Rim Trail training set

Tahoe Rim Trail Association has scheduled its seventh annual Trail Construction and Crew Leader Workshop at Washoe County’s Galena Creek Regional Park May 18-20. Participants may choose from the following courses: Trail Design and Layout Friday, Fundamentals of Trail Construction Saturday and Sunday, Crew Leadership Saturday and Sunday, and Advanced Trail Theory Saturday and Sunday. […]

Healthy choices focus for Team Indo

There’s a new athletic team at Independence High School — in fact it’s the only athletic team at the continuation high school. Team Indo has 60 team members, a student advisor, Julian Sandoval, a faculty advisor, Alison Gennai, a $1,000 grant and a lot of enthusiasm. The $1,000 came from a United Health Heroes grant from […]

February 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

2-27-12 Community Center indoor concert

COMMUNITY CENTER CONCERT: An indoor concert is being presented on Saturday, March 3, at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. The “Sister Wing” group will perform. They will offer the vintage jazz sounds of the female groups of the 1930s and 1940s. The “Chopped Liver […]

Union funds misappropriated

A Yuba City couple have pleaded guilty to misappropriation of labor union funds. According to a press release, U.S. Attorney Benjamin R. Wagoner announced that Robert L. Carr, 57, and his wife Theresa Ann Carr, 54, pleaded guilty on Feb. 17 to conspiring to misappropriate labor union funds and two counts of misappropriating union funds, […]

March 05, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

2-27-12 Line dance lessons at EDH Sr. Center

LEARN TO LINE DANCE: Line dance lessons are available on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. The class fee is $2 per class. The instructor is Pat Nathan. No partner or previous line dancing experience is required Drop-ins are always welcome.

El Dorado Community Foundation announces new officers, board members

The El Dorado Community Foundation announced new officers of its board of directors as follows: president, John Black; vice president, Paul Zappettini; secretary, Charlie Stephens and Chris Reeg, treasurer. Maureen Carter is the past president. Black has served on the board since January 2007. A native of San Francisco, he graduated from the University of […]

2-27-12 Stroke education and support group meets

STROKE EDUCATION GROUP: A stroke education and support group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Community Health Library (in the Mid- Town Mall), at 681 Main St., Placerville. Drop-ins are encouraged and always welcome.

County provides marketing info to businesses

El Dorado County Economic Development is providing free customized consumer analytic reports to local businesses. Virtually every consumer in America leaves a “data trail” wherever they go – when using a credit card, subscribing to a magazine, completing a survey, registering to vote, or changing the channel on cable television. By analyzing the data, it’s possible to understand […]

February 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Garden show, plant sale planned in Jackson

The 29th annual Garden Show and Marketplace will be held on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Sponsored by the Sierra Madre Garden Club, the theme this year is “The Working Garden.” It will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. on […]

Local bakers challenged to battle of the cupcakes

This year’s Cake War at the 10th annual Sacramento Chef Challenge is “Battle Cupcakes,” and they are looking for three amateur contestants to duke it out against three cupcake pros. “We are inviting amateur baker’s from the greater Sacramento area to join the battle by creating a three- to five-minute video that shows us “why you and […]

CPCSD acts on parks, pool, legal beagles

It was another night of teeth gnashing at the board meeting of the Cameron Park Community Services District last Wednesday as barbs were traded in between staff reports and commendations. Supervisor Ray Nutting received a commendation for his help with the weed abatement program and Rotary was thanked for providing new park signs. General Manager […]

Fire chiefs seek share of Prop. 172 funds

In an effort to close a funding gap, county fire chiefs asked the Cameron Park Community Services District board for support in seeking a share of Proposition 172 funding from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. In their presentation, Rescue Fire Department Chief Tom Keating and  CalFire/Cameron Park Battalion Chief Michael Webb justified the request […]

TIM fees reduced

El Dorado County builders, developers and do-it-yourselfers may have caught a  break last Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reduce Traffic Impact Mitigation fees. Interim Department of Transportation Director Kim Kerr delivered a slide presentation titled “2012 TIM Fee Update” which described actions taken by DOT and the Chief Administrative Office […]

What’s for lunch?

