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No. 9: Legal purgatory for Dante’s

As owner of Dante’s on the River, Kevin Cairns was more comfortable in a kitchen than a courtroom. But with his ongoing legal battles, Cairns found himself spending more time getting better acquainted with the justice system than he would have liked. The 51-year-old restaurateur, who purchased Dante’s in 2004, is facing a slew of […]

January 09, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Reply

Dante’s owner posts bail

After three weeks in an El Dorado County jail cell, Kevin Cairns is a free man. Cairns, owner of the now-closed Dante’s on the River restaurant east of Pollock Pines, posted bail Friday afternoon, hours after an El Dorado County judge lowered his bail amount, which was initially set at a quarter-million dollars when he was remanded […]

In defense of Dante’s

EDITOR: I have been dining at Dante’s on the River since they opened. Kevin and Nancy Cairns have always been courteous, caring people and wonderful hosts.  Besides providing an outstanding dining experience, they also generate tax revenue and good-will for our county. It is sad that the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department cannot at least […]

Dismayed at what’s happening with Dante’s owner

EDITOR: We are dismayed at the way law enforcement and the media have treated Kevin Cairns. No one in his right mind would do the things Kevin has been accused of without provocation. There seems to be some sort of organized attempt to destroy his business. Nowhere in the media do we read of the atrocities […]

If people weren’t rude, Dante’s owner wouldn’t be in jail

EDITOR: We have been following the articles in the Mountain Democrat regarding the owner of the Dante’s restaurant and the fact that he is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. If we interpreted the articles correctly, the owner became involved in altercations with people who defecate, urinate and vomit in the parking lot of […]

There’s a simple solution to Dante’s difficulties

EDITOR: Why doesn’t the owner of Dante’s restaurant realize that he could rent a “honey bucket” and put it in his parking lot to satisfy travelers who need relief along Highway 50? He could then put a sign on it, “Travelers Welcome,” and most people who need that service would be satisfied instead of infuriated. […]

Charges filed against Dante’s owner

The owner of the Riverton area fine-dining restaurant Dante’s on the River was formally charged last week for his roles in two separate altercations with car-sick travelers in the parking lot of his eatery. Kevin Cairns, 50, faces two felony assault counts, one count of felony vandalism, one misdemeanor charge of brandishing a weapon and […]

Dante’s on DA’s plate again

The owner of fine dining establishment, Dante’s on the River, was arrested Friday night by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies after yet another motorist allegedly used his eatery’s parking lot as a bathroom. Kevin Cairns, 50, was booked last week on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. That much is certain. But in the […]

I’m sorry Dante’s is for sale

EDITOR: In response to the article in the Jan. 21 Mountain Democrat, I wish to state that I am a supporter of Mr. Kevin Cairns, the chef and owner of Dante’s. If someone was using my property as a toilet I would be very upset also. Having raised four children I know that kids can […]

Dante’s for sale

Kevin Cairns, the embattled owner of Dante’s on the River restaurant, is sticking a fork in his most recent business venture. Cairns, 50, has placed his Whitehall-area establishment on the market, the Mountain Democrat learned. According to David Bolster of ERA Realty, Cairns placed the fine-dining restaurant up for sale in mid-December. This past weekend, […]

Dante’s owner in hot water with the law again

The owner of Dante’s on the River, a restaurant east of Pollock Pines on Highway 50, was arrested this past weekend for his role in an altercation with a motorist in the eatery’s parking lot. Kevin Cairns, 50, was booked by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies Sunday night on suspicion of vandalism and brandishing a […]

Riches of the river include more than gold

It didn’t take the eagle flying overhead to convince tour goers that this is an incredibly remarkable part of the world, this river flowing through Coloma past the site where gold was discovered in 1848. But it didn’t hurt that the bald eagle chose just that moment, when the four rafts full of folks who […]

Eight punch Master’s Meet tickets

TURLOCK — The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Track And Field Championships opened Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus for El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra. While the bulk of finals were yesterday, a handful of area field athletes had their fate determined in their attempts to qualify for next week’s Master’s Meet at Elk Grove High. […]

Roundup: May 21, 2015

Boys lacrosse North Coast Section Playoffs Oak Ridge 13, College Park 6 Oak Ridge 8, De La Salle 10 Track and field  Division II/III finals Bella Vista High  Girls PV: 4-Rylee Johnson, PHS, 9-2; 7-Taylor Trageser, 9-2. LJ: 6-Emily Herman, PHS, 16-7.5. SP: 11-Ashlynn Cichella, PHS, 32-2. Boys HJ: 8-Jack Hartung, PHS, 5-8. D-IV/V finals […]

