‘Kill Shakespeare’ asks for public input

The creators of “Kill Shakespeare” will announce on March 15, that one of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters will share Julius Caesar’s fate and, “shuffle off this mortal coil” in the comic series’ next issue. The critically-acclaimed comic published by IDW, which places some of the Bard’s greatest characters together in the same story, is releasing […]

Jeffrey Siegel offers a delightful exploration of George Gershwin

The March 19 “Keyboard Conversation” with distinguished pianist Jeffrey Siegel promises an informal, accessible and highly entertaining exploration of the life and times of George Gershwin. Siegel applies his vast prowess with the piano and his enigmatic, knowledgeable commentary towards this most beloved of American songwriters and his times. From “Rhapsody in Blue” to Aaron […]

Bill Alkire and the Jazzmin come to Georgetown

Come and spend a nostalgic afternoon with the Jazzmin under the direction of Dr. Bill Alkire on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at the Georgetown IOOF Hall, Highway 193 and Main Street. Enjoy the contemporary arrangements of tunes from Broadway musicals, movie themes, and original jazz compositions. Be entertained by familiar music with a […]

Railroad Museum features fruit crate art in new exhibit

SACRAMENTO — The California State Railroad Museum has opened an exciting new exhibit titled “Pick Me! Fruit Crate Art and the California Dream.” More than 80 iconic fruit crate art labels from the 1880s through the early 1950s are on display as part of this visually powerful exhibit. Chosen from the museum’s collection and from the […]

Wildflower observation car to roll at Western Railway Museum

The Scenic Limited: • Departs each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in April at 11 a.m., 12:30pm and 2:00pm. •  Coach tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 years and older, and $7 for children 2-14. • First Class service is $5 extra and includes cookies and lemonade served by uniformed staff. • Advanced reservations […]

Theater students head to D.C. stage competition

Sacramento State students brought home several awards from a recent acting competition, with two of them heading for the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and a showdown with 32 other college actors from across the nation. Junior Olivia Hughes and her scene partner, sophomore Sean Nill, bested more than 200 young actors […]

Rosanne Cash performance at Three Stages is sold out

Rosanne Cash puts it this way: “When I was 18, I was on the road with my dad. One day, we were sitting in the tour bus, talking about songs, and he mentioned a song and I said, ‘I don’t know that one.’ He mentioned another one, and I said, ‘I don’t know that one, […]

Air Force Airman Joseph S. Lewis

Air Force Airman Joseph S. Lewis 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 Jonathan M. Lucas

Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Lucas 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 […]

Alison and Cass Gossage

The beautiful Flying Cloud Farm in Petaluma was the site of the Oct.2, 2010 wedding of Alison Zito and Cass Gossage. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Susan Zito of Placerville. She is a 2001 graduate of El Dorado High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wine Business Administration […]

Air Force Airman Luke B. Angi NO PHOTO

Air Force Airman Luke B. Angi 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 Reserve Airman Edward B. Cendejas

Air Force Reserve Airman Edward B. Cendejas 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 […]

Aaron Meyer and Andrea Garcia engaged (Photo)

Andrea Garcia and Aaron Meyer  both of  El Dorado, have announced their engagement. The bride elect is the daughter of Craig and Karla Garcia of Pioneer and Pam Garcia of Oakland. She graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pyschology from UC Davis in […]

Airman Alexander Nelson(Photo)

Air Force Airman Alexander Nelson 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 an […]

Sixty years together, never boring

On Nov.26, 2010, Jean Ann (Voss) and Richard Reynolds Allured of Placerville celebrated 60 years of marriage with dinner at a restaurant in Sacramento, a play and a stay at a  bed and breakfast inn courtesy of their family. The couple grew up as neighbors in Jackson and began dating in high school. After their […]

Tyler Brown and Seth Mackey earn Eagle Scout

Seth Mackey of Placerville and Tyler Brown of Diamond Springs were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony on Dec. 15, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Placerville. Brown, 18, is the son of Read and Laurie Brown of Diamond Springs, and has been […]

