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Jameson Lee Villano

Dec. 11, 2011 – Jan. 20, 2012 Jameson Villano was born Dec. 11, 2011, in Folsom, Calif. He passed away at UC Davis Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit in Sacramento. We are forever greatful for the time that we had with him. He was loved intensely by all. He is survived by his parents, Hope Merrill […]

Marni Jameson: Design: some rules need not apply

Just when I thought I had this decorating business down, I find out a basic rule I had relied on — pick your wall color first — is just as wrong as a purple cat. I learned this the same week I learned that a 13th zodiac sign (Ophiuchus) had wedged its way into the […]

Norma Gray

March 6, 1934 — Nov. 20, 2010 Norma Gray Norma Gray went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2010, after a fun day of Christmas shopping with her family. She was born in 1934 in Pocatello, Idaho, to James and Viola Waltman. When she was 8, her family moved to Los Angeles, […]

Oak Ridge High School 2012 graduates

Kristian Thomas Aahl, Chelsea Nicole Abelia, Carly Jean Abney, Ethan David Ackerman, Ryan Cass Adair, Alexander George Adams, Haley Robin Adams, Samia Anne Alaywan, Hailey Alexis Albert, Kathryn Danielle Allen, Amy Alvarez, Brigette Elizabeth Amidon, Maya Chunping Andrus, Roman Merrill Andrus, Dominac Vincent Angelucci, Madison Katlyn Arenchild, Alyssa St. Claire Armstrong, Holli Alexandria Arrieta, Khadija Baharah Atebar, […]

Time to spring outdoors and fix them up

Ahh, Spring. Finally. After The Winter That Wouldn’t Quit, we’ve come to that welcome slice of  time between shiver and swelter, those few months when it’s warm enough to work in the yard but not so hot you spout sweat like a rain bird. Excuses thaw. You can’t say it’s too cold or  too hot, […]

As we were: Highway 50 is always a topic of discussion

25 Years ago April 14, 1989 Highway 50 plans: city wants traffic lights eliminated by JOHN SAMMON After months of reports, planning, study, public hearings, endorsements and condemnations of various alternatives, the wheels for an improvement of Highway 50 are beginning to turn. The Placerville City Council debated the issue during the televised evening meeting that […]

Tales from the Cellar — a novel sojourn

El Dorado Winery Association members continue the wine journey with a second weekend of Passport on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13. Passport holders can tour the wine country of El Dorado County enjoying the award-winning wines, visiting with the winemakers, sampling food pairings, listening to music and seeing amazing art. The theme for […]

FBI-wanted criminal from Montana may be traveling to Calif.

The Salt Lake City FBI office is requesting assistance in the apprehension of a fugitive from Montana who may be traveling to California. Kevin Anthony Briggs, a convicted felon and registered sex offender, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the assaults of a female and a police officer in Bozeman, Mont., a wanted poster […]

McCavitt trial begins

On Sept. 15, 2012, Robin “Scott” Caldwell followed his wife, Denise, home from dinner in Rancho Cordova to their home off of Pony Express Road. Before they left, they visited in the restaurant, went to Scott’s truck and checked e-mails. Scott wasn’t paying too close attention to his wife’s car ahead of him when she […]

2013 lessons learned, part 2

As I close out a year that saw more changes than a newborn — a year during which I cleared out and sold my childhood home, sent my youngest off to college, moved into my fourth home in three years. and still managed to cover the gray. I am raising a Waterford crystal flute filled […]

Purple reign: Color pros call violet Color of the Year

While many people dream of being in the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby, I want to be in the inner circle of the group that calls the color shots. Think of the power! Two years ago the Color Marketing Group, which forecasts color trends, predicted that Boyz-N-Berry – a jam-like violet – would be […]

Spike that room

This time of year, I have eggnog on the brain and soon, perhaps, also on the hips. But the big question when considering a holiday beverage is not how fattening is it? But is it spiked? One way is good; the other, well, can be extra good — if you go easy! The same holds […]

Football: Bruins-D’backs, Trojans-Pacers

Two El Dorado County high school football teams square off in an intra-county/nonleague contest tonight as Ponderosa takes the short trek to play at Union Mine in their 14th but final meeting on the gridiron. In another good matchup, Oak Ridge faces one of the most strongest/quickest teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section in Grant while down in […]

Home show blogger shares 10 hot trends

Everyone over 40 needs at least one person in their life who is at least 20 years younger, and can help him or her dodge the dreaded dowdies. Though much emphasis gets placed on the need for the younger generation to listen to those who’ve lived longer, and appropriately so (slow down to think, send […]

At home with Marni Jamison: Motif — what’s it all mean?

