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The weekly Daley: Welcome to Georgia and have a nice day

If you’re going to Georgia this summer, you might want to do a little research before going into a bar, a church, a school or even an airport. According to a new law just passed by the Georgia legislature, (if you’re a Georgia resident) you will be able to carry your gun in the open […]

John Lawrence Olson

June 17, 1924 — April 20, 2014 John L. Olson passed away in Placerville, Calif., on April 20, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary 14 months ago. He was the loving step-father of Dan and Don Corder and David (Patty) Corder; brother of Dorothy West, the late […]

Jack O’Camb

1937 — April 19, 2014 El Dorado County just became a bit less funny when Jack O’Camb succumbed to a brief battle with pneumonia on Saturday night, April 19, 2014, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1937 in Covina, Calif., to parents John and Marie, and had one older sister, Joan. In […]

Frances Estelle Gilluly Fraulob

March 11, 1917 — April 18, 2014 After a full life of joy, challenge and adventure, Frances Estelle Gilluly Fraulob fell asleep in death in her 98th year of life on April 18, 2014, in her own bed in her own home. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Harold Joseph Fraulob; her […]

Income inequality

While our president is complaining about what he claims is income inequality, his government is handing out bonuses to various and sundry government bureaucrats. The most egregious bonuses are those given to employees of the Internal Revenue Service. We object to government handing out bonuses in the first place. In the 1980s, the El Dorado […]

Amazing production brings the curtain down for Pete Miller

What: ”The Drowsy Chaperone” Who: Union Mine High School drama department Where: Theater at the Mine, 5630 Koki Lane, El Dorado When: May 1 at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7. The show continues May 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for high school students, $9 for those with a UMHS student […]

D’backs drop the ‘Hammer’

EL DORADO — Three Union Mine Diamondbacks made huge contributions in Tuesday’s 10-0 Sierra Valley Conference/intra-county win over El Dorado. At the plate, Calista Almer went 3-for-3 and Laura Dager went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a single. The Diamondbacks (9-1, 14-3-1) had 11 hits in the game. “They stayed focused and sharp,” said Union Mine head coach […]

Dream Machines land at Half Moon Bay

There are car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, county fairs, music festivals, food festivals and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got Half Moon Bay’s one and only, Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style […]

Oak Ridge Boys come to TJ’s Corral

Michael Martin Murphy  kicks off the season on Thursday, May 1 in the newly renamed TJ’s Corral, outdoor events center at the Carson Valley Inn. The Oak Ridge Boys bring its “Boys Night Out Tour” to TJ’s Corral two weeks later on Thursday, May 15. Tickets are available through the Carson Valley Inn Website at […]

Placerville celebrates Earth Day

Come one and all to the Placerville Earth Day Celebration on the green of the El Dorado County Library in Placerville, 345 Fair Lane, on Saturday April 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This family oriented event will have something for everyone. For the music lover there is an all day concert featuring the Thankful Heads, […]

Cool Beerwerks is very cool

Miners in the hey day of the 1850s picked and panned their way along the American River near Cool in search of gold. Today the region has discovered a new gold with much more ease in the hues of a pint full of ale. Steve and Rochelle Robello opened Cool Beerwerks in the summer of […]

Judicial hypocrite

EDITOR: I find it disturbing when a judicial candidate has absolutely no respect for the law. To sit in judgment of others, while committing the same offenses creates a hypocrite. As I was waiting to pull out of the Buttercup Pantry parking lot Wednesday, April 9 about 7:05 p.m., myself and my passenger both noticed […]

What happened to ‘fair and balanced?’