John Womak and Whitney Person Engagement

Bruce Person of Placerville, Janet Winters of Grizzly Flat and Paul and Judy Womack  of Diamond Springs are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Whitney Person and John Womack. Whitney is a 2003 graduate of Union Mine High School and  earned a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Chico State University. She is […]

CHP Officer Merrill Sept

CHP officer Merrill Sept has successfully completed cadet training at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He has been assigned to duty at the CHP Bridgeport Area office. Cadet training included vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid and apprehension and arrest of suspected violators,including those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Training […]

U. S. Navy Chief Gary Dumont

U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Gary Dumont has re-enlisted for the fifth time in a ceremony at Fallon Naval Air Base in Nevada. Dumont’s was the last re-enlistment ceremony that Admiral Thomas Kilcline, Commander of the U.S. Naval Air Forces presided over  before his own retirement. Chief Dumont has served in the U. S. […]

U. S. Marine Corps Pfc. Kyle A. Bond

U. S. Marine Corps Pfc. Kyle A. Bond graduated from a thirteen week boot camp at U. S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on Jan.28. The private was one of 470  candidates graduating. Bond was with the 2nd Battalion Echo Company Platoon 2111 and earned a Certificate for Platoon High Shooter, scoring 338 […]

Air Force Airman Brian S. Smith

Air Force Airman Brian S. Smith has 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 […]

Golden anniversary for Diamond Springs couple

On Dec. 28, Thomas and Patricia (Huckabay) Saich of Diamond Springs celebrated their 50th anniversary. The couple met when they were both working for Aerojet in Sacramento and married a short time later in Carson City, Nev. on Dec.28, 1960. Thomas had lived in Diamond Springs since he was a child and the couple made […]

Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher S. Rutter

NO PHOTOArmy National Guard Pvt. Christopher S. Rutter has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, […]

Army Reserve Sgt. Ryan D. Harvey

Army Reserve Sgt. Ryan D. Harvey has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation New Dawn in the Iraqi Theater of Operations or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations.  The soldier is a member of the 304th […]

Marine Pvt. Private Ethan Daniel Suaste Photo

On Jan.7,U. S. Marine Corps Private Ethan Daniel Suaste  graduated from a thirteen week boot camp at U. S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego with 509 other candidates. Suaste’s platoon,2nd Battalion Fox Company, Platoon 2134, received the Honor Platoon designation out of the class of five platoons. The private is currently stationed at Camp […]

Army National Guard Pvt. Christina N. Sudtell TO)

Army National Guard Pvt. Christina N. Sudtell 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 Airman Jeffrey D. Ikeler

Air Force Airman Jeffrey D. Ikeler 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 an […]

Air Force Airman Jeremiah Miller

Air Force Airman Jeremiah Miller 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 an […]

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel L. Poole Jr.

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel L. Poole Jr. 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 […]

A family divided but still united

United in intention, but divided in service, siblings Charles Douglas Harris and Jessica Lynn Harris have graduated from basic military training. Douglas Harris completed  15 weeks of infantry training at Ft. Benning, GA. and is a Private Second Class in the US Army. Private Jessica Harris completed 13 weeks of military training at Parris Island, […]

New date set for Thomas McGuane lecture

SACRAMENTO — California Lectures is pleased to announce that a new date has been scheduled for Thomas McGuane on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1013 K St. in downtown Sacramento. McGuane will be in conversation with Pam Houston, discussing his latest book, “Driving on the Rim,” as well as his work […]

Army Pvt. Steven Alan Wagy

Army Pvt.Second Class Steven Alan Wagy  graduated from Advanced Individual Training from Ft. Gordon, Ga. on Dec.14, after completing Basic Infantry Training at Ft. Sill, Okla. During the nine weeks of basic infantry training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and […]