Thank the universe for symbols. If it weren’t for that stick figure wearing a triangle, think how many men would have barged into the wrong restroom and been arrested. But not all symbols are so well recognized. In decorating, many common motifs, which show up repeated in fabrics, tiles and decorative arts, mean something. However, […]

Shop talk – dads, kids and garages

Dear eeaders: My father died last week. Though heart-breaking, this wasn’t unexpected. Dad was 90. In his memory, I’m re-running a column I wrote about him, which ran in 2005. It’s a tribute to great dads and to the American garage. My dad was a garage kind of guy. As a girl, I remember him […]

Future chefs get cooking

What: Future Chefs of El Dorado County Teen Culinary Competition Who: Future Chefs of El Dorado Foundation Where: Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion, 643 Bee St. in Placerville When: Sunday, May 5, doors open at 2 p.m. and things get cooking at 3 p.m. Cost: $15 for general admission and $25 for premium tickets Information: 530-626-4042 “I don’t like gourmet cooking or “this” cooking […]

Roundup: March 25, 2013

Tennis Oak Ridge 9, Ponderosa 0 Singles (OR first): Jimmy Giovannini def. Trip Moore 5-7, 6-1, 10-4; Jacob Zetlin def. Brendon Sauer 6-2, 6-3; Charlie Conarro def. Andrew Olson 6-0, 6-1; Simon Chan def. Skyler Levenson, 7-5, 6-2; Clarence Lai def. Spencer Preciado 6-2, 6-2; Hayden Jacobson def. Jacob Hunter 6-3, 7-6. Doubles: OR first): […]

Roundup: March 15, 2013

Tennis Oak Ridge 8, Folsom 1 — Singles (OR first): Brandon Sutter def. Zhou, 6-2, 6-0; Jimmy Giovannini def. Tsai, 6-2, 6-1; Jacob Zetlin def. by Zhou 0-6, 1-6; Charlie Conarro def. Tsa, 6-4, 7-5; Matt Fergerson def. Prunaw B. 6-3, 6-3; Simon Chan def. Voun, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles: Clarence Lai-Matthew Lai def. Ang-Lin, 6-0, […]

Roundup: Mar. 8, 2013

Tennis Oak Ridge 5, Pleasant Grove 4 Singles (OR first): Jimmy Giovannini def. by Acholulu, 6-7, 3-6; Jacob Zetlin def. by Doty, 6-4, 1-6, 1-6; Charlie Conarro def. Kankis, 6-2, 6-1; Simon Chan def. McBroom, 6-0, 6-0; Matthew Lai def. Werner, 6-1, 6-3; Clarence Lai def by Torrico, 2-6, 7-5, 2-6. Doubles (OR first): Scotty […]

October divorces

Kimberly L.Ciullo and Vincenzo Ciullo, October 15, 2012 Walid Amiri and Heena Zadran, October 15, 2012 Tamyra Lynn Moore and Kenneth Douglas Moore, October 15, 2012 Christy M. Schaar and Raul J. Arteaga, September 27, 2012 Mircea Lopazan and Amanda Lopazan, October 5, 2012 Monica Hutchinson and Shawn Hutchinson, October 5, 2012 Alisha F. Rains […]

Gifts: It’s what’s on the outside that counts

In my constant endeavor to live more graciously, haste is my undoing. I am often whirling through life on extended credit from the time bank, and it shows — especially in my gift wrapping. During the holidays — when available time shrinks and gifts multiply — this failing is particularly obvious. I start well. I […]

Mary Kathryn “Katy” Barry

June 26, 1917 — Sept. 27, 2012 Mary Kathryn “Katy” Barry of Placerville, Calif., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. There will be a time of visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. The funeral will be held at 2 […]

Talking with the editor of Do It Yourself Magazine

Deep down everyone wants to create. The smallest kids want to create a mess. Men have a particular need to create something tangible, often big, like skyscrapers, because they have so much catching up to do compared to women. Women give men a wilting look, put one hand on their curved hip and say, “I […]

