Neil Young rebels at sold-out Berkeley show

Count on Neil Young to politically rally behind a cause or tackle a musical genre. Last month at Berkeley’s Greek Theater above the campus, the last stop of Young’s Rebel Content Tour, the cause was agrochemical giant Monsanto and GMOs (genetically modified organisms); the effect one of his strongest sets in recent memory. As he […]

Camino Community Church welcomes new pastor

Camino Community Church installed Pastor Elijah Vogel as the new Lead Pastor. Vogel is a gifted leader and teacher who has a deep love of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit is evident in his life. He has been married to Alysha for two years. His formal education includes a master of divinity […]

Auburn businesses can now become ‘Alzheimer’s friendly’

For the 15 million Americans providing care for their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease, isolation is a serious risk. With the unpredictable nature of the disease, symptoms such as memory loss, repetition and poor judgment lead many to choose to avoid the outside world rather than risk the possibility of unpleasant, awkward or even […]

Kids, pets and stories perfect combo for library program

The El Dorado County Library and Animal Services recently teamed up to offer a unique storytime experience for kids. Periodically throughout the year, Animal Services will visit El Dorado County public libraries and participate in the “Early Literacy Storytime,” bringing an adoptable pet along to listen to stories and interact with the children. “We thought […]

Empty bowls at Oak Ridge fill food bank

Oak Ridge High School hosted its first Empty Bowls event on Oct. 29, raising $16,500 for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Art class students crafted 600 ceramic bowls for the sold-out event. Ticket holders were served bread and soup — tortilla, corn chowder, chicken noodle or vegetable curry — in the commemorative bowls. […]

Pick a card, any card — and help Camino’s needy during holidays

  The baton that has been handed off in a worthy effort in Camino looks just like a Christmas tree, but 15-year-old Jessica Combrink is ready and willing to grab hold with both hands. Jessica is proudly leading the Camino Cares project this holiday season, helping to make sure children in the community who might […]

At a glance: Get animated

The animated short film “Steamboat Willie” premiered at Universal’s Colony Theater in New York City on Nov. 18, 1928. The film’s initial run lasted two weeks. It was produced by Walt Disney Studios and was notable at the time for being a fully synchronized sound cartoon. The cartoon also had a post-produced soundtrack. The music […]

Grow For It! Sheet mulching 101

After four years of drought your lawn may be in the same condition as many others in this county: that is, dead or dying. Do you really want to go to the trouble and expense of reviving a moribund sea of grass or have you decided it’s finally time to switch to a truly drought […]

CP Sears participates in Make-A-Wish

With the holiday season right around the corner the Cameron Park Sears Hometown Store is joining more than 1,200 Sears Hometown Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance and Hardware locations nationwide in supporting the 2015 Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. holiday campaign with Make-A-Wish. Called “Season of Wishes,” the […]

Holy Trinity and food bank partner to collect holiday turkeys

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will partner with the Knights of Columbus from Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, Nov. 21, for an All Community Turkey Drive. The mission of this partnership is to collect turkeys for the food bank’s annual Holiday Outreach which provides the fixings for more than 1,000 holiday meals to […]

Peace in the Home workshop just in time for the holidays

Life Enriching Communication (LEC) is offering a Peace in the Home workshop just before the holidays. The workshop will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 438 Main St., Suite E in Placerville. The workshop will help participants learn to navigate conflict that arises and tension in the home. Attendees will […]

Jazz music students to Perform at crab feed

The award-winning Folsom High School jazz bands and choirs will perform at the 20th annual Folsom Crab Feed and Auction on Friday, Nov. 20 from 5:30-10:00 pm at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St. in Folsom. Live auction, raffle and the popular Wall of Wine will be held throughout the evening featuring many exciting […]

Free My Time group to meet

My Time is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The My Time group will meet the third Thursday of the month in November and is […]

Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera opens pops series

It’s 1975. Disco is in full swing with high-cut boots and low-cut bell-bottoms on the dance floor. It is also the year rock super group Queen, lead by the incomparable Freddie Mercury, debuts its single “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This song, along with countless other Queen hits, has permeated our culture through movies, TV shows and now […]

Siberian culture expressed through dance and dance

The Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company is a visual masterpiece made possible not only by the technical abilities of the dancers, who perform each number with almost scientific precision, but also by the exquisitely embroidered costumes based on traditional regional designs. Created by Merited Worker in Art of the Tuva Republic Yelizavet Akselrod and Merited Workers […]