Army Specialist Dawayne M. Davis

Army Specialist Dawayne M. Davis is currently serving a one year deployment at Fort Garry Owen, in Al Amarah, Iraq, where he is assigned to Intelligence. Davis completed basic infantry training at Fort Sill, OK. in 2008 and received specialized military training at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, MD, focusing on tract vehicle repair and […]

South County Business Walk is Friday

As part of the Business Walk series in El Dorado County, the Fair Play Marketing Group, the Fair Play Winery Association, and the El Dorado County Office of Economic Development will be conducting the South County Business Walk on Friday, March 11. The goal is to take the pulse of businesses in Fair Play, Grizzly […]

Economy indicators looking up in South Lake Tahoe

Recent indicators show tourism at Lake Tahoe South Shore (tahoesouth.com) is on the uptick. December occupancy was up 3 percent compared to last year (Smith Travel Research). The No. 1 ski destination in the U.S. (Rand McNally 2011; TripAdvisor 2010) has seen a rise of 1.7 percent through Reno-Tahoe International Airport since July; 14 percent […]

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. reschedules lecturemondavi may 9

DAVIS — The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, has announced that Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has postponed his scheduled lecture at the Mondavi Center due to the death of his close friend and Harvard University colleague, Reverend Peter J. Gomes. His appearance will now take place on Monday, […]

El Dorado Hills fashion show to benefit Center for Violence-free Relationships

The El Dorado Hills Newcomers Club is hosting a Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit the Center for Violence-free Relationships. The “Fantastic Voyage” featuring lovely fashions and wonderful lunch is Friday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Natomas Inn in Folsom. Ticket are $45. The center is dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free […]

Wilderness meeting to showcase volunteer opportunities

Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. the Maidu Group of the Sierra Club will host a meeting to showcase ways local folks can participate as volunteers in support of the Amador and El Dorado County public lands. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the directors building at the El […]

California State Fair pass is better

SACRAMENTO —  The California State Fair and Raging Waters Sacramento are teaming up again this year to provide a great summer deal. With the high cost of travel and family entertainment, season passes to both attractions is the best deal for one low price. Plus this year’s season pass just got bigger, featuring unlimited rides […]

Spanish language health-e-App launched

The Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board has launched the Spanish language version of Health-e-App, opening online access to consumers at any time of the day or night and from any location with access to the Internet. Health-e-App is an application for California’s Healthy Families Program for children and Medi-Cal for pregnant women. It also allows […]

The Center for Violence-free Relationships receives grant

The Verizon Foundation awarded $200,000 in funding for domestic violence prevention programs in the Sacramento area at a luncheon. Gary George, director of government and external affairs for Verizon, presented a $15,000 grant to the Center for Violence-free Relationships in Placerville. “Verizon has a long-standing commitment to prevent domestic violence in communities we serve,” George […]

At a glance: Spring weddings are always nice

Maria Monroe became the first daughter of a president to marry in the White House on this date in 1820. James Monroe’s daughter married Samuel L. Gouverneur and even though Monroe’s presidency was called an “Era of Good Feeling” there was the Panic of 1819 and a big national debate over the admission of the […]

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Road beat: 2011 Honda CR-Z — a hybrid of a different sort

Honda’s new CR-Z appears at first blush to be a remake of the much beloved econo-sports car the CR-X of the 1980s. But it isn’t because it is a hybrid and weighs about 500 pounds more notwithstanding its diminutive size. And small it is, with an overall length of just 160 inches on a long […]

Grow For It! How to grow an egg

One sign that spring is about to come to the foothills is the presence of baby chickens in our local feed stores. Want to learn more about raising chickens? Come to a free class on “Backyard Chickens,” Saturday, March 12. The class starts at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Veterans Memorial Building […]

Road beat: 2011 Kia Sportage, a huge step in the right direction

Sportage hit the ground running almost two decades ago (in 1993) with a cute small SUV that was actually more truck based. It sold reasonably well because of its cute rounded shape, small size and excellent fuel economy which were obtained by trading off some performance. For 2011, this third generation Sportage is an all […]