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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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Anti-terrorism authority renewed

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

4th of July closures set

By Pat Lakey | From Page: A1

EDH murder: Offer discussed; new hearing set

By Pat Lakey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Delegation checks out county businesses

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A1 | Gallery

End of the Moore legacy

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Tips to beat the heat

By El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency | From Page: A2

City residents asked to fill out survey

By Pat Lakey | From Page: A3

Gun-owner advocate vows to keep fighting

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Water leak spouts up in Placerville

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3

Pet owners face citation if animals endangered in hot weather

By El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency | From Page: A6

Dementia workshop next week

By El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency | From Page: A6

Heard over the back fence: Fix your bike

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

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Opinion »

Publisher’s Ink: To the back of the bill Mr. Hamilton!

By Richard Esposito | From Page: A4

The Democratic-Chronicles: Moral myopia

By Gene Altshuler | From Page: A4

Charles Krauthammer: On lowering the flag

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A5

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Letters »

Side-stepping the Electoral College

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Thanks to a firefighter

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Sports »

Ponderosa lead slips away is district play

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8

Dolphins dominate Arden Manor

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Taz wins friendly league meet

By Patty Pope | From Page: A8

El Dorado Hills Major win big

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8

Outside with Charlie: Perfect place

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

Bruins squad capture Silver crown

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

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Prospecting »

Riches of the river include more than gold

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Fun in the mud at Markham

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2

At a glance: Plenty to do

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Kaitlyn Dias basks in ‘Inside Out’ success

By Julie Samrick | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Grow For It! Summer Tree Care

By Debbie Hager | From Page: B4

Mobile Food Pantry to distribute food in Placerville

By Food Bank Of El Dorado County | From Page: B4

Placerville Arts Association celebrated 50th anniversary

By Placerville Arts Association | From Page: B12 | Gallery

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Essentials »

Building permits issued June 22-26

By Pat Lakey | From Page: A2

Statewide fire summary

By Cal Fire | From Page: A2

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Obituaries »

Marco Antonio Ramos

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Felicia “Babe” Baer Moseley

By Contributor | From Page: A2

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Speed Bump

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Tundra

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Horoscope, Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Horoscope, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Flying McCoys

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Long Story Short

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Shoe

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Sudoku

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Rubes

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New York Times Crossword

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