Monday, December 22, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

California rambling: Aspirational inventions

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A REPLICA of the 1903 Wright Flier hangs in the atrium of the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos

Ponderosa FFA turns 50

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TANNER LUND, left, and Austin Hester, members of Ponderosa FFA prepare a Christmas tree for delivery. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Food Bank of El Dorado County

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HUNDREDS OF at risk families brave the inclement weather to receive food provided by the Food Bank of El Dorado County Friday Dec. 19 in Cameron Park. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

El Dorado hosts Amador girls basketball

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Cougars #24, Kylie Haverson. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Dejon Smith

Carl Hagen

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RETIRING MAYOR Carl Hagen sits at his desk at office at Farmers Insurance on Placerville Drive on Dec. 16. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Brennan Wheeler

BRUIN Brennan Wheeler, pictured at the recent Battle in the Foothills, scored 14 points against Kennedy. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Briggs, Santiago

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Spirit of giving

TOY DRIVE — Lorraine Matthews, of Placerville, right, hails drivers with Sue Henderson, of Placerville, center, and Judy McGrew, of Placerville, at a Toys For Tots drive at the Belltower on Dec. 13. Democrat photo by Pat Shelly Thorene
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News

Community service key for retiring mayor

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Teen killed by fallen tree

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Tears and hugs highlight last meeting for Santiago and Briggs

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Cal Fire warns of home heating danger

By Cal Fire | From Page: A3

High school district approves raises for all

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A3

 
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Opinion

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
The rural life : Oh! Christmas tree

By Jennifer Forsberg Meyer | From Page: A4

California rambling: Aspirational inventions

By John Poimiroo | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
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Letters

 
Consentual government

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Privatize banking

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Union Mine High School conversion

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

A letter from your sheriff

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Lumber sales tax

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

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Sports

Raider press stifles Bruins

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A6

 
Oak Ridge girls deliver when it counts

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A6

Lady Cougars get win over Amador

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
SDL Fall All League

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

Schedule: Dec. 22-27, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

 
Roundup: Dec. 21, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
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Prospecting

Ponderosa FFA celebrates 50 years

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Grants beef up technology in the classroom

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2

Foothill gourmet: Wild recipes

By Donna Brown | From Page: B2

 
Cal State Fair to offer scholarships

By California Exposition And State Fair | From Page: B2

As we were: Tanks but no tanks

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B2

 
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Essentials

Lake levels 12-19-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
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Obituaries

Amy Melissa Crouss

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Alice Patricia Oliver

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Joseph Janowiak

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
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Real Estate

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Comics

Horoscope, Tuesday, December 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Monday, December 22, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8