Roundup: May 11, 2015

Baseball Division VI playoffs Golden Sierra 4, Delta 6 — In Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoff opener in Clarksburg, the Grizzlies led 2-1 until the bottom of the third inning when Delta scored the tying and go-ahead runs. Golden Sierra (9-12) scored its last two runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The Grizzlies stranded five […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pisces Moon The Pisces moon tends to keep people awake thinking. Big, small, not thoughts at all — the mental wheels turn and turn under the Pisces moon. Solutions are temporary, and fixes are, too. Therefore, do not seek answers. The wise are never satisfied by them, anyway. Seek better questions. ARIES (March 21-April 19). […]

Cougar spikers sweep D’backs

EL DORADO — El Dorado and Union Mine’s intra-county Sierra Valley Conference matchup Wednesday ended the regular reason with the Cougars sweeping 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 – the scores made close by the D’backs’ late push in each set. The Cougars rode the talents of senior Elijah Magat whose dominate hitting keyed El Dorado’s offense. Aside […]

El Dorado drops match in 4

El Dorado’s bid to win its first Sierra Valley Conference match Friday didn’t materialize as Lincoln prevailed over the host Cougars in four sets by a score of 16-26, 26-24, 22-25, 18-25. Tied at a set apiece, El Dorado lost a late lead in the third game and never recovered to fall to 0-4. “We […]

Track opens 50th Anniversary Season

High profile opener features live music and to-and-from shuttle service The much-anticipated 50th anniversary racing season is set to take the first green flag tomorrow at Placerville Speedway and open in grand fashion. The race features the fire-breathing 410 cubic powered sprint cars of the King of the West Series and Midgets of the Bay Cities Racing […]

Exhibit is a walk through art 101

“Botticelli to Braque,” now showing at the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is a selection of works by famous names. The pieces chosen by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco come from Scotland’s three national galleries. Leading off the show of old masters is a bright and colorful painting by […]

El Dorado boys take home opener

In its first home match of the season at L.A. Brown Gym Tuesday, the El Dorado High boys volleyball team defeated Bella Vista 25-11, 25-18, 25-17. In the first set, El Dorado broke free from a 6-5 advantage when Nathan Camello served the Cougars’ next four points for a 10-6 lead. After the Broncos scored twice, […]

A way with words win the day

El Dorado County students took to the stage at Imagination Theater to recite poems during the Poetry Out Loud finals on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Poetry Out Loud is sponsored by the El Dorado Arts Council, California Arts Council, California Poets in the Schools, the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts Each student […]

SVC All League Cross Country

Varsity boys *Dalton Douglas-Hiley, El Dorado Jackson Harris, El Dorado Charlie Plamondon, El Dorado Liam Drennan, El Dorado Grant Seely, El Dorado Jay Revolinsky, El Dorado Keis Verleur, Union Mine Garrett Locher, El Dorado Brett Burink, Union Mine Jordan McGuire, Cordova Varsity girls *Kaitlynn Staggers, El Dorado Allison Babbage, Union Mine Dani DeStefano, El Dorado […]

Grizzly boys win sections; Cougars 2nd

FOLSOM — Two El Dorado County teams finished strong at last Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section meet at the Willow Hills course and will advance to the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. The Golden Sierra boys squad raced to first place to claim the section’s Division V blue banner for a second consecutive year, […]

El Dorado teams sweep SVC crowns

Union Mine runners take 2nd FOLSOM — Not one but four Sierra Valley Conference titles have been bestowed onto the El Dorado cross country program — and then some — after Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference finals at Willow Hills in Folsom. The Lady Cougars edged intra county and conference rival Union Mine for the crown. The El […]

Local squads race at Bronco Invite

FOLSOM — Four of the five El Dorado county teams competed over the weekend at the Bronco Invitational. For three of them, the Willow Hills Course serves as the venue for their league championships. For El Dorado and Union Mine, that day is today as the Sierra Valley Conference holds its finals at 4 p.m. […]

No on Measure O

OK, we’ll admit it. Measure O is so bureaucratic and full of obscure references that we don’t pretend to understand what its proponents think they are trying to accomplish. What are “platted lands overlay?” What is Policy What is Map LU-1? What are policies and And, really, why should we care? This […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 15, 2014

Earthy Energy Takes Over  The moon enters Taurus, and then less than an hour later, Mercury enters Virgo. It’s time to come back down to earth. Just because something is reasonable doesn’t make it correct, though today that will probably be the case. No need to look for hidden meanings or alternative methods; just do […]

Appeal goes well for Cairns: All but one charge reversed

The Third District Court of Appeals reversed all but one conviction in a 2012 case of a restaurateur encountering multiple incidents of people vomiting in his parking lot. The appellate court found that the trial court erred in failing to instruct on self-defense and not allowing evidence of previous assaults on the defendant, Kevin Cairns. […]

Lawyers, farmers criticize water board

SACRAMENTO — The hearing on Tuesday by the State Water Board on the proposed emergency regulation governing water diversions attracted a large and vocal audience of several hundred. Over 50 of them chose to address the topic, often on behalf of the organizations they represented with most opposed to the new regulation. Among those speaking […]