Stepping out: Take time to find Taqueria Tepa No. 2

“Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it’s well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible.” — Dorothy Draper   Taqueria Tepa No. 2 — Mexican Food Taqueria Tepa No. 2 is one of those small, shopping center restaurants that you can walk by […]

Belltower Brewfest: It’s the music

The Belltower Brewfest on Saturday, June 30 will not only be serving up an eclectic mix of brews, there will also be music at three locations on Main Street in Placerville This year’s featured bands will include the wonderful blues tunes of the Steve Freund Blues Band at the Belltower from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., […]

Union Mine 2012 graduates

Editor’s note: Some names were inadvertently left off the Union Mine High School 2012 graduates list we printed in the Wednesday edition. Here is the complete list for the Class of 2012.  Savannah Able Smith, Maegan Albright, Zachary Alder, Emmeret Aleman, Colton Aliff, Dustin Allred, Conrad Allshouse, Mason Anderson, Sean Anderson, Ciara Atchley, Gabriella Aveni, […]

Ponderosa High School 2012 graduates

Morgan Aasen, Judi Adams, Christina Kiley Michele Adams-D’Onofrio, Anna Elizabeth Adamski, Taylor Renee Agricola, Matt Aguiar, Nicole Alberghini, Ryan Jet Albertazzi, Tyler Alberts, Duncan Alexander, Meagan Allstead, Lauren Almeida, Katia Alvaro, Dalton Amolsch, Elizabeth Marie Anderson, Jami Anderson, Kelsey Anderson, Wade Anderson, Brooke Lorraine Andrew, Kasandra Andrews, Ryan Ansell, Arvind Rajan, Gabrielle Attisani, Forrest Taylor Bacchi, […]

El Dorado High School 2012 graduates

Jack Devan Aadnesen, Grace Christine Abela, Zachary James Achterberg, Brett Ahola, Joseph Akin, Melinda Nicole Albertsen, Travis Allec, Josephine Rae Alvarez, Benjamin H. Anderson, Maggie Anderson, Allison Helen Armstrong, Dana Jo Aros, Stefanie Lorraine Avilla, Alexander Bahro, Lara Michelle Bangs, Claire Marie Barnett, Savannah Elizabeth Barnhill, Samantha Loren Bartolo, Cole Jackson Bates, Joshua Matthew Battersby, Brooke […]

Salon owner raising cancer awareness

What: Cancer awareness fundraiser Who: Kristina Bandy-Hensel Where: Serenity Salon, 4058 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs When: Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Admission is free Information: Contact Kristina Bandy-Hensel at 530-626-1503 or e-mail SHINGLE SPRINGS — Kristina Bandy-Hensel reflects on the healthy lifestyle of her late husband James Hensel DC. […]

Union Mine High School 2012 graduates

Dustin Allred, Conrad Allshouse, Mason Anderson, Sean Anderson, Ciara Atchley, Gabriella Aveni, Justin Baer, Gabino Bahena, Elizabeth Bailey, Neftali Baron, Graham Bennett, Madison Berridge, Brendan Blockus, Christopher Bol, Chelsey Bold, Jay Bonner, Jenna Boss, Louke Bourgeois, Boone Bragdon, Violet Brown, Raymond Burgess, Thomas Callonea, Stephen Canada, Anna Canales, Rebecca Carey, Narcisco Carrillo, Haley Caruthers, Melissa Charter, […]

Going global at home

I don’t know about you, but I’m not taking any exotic vacations this year. With one kid in college, a second in private school, three houses to manage, four cars to fill with gas and the cost to cover the gray in my hair, which is starting to show up thanks to all the above, […]

DUI Log: Feb. 22 to March 22

SHANE CARTER, 24, of Shingle Springs, by CHP on Feb. 22, bail listed as $2,500. JEREMY GREEN, 27, of El Dorado, by sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 22, bail listed by $2,500. EDWARD SEEGER, 27, of San Jose, by CHP on Feb. 23, bail listed as $2,500. REBECCA STOCKERT, 24, of South Lake Tahoe, by South […]