On Jan. 25, the First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack introduced new federal nutrition standards for lunches in public and private schools. The new standards go into effect on July 1 and have a three-year phase-in period. Under the new standards, school meals will have caloric maximums and minimums based on a […]

February 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 7 Replies

$30k jackpot at Red Hawk

Red Hawk Casino, home to some of the luckiest and loosest slots, awarded a loyal Red Hawk Rewards Club member a $30,705 jackpot Thursday, Feb. 16. Esperanza from Sacramento, Calif. enjoys coming to Red Hawk Casino almost every day to play the quarter slots. She had a winning feeling when she visited the casino and […]

February 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 2 Replies

Greenberg sentencing delayed as he claims ineffective counsel

Morris Greenberg, the man found guilty of the first-degree murder of Anthony Dumont, was in court for less than 10 minutes Friday afternoon. During the short hearing, Greenberg’s court-appointed attorney Erik Schlueter relayed that Greenberg, who was present in an orange jumpsuit, was motioning for ineffective counsel and “other issues.” In response, El Dorado County […]

February 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 12 Replies

Joe Stancil Jr. pleads guilty

A Placerville airplane dealer pleaded guilty to hiding financial transactions. Joseph Stancil Jr., owner and president of Stancil Enterprises, an airplane dealer, spoke on behalf of the company on Feb. 16, pleading guilty in a district court to conspiracy to aid and abet structuring financial transactions, according to a press release by U.S. Attorney Benjamin […]

February 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 8 Replies

Luebbers’ trial date remains March 13

John Harold Luebbers appeared in court on Friday for a quick pre-trial hearing. Luebbers appeared alongside other inmates and accused criminals, with his portion of the proceedings taking no more than five minutes. David Kramer, Luebbers’ public defender, told El Dorado Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner that there had been issues within his office, […]

February 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Heard over the back fence: Novelist is guest of retired teachers

 The “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar has the following comment about the ego: “It’s the ego part of us that interrupts someone else’s story, or impatiently waits his turn to speak so that he can bring the conversation and attention back to himself. To varying degrees, most of us engage in […]

Suspected bad check man nabbed on I-5

An Oroville man is in custody after allegedly trying to pass off fraudulent checks between Butte County and El Dorado County. In early January, the Oroville Police Department began an investigation into Christopher Pratt, 45, after receiving information from the Butte County District Attorney’s Office Bad Check Unit, according to a press release. Pratt had allegedly […]

P’ville man arrested on suspicion of false plates

A Placerville Website operator was arrested on Feb. 6 on suspicion of using a false license plate and false registration. At 10 a.m., while heading southbound on Placerville drive, a sheriff’s deputy noticed that a registration sticker was not attached correctly to the suspect’s license plate, said Sgt. Phil Chovanec of the El Dorado County […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 59 Replies

City crime down in 2011

The year 2011 was a good year for the Placerville Police Department, according to the annual crime statistics report presented to Placerville City Council by Police Chief George Nielsen at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The detailed report broke out crime statistics into 12 categories and included the number of arrests, citations and calls for service. […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 7 Replies

Heart of Gold Award for Mabel Morton

As a barbershop quartet crooned “Let me call you Sweetheart,” Marshall Foundation Trustee Mabel Morton received the 2011 Heart of Gold Trustee of the Year Award on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Marshall Medical Center. The award was presented by Karen Good, executive director of the Marshall Foundation on behalf of the Board of Trustees and […]

Suspect arrested after multiple burglaries

A suspect is in custody following two burglaries of the same residence in less than a week. On Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m., El Dorado Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2700 block of Morts Ct. in Placerville to investigate a burglary, according to a press release. A locked window of the residence had been forced […]

16-year-old solos in helicopter

Come their 16th birthday, a lot of teenagers celebrate that milestone with cake and getting their learner’s permit. But not Austin Bowa, who turned 16 on Valentine’s Day. Instead he chose to celebrate his birthday by taking his first solo flight in a tiny two-seater helicopter at the Auburn Airport. After all, flying helicopters is what […]

No ordinary mother/daughter trip

Imagine waiting all day in the hot sun just to see a doctor or walking for hours to visit a dentist. El Dorado Hills pediatrician Maria Raslear-Hendrickson has seen this and more over the years during her humanitarian trips to third-world countries. Later this month she will share the experience with her 12-year-old daughter Kaitlyn. […]

Coats asked

Girl Scout Tiffany Peterson will be collecting donated coats, hats, and gloves for the needy at Walmart this Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is located at 4300 Missouri Flat Rd., Placerville. The clothing will be donated to the Green Valley Community Church, El Dorado County Resource Center, and New Morning […]

Dog park short of funds goal

A presentation on plans to establish an off-leash dog park were covered at the Wednesday evening board meeting of the Cameron Park Community Services District. Holly Morrison, director of the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild (EDDOG), gave her annual report, including an update on fundraising efforts for the park, which will be located on a […]

Gold Trail schools open registration Tuesday

Registration information and forms for Gold Trail Union School District schools for the 2012-13 school year are available in school offices beginning  Feb. 21. For families new to the area, the district is nestled in the Lotus/Coloma foothills stretching from Lilyama Road (on Highway 49 between Coloma and Cool) to the north; Greenstone Country, Sundown […]

