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 […]

Wedding Kevin and Jenna Stigall

Jenna Walker and Kevin Stigall, both of Placerville, were married on Sunday, July 16. The bride is the daughter of Wesley and Joyce Walker of El Dorado. She is employed at the Sutter’s Mill Elementary School in Placerville as a first grade teacher. The groom is the son of Terry and Ellen Stigall of Placerville. […]

On Duty Nicholas A. Colon

Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Colon 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 […]

Airman Apprentice Kali Archipley

Airman Apprentice Kali Archipley recently graduated from U.S. Navy bootcamp at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., with excellent marksman and outstanding fireman awards. She was promoted to Airman Apprentice and  transferred to Pensacola, FL., for training in aviation electronics. Archipley was in high demand in basic training, teaching her teammates how to march, listen, and […]

Air Force Reserve Airman Cody J. Barry

Air Force Reserve Airman Cody J. Barry 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 […]

Master Sgt. Michael P. McTernan

Sgt. 1st Class Michael P. McTernan has been promoted to the rank of Master Sgt. in the United States Army. Master Sgt. McTernan attended  Ponderosa High School, but graduated from high school in Sacramento in 1992. He has served 12 years in the Army with over five years in combat with deployments to Kosovo and […]

At a glance: Good show in the night sky

Hopefully the needed rain will take a break and let the plants dry out and make it possible for viewers to see a spectacular Jupiter next to a beautiful Venus and a crescent Moon in the night sky on Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26. Good time The stars of the business world were […]

‘Cooking with Mrs. C’ introduces cooking to children

Book review Book: “Cooking with Mrs. C” Recipes and workbook for the very young chef, Vol.1 Author: Fran Christensen, illustrated by Jenifer Ingerman Miller Publisher: CreateSpace, Oct.2011, 30 pages, paperback Cost: $12 Pollock Pines resident Fran Christensen has written a book for parents and teachers about her passion — cooking with children. Christensen has been […]

Grow For It! Gardening with chickens

One of the benefits of raising backyard chickens is that they can be the source of some of the best fertilizer available for vegetable gardening. With the proper handling, chicken manure can feed the garden just as the eggs can feed the family — simple and sustainable. Imagine being able to feed those table scraps […]

As we were: Farm Bureau honors George Volz

25 Years ago March 23, 1987 Farm Bureau honors George Volz Retired pear grower and cattleman George Volz was honored by the El Dorado County Farm Bureau Saturday, March 14. Leading the tribute at the 69th annual meeting of the state’s third oldest Farm Bureau was Gorden Van Vleck, director of the state’s Natural Resources […]

CASA is the big winner in poker run

What: Fifth annual Spring Breakin’ Out Poker Run 2012 Who: Court Appointed Special Advocates of El Dorado County and Folsom HOG Chapter 1787 Where: Folsom Harley-Davidson, 115 Woodmere Road in Folsom When: Saturday, March 24, registration 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: Single riders $15 and double riders $25 Information: Call John Adams, executive director of CASA El Dorado at 530-622-9882 or […]

Jazz festival features top young musicians

MONTEREY — The Monterey Jazz Festival, a nonprofit leader in jazz education since 1958, is proud to announce its annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, Friday to Sunday, March 30 to April 1, at the Monterey Conference Center. The weekend-long event, devoted to the future of jazz, includes the Next Generation Jazz Festival Jazz Competition with […]

Grow For It!: Starting herbs and spices

During these winter months, it’s tempting to start seedlings early in hope of an early spring in the outdoor garden. But don’t give in — unless it’s for some herbs to start on a sunny windowsill. Annual herbs, those that last for a season and then need to be replaced, are very easy to start […]

Cooking contest accepting entries

The West Coast’s premier Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest is inviting home, amateur and professional chefs to stir up locally-inspired cooking creativity with the call for entries for the third annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest. The winner will receive a grand prize of $10,000 plus a one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken. The […]

Master Gardener class is about chickens

Why raise chickens? Join Master Gardener Thorne Barrager as he talks about how easy and inexpensive it is to maintain chickens, how they provide chemical-free bug and weed control in a garden, and how they manufacture one of the world’s best fertilizers. The Backyard Chicken class is Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The […]

NFL referee to officiate at banquet

What: Seventh annual Spring Banquet, guest speaker Pete Morelli, NFL referee Who: Ponderosa High School Foundation Where: Sequoia, 643 Bee St., Placerville When: Friday, March 23 starting at 6 p.m. with a no-host social hour and 7 p.m. with dinner. Cost: $50 per person Information: Dave Sargent at 530-621-1673 or e-mail [email protected] Ever want to hear why an official, umpire or […]

Heavenly news: Dance of the constellation — Taurus the Bull

In the Heavenly news ongoing series on constellations, Taurus the Bull, herald to ancient civilizations that spring has arrived, is the next featured constellation. Taurus is loaded with famous treasures and here is help to find some of them. First, locate Taurus. Face south at 8 p.m. this week and you will see Orion, the bright […]