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Harris Center presents fado star António Zambujo

A leading voice in the revival of male fado singers, António Zambujo brings his distinctive style to Harris Center for the Arts for just one performance on Monday, Jan. 27. With his earthy songs, honeyed tones and sensitive interpretation, Zambujo has emerged as one of the best modern fado artists. One night at a Zambujo […]

Rebecca Nylander — from law school to homeless

Rebecca Nylander, 40, is a member of the Community Council at Hangtown Haven. She’s a smart, detail-oriented person who volunteers two days a week at Green Valley Community Church as a receptionist, works at their Saturday Cafe and does a children’s ministry on Sunday afternoons. When the Haven closes in November, she’ll be homeless — again.

“I’m frightened for the 32 people who live here at the Haven,” said Nylander. “I don’t know what will happen to them. We’ve set a standard here for how to live, stay sober, meet …”

Sharks swim results

Recreation Swimming June 22, 2013 Sharks 480, College Greens 305 Boys (Top 3 finishers) 6 and under — 25 free: 1-Avery Pellicano, 18.94; 2-Koen Vos, 21.21; 3-Christian Vos, 25.13. 25 back: 1-Pellicano, 24.80; 2-Vos, 25.81; 3-Will D. Yoder, 31.02. 7-8 — 100 MR: 1-SS (Hayden Hartigan, Elijah C. Rowe, Nicholas Pagcaliuagan, Cameron Shaw), 1:30.89; 2-SS […]

Petroski sentenced to 21 years

A man found guilty of shooting his stepfather was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison May 20. Richard Kenneth Petroski was sentenced to 21 years in state prison, deputy district attorney James Clinchard said. The sentence was a high term that Clinchard said would be likely after a verdict was returned on April […]

Petroski verdict: Voluntary manslaughter

The jury in the Richard Kenneth Petroski case returned a verdict of guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of John Gale Malia on April 9. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner announced that a verdict had been reached at 9:06 a.m. He noted that the previous Thursday, the jury had requested a read-back […]

First day focuses on witness, recordings

“He made me do it,” the voice of Richard Kenneth Petroski said over a speaker from taped audio on the first day of his murder trial on Tuesday. “He was pushing my buttons.” Petroski, known as Ricky, wiped tears away as he listened to the audio, taken at Marshall Hospital by El Dorado County Sheriff’s […]

Petroski testifies in murder case

Richard Petroski’s testimony in the second day of the murder trial centered around Petroski allegedly killing his former stepfather, John Gale Malia, was marked with him often crying, appearing confused and panicked, and rambling off topic, providing non-answers to questions only to be met with objections and his answers struck from the record.

Final preparations made for Petroski trial

A hearing for a man suspected of killing his stepfather outlined the beginning of the trial and dealt with pretrial motions. Richard Kenneth Petroski sat with a smirk on his face as Judge James R. Wagoner outlined the days meant to select a jury, starting on March 26. Wagoner was hopeful that by March 28, […]

Petroski case on track to start trial

The man accused of killing his stepfather appeared briefly in court Monday morning to set a new readiness and settlement hearing and to confirm the trial start date for later this month. Mark Ralphs, representing defendant Richard Petroski, said, “Everything looks like it’s a go” for a March 26 trial. Ralphs and deputy district attorney […]

Hearing changed in Petroski case

A man accused of killing his stepfather appeared in court Monday to change one hearing date and confirm a trial date. Defense attorney Mark Ralphs appeared with his client, Richard Kenneth Petroski, and told the court he was waiting on discovery. He noted he should receive it either Feb. 26 or 27. After discussion with […]

Petroski pleads not guilty, trial set for March

Richard Kenneth Petroski appeared in court Monday morning to enter his plea and set a trial date. A not guilty plea was entered by defense attorney Mark Ralphs on behalf of Petroski, who sat quietly in the jury box during the hearing. Ralphs also denied all special allegations associated with the case. He then told […]

Boone County, KY. — hardly poor

EDITOR: Last night I opened the Mountain Democrat to read Mr. John Garon’s letter on Boone County, Ky. I was surprised to find out that this county was the poorest in America. Boone County is located just south of Cincinnati, Ohio, and considered to be a bedroom community for employees of Cincinnati’s Fortune 1000 and Fortune […]

Witness testimony leads to Petroski arraignment being set

A preliminary hearing on Nov. 21 to determine whether Richard Kenneth Petroski would need to be arraigned and stand trial ultimately led to a hearing date for an arraignment. As Petroski was being escorted to the counsel table, defense attorney Mark Ralphs stipulated that the identification of the parties involved, that the events happened in […]

Murder prelim due today

Richard Kenneth Petroski appeared in court Monday morning just long enough to sit down and get back up to return to the county jail after confirming a preliminary hearing. The hearing was confirmed for Nov. 21 at 8 a.m. in Department 7. Petroski is accused of killing his stepfather, John Gale Malia, 69, on Dec. 4, […]

