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On the spot: Rob Gram

Name: Rob Gram Age: 48 City of residence: Cameron Park Hometown: Boston, Mass. Occupation: Singer/songwriter, guitar and tennis instructor Hobby: Watching movies Favorite movie: Tender Mercies Favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird Favorite vacation spot: San Francisco Best quality: My sense of humor. What would you do if you won the lottery? Donate half to […]

On the spot: Roger Klingman

Name: Roger Klingman Age: 89 City of residence: Placerville Hometown: Santa Monica Occupation: Retired from AT&T Hobby: Eat, sleep and exercise Favorite book: Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard Favorite vacation spot: Cabo San Lucas Tell us something no one knows about you: I used to play a lot of beach volleyball. Best […]

August divorces and dissolution of marriage

Cheryll Ann Baiersky Langdon and Rex Raymond Langdon, August 24, 2012 Timothy Dale Brandon and Theresa W. Brandon, August 24, 2012 Gerald W. Arnold and Cherie Jones Arnold, August 24, 2012 Carissa Baasch and Joshua Baasch, August 24, 2012 Robert A. Caulk and Cindy L. Cauck, August 24, 2012 Cherilyn Ann Downey and Kaleb Alexander […]

Crime log: Oct. 11

7:09 a.m. A chronic runaway female juvenile, 13, was arrested for resisting an officer on Arroyo Vista Way in Placerville. 10:35 a.m. A 30-year-old female victim reported petty theft from a vehicle by unknown suspect(s) on Coach Lane in Cameron Park. 12:30 p.m. A 66-year-old male victim from Cedar Grove called to report a theft […]

Crime Log: Oct. 9-10

Oct. 9 12:03 a.m. 
An adult female, 26, reported a domestic battery committed by her spouse, 31, in El Dorado. 7:29 a.m. Two males engaged in a verbal dispute on Carmen Road in El Dorado Hills. One male, Shannon Anderson, 49, allegedly threatened to kill the other male and was subsequently arrested. 1:55 p.m. A […]

Crime Log: Oct. 5-8

Oct. 5 1:30 a.m. Chelli Scott, 42, was contacted during a probation search on Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado and allegedly found to be in possession of narcotics and controlled substance paraphernalia. She was subsequently arrested. 6:44 a.m. A 57-year-old male victim reported that his fence was damaged and items were missing from his […]

Crime Log – Oct. 4

12:49 a.m. Tania Hill, 29, was arrested for allegedly being in possession of controlled substances on Camp Snowline Road in Cedar Grove. 7:39 a.m. The reporting party, a 42-year-old female, reported that a 22-year-old male suspect threw a bar stool at a wall causing damage on Gopher Hole Road in Somerset. The reporting party and […]

Building permits 9/24-28

Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $4,266 3 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $73,857 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $5,000 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – BANK $8,257 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – RSTRNT $80,000 1 BUILDG – REPLAC – DECK $16,104 2 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $24,230 […]

Lake levels 10-7-12

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Oct. 5, 2012 Elevation (feet) 409.34 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 444,900 46% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 842 Outflow 1,803 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Oct. 4, 2012 Elevation (ft) 3,455.11 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 31,446 77% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 14 Outflow […]

Crime Log — Oct. 2-3

Oct. 2 1:50 a.m. An unknown male was allegedly caught tampering with the 24-year-old female victim’s vehicle on Arapahoe Street in Meyers. The area was checked and the male was not located. 8:00 a.m. Unknown subject(s) entered a mobile home on property in Kelsey and stole the victim’s medical marijuana. 9:00 a.m. A 68-year-old male […]


In the “Heard over the back fence” column from Sept. 19, a phone number was incorrectly listed. Interested Marshall Medical Auxiliary volunteers should call 530-622-4422.


In “20th anniversary: 24,580-acre Cleveland Fire recalled,” the air tanker that crashed and claimed the lives of two pilots was a DC-7 variant, not a DC-10.


In the article “Burn reforested,” the correct name of the logging company is Michigan California Lumber Co.. As a clarification, Don Errington was referring to the Placerville District.

