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No. 9 Thomas Kinkade dies

The sad and somewhat tawdry end of Thomas Kinkade, the “painter of light,” who grew up in Placerville, created a standoff between his estranged wife and the girlfriend who was with him when he died April 6 from a combination of Valium and alcohol. The girlfriend of 18 months, Amy Pinto, claimed to have two […]

Local artist Thomas Kinkade dies

Thomas Kinkade, the self-described  ”Painter of Light,” died April 6 at his home in Los Gatos. He was 54. He reportedly died “of natural causes.” Always said to be a religious man who credited God for his talent, he died on Good Friday. Born in Sacramento in 1958, Kinkade moved to Placerville as a youth […]

Placerville among 50 Best Small Downtowns in America

A January 2015 Best Choices Review of the 50 Best Small Downtowns in America ranked Placerville as No. 28. Extolled in Placerville’s virtues are the monthly stagecoach rides, the 160-year-old Belltower and the Placerville Hardware Store, as well as Placerville’s Gold Rush history and being the late artist Thomas Kinkade’s home town.

Heard over the back fence: Hitchcock movie on the lawn

STRAWBERRY ADVICE: John Chapman provided the following “Advice from a Strawberry” T-shirt statement: “Blossom where you’re planted * Be tasteful * Drink in the sunshine * Keep close to the earth * Savor lifer’s sweetness * Let good ideas ripen * Jam with your friends!” MOVIES ON THE LAWN: On Oct. 4 at 7:45 p.m., you can […]

Wagon Train on Main

When the Wagon Train arrives on Main Street around 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, it will find the place hopping with activity. From noon to 6 p.m. visitors, residents and businesses will be celebrating the arrival of Wagon Train with a barbecue rib cook-off, wheelbarrow demonstrations, gold panning, old west shoot-outs, music, kids’ games, […]

Top 10 stories of 2012: No. 10 Rails vs. trails adds EDC vs. Folsom

In its own version of “kicking the can down the road,” El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors put off another rails ‘n trails-related decision regarding the Sacramento Placerville Transportation Corridor. At their last meeting of 2012, supervisors pulled two items off the agenda for future consideration.

The first would have been a resolution recommended by District 1’s John Knight to recognize “the efforts of the Friends of El Dorado Trail” in assisting the county with trail maintenance along the SPTC. The second, also recommended by Knight would have “recognized the existing natural trail within the SPTC as a county trail and a segment of the El Dorado Trail.”

Photographer Jim Ginny – from IBM to framing business

By Hollywood standards, Jim Ginney is a rebel. You wouldn’t know it by his gentle manner and self-effacing style, though. He doesn’t sport a nose ring, ink-up his skin or wear toxic T-shirt messages. But he is authentic, having accomplished what others swear they’re going to do “someday.” He quit a great job and followed […]

Belltower: New readers panel empaneled

We’re starting up our readers panel this week after a holiday break. And it’s another fascinating group of people from the community. Greenstone Country General Manager George Amo has been a Placerville area resident since 1969 when he got a job managing Dillinger’s Furniture. That building is now occupied  by the Thomas Kinkade Gallery. Prior […]

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New video targets StemExpress

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Shooting suspect behind bars

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Search effort expands for missing rider

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Living Water projects purify the soul

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care breaks ground on new facility

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West Nile virus kills Nevada County resident

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TRPA approves Tahoe Valley Area Plan

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Order blocks secret StemExpress video

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Google puts El Dorado Transit “on the map”

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Heard over the back fence: Nutrition Advice

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Is your world too small?

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My Turn: A breathtakingly dangerous act

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Adopt a pet

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Open letter to Bill Cosby

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McCain a hero?

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Bottom line

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Sports scene: July 30, 2015

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On tap

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Le brothers tee off on world course

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Bonus winnings fuel tomorrow’s race

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Taz second behind Park Terrace

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Local players in national tournament

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Storm warnings to continue

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Prospecting »

Mother Lode Art Exhibit — poetry in art

By Placerville Arts Association | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Things to do: July 31, 2015

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Tahoe homes match the priceless view

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2 | Gallery

New dance studio leaps onto scene

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August is Toy Train Month at Railroad Museum

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Duty: Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda L. Elsom

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Duty: Air Force Airman Geran R. Stoddard

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Duty: Air Force Airman Robert A. Oakes

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Music Circus presents ‘West Side Story’

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Duty: Air Force Airman Brandon N. Katt

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Tribe of the Red Horse plays Sutter Creek

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Memorable fundraiser at Imagination Theater

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All were aboard for Train’s Tahoe stop

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: B5

Take a musical journey at SummerFest

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Free painting demo by renowned artist

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Lake levels

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News bites: July 31

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Obituaries »

Lois G. Pratt

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Joanne Handshy

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Muriel Steinwall Humenick

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Shoe

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Speed Bump

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Long Story Short

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Sudoku

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Horoscope, Friday, July 31, 2015

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Horoscope, Saturday, August 1, 2015

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Horoscope, Sunday, August 2, 2015

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New York Times Crossword

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