As we were: Computer crime is focus of new law

25 Years ago Oct. 13, 1986 Crime bill is signed Governor George Deukmejian has signed into law a measure by state Senator John Doolittle, (R-Citrus Heights) that cracks down on computer crime. Currently, it is legal for an individual to publish the number of a credit card. Senate Bill 1012 expands the scope of this […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 1 Reply

A night of fun is also a night of caring

What: A Night at the Theater that will feature “The Kids Left, The Dog Died, Now What?” Who: Partners in Care Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Friday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Cost: $35 per person in advance, $40 at the door the night of the play Information: 530-344-0700 Would you like to see skits that […]

Georgetown Library — a pivotal part of the community

The El Dorado County Library in Georgetown at 6680 Orleans St. is like a magic hat in which rooms keep appearing. At first glance, the library is very compact — just one large room bisected by the checkout desk and partitioned into a juvenile library and the adult library by  shelving. Branch manager and sole librarian, […]

Retired teachers to hold fall event

The California Retired Teachers Association, El Dorado County Division 73’s fall event is Wednesday, Oct. 26. The social will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room D2 at the El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road in Placerville. All retired educators are invited to attend this event. Activities will include work on decorations […]

Foothill gourmet: Tagines are perfect for fall

My friend Wilma loves to takes bicycle tours for her vacation. One year she traveled to Morocco. Ever since, she enjoys preparing Moroccan food. A recipe for chicken, date and apricot tagine that she prepared for us is included in today’s column. The word tagine is the name of a special cooking utensil to cook […]

See what’s happening on Broadway

What: Broadway Village Craft Fair, Car Show and Crazy Sales Who: Broadway Village Association Where: Hangtown Village Square, 1220 Broadway ( in front of Rite Aid Pharmacy) When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Parking and admission is free Information: Bonnie at 530-313-0577 or John at 530-363-3302 Is it possible to check out crafts, classic cars and find […]

Coy pitches proposal to Fragus; wed at Athletics’ game

Nancy Fragus of Bakersfield and Wayne Coy of San Ramon were married on Friday, Sept. 16. The bride is the daughter of Carol and George Osborne of Camino. She works for Healthcare Finance Direct as vice-president. The groom is the owner Wayne Coy Productions, and works as a radio disc jockey personality and product manager. The […]

Michael Conner returns to Placerville

Music fans are ecstatic with the return engagement of Michael Connor on Friday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. The guitar strummer and balladeer will be at Zia’s, 312 Main St. in Placerville, for an all acoustic set. This folksinger and West Virginia native will enchant audiences with his soothing musical stylings. His blend […]

On the spot: Ken Summers

City of residence: Minasville, Nova Scotia Hometown: Pomona Occupation: Carpenter Hobby: “I’m a political animal.” Favorite movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Favorite book: “In the Skin of a Lion” Favorite vacation spot: Andalusia, Spain Something no one knows about you: “I tell all.”

STOMP your cares away at Three Stages

Just when the stock market has taken another dive, unemployment is stuck at high levels, Congress passes a budget that keeps the country running for just a few more weeks, and there is economic and civil bad news around the world, along comes STOMP to lift our spirits. The troupe will be giving five performances […]

Reddin brings a passion for song

An exceptional young artist Phillip Reddin is taking Placerville by storm and will appear at Zia’s, 312 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. Reddin has long had a passion for music and guitar, playing popular and independent music. This wasn’t enough of a challenge for Reddin, and he […]

Horses, a camel and a bear … oh my

Visit horses, a camel and bear in Placerville on Main Street. A group of charming and historical carousel horses and menagerie animals just returned to Placerville from their 10 month extended exhibition at the Auburn Courthouse Museum. They date from 1885 to 1912 and are fine examples of the golden age of carousels. “It is […]

Dinner and wine at Venezio to benefit athletics

The Grizzly Athletic Department at Golden Sierra High School in Garden Valley is having a fundraiser at Venezio Vineyards and Winery, 5821 Highway 49 in Coloma, on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. It will be a night of music by Lumadae, a silent auction, prizes, pasta dinner by Hanford’s Catering and commemorative wine glass. […]

Discover California’s history at ‘Coloma Gold Rush Live’

COLOMA – The California Gold Rush and the 1850s come to life in Coloma on Saturday, Oct. 8, through Monday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Highway 49 in Coloma. Walk into […]