Fiat 500: Fabulous fun at 45 mpg

It has been a long time since Fiats were sold in the United States. Being Italian, they were certainly stylish, but they had plenty of teething problems and the brand faded into U.S. oblivion some 25 years ago. Fast forward to the recent U.S. auto meltdown; Fiat saved Chrysler (whose sales are now chart toppers […]

The mission is to find and reunite

This is the first part of a veteran’s efforts to find and recognize a special group. If you’re a friend of Tom Dohnke and you find yourself lost or separated, don’t worry. You won’t be forgotten or written off, even if you’re a cat. Dohnke arrives early for a meeting. At a distance you see […]

Adele Marjorie Peirce

Aug. 28, 1922 — Aug. 22, 2013 Adele Marjorie Peirce was born to Dante and Amelia Bacoccini on Aug. 28, 1922, in Smithflat, Calif. She spent her entire life in the Placerville-Camino area and graduated from El Dorado High School. She was married to Curtis Peirce from Camino for 52 years until his passing. She […]

Richard “Dick” Dichiara

1942 — 2013 Richard W. “Dick” Dichiara passed away unexpectedly on July 2, 2013, after a tragic accident. He was the beloved husband of Ramona (Frostie) Dichiara for 49 years; loving father of Duane (Valerie) Dichiara and Lisa (Bob) Kramer; and adored grandfather of Ella and Wills Dichiara of Sacramento and Carlee Ray Kramer of […]

Crime Log: May 17-18

May 17 6:07 p.m. Deputies attempted a felony warrant service on a subject on Pleasant Valley Road in Placerville. 
Benjamin Patterson, 30, and Lindsey Patterson, 31, were arrested for the outstanding warrant and for various on view violations. 7:29 p.m. A male subject was contacted during an alleged active battery in progress on Mother Lode […]

Classical concert features string quartet sampler

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization presenting classical music concerts, opens the new year with a concert of chamber music on Sunday, Jan. 27 starting at 2 the Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road in Sutter Creek. The program offers a “sampler” of string quartets by some of […]

Crime log: Nov. 30

Nov. 30 12:12 a.m. A female subject had been advised not to return to a business on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. The female was allegedly located at the business and the responsible party signed a citizen’s arrest. Deborah Oliver, 46, was subsequently arrested for alleged trespassing. 1:31 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) popped the lock […]

Horoscope, Saturday, October 13, 2012

Have you ever, while driving in traffic, noticed another car tailing you too close and then speeding around you only to be right next to you again at the next red light? Trying to push ahead is often futile. The void-of-course Virgo moon is a similar reminder, and she insists we take it easy this […]

Concert to support school music programs

Mind’s Body is working together with local schools to draw attention to the future of  youth in the community and on Sept.29, Mind’s Body with Ra Danté Keys will perform at the Cozmic Cafe with local artist and high school student, Lainey Moon. Moon joined Mind’s Body in May 2012 and has been working on […]

Reggae/Latin sound comes to Cozmic

Lainey Moon will be debuting with the band Mind’s Body with RaDanté Keyson Saturday, June 2 at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Mind’s Body is a reggae/Latin band with a rock edge. The recent addition of Moon to the group has further solidified the group’s stance […]

County Sports League Track and Field Championships

Optimist Club of El Dorado Hills Country Sports League Track and Field Championships Union Mine, May 9, 11  Girls — 65 hurdles: Girls A, 1-HGR-Elizabeth Vaccaro, 11.42, Girls B, 1-PV-Breanne Gloia, 11.44, Girls C-1-GHI-Julia Lathrop, 11:47; Mile: Girls B-1-MAR-Danny Destefano, 8:39.83, Girls C-NOR-Madisyn Schmitz, 6:17.56; 400: Girls A, 1-HGR-Allison Babbage, 1:07.75, Girls B, 1-MAR-Madelyn Davis, 1:19.56, Girls […]

Cairns gets probation, anger management

Kevin Cairns, the restauranteur convicted on misdemeanor counts of vandalism, assault, exhibiting a deadly weapon and disturbing the peace, walked into the courtroom with a smile and a Hawaiian shirt on. After his sentencing hearing, he still wore a smile, just not quite as wide and not quite as happy. Deputy district attorney Dale Gomes […]

DUI Log: March 22 to April 10

TROY R. GIER, 46, of South Lake Tahoe by South Lake Tahoe Police Department on March 22, bail listed as $2,500. MARK MCDONALD, 52, by CHP on March 22, bail listed as $5,000. SHEILA Y. FRAZIER, 41, by South Lake Tahoe Police Department on March 23, bail listed as $2,500. HEATHER D. RYLAND, 33, of […]

A visit from a gentle giant

There’s nothing like a visit from a big friendly St. Bernard to cheer people up. Especially when you’re confined to a hospital bed and the dog visiting you is Dante. A 170-pound, 3 1/2-year-old certified therapy dog, Dante sauntered down the hallway of the transitional care center of Marshall Hospital with his owner, Vearl LaBerge. The […]


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