Magical holiday tradition continues in Old Sacramento

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the popular and free “Macy’s Theatre of Lights” performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 25 and continue through New Year’s Eve. In addition to Macy’s, the spectacular annual event is also presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) in cooperation with Downtown Commons, […]

EDAC to hold annual Holiday Art Gifts Showcase

El Dorado Arts Council is hosting its annual Holiday Art Gifts Showcase featuring the craftsmanship of local artists. Affordable and unique gifts for sale will include fine art, ceramics, jewelry, cards, accessories and more. Special sip and shop Saturdays will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. Patrons will be treated to complimentary […]

Sutter’s Fort offers two festive and fun events

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present two fun and festive Living History events scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 21. Throughout the daytime — from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — fort visitors will step back in time to mingle with docents in period attire as they demonstrate what daily life […]

Folsom Symphony presents two-day holiday concert

The Folsom Symphony will celebrate “Bianco Natale” — White Christmas, Italian style — with a holiday concert Dec. 5 and 6 featuring Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito singing seasonal favorites from around the world. With Esposito performing all but three of more than a dozen selections, this will be the symphony’s first concert to offer such […]

Apple Hill Growers release new commemorative cookbook

Celebrating 50 years of producing quality local fruits and vegetables, the Apple Hill Growers has released a commemorative cookbook featuring delectable dishes using farm fresh ingredients. Published in November “Favorite Recipes of our Apple Hill Farms” is a unique collection of recipes reflecting the essence of Apple Hill farms. The cookbook’s sections “When the Rooster […]

SnowGlobe announces additional artists to lineup

SnowGlobe Music Festival has announced additional artists to the heavy-hitting fifth anniversary New Year’s Eve celebration in Lake Tahoe on Dec. 29-31. Hosted in the heart of California’s breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains, the unique outdoor winter festival offers more than 50 world-class artists performing on multiple stages over three nights and culminating in an impressive […]

Teen goes to Thailand to help elephants

Hannah Garcia of Cameron Park began volunteering with Foothill Dog Rescue last March, but the 16-year-old wanted to do even more to make a difference in this world. Hannah can get a little carried away at times: The young lady went from pooches to pachyderms. Late in September Hannah went to Thailand to help at […]

Good deeds get rewarded at Schnell School

It is a beautiful Friday afternoon at Louisiana Schnell Elementary School. The grass is green, the sun is shining and a cool breeze carries the happy voices of young children across a scenic campus. Students can be seen hurrying around tables of popcorn, shaved ice and other various snacks in a miniature marketplace. A blue […]

First 5: Is your child Ready? Isolation

Our first family home was in a community of stay-at-home moms. About 9 a.m. each morning the garage doors came up and the big wheels came out. We would rotate between homes and the local park, talking about our jobs, raising our kids. When my son was 2 he started having night terrors. They typically […]

As we were: Final election results

25 Years ago Nov. 16, 1990 Gerwer wins District 2 by 103 votes By JOHN SAMMON After a week of waiting, the race for Supervisor District 2 is finally over and Vern Gerwer is the man on top. The Somerset vintner won by 103 votes over runnerup Bill Bergmeister after a final count of absentee ballots. […]

Things to do: Nov. 13, 2015

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Nov. 29 is featuring pottery maker Anca Statescu. Her work features handsome, colorful hand-built ceramic pieces most of which are functional as well as decorative. She earned a degree in decorative arts from Bucharest School of Arts and a master’s degree in civil engineering. […]

Flamenco Fire heats up Harris Center for the Arts

José Porcel and his company of dancers and live orchestra present a spectacle of classic flamenco as it was danced and performed by the great masters, including Antonio Gades, José Greco and the Great Antonio at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. This breathtaking extravaganza represents the purity and authenticity of […]

A diverse selection of art available at Gallery at 48 Natoma

A wonderful selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures and jewelry from the Folsom Art Association will be featured in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Members could submit one piece of their best art for the show. Prizes for best of show, first, second and third place and ribbons for honorable […]

Sierra Repertory gives classic a local twist

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic with “A Columbia Christmas­ Carol” playing at the Fallon House Theatre Nov. 13 through Dec. 20. SRT co-founder Doug Brennan recreates the English tale in a heart-warming Gold Rush story set in Columbia during the 1860s. In Brennan’s version, Scrooge “takes supper” at […]

Paulo Ruvalcaba to present art demo

Chroma Art Studio will feature a portrait painting demonstration in oils by award-winning local artist Paulo Ruvalcaba on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The demonstration will be held at Chroma Art Studio located at 3300 Coach Lane, Suite E6, Cameron Park. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served […]

Good music at SS concert

The Saturday, Nov. 14 monthly concert at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs has a great double bill. Opening the show will be the duo Carson and Mike with dance band the Speedsters taking the headliner seat. The Speedsters were formed to provide some entertainment to the Sacramento Valley […]

What are PAA artists saying through their art?