Dunkin’ Dodge ends in DUI charge

After driving her Dodge truck into Hangtown Creek Saturday afternoon, a Placerville woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Jennifer Stein, 32, had been heading east on Highway 50 at approximately 4:10 p.m. when she suddenly decided to turn onto Center Street. After losing control of her vehicle, Stein crashed […]

Assault victim’s vehicle still missing

A recent assault has resulted in a still-missing stolen car. On Feb. 8, Placerville Police Department responded to a report of a robbery in Lumsden Park, according to a press release. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 63-year old Placerville man who had driven to the park to take a walk. The victim stated he had […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 2 Replies

Friday wreck caused by running red light

At about 1 p.m. Feb. 3, a black Acura was heading westbound on Highway 50 before it turned left onto Bedford Avenue in Placerville. While making the left turn, the Acura was struck by a black Dodge pickup driven by Stormy Magee, 53, heading eastbound on Highway 50. While it was originally unclear whether it […]

Mother arrested after child admitted to UC Med

A woman has been arrested after allegedly harming her 7-month-old son. According to a press release, on Feb. 1, the Placerville Police Department was notified that a 7-month-old child had been admitted to UC Davis Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with multiple bone fractures, severe head trauma and other internal and external injuries. Upon […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 6 Replies

Missing couple found

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies have confirmed that a missing man and woman have been found. Mark Schroeder, 55, went missing from his residence in the 2900 block of Glen Morse Lane in Sacramento sometime during the day of Monday, Feb. 13, according to a press release. His last known contact with family was Sunday, Feb. […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 2 Replies

2-20-12 Webinar assists students in middle school

PREPARING FOR HIGH SCHOOL: A webinar has been created to offer pointers to assist and motivate middle school and high school students to begin thinking about what activities they can engage in on their journey to succeed in high school, as well as in college. You can reserve your webinar seat at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/553228406. This webinar […]

Heard over the back fence: Crab feed in Pleasant Valley

Reviewing the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, I found the following interesting statement: “There is something magical that happens to the human spirit, a sense of calm that comes over you, when you cease needing all the attention directed toward yourself and instead allow others to have the glory.” • • • […]

Suspect booked after firefight, assault in Galt

A man is in custody after exchanging gunfire with his sister Tuesday morning. Lonnie Ray Orman, 41, was taken into custody without incident and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted homicide, according to a press release from the Galt Police Department. At approximately 6:35 a.m. Tuesday morning, officers responded to […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County expands board with new directors, advisors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County announced today it has expanded its board of directors for 2012, increasing the number of directors from 10 to 13 and is adding two additional advisors. Joining the board as directors are Jill Christianson with Amdocs, Brooke Sobol with Sobol Communications, and Sam Smith, Apple (retired). Debbie […]

Dance class offered

If dance is something you’ve always wanted to try, or something you’ve been doing for years the Cameron Park CSD has dance classes for you. Youth dance classes include Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater and more. While our adult classes offer Ballroom Dance, Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa, Cha-Cha and much more. There is a little […]

CPCSD offers gymnastics

The Cameron Park CSD is teaming with ‘Tumble Time Gymnastics’ and ‘All Star Gymnastics and Cheer’ to offer programs for kids ages 0 -14 years. Preschool Gymnastics, Gymnastics for Home School Students, Friday Night Parents Night Out, Baby Crawl and more, all with new classes starting in March. For more information contact the Cameron Park […]

Folsom garden tour time

The Folsom Garden Cub will be holding it’s 12th annual,” Springtime in the Garden” tour on 11 am.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29. Cost is $12 per person. A map and directions will be included in the ticket.. This is the club’s annual fundraiser for college scholarships and community projects. To buy tickets go […]

Madera County supervisor runs for Assembly

Frank Bigelow has held many positions in his life: Volunteer firefighter, rancher, vice president of a telephone company, and county supervisor. Now, as a Republican candidate, he hopes to add assemblyman to his resume. Bigelow, who paints a portrait of a rancher with his signature cowboy hat and mustache, has been on Madera’s Board of […]

DIY school: Shenandoah, Oak Ridge set to launch Virtual Academy

Pick your classes, make up your own schedule and go as fast as you want, either online or with face-to-face instruction, with the support of certified instructors and the help of a small group of peers El Dorado Union High School District’s Virtual Academy is like a DIY version of high school. The district’s alternative high […]

EDHCSD board recall effort under way

Bob Sacco wants to recall four of five El Dorado Hills Community Services District board members in response to the suspension and eventual termination of former General Manager John Skeel. The recall targets are Directors Noelle Mattock, Guy Gertsch, Wayne Lowery and Tony Rogozinski. Director Bill Vandegrift gets a pass for breaking ranks with his […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 5 Replies