One hero saves six — and counting

How can the worst day of your life also be the best day of someone else’s life? For Diamond Springs residents Rich and Deanna Santana, that day happened last May when their 17 year-old son Scott was involved in a car accident that left him with severe brain and spinal injuries. “We knew as soon […]

CASA reschedules poker run

Due to changing weather conditions, the fifth annual Spring Breakin’ Out Poker Run will take place on Saturday, April 7. Registration for the run, sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates of El Dorado County and Folsom HOG Chapter 1787, is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Folsom Harley-Davidson, 115 Woodmere Road in Folsom. The pre-run […]

Foothill gourmet: Foods that begin with C

Today’s column celebrates foods that begin with the letter C. My first recipe is from a workout friend. Workout friends are great for workouts, fabulous for lunch and terrific for sharing a recipe. Thank you, JoAnn. She shared a family loved recipe for calamari salad. When JoAnn lived in the Bay Area, she bought her […]

Economic entomologist to speak at El Dorado Center

Before the concept of “sustainability” and just as the modern environmental movement was dawning Patrick Weddle began a unique 45-year journey as an applied ecologist and anti-pesticide environmentalist. This journey began as a college student, took Weddle through the farms and fields of California, the halls of the U.S. Congress and ultimately around the world. […]

Photo contest open to students

High school students across the state are invited to step behind the lens and capture photos that represent California for the 2012 LegiSchool Photo Contest: “California Through My Eyes.” Images can be of items big or small, landscapes, people, places, buildings and action shots, as long at it answers the question: “What represents California to […]

Mystery and murder continue at STC

Looking for a fun-filled night of mystery and suspense? See “Dial “M” For Murder” at Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. This classic suspense thriller by Frederick Knott was the basis for the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. After marrying his wife for her money, Tony Wendice now plans to murder […]

Artist creates exhibits with organic elements

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young’s Artist-in-Residence Program presents “Joy Broom, Waxed and Winged: Museum of Natural Curiosities,” through April 1. Broom creates extravagant, layered three-dimensional specimen boxes that combine her intricate line drawings of organic elements with actual insects, seed pods, branches, body references, antique maps and biological medical sources, all coated with purified […]

Explore the magic and peace of a labyrinth

Located on the Divide just a mile up Wentworth Springs Road from downtown Georgetown exists one of the most extraordinary labyrinths on the planet. Join owner Rob Edwards and labyrinth designer and builder David Blonski for a weekend retreat from Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25 to learn all about labyrinths and feel at […]

Nearly Beloved celebrates new CD

Nearly Beloved will be at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, March 23. San Francisco-based, Nearly Beloved’s latest album “Where’s Bob?” is a fun, lyrical, and biting trip through the country. From the gorgeous gospel choir of “Where’s Bob,” to the Bakersfield guitar twang of “My Memory,” Nearly Beloved’s songs bear […]

Creative juices flow at Lava Cap

The folks at Lava Cap Winery are celebrating the arrival of spring with some fun events. The first endeavor is Sip Wine and Paint a Masterpiece on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The is a chance to unleash your inner artist and enjoy a memorable day of sipping wine and painting. Aimee Rebmann, […]

Stepping out: Archer’s Butcher Block is three businesses in one

“My favorite animal is steak.” — Fran Libowitz Archer’s Butcher Block Archer’s Butcher Block, which is located at 5425 Mother Lode Drive, between Greenstone Road and the “Y,” where Mother Lode Drive meets Pleasant Valley Road, is really three businesses in one: a meat market, deli and a custom butchering shop. I walked in on […]

Crocker Museum presents spring break camp

SACRAMENTO — Beginning Monday, April 2, the Crocker Art Museum will host Crocker Art Camp: Spring Break Session for children ages 5 through 10. With a variety of art activities, gallery adventures and outdoor games, there will be something new and exciting for every child all week long. The Crocker Art Museum is an ideal […]