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.” — Georgia O’Keeffe The public is invited to the Placerville Arts Association’s Fall Member Art Show to delight in all the colors and shapes that the artists have no words for. […]

Global Winter Wonderland celebrates the season

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at Cal Expo on Saturday, Nov. 14 to Jan. 3, 2016 by visiting the spectacular holiday festival and multi-cultural celebration Global Winter Wonderland. This year’s event marks all new illuminated landscapes celebrating the Magic of the Seasons. The Global Winter Wonderland experience includes multi-cultural entertainment, including the Circus […]

Sassy Sisters sing at Sutter Creek Theatre

T Sisters — Sassy Sister Folk ensemble is appearing at Sutter Creek, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek on Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. The T Sisters are a Bay Area ensemble working in a grab-bag of styles. Real-life sisters who seem to share a single voice and whose facility with close harmony is […]

‘Compleat Female Stage Beauty’ explores roles

He is the most beautiful woman ever to take the stage. And then she comes along. In 1661 London, women are prohibited from performing in the theater and actor Edward Kynaston has a fabulous life playing female roles. But when the king makes it legal for women to appear on stage, things drastically change for […]

18th annual Winefest in Amador County

The 18th annual Winefest, the popular walk-about wine-tasting, takes place in Sutter Creek, Amador County, on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 14. More than 20 Amador County wineries will be pouring in the unique shops. Check-in starts at 4 p.m. in the Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main St. Receive an event glass, map and wrist […]

Don’t miss the stage — catch the Hangtown Christmas Parade

“The stagecoach is coming to town! The stage is coming!” From across the centuries, that shout will resound once again in Placerville as the famed Wells Fargo stagecoach is a featured part of this year’s Hangtown Christmas Parade that sets a holiday mood for the entire town Sunday, Dec. 6, beginning at 1 p.m. That […]

Wedding: Heather Stone and Erik Dorthé

Heather Stone of Placerville and Erik Dorthé of Burlingham, N.Y. were married on Nov. 1 in San Diego. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Suzanne Stone of Placerville. The groom is the son of Ada Pardini and Steve Brewer. Sister-of-the-bride Caitlyn Stone of Los Angeles served as maid of honor. Following a honeymoon to Italy and Germany, […]

Church to collect items for Operation Christmas Child

Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park, will serve as an El Dorado County collection site for Operation Christmas Child— the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — from Nov. 16 to 23. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project works to spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun […]

IT plans trip to New York City and Washington, DC

An informational meeting is scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at Imagination Theater for a seven-day, six-night trip planned for New York City and Washington, DC for Sept. 19-25, 2017. It’s never too early to plan and save. This will be the theater’s fifth trip to the Big Apple with added sightseeing in […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Daniel S. Tucker

Air Force Airman Daniel S. Tucker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 […]

New gold exhibition at Angels Camp Museum

The Angels Camp Museum opens its new main floor gallery exhibition, “Gold is Where You Find it: the Rush to Angels Camp” is open to the public during November on Thursday to Monday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located on a three-acre site of the historical Angels Quartz Mine, the mission of the museum is to […]

Living Exhibit shows butterflies’ fleeting flitter of a life

Some small, colorful visitors have taken up temporary residency in California State University, Sacramento’s Sequoia Hall lobby. Painted lady butterflies are the latest inhabitants of the biology department’s Living Exhibit. Each semester the department features a living item for the lobby display case. This fall, biologist Merrill Roseberry decided to let the life cycle of […]

101 Dalmatians needed for upcoming musical

Imagination Theater announces the upcoming auditions for “Disney’s, 101 Dalmatians” on Saturday, Nov. 14. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and auditions begin at 9 a.m. The cast will consist of adults and children ages 8 and older and the theater will form a puppy chorus for those new to the theater. The theater plans to […]

Help write Cameron Park’s history

Area residents are invited to participate in recording the history of the development and growth of Cameron Park. Karen Guthrie and Bev Campbell, longtime residents of the community, are in the process of gathering facts, photos and shared experiences from the 1950s through the ’70s to be included in an upcoming publication, “Finding Cameron Park.” […]