‘A Portrait of Patsy Cline’ to perform for Music on the Divide

Music on the Divide is delighted to welcome Joni Morris to the IOOF Hall stage in Georgetownon Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., as she presents “A Portrait of Patsy” in an unforgettable performance in tribute to Patsy Cline. Morris brings back the songs of the golden years of the late ’50s and early ’60s […]

A full day of shine at Cameron Airpark

Soroptimist International of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park Rotary are presenting the 22nd annual Show and Shine and Fly-in, on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Cameron Airpark, Oxford and Fairway in Cameron Park. The day of planes, cars, motorcycles and family activities is a benefit for local projects and programs. Julie Clark, […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged

Bidding the banners a bye-bye

Of all the beautiful banners that hung on the light poles along Placerville’s Main Street since early June, how do you pick a favorite? After a favorite is selected and the winning bid placed, where would you hang your prized banner? In your home, your business, your garden? Get your lucky pen ready and plot […]

Stepping out: D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery and Café is simply delightful

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” — Epicurus D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery and Café Last weekend, on my way back from trying some wines in Amador County during the “Big Crush” event, I stopped by D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery and Café in Mt. Aukum. As […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 4 Replies

Art and Wine Festival wineries

Many of El Dorado County’s award-winning wineries are participating in the Placerville Downtown Association Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, in merchant locations on Main Street in Placerville. The wineries offering tastes are: Auriga Winery Beamer’s Winery Bechard Winery Bella Grape Boeger Winery Charles B. Mitchell Winery Chevalier Winery Colibri Ridge Winery Crystal Basin Cellars […]

Divide gallery to feature Amy Brown

The Art on the Divide Gallery continues its artist of the month event with featured artist Amy Bowen. Her artwork will be on display at the gallery for the month of October, and the public is invited to a reception to meet the artist and view her artwork on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1 to […]

Last Saturday Art Walk at the junction

Burke Junction Last Saturday Art Walk is Saturday, Oct. 29. There will be “Art in the Breezeway.” Local artists from El Dorado and Sacramento counties will have their art work on display from 5 to 9 p.m. Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises will have a wine and beer bar on the patio. Wine and beer sale […]

Just the facts for the Art and Wine Festival

What: 14th annual Art and Wine Festival Who: Placerville Downtown Association Where: Main Street in Placerville When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $30 Information: or 530-672-3436 With the Placerville Downtown Association’s 14th annual Art and Wine Festival coming up on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 15, it is again time to take a look at […]

Four-day Nevada Day celebration in Carson City

It only takes four days to celebrate 147 years of Nevada statehood  because the Silver State knows how to party. The  four-day celebration of the Silver State’s admission to the Union in 1864 will be celebrated Oct.27-30, in Carson City. From Lake Tahoe to Great Basin National Park, Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, to […]

‘One Night Only’ at the Davis Musical Theatre Company

On Thursday, Oct. 13, some of the Sacramento area’s best and most sought-after award-winning talents take the stage to entertain audiences with “One Night Only,” a fundraiser benefitting Davis Musical Theatre Company. Featuring some of Broadway’s rare gems, this one-night benefit will showcase many songs never before performed on the DMTC stage. From the popular […]

Haunted walking tour in Truckee

Truckee is rich in history and lurking in the shadows of the historical building facades lay the town’s most interesting secrets and spectral attractions. Brave souls and aspiring ghost hunters can go behind the scenes and hear stories, Thursday, Oct. 20 and Fri., Oct. 21 at the Historical Haunted Walking Tour. Longtime residents will tell […]

An evening with Moss Henry and Patrice Webb

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, will host two award-winning Northern California songwriters who will present an evening of storytelling and song in an intimate setting. As a long time supporter of local music, The Cozmic Café is proud to have Great American Songwriting Contest winner Moss Henry and […]

Find a costume at IT

Looking for that special costume for an upcoming party? Imagination Theater is clearing out its costume closet on Saturday, Oct. 8; Saturday, Oct. 15; Saturday, Oct. 22; and Thursday, Oct. 27 — just in time for Halloween. Many unique, cool, nostalgic, eclectic, colorful, crazy, fun, classy and one of a kind items will be available. […]

California Dressage Society to hold championships

Horse trailers are on the move, riding boots are being polished and excitement is building as final preparations for the 44th Annual California Dressage Society Championship Show presented by are underway. The show will begin Thursday, Oct. 6, and offer spectacular competition through Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Murieta Equestrian Center. The center, 7200 […]

Master Food Preservers: Thanksgiving treats

Many tastes of fall have become Thanksgiving classics. Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and a moist, golden turkey seem to make the perfect combination meal for a Thursday in November. The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County offer a free public education class titled “Cranberries, Pumpkin and Turkey” on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m., […]

Grow For It! Who is a Master Gardener?

