Celebrate the harvest of the Strawberry at the beautiful Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville on Mothers’ Day weekend with live bands, interactive kids shows, contests, strawberry eats, strawberry treats and lots of shopping. The Berry Fest is fun for the whole family with an emphasis on the kids, but there are strawberry margaritas for their [...]
June 6, 1932 — April 5, 2013 Kenneth Dale Yates passed away April 5, 2013, with his family at his side. He joins his wife, Susan Lenore Yates, who passed away November 2011. Born in Colorado June 6, 1932, the family later moved to California. Ken joined the Navy during the Korean War.He married Susan in [...]
EDITOR: It’s great being a resident and entrepreneur in Placerville. Recently I moved my bridal shop from 414 Main Street across the street to 435 and being a first-time commercial property owner I cringed at the thought of dealing with the city’s bureaucracy. Nothing of the sort, I found the chaps on the second floor of [...]
Feb. 27, 1960 is a memorable day in United States Winter Olympic history. It is the day the U.S. men’s ice hockey team beat the Soviet Union team 3 to 2 to set up a gold medal game with the Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia). The gold medal match was played Feb. 28 and the emotion [...]
EDCAR The El Dorado County Association Realtors Honor Our Troops 10th annual All American Breakfast fundraiser at the Placerville Veteran’s Hall on Saturday, Jan. 26, was a big success. Volunteers served 334 meals and diners had the chance to win more than 30 donated raffle prizes. EDCAR thanks its generous local sponsors. Youth volunteers came from Hands4Hope, [...]
June 18, 1944 — Jan. 19, 2013 Jim passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2013, at his home in Cameron Park, Calif., surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons, James (Laura) and Daniel (Rio); daughter, Christine; grandchildren, Saphirre, Tatianna, Devin and Dylan; [...]
William Austin has two cats, Tiger and Laverne. Tiger was named because, according to Austin, she looks like a tiger. Laverne earned her name from the popular 1970s TV show “Laverne and Shirley” that his parents, Paul and Linda, watched growing up. The two felines have their own cat trees at the family’s El Dorado Hills [...]
QUOTE: “For me, nothing is as rewarding as restoring a face, a smile, an identity.” “Your skin is the cover of your ‘book’,” said dermatologist Dr. Timothy Rosio, studying the before-and-after photos of his patients in an album. “It’s the largest organ of the human body.” He paused at the acne-scared face of a lovely [...]
The beginning of a new year signals a new start for many. The new calendar year is a time for celebration, fun, reflection and planning. The culmination of one time segment and the commencement of the next is thought to be a great time to make resolutions to improve on something, to activate a new [...]
Spencer Yaple has always had a green thumb and he enjoys gardening with his family. “We’ve always gardened,” said Yaple, who gardened with his mother, Shawna. “We’ve always had a garden.” Yaple utilized his gardening talents to earn his Eagle Scout rank by building a greenhouse at Gold Oak Elementary School in Placerville. The recent Union [...]
Thanksgiving is an open invitation to feast in the company of good people. And throughout El Dorado County, different charitable groups are hosting free or donation-only dinners where everyone is welcomed. One of the biggest and best known places to share a meal is at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner which is held at Gurnell Hall [...]
The Sly Park Recreation Area is more than just a pretty place. It’s also a money-maker for the community, bringing in an estimated $2.4 million in tourist dollars to help support local businesses.
That number comes from Cheri Jaggers, the Parks and Recreation superintendent for the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID). She based it on a study done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in which standard multipliers were developed to project the economic impact on local communities of recreation areas.
While Sly Park was not part of the study, Jaggers used the same multipliers and came up with a conservative estimate of $2.4 million dollars spent locally by tourists using the Sly Park Recreation Area. That total does not include fees paid…
Oct. 23, 1955 — Oct. 8, 2012 Ricky August Harr, beloved husband and father, departed from this world on Oct. 8, 2012, after a brave and resolute fight against Leukemia. Born in Sacramento on Oct. 23, 1955, to Otto and Joyce Harr, he is survived by his wife, Barbara; sister, Gaylene Tompkins; sons, Andrew and [...]
The forecast is for a perfect evening at the sixth annual Evening in the Orchard at Rainbow Orchards, 2569 Larsen Drive in Camino, on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. is sponsored by the Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club. Guests will enjoy a tri-tip dinner, music and prizes and contribute to supporting [...]
A controversy has erupted at a local high school over a store advertising ammunition in the football stadium.
The uproar started after a store in Rancho Cordova, called Ammo Depot, paid for a sign on the stadium scoreboard at Ponderosa High School. Apparently school officials at El Dorado Union High School District thought the sign was inappropriate and ordered that it be turned around.
William Tillotson felt the sign in front of the El Dorado County Search and Rescue site on Fort Jim Road in Placerville needed a touch-up. The recent El Dorado High School graduate, who was a member of Boy Scout Troop 460 in Pleasant Valley, decided to earn his Eagle Scout badge by rebuilding the worn and [...]
SACRAMENTO — Many new, novel, entertaining and educational attractions — most of which are free with fair admission — can be found at the 2012 California State Fair, which runs through July 29 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento. Wizard’s Challenge (air-conditioned tent in front of Bldg. A) — Explore the magic and wonder [...]
Last Saturday, we went to the movies. Summer is a good time to go to the movies. The chill of the air conditioning. The buttery smell of the popcorn. A night out with your girl, or guy. Going to the movies just seems as much a part of summer as the Fourth of July. Summer [...]
CAMERON PARK — Spencer Orofino has left a path for Blue Oak Elementary School students and faculty to use for many years to come. A member of Boy Scouts Troop No. 193, Orofino recently earned his Eagle Scout badge as part of his beautification project by building a pathway at the north end of the [...]