Lake levels 9-27-12

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Sept. 27, 2012 Elevation (feet) 410.94 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 456,800 47% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,021 Outflow 1,791 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Sept. 26, 2012 Elevation (ft) 3,456.13 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,019 78% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 14 Outflow […]

September weather stats

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date  Rain Sept. 1 0.00 Sept. 2 0.00 Sept. 3 0.00 Sept. 4 0.00 Sept. 5 0.00 Sept. 6 0.00 Sept. 7 0.00 Sept. 8 0.00 Sept. 9 0.00 Sept. 10 0.00 Sept. 11 0.00 Sept. 12 […]

Crime Log: Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Sept. 28 12:50 a.m. An adult male, identified as Jose Torres, 38, was arrested for alleged DUI on Highway 50 in Meyers. 7:15 a.m. 
A 14-year-old male juvenile suspect was arrested on Ponderosa Road in Rescue for allegedly burning four victims with a heated paper clip, leaving visible injury. 9:24 a.m.
 The reporting party believes […]

Crime Log — Sept. 24-26

Sept. 24 3:24 a.m. Deputies responded to a report of subjects allegedly smoking a controlled substance in a vehicle on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. Following contact and an investigation, both individuals, Cody Pryor, 24, and Shawn-Scott Bernard, 23, were arrested on outstanding warrants and multiple drug charges. 4:58 a.m. Two juveniles, ages 16 and […]


A representative of the California Fish and Game Department wanted readers to know that the female mountain lion killed in Rescue in August was captured and tagged in 2004 and then released as part of a study in eastern El Dorado County. However her tagging did not involve relocation.


In the article “Three vie for two City Council seats,” published Wednesday, Sept.26, Carol Patton was incorrectly quoted as saying she sold her business in 2011. Her actual words were, “When I closed my business in 2011…”

DUI log — Sept. 16-19

JEREMY A. SPILLMAN, 26, of Folsom, by CHP on Sept. 16, bail listed as $7,500. KELLY A. KING, 20, of Placerville, by CHP on Sept. 17, bail listed as $2,500. DANIEL W. SINCLAIR, 45, by EDSO on Sept. 17, bail listed as $10,000. MICHAEL R. HERNANDEZ, 37, of Cameron Park, by CHP on Sept. 19, […]

Divorces — July 31

Kathleen Himmah and Ted Himmah, July 31, 2012 Joseph Robert Mackay and Darci Ann Mackay, July 31, 2012 Latitia C. Denney and Philip A. Denney, July 31, 2012 Henry P. Bruzza and April Dawn Bruzza, July 31, 2012 Lori Rojas (Bartholomew) and Jesse M. Rojas, July 31, 2012 David Mintz and Jackoline K. Mintz, July […]

DUI log — Sept. 6-16

COREY M. WATKINS, 25, of Rancho Cordova, by CHP on Sept. 6, bail listed as $2,500. JAMES E. THOMAS, 57, of Las Vegas, by PPD on Sept. 7, bail listed as $2,500. ROXANNE M. HINRICHS, 54, of Placerville, by CHP on Sept. 8, bail listed as $2,500. THOMAS A. SEARCY, 62, of Placerville, by CHP […]

Permits Issued: 9/17/2012 To: 9/21/2012

1 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – OFFICE $45,147 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $108,263 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – TOWR-C $10,000 1 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $734,649 1 BUILDG – REACT – 1-FMLY $51,649 1 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $10,000 3 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF […]


In the article “Hit-and-run victim found unconscious,” the response time, according to El Dorado County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Pott, was actually six minutes. “As often happens,” Pott said, “the citizen’s perception of time is askew because they are dealing with a stressful situation.”