Folsom Arts Association hosts artist

Internationally acclaimed watercolor artist and instructor Alvaro Castagnet from Uruguay, South America, will be presenting a workshop sponsored by the Folsom Arts Association. The workshop will be at the Folsom Hampton Inn, 155 Placerville Road in Folsom, March 26 to 30. The public is invited to a reception for Castagnet on Thursday, March 29, from […]

Charlie Brown and friends have a good time at Ponderosa

What: “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” a musical comedy based on the 1967 musical comedy by Clark Gesner and comic strip by Charles M. Schulz Who: Ponderosa High School Drama Department Where: Little Theater, 2661 Shingle Springs Road in Shingle Springs When: Thursday, March 29 and Friday March 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at […]

EDH Town Center to host Spring Fling

EL DORADO HILLS — Spring has sprung in El Dorado Hills and on Saturday March 31, the Spring Fling extravaganza at El Dorado Hills Town Center is the perfect place for locals to ring in the new season. The family-friendly festivities will be held in the heart of Town Center, and will have children 12 […]

FLC students to exhibit works in BofA Gallery

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College hosts an exhibition of Folsom Lake College student artists in the Bank of America Gallery, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, March 23 through May 13, with a special artists’ reception on Friday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features a diverse range of works such as […]

International violist to perform at community concert

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association is pleased to present Barbara Westphal in the fifth concert of the six concert series on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. The night of viola music will be at the Theater at the Mine at Union Mine High School, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado. Internationally acclaimed violist Westphal […]

Hometown boy Chris Isaak playing Stockton

It has been a while since Chris Isaak has played in Stockton. On Friday, April 6, Isaak will be bringing his Beyond the Sun Tour home to the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, with special guest Nick Isaak. It is a perfect tour for a homecoming concert. The Beyond the Sun Tour is in support […]

Sac State jazz groups to compete

For the sixth year in a row, the California State University, Sacramento’s Jazz Ensembles have been named among the top six college jazz bands in the nation and will head to Monterey March 30-April 1 to compete against the other five groups in the Next Generation Jazz Festival. The event is organized by the Monterey […]

‘The Color Purple’ comes to Three Stages

It was 30 years ago this year that “The Color Purple,” Alice Walker’s powerful novel, was originally published. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for fiction and it went on to be adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg. As a Broadway production — originally produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy […]

Sac State honors women’s spirit

March is a time when heroines of all stripes are recognized as the California State University, Sacramento Women’s Resource Center celebrates Women’s History Month with an array of educational events highlighting women’s history, culture and achievements. The celebration will conclude at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, with the Women of Influence Awards Ceremony in the […]

On Duty Army Pvt. Wesley J. Larrabure

Army Pvt. Wesley J. Larrabure has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

Air Force Airman Joshua D. Green

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

Ryan and Markie Taylor

Markie Alexandra Beidleman of Huntington Beach and Ryan C. Taylor of Folsom were married in the Newport Beach LDS Temple on Friday, Dec. 4, 2010. The bride is the daughter of Rick Hall and Tracey Beidleman of Huntington Beach.  She graduated from Corona Del Mar High School and worked at Disneyland and as a fashion […]

On Duty Air Force Airman David M. Crocker

Air National Guard Airman David M. Crocker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

On Duty Army Pvt. Brian Sanchez

Army Pvt. Brian Sanchez has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical […]

On Duty Air Force Airman Dylan P. Sullivan

Air Force Airman Dylan P. Sullivan graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

On Duty Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg

Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

On Duty Marine Pvt. Adam Kantner

Pvt. Adam Kantner, 19, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on Jan.7, 2011. The private successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD as one of 85 recruits in Training Platoon 2130. After a 10-day leave at home in Placerville, Kantner reported to […]