Boone County, Ky., poor and GOP country

EDITOR: Before the election, I was watching a European TV news broadcast. This privately-owned chain had sent a crew to Boone County, Ky., to find out how the residents of the poorest county in the U.S. were likely to vote. Most people interviewed were for Mitt Romney and their reasons were mainly twofold: Romney was going […]

Petroski prelim put off to November

Richard Kenneth Petroski appeared in court twice Monday as his hearing was called in the morning but trailed due to a technical glitch. Defense attorney Mark Ralphs told Judge Douglas C. Phimister that there was a “discovery issue.” He noted that a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday required the discovery that was missing. Phimister trailed […]

Petroski preliminary postponed

Richard Kenneth Petroski appeared for a short hearing on Oct. 1 to set a new date for a preliminary hearing. Although a preliminary hearing had been set for Oct. 3, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas C. Phimister was informed that Ret. Det. Rich Strasser was out of state on that day. Phimister ordered […]

MD’s editorial of Aug.15

EDITOR: “U.N. arms treaty a threat” blares the MD’s Aug. 15 editorial. It must be fundraising time for the National Rifle Association. What better way to raise money than to scare the faithful? Recall when President Obama’s election spurred an immediate spike in gun sales. Why? The NRA was spreading the word that the new […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | 1 Reply

Petroski preliminary set

Richard Kenneth Petroski, the man accused of killing his step-father last December, received new hearing dates Monday morning. Petroski, 48, appeared with his attorney, Todd Jones, to receive hearing dates of Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. for pre-preliminary and Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing. The latter is set to last about […]

Suspected murderer’s hearing continued

The Placerville man accused of murdering his step-father appeared in court for just a few minutes on Wednesday. Richard Kenneth Petroski, 48, appeared in-custody with his attorney, Todd Jones, to ask for a two-week continuance on the preliminary hearing. The new hearing date is June 11 at 1 p.m. Petroski is accused of killing his […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Art show accepting entries

Sacramento artist, Tony Natsoulas, invites artists to participate and compete in works of clay in the second annual “Totems, Plates and Teapots,” sponsored by the Placer Community Foundation and Alpha Fired Arts and held at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville. “This show presents traditional forms in non-traditional ways,” said Natsoulas, curator for the exhibit. “Plates […]

Placerville murder suspect appears in court

The Placerville man accused of fatally shooting his step-father last month appeared in court during a brief pretrial hearing Monday. Richard Kenneth Petroski, 48, is charged with the Dec. 4 murder of 69-year-old John Gale Malia. He also faces two special allegations in connection with the murder allegation: use of a firearm and intentional discharge […]

Dave Barry’s Year in Review: a year of sleaze and insane federal spending

By Dave Barry McClatchy Newspapers It was the kind of year that made a person look back fondly on the Gulf oil spill. Granted, the oil spill was bad. But it did not result in a high-decibel, weeks-long national conversation about a bulge in a congressman’s underpants. Which is exactly what we had in the […]

Homicide suspect still in hospital

The Placerville man suspected of shooting his step-father remains in the hospital, El Dorado County sheriff’s officials confirmed. Sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz told the Mountain Democrat that the suspect in Sunday’s shooting suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and as of Monday morning, was still receiving treatment at an area hospital. He is […]

Man arrested in Sunday shooting

UPDATE: Under arrest is Richard “Ricky” Petroski, reportedly the stepson of the homicide victim, tentatively identified as 69-year-old John Malia. The fatal shooting occurred at 3875 Deer Canyon Road off Pioneer Hill Road, which runs off Newtown Road. A suspect in a Sunday morning shooting was taken into custody a couple of hours later, and […]

December 05, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 49 Replies

Jane E. Thomas

Jan. 20, 1925 — Nov. 30, 2011 Jane E. Thomas was the mother of John Malia, Carol Shipman and James Jones of California and Arlene Roberts of Texas. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Jane was born in Mesa, Ariz., on Jan. 20, 1925. She is survived by her four children […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 3 Replies

Horrific horticulture is growing at the Mine

Democrat staff writer The musical ÒLittle Shop of HorrorsÓ is opening at Theater at the Mine, Union Mine High School, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado, Thursday. The musical is based on the 1960 cult classic movie, ÒThe Little Shop of Horrors.Ó In the film, the setting is skid row in Los Angeles Ñ while […]

Billingsleys bullets: Happy New Year!

Democrat columnist There is now a tradition of me making predictions for the New Year Ð so here we go! ¥ The Raiders football team will win three games in a row and the number of telephone calls to the Suicide Prevention Program will decrease by 23 percent. ¥ Heart attack rates will increase by […]

The weekly Daley: Surging toward Afghanistan

Democrat columnist If you had gone into a coma Tuesday and come out of it on Wednesday, you might still be scratching your head. Tuesday, President Obama couldnÕt buy a smile from a Republican. By Wednesday, he could hardly find one among his own crowd, but some Republicans were giving him more than smiles. I […]

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