoff, Becker’s last minute plan change paid off as the driver known as “The Shark” ended up in victory lane […]

Alums present scholarships

Once again the El Dorado High School Alumni Association is proud to announce the scholarship winners from the local high schools. These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are looking to the future by furthering their education. Winners are: El Dorado High School — Sage Somers, a renewable four-year Emerald Luther Memorial scholarship of […]

DeCaires looks to continue momentum

Championship racing continues tomorrow night at Placerville Speedway with four divisions converging at the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the 12th championship points race of the season. Saturday’s race card includes the Winged Sprint Car division along with Late Models and the Pure Stocks. The night offers championship points for all […]

Holocaust survivor and Purple Heart recipient to share story

How does a 15-year-old boy from Greece survive the Holocaust then earn five American military medals including the Purple Heart? Albert Rosa will honor the region by sharing his amazing story of survival, resilience and hope on Sunday, Aug. 2 at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, from 2-4 p.m. This event is […]

Comedy at the California Theatre

Star of Showtime Comedy special “Ask Your Mom” Don Friesen debuts at California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg  on Saturday, July 25. The only two-time winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition makes his debut at California Theatre’s monthly comedy show on Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m. Engaging, clean, clever and flat-out […]

Wooden Boat Classic celebrates ’50s

The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic returns for the eighth year with a celebration of the ’50s, big fins and Elvis on Friday through Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26 at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe. Boats manufactured in the 1950s and any boats with fins, which are not exclusive to the […]

Storms’ forecast good

The Sierra Valley Storm PONY baseball program, composed of players from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas, is faring well this summer with all-star teams competing in the Mustang 9U, Bronco 11U and 12U divisions. The Storm 12s are in their fourth year together and continue to dominate, running through the North Sections and a […]

Bagel shop holds grand opening in EDH

Big Apple Bagels, 2209 Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills, is holding its official grand opening called Bagel Daze, on Friday, July 17. Scott and Stacy Walters, local owners, are very excited to be offering a number of specials during the grand opening including three free bagels with the purchase of one bagel. Bagel Daze will […]

Locals Gregg, Silva take Placerville victories

The championship battles resumed at Placerville Speedway Saturday night with four action packed divisions for the 11th Red Hawk Casino Championship points race of the season. The evening saw one repeat winner in victory lane and three new faces celebrating the fruits of their labor at the 50 year old dirt track located on the El […]

Midget Lites join track regulars tomorrow

The action resumes tomorrow at Placerville Speedway with four divisions forming the evening roster at the quarter-mile bullring as the El Dorado County Fairgrounds welcomes The Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lites back to competition to share the spotlight with Placerville’s competitive winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stock divisions. As the season […]

Independence Day racing is ‘Spectacular’

DeCaires, Stone, Murphy fend off on-track fireworks to score July Fourth victories Saturday night saw a sold-out grandstand with one of the largest crowds in several years for the annual Fourth of July Spectacular. This annual night of racing lived up to its name this year with one of the best racing surfaces the holiday […]

Bottle your own wine and celebrate

​Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards is hosting a special Fourth of July celebration where guests will learn about the winemaking process and actively bottle their own wines — from filling to corking and labeling the finished product. Bottle Your Own Wine Weekend will take place at the winery Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6 from […]

Speedway: July Fourth Spectacular to provide exciting races

On Saturday night, the 50th anniversary of the July Fourth Spectacular at Placerville Speedway is going to be a night of continued great tradition and celebration with the thrill of local championship auto racing and the spectacle of a giant pyrotechnic display. The grandstands at Placerville Speedway is the place to be to enjoy El Dorado County’s […]

Gregg drives to 20th career victory

For the first half of the 50th anniversary Red Hawk Casino championship season, Placerville’s Andy Gregg had his 20th career win on his racing bucket list that he picked up Saturday night in the Placerville Posse Challenge at the Placerville Speedway on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. After he suffered his share of shortfalls week […]

Helm has strong finish at Australian Ironman

Daniel Helm Editor’s note: Former Dry Diggins Dolphins’ swim coach Daniel Helm, a 1982 El Dorado High graduate, returned to compete in his first Ironman event in 10 years in the country where he entered his very first triathlon. The following, in his words, is a first-hand account of what he experienced. This is part […]

Racing back on track tomorrow

With the break for the El Dorado County Fair now in the history books, Placerville Speedway roars back into action tomorrow night with a big night of racing. Not only is it a battle for the season titles, it’s a ‘duel’ night of competition as the event is also the second leg of the high […]

Star-studded lineup back at Edgewood

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (Calif./Nev.) – Multi-talented actor and musical artist Justin Timberlake is the latest superstar athlete/entertainer slated to participate in next month’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe. The 26th annual American Century Championship is set for July 17-19. The 54-hole event, televised nationally by […]

Foothill Ammo supports veterans

Foothill Ammo owner Chris Puehse invites county residents to his Cameron Park business to enjoy music and barbecued hot dogs and show support to veterans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. Joining the celebration will be the El Dorado County Committee for the State of Jefferson, which will provide hot dogs, chips […]

Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials to appear in Winters

Alligator recording artists Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of its latest Alligator CD, “Jump Start,” will perform at the Palms Playhouse in Winters on Wednesday, June 24. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials — bassist James […]

Local educator grading AP exams

NEW YORK — Terry Patten Armbrust of Placerville was recently selected for the fourth year to participate in the College Board’s annual AP reading in psychology. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP exams. During the 2015 […]

Del Paso CC hosts 36th US Senior Open

SACRAMENTO — Del Paso Country Club is the site for this week’s 36th US Senior Open, starting today through June 28. The week begins with practice rounds today, tomorrow and Wednesday, offering spectators the opportunity to watch the world’s best senior golfers practice their skills. Upon entering the main gate, spectators are encouraged to review […]

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