Jennifer Cassel and Randy Rigdon Jr. engaged

A September wedding is planned for Jennifer Cassel of Cameron Park and Randy Rigdon Jr., also of Cameron Park. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Donald and Cheryl Cassel of Cameron Park. She is a 2000 El Dorado High School graduate and earned both an AA and an AS from Folsom Lake College in 2009. […]

Army National Guard Pvt. Steven D. Wendell

Army National Guard Pvt. Steven D. Wendell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle […]

Air Force Reserve Airman Michael J. Brown

Air Force Reserve Airman Michael J. Brown graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

Army Pfc. Caleb J. Silva

Army Pfc. Caleb J. Silva has graduated from the Special Forces Candidate One-Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the first fourteen weeks of basic infantry training, the private first class received training in drill and ceremony, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military customs and courtesies, military justice, physical fitness, road marches, first […]

U.S. Army Pvt. Nick R. Garcia

U.S. Army Infantry soldier, Pvt. Nick R. Garcia graduated from basic training on Dec.14 at Fort Benning, Ga. The soldier completed an intensive Basic Infantry training, receiving top in his class  and a medal for marksmanship. He received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid […]

Love letters from Poor Red’s

From Ohio to California, California to Texas, Texas to California and back to Ohio, the sixty year marriage of Bart and Betty (Knapp) Bawden has weathered it all and stayed sunny. Bart, now 85, and Betty, 81,  met at Denison University in Granville, Ohio in the late 1940’s. Although he was from Stockton and she […]

Michael Brand and Tammy Badger engaged

Michael Brand and Tammy Badger of Holladay, Utah have announced their engagement. The bride to be is the daughter of William and  Cindy Badger of  Bountiful, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies in 2004 and earned a Masters in Teaching:Elementary Education, from the University of Utah in […]

Taking a chance in love and business

On Feb. 17, 1961, Robert Gier and Rosamond  Strand took a chance on marriage and they’ve been winners for 50 years. The two grew up in Placerville and met in 1960 when Rosie was a senior at El Dorado High School and Bob was home on leave from the U.S. Navy. “He was a friend […]

Air Force Airman Kyle W. Raber

Air Force Airman Kyle W. Raber graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Dancing through 60 years together

Lillian E. (Bellamy) and George E. Stephenson of Shingle Springs have been dancing together for 60 years and it all started in a drugstore. A 16 year old Lillian was working in Kinsell’s Drugstore in Dearborn, Mich. when 20 year old George came in. “She didn’t want to have anything to do with me, but […]

Support meetings for those suffering a loss

Green Valley Community Church holds weekly support group sessions for those who are grieving a loss due to the death of a loved one. Meetings are every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 in Room 303 at the church. Everyone is welcome and the public can visit the group on any Tuesday. The church is […]

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Master Food Preservers: Love tips

As the month of love and heart health ends, harvest time for the first shoots of asparagus begins. “Love tips,” or asparagus, flourishes in many foothill gardens. This perennial plant sends out tender shoots which appear from March to June in Northern California, to the delight of many people who enjoy this delicious harbinger of […]

Jeremy Pare and Keegan Bowers earn Eagle honors

Jeremy Pare and Keegan Bowers, both 18, met as cub scouts in Pleasant Valley’s Troop 460. They soon became best friends and continued their  friendship as they moved up through the scouting ranks. Both became Eagle Scouts last year, one month apart from each other , under the guidance and leadership of Marty Feil Scoutmaster. […]

Air Force Airman Seth D. Holzer

Air Force Airman Seth D. Holzer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Air Force Airman Michelle A. Renner

Air Force Airman Michelle A. Renner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Shannon Saffold and Scott Johnson wed

A beautiful June day in a cherry orchard was the setting for the June 18th wedding of Shannon Saffold of Placerville and Scott Johnson, also of Placerville. The bride is the daughter of Debra Saffold of Fair Oaks. She graduated from Casa Robles High School in Sacramento in 1996  and earned a Bachelor’s degree  in Business […]