Friday, December 19, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

El Dorado County Legal Professional Association

MEMBERS of the El Dorado County Legal Professional Association are from left to right, President Sandra Hurley-Nerwinski, Treasurer Kelli Punturo and Governor Kathryn Cain. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Tea in Toyland

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LOVELY ASSISTANTS - Evie Clanin, 8, left, and her friend, Lily Morada, 7, both of Placerville are suprised by the appearance of the blue scarf in a trick performed by Richard the Magician, (Richard Aylward, of Placerville) center, at Tea in Toyland at Town Hall on Dec. 13.

Golden Sierra hosts Union Mine girls basketball

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Golden Sierra #3, Emily Alexander. Union Mine #25, Isabel Rojas. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Let there be lights

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ESSEX PLACE in El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Josh Ferry

PONDEROSA'S Joshua Ferry, pictured earlier this season, pinned his opponent in Wednesday's Capital Valley Conference victory over Cosumnes Oaks. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

Downtown upbeat about Christmas

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MARY MEADER at the Placerville News Co. shows off a Melissa and Doug caterpillar plush toy that is one of the store's youthful gift items. Democrat photos by Krysten Kellum

Taking a chance on Logan

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LOGAN WRIGHT, 17, of El Dorado carries a sack of grain from the back stacks to bring to a customer at Lee's Fee in Shingle Springs. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Caltrans praised for King Fire Hwy 50 work

ELDORADO NATIONAL Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree, left, thanks Caltrans workers Wednesday morning at the forest headquarters. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

Caboose

RON SEXTON holds a photo of the caboose during its better days. A team from the Gold Country Woodcrafters Club has completed the restoration of the caboose and will receive an award from the El Dorado Historical Society. Democrat file photo by shelly Thorene

A pot of gold?

A RAINBOW forms during a break in the rain on Dec. 4, seemingly leading to a pot of gold in the form of a payday loan. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

Coloring Contest winners

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FIRST PLACE WINNER in his age group, Daniel Bogar, 11 of Placerville, holds up a prize presented by Twyla Teitzel, right, in the Mountain Democrat Coloring Contest. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
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News

Taking a chance on Logan

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
No deal on EID censure plan: Election shift eyed

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

 
Downtown upbeat about Christmas

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Legal Professionals Association seeking more members

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Most offices closed for Christmas

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A5

More info on lockdown

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A14

 
Caltrans praised for King Fire Hwy 50 work

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A14 | Gallery

Man walks into traffic, hit by car

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A15

 
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Opinion

Gruber backpedals; time for a Mulligan

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A6

 
Billingsley’s Bullets: An unwelcome visitor arrives

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: A6

The weekly Daley: A Christmas letter

By Chris Daley | From Page: A6

 
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Letters

Law enforcement

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

 
How times have changed

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

Head Start grant results response

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

 
Voting while enlisted

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

Holiday season safety

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

 
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Sports

Union Mine depth does in Grizzlies

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
First and goal: Home for the holidays

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

Upper weights tilt match for Bruins

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Roundup: Dec. 18, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A12

New snow totals reach three feet

By News Release | From Page: A12

 
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Prospecting

Coloring contest winners wow judges

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Let there be lights

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Things to do: Dec. 19, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

 
Caboose leads the way

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Take a break for 5k and 10K walk/run

By News Release | From Page: B3

 
‘Dirty Dancing’ comes to Broadway Sacramento

By California Musical Theater | From Page: B5

 
InConcert captures holiday spirit

By Inconcert Sierra Foothills | From Page: B5

Railroad Museum to debut exhibit

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B6

 
Book signing at bike shop

By News Release | From Page: B6

Heavenly Holidays illuminates the season

By Heavenly Mountain | From Page: B7

 
Smashing Pumpkins makes a stop at the Warfield

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: B7

Carson Valley Inn offers December dining choices

By Carson Valley Inn | From Page: B9

 
Mrs. Claus rides the Western Railway

By Western Railway | From Page: B9

Anthony Friedkin photos on exhibit at de Young

By Fine Arts | From Page: B14

 
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Essentials

Lake levels 12-18-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
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Obituaries

Judy Hinrichs

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Al Marion Brandalise

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Dorothy V. Klatt

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
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Real Estate

Early Christmas gifts for housing

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

 
A look back: Lessons learned in 2014

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS8

Passing the gavel and celebrating 2015

By Noel Stack | From Page: HS18

 
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Comics

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Long Story Short

By Contributor | From Page: A13

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Sunday, December 21, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
Horoscope, Saturday, December 20, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Friday, December 19, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
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Home Source

Early Christmas gifts for housing

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

A look back: Lessons learned in 2014

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS8

Passing the gavel and celebrating 2015

By Noel Stack | From Page: HS18