Here’s a little test to see if you might be a good candidate to become a volunteer in the Master Gardener program. Do you: • Enjoy sharing your knowledge and experience with others in the community and helping others do the same? • Like detective work — taking a problem and researching the cause and […]

At a glance: Listening can be better than seeing

On this date in 1921, the first radio broadcast of a World Series game occurred. This thrilled baseball fans everywhere. Radio broadcasters could recreate the game for listeners and did not spend a lot of time talking about irrelevant stuff. Maybe today’s television broadcasters could take a listen to some old tapes and take note. […]

Arts and education benefit from ‘A Taste of Foothills’

To enjoy the treasures from some of El Dorado County’s most gifted artists, chefs and winemakers in one lovely setting, attend “A Taste of the Foothills, A Benefit for Cedar Springs Waldorf School,” on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville. Guests will […]

Taste wine and olive oil to battle poverty

What: 2011 Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Event Who: Community Resource Center in Placerville Where: Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills When: Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $15 per person and $25 for two Information: Community Resource Center at 530-344-1864, or visit In July 2010, the Community Resource Center opened […]

Fall fashions spring forward to scholarships

“Hats off to Scholarships” is this year’s theme for the Placerville Fellowship and Newcomers Club’s annual fall luncheon and fashion show. The club’s membership invites the public to celebrate fall and the day of fashion on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. The fun begins at […]

As we were: Volunteers to recapture history

25 Years ago Oct. 1, 1986 Relive history at Sutter’s Fort SACRAMENTO — Relive the excitement and confusion that marked the early fall of 1846 at Sutter’s Fort in Alta, Calif. On the weekend of Oct. 11-12, the experiences of an uncertain future, which marked the early days of war in California, will be recaptured […]

‘My Time’ to meet

The next meeting of “My Time,” a gathering for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementia, stroke or other chronic health condition, is Friday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St. This group is facilitated by Ruth Michelson, a licensed marriage and family […]

Support group to meet

The next meeting of the “After Five Club,” a free support group for those providing care to individuals with Alzheimer’s, a related dementia or other chronic health condition, is Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Day Care Center, 935 A Spring St. in Placerville. The goal of this gathering is […]

Sheriff to speak in Georgetown

El Dorado Country Sheriff John D’Agostini will be the speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 18, luncheon meeting of the Georgetown Divide Republican Women Federated. D’Agostini was elected sheriff, coroner and public administrator of El Dorado County in November 2010. He often recalled during his campaign about when the local deputy stopped by to talk and […]

‘Ties to the Land’ workshop scheduled

The University of California invites the community to a workshop on “Ties to the Land.” This is a two-part workshop series with one work-shop in the fall before the holidays when family members often come together and a follow-up workshop in early 2012. The follow-up workshop will focus on the financial and legal approaches and […]

Students invited to join robotics program

The world is always evolving and technology is a part of the change. Everyone is talking about technology. The fastest growing field is engineering and the fourth is computer science and a great area for students to foster an interest in technology is robotics. Robotics is a quickly growing activity that involves engineering and computer science […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Collette Vacations, presents Shades of Ireland — a 10-day trip March 11 to 20, 2012, to Ireland. Trip highlights include: Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford Chrystal Factory, Blarney Stone, Cliffs of Moher, a night in Cabra Castle and more. The price includes air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel […]

National Memory Screen Day promotes early detection

National Memory Screen Day marks the focal point of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for those concerned about memory loss. In El Dorado County, the event will be hosted by Senior Day Care Services, a program of the El Dorado County Department of Human Services, and a […]

Holy Trinity to raise funds for people with intellectual disabilities

One of the most successful programs conducted by the Holy Trinity Parish Knights of Columbus is the fundraiser to help people with intellectual disabilities to improve their quality of life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that People with Intellectual Disabilities affects about one in 10 families or 7 to 8 million […]

Walk to School Day promotes health

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct 12, schools within the city of Placerville and El Dorado County will continue the journey to become healthier by walking to school under the banner of International Walk to School Day. Both Sierra School and Louisiana Schnell School will be participating again this year in the city of […]

Run For Courage announces beneficiaries

Run For Courage Inc is pleased to announce that four nonprofit organizations, Courage To Be You, A New Day For Children, WIND Youth Services and Agape International Missions (AIM), will be awarded funding from proceeds raised at The second Run For Courage 5K/10K race to be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 a.m. in Folsom. […]