PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Shelly Thorene

Looking back: The best photos of 2015 — Shelly Thorene

DSC_1086e Jace Boone, 4, dressed as a little Elvis, concentrates on his moves as On Stage Productions dance teacher and mom Courtney, right, looks on. The dancers were working on choreography for “Blue Suede Shoes” in preparation for the studio’s 25th anniversary show at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in July DSC_3466e Camden Kalteren, 8, […]

Susan Zito

Retiring Placerville Human Resources Officer and City Clerk Susan Zito reflects on a career — and a life — of service, satisfaction and humor. The New Year will bring new challenges for the woman who has served the city and El Dorado County for 31 years. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene IMG_6660e Retiring City Clerk […]

Toys for good girls and boys

Volunteers “shopped” at the annual Toys for Toys giveaway Saturday, putting together gift bags filled with age-appropriate toys that were then distributed to need families at Indian Creek Elementary School in Placerville both Saturday and Sunday. Ponderosa High School students Kathleen Massey, 17, and Natalie Bresnahan, 17, try to find a specific book for one […]

Carts full of joy

IMG_6947e Volunteer Eric Jack shows off the warm gloves he wears to keep his hands warm while placing frozen turkeys in carts at the El Dorado County Food Bank. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene IMG_6942e Nai Mann, 10, of Cameron Park, right, helps her mom Amber fill a shopping cart with food at the Food […]

Presents for everyone

IMG_6966e Cal Fire 911 operator Jamie Duarte, right, leads the way to New Morning Youth and Family Services in Placerville Friday. Duarte is joined by Deputy Chief Brian Estes, left, and Battalion Chief Bob Counts — all with their hands full of presents for the youth served by the organization. Cal Fire collated 65 toys […]

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