EDITOR: If Ray Nutting’s alleged FPPC violations always make page 1, why does the Democrat bury a similar story about Vern Pierson on page 9? The only logical conclusion is that it’s all politically motivated and the Democrat has chosen to side with the DA. I hope another newspaper — one that isn’t in bed […]

Carson Valley Inn offers April specials

April dining at the Carson Valley Inn includes breakfast, lunch and dinner value specials and 24-hour convenience in Katie’s, a variety of dinner entrées and sunset specials in CV Steak and quick-stop fare in Job’s Perk. CV Steak serves dinner from 4:30 p.m. featuring steaks, chops, seafood, poultry and pasta. All entrées include tableside-tossed salad […]

The Sacramento Music Festival celebrates world-class music

Get ready to move your feet and dance in the streets morning, noon and night when the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival and Jubilee returns over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 to 26. The four-day musical celebration will showcase nearly 100 bands playing 300 sets at 20 venues — most within walking distance — from Old […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Chandra T. Jemmott

Air Force Airman Chandra T. Jemmott 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 […]

Duty Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin L. Samples

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Austin L. Samples 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 […]

Duty: Travis D. Klover earns scholarship

Travis D. Klover has received an Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities and personal interviews. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees and an allowance of $600 per semester for […]

Vision Coalition presents meeting on underage drinking

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition is collaborating with local schools, youth serving organizations and public agencies to host a forum on the topic of underage drinking. Youth will take a lead role in a Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking on Thursday, May 1 from 3-5:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services […]

Handcar Derby to get pumping

The 23rd running of the Folsom Handcar Derby is set to take place Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off on Saturday, May 3, with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams […]

‘Shatner’s World’ comes to EDH

Fathom Events and Priceline.com are thrilled to bring William Shatner’s critically acclaimed one-man show to select cinemas nationwide for a memorable one-night event as “Shatner’s World” hits screens on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and poignant moments, audience members will experience Shatner’s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to […]

Church Basement Ladies return for sequel at Sierra Rep

After the thrilling success of last year’s production of “Church Basement Ladies,” Sierra Repertory Theatre is bringing “A Second Helping, The Church Basement Ladies Sequel” to the Fallon House Theatre April 25 through June 8. A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the unsung women who work there, the musical comedy picks up the […]

Cap Stage presents ‘Good People’

Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, continues its ninth season, The Homefront: A season of soul-stirring plays, with “Good People” by David Lindsay-Abaire. Nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Play, “Good People” explores the struggle, shifting loyalties and unshakable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America. Capital Stage’s production will […]

Wealth creation

EDITOR: New wealth is created in only three ways: agriculture, mining, manufacturing. Notice that government regulations restrict all three methods. Driving along Interstate 5 to L.A. you will see signs stating that the dust bowl you are traveling through resulted from government taking traditional water rights from farmers. Mining in California is also nearly impossible […]

Irreducible complexity

EDITOR: Have you heard of an “irreducible complexity?” It consists of any complex system that cannot be simplified without being destroyed. DNA is a good example. If a DNA molecule were stretched out, it would be roughly four feet long, consisting of specific proteins and amino acids arranged in a precise order. Every living thing […]

Sac State offers summer classes

Summer Session 2014 offers California State University, Sacramento and visiting students the opportunity to take classes to complete graduation requirements, enroll in usually impacted classes and advance toward their degree goals. The College of Continuing Education (CCE) will administer the 12-week program. Courses are offered this summer in two six-week sessions and one 12-week session. […]

Greenhouses: Stretch growing season

Anyone who lives in the Sierra foothills knows how challenging starting and growing a garden can be with all the obstacles they love to hate: late frost, low snow, cold soil, deer, etc. But all of these challenges can be eliminated with a greenhouse. Seeds can be started earlier than usual in a greenhouse, plants […]

Keep yourself cool with Scotty’s Heating and Air

I think we could all agree that this year has been unusual regarding the weather. The East Coast has had to ration their oil and propane, while those of us who live here in El Dorado County have had mild weather, bordering on a drought year. We all know that summer will come, and with […]

Unfair EID increase

EDITOR: EID has me fighting mad. Mr. Prada was right. As are many others, I have already been living with water rationing since the automatic rate increases came into place several years ago. It’s an uphill battle. My April bill was still $2.50 higher than my January bill despite using 150 less units. This was […]