Crime Log — Sept. 17-19

Sept. 17 7:36 a.m. Deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress on Panorama Drive in Christmas Valley. Suspects forced entry to attached garage and left the area before deputies arrived. 10:30 a.m. Deputies responded to a domestic battery that allegedly occurred on Vacation Boulevard in Mount Aukum. The suspect was not […]

Crime Log — Sept. 20-23

Sept. 20 8:25 a.m. 
A crime report was taken regarding an attempted vehicle burglary on Los Santos Drive in Cameron Park. Suspect(s) are unknown. 8:30 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) remove catalytic converter from motor vehicle on Broome Place in El Dorado Hills. No one was seen or heard. 9:30 a.m. Loss prevention reported that a subject […]

Crime Log — Sept. 14-16

Sept. 14 1:18 a.m. An adult female, 23, was issued a citation for allegedly driving on a suspended license on James Avenue in South Lake Tahoe. 12:25 p.m. A 28-year-old female victim reported burglary by possible known suspect(s) on Greenleaf Drive in Diamond Springs. 3:57 p.m. A 14-year-old male juvenile was arrested for allegedly vandalizing […]

Lake levels 9-18-12

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Sept. 18, 2012 Elevation (feet) 413.45 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 476,000 49% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,013 Outflow 1,788 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Sept. 12, 2012 Elevation (ft) 3,458.11 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 33,149 81% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 20 Outflow […]

Weather stats 9-18-12

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date Rain Sept. 1 0.00 Sept. 2 0.00 Sept. 3 0.00 Sept. 4 0.00 Sept. 5 0.00 Sept. 6 0.00 Sept. 7 0.00 Sept. 8 0.00 Sept. 9 0.00 Sept. 10 0.00 Sept. 11 0.00 Sept. 12 […]


The wrong photo was published with the article “Butting heads with the building dept.” on the front page of Monday’s paper. A picture of D&Z Structural Engineering owner Jim Dillingham and his employee and engineer Mark Brehmer should have been featured instead of the photo of hikers outside of the historical tunnels.

Building permits

Permits Issued: 9/10/2012 To: 9/14/2012 Qty Type Val Supervisorial District 1 1 BUILDG – NEW – ACCBLD $10,6442 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $13,757 1 BUILDG – NEW – X-BARN $0 1 BUILDG – REPLAC – DECK $28,831 1 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $27,854 2 ELCTRC – NEW – 1-FMLY $52.300 1 ELCTRC […]

On the spot: Kristi Kollen

Name: Kristi Kollen Age: 61 City of residence: Garden Valley Hometown: State College, Pa. Occupation: Certified Public Accountant Hobby: Ceramics and glass art Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption Favorite book: The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy Favorite vacation spot: Lake Tahoe Best quality: Tolerance Tell us something no one knows about you: I […]

On the spot: Donna Bamford

Name: Donna Bramford Age: 68 City of residence: Pollock Pines Hometown: Riverside Occupation: Artist Hobby: Cooking Favorite movie: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version) Favorite book: My Kindle Favorite vacation spot: Europe Best quality: My imagination Tell us something no one knows about you: I have no secrets. DSC_3542e

Crime Log — Sept. 13

3:47 a.m. Deputies responded to a business regarding a welfare check of an unconscious female adult on Coach Lane in Cameron Park. The female was described as a possible theft suspect related to the business where she was found unconscious. At the conclusion of the investigation, the female identified as Erin Carmen, 29, was arrested […]

July divorces and dissoutions of marriage

Janice A. Vanderschuur and James A. Vanderschuur, July 21, 2012 Darren Coil and Deborah Coil, July 31, 2012 Charles Dandy and Virginia Dandy, July 27, 2012 Trinh Ngo and Larry Cao, July 18, 2012 Brent D. Lockwood and Renee M. Lockwood, July 18, 2012 Carmen Wilson and Ashley Wilson, July 17, 2012 Kenneth E. Jackson […]

Crime log — Sept. 11-12

Sept. 11 8:55 a.m. A 48-year-old female victim reported vandalism by unknown suspect(s) on Flying C Road in Shingle Springs. 9:15 a.m. A 17-year-old male victim reported petty theft by unknown suspect(s) on Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. 10:30 a.m. 
A crime report was taken regarding spousal battery on Du Ponte Drive in Placerville. […]


In Publisher Richard Esposito’s column Wednesday the takeoff on the Abbott and Costello “Who’s on First” routine was first written by Barry Levinson, producer, writer and director. It is called “The Economics of Abbott and Costello.”

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