Covering the basics when raising the roof

“Mom, there’s ceiling in my soup.” “Eat it,” I tell my daughter. “It’s fiber.” The sky, or in this case, our roof, had been falling all week. I was trying to brush this off because I felt the situation reflected poorly on my parenting. At my core, I believe parents should keep a roof over […]

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Mixing it up at home

This is what happens when you’re a health reporter with a weakness for home design. I go to this party, which is to raise awareness (and money) for women who have heart disease. Like many parties for worthy causes it’s held in a very worthy home. I’m heavily distracted. I want to give myself a […]

Oak Ridge grad places first in CIM

Oak Ridge graduate Amjed Aboukhadijeh, 19, took first in his age class (males ages 1-19)  in the 29th annual California International Marathon Dec. 4. Thousands of local and international athletes hit the road in the 35-degree plus weather, including Aboukhadijeh, who ran a 5:59 minutes per mile pace and finished in two 2 hours, 36.23 […]

Lily Rhynes

Jan. 4, 1956 — Nov. 17, 2011 Lily Rhynes was born the second of five children in Castro Valley to Doc Rhynes and Melchora (Milly) Ellington. She raised five children as a single Mom. She was preceded in death by her father; brother, James; daughter, Amanda; and nephew, Timothy. She leaves her beloved family: daughters, […]

Creative choreography incorporates props

There will be more than Sugar Plums dancing as the Union Mine High School dance department presents “Props II.” After four months of hard work, the students will present the annual fall production on Thursday, Dec. 8; Friday, Dec. 9; and Saturday, Dec. 10. “Props II” is the second show in which every piece of […]

Deck the house: Best looks may be fake

If I had to do it over, which I actually do, I would gather new holiday decorations the way I’d build a new wardrobe. I lost all my holiday decorations in my move to Florida. (See last week’s column for painful details.) While coming to grips with that this week, I thought of a friend […]

August divorce listings

Rodney J. Gray and Deanna L. Gray, August 23, 2011 Christina Madrid and Joseph R. Madrid, JR., August 23, 2011 Brett Allen Baker and Crystal Anne Baker, August 23, 2011 Katherine Dunakin and Donald Dunakin, August 23, 2011 Christopher Hansen and Kim Goral Hansen, August 22, 2011 Roger J. Ruby and Kathryn K. Ruby, August […]

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As we were: Contestants enter Miss El Dorado pageant

25 Years ago July 2, 1986 Bowen, Kain are latest contestants The latest entries in the 1986 Miss El Dorado contest are Julie Bowen and Tracy Kain. The 1986 Miss El Dorado will be crowned during ceremonies July 31, opening day of the El Dorado County Fair. Pageant director is Vivian Ellison. Bowen, 16, is the […]

El Dorado senior win scholarships

Congratulations to the El Dorado High School Seniors who won scholarships. The El Dorado High School administration would like to take this opportunity to thank the scholarship groups for their generous contributions to the future of the students, and for attending Scholarship Night. The following students were scholarship and/or award winners: Active 20/30 Club of […]

Sierra Valley Conference: 2011 All League Teams

Boys Volleyball Most Valuable Player: Kyle Tucker, Union Mine Coach of the Year: Mike Yates, Union Mine First team: Union Mine: Corey Verner, Haydn Hadl, Macklin McSorley; Golden Sierra: Jim Hanson; El Dorado: Cory McGill; Vista del Lago: Griffin Galvin, Tristan Lamy, Dustin Lamy, Sam Mills, Connor Tevenan; West Campus: Collin Cohen, Jeremy Gray; Capital […]

March divorces

Carla Lynn Valencia and Christopher R. Valencia, March 29, 2011 Jackie L. Fleury and Daniel L. Fleury, March 29, 2011 Stacy M. Chronister and Robert E. Chronister, March 29, 2011 Brandon Riggen and Andrea Riggen, March 29, 2011 Julio Esparza and Yvonne R. Esparza, March 29, 2011 Jane Howe Hadden and Thomas Vickery Hadden, March […]

Criminal annals, part 110: Smallpox and rattlesnakes

The Sept. 2, 1852, edition of the Sacramento “Daily Union” has a story regarding a strange discovery in Sacramento by some boys who were out playing. “CORONER’S INQUEST – The Coroner was called yesterday morning to hold an inquest on the body of a man found dead in the bushes on the levee, near Second […]

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