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Sac State hosts Hmong Heritage Week

California State University, Sacramento State will celebrate the campus-based Hmong Heritage Week, highlighting the culture’s history, legacy and future. “Recognizing Our Legacy. Envisioning Our Future. Seizing the Moment.” is the theme of the inaugural event, concluding Saturday, April 26. The events are free and open to the public. Hmong Heritage Week is organized by Sacramento […]

Got deer? Got pool? ‘Got Fence’ to save the day

Grow it and they will come. The deer, that is. At least that’s how it seems here in El Dorado County. If you have any kind of landscaping, there’s something either climbing over or digging under everything you have tried to keep the critters out of your garden. “This time of year, especially,” Beau Keefauver, […]

Time to join the El Dorado Community Concert Association

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association’s membership drive for the 2014-15 season began on April 24. Current members will be contacted by their representative during the coming weeks to renew their subscriptions. Memberships for the 2014-15 season will be $60 per adult and $20 per student for six fabulous concerts. Drop-in registration will be […]

The Perfect Gentlemen visit Sutter Creek

The Perfect Gentlemen will headline the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m., bringing a show filled with great vocal harmony and plenty of humor to Sutter Creek for the first time. The concert is part of a quick trip north by the Los Angeles-based award-winning […]

Godzilla’s Tree Service: They go out on a limb for you

You’ve been looking at for years that aging oak that hangs dangerously over your deck and garage. But it still offers shade come summer and only the one branch seems to be a little discolored and “woody.” Then Dave Bender from Channel 13 news comes on at 4 and warns you of a wind advisory. […]

Conference features ceramic arts

The California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art is the largest professional art function in the region, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. Now, in its 26th year, this event continues to bring the leading national and international ceramic artists to Northern California for a weekend of creative instruction and collaboration. […]

Charms from Origami Owl

Maybe you’ve heard the story: Arizona’s Bella Weems was just a sophomore in high school but knew that before long she’d be wanting a car. And she’d been taught early on that the way to get what you want is through hard work. She loved making jewelry so she started with an idea: She would […]

Rainbow System vacuums and cleans spots

We’ve all purchased one — an affordable vacuum cleaner from one of the big box stores and the first couple of times you use it you are convinced that this will be your “forever” vacuum. Many of us have an active family and a number of furry critters sharing the house with us. Others have […]

Cal Fire ready to attack wildland fires

If you’ve got a smart phone or any kind of mobile device, no doubt you’ve heard about those apps that tell you how to burn calories, tone and build muscle by simply subscribing to that application. If you live in rural El Dorado County, you don’t need an exercise app. Fire season is coming and […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lullaby Moon It’s been a week of tension and unpredictable excitement. Now Mercury in grounded Taurus and an empathetic Pisces moon will try to mellow out the atmosphere lullaby-style. When the psychic winds kick up, try not to see them as inconvenient agitators, but as benevolent forces sent to gently rock us. ARIES (March 21-April […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mercury Enters Taurus Mercury in Aries has been something like listening to an audio book sped up by 1.5 times the recorded pace: The story comes faster. You still get the details, but there’s no time to answer back with your mind’s voice or relax into the emotion of it. Mercury now enters slower Taurus, […]

Atwood Insurance continues local tradition

The year was 1919 and the Atwood family went into the insurance business,  opening their doors in El Dorado County. They called it Atwood Insurance and the farmers, homesteaders and early residents of Placerville came to know them as friends and trusted their insurance needs to them. Today, the children and the grandchildren of those […]

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Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

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More mountain lion sightings reported

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Supervisor Nutting trial begins

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Sanford murder case to jury

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Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

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My turn: More than a buzzword

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Building restored

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Pedal power at the forefront next month

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Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

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Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

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Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

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4-H’ers star at showcase

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At a glance: Look for fireballs

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Authors to share their stories

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Church to host human trafficking conference

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Grow For It! Flower of Easter

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Crime Log: April 1-3

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Weather stats 4-22-14

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Building permits 4/7-11/2014

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