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William James Worthy

May 7, 1974 — June 16, 2012 William James Worthy, of Shingle Springs, born May 7, 1974, died June 16, 2012. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3431 Hacienda Drive in Cameron Park, Calif.

Horoscopes, Sunday, July 26, 2015

Uranus Turns Retrograde The human tendency is to believe the thing that resonates with one’s instincts and disbelieve what doesn’t, truth be damned. It takes an open mind to fight this tendency and erase bias. As Uranus joins four other planets in their retrograde dance, there will be plenty of opportunity to detach, consider, reconsider […]

Annual Reggae on the River gets under way

On the weekend of July 30-Aug. 2, the Mateel Community Center presents the 31st anniversary of the longest running reggae festival in the U.S. —  the one-and-only Reggae on the River. Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, […]

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

It’s nice to see our federal government hard at work tackling worrisome financial issues. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew is soliciting public feedback to determine which woman to place on the $10 bill. An election year is just around the corner. From 1886-1891 Martha Washington’s portrait appeared on the $1 silver certificate. A picture […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mercury, Mars and Money Will Smith said, “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.” The sun, Mercury and Mars in financially oriented Taurus have been taking turns angling heavy hitters like Jupiter and Pluto, activating all kinds of feelings, plans and schemes […]

IT takes two in ‘Red, White and Tuna’

What: “Red, White and Tuna” Who: Imagination Theater Where: 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Friday, Jan. 30 to Feb. 15 Cost: Tickets $15 Information: 530-642-0404 or Brilliant writing, sterling actors and an effervescent director — along with an absolutely hilarious plot line — guarantee you’ll forget your troubles for a while as you dive […]

Time out: Sweet Score makes points across the board

Restaurant: Sweet Score Yogurt and Donuts Address: 4370 Golden Center Drive in Placerville Phone: 530-642-9644 Sweet Score Yogurt and Donuts is located at 4370 Golden Center Drive in Placerville and the phone number is 530-642-9644. Barbecue is a matter of taste and how you feel about it usually depends on where in the United States you grew up. […]

‘Aladdin’ makes magic happen

What: “Aladdin” Who: El Dorado Musical Theatre Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom When: Oct. 31 through Nov. 16 with shows at 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Cost: $18 to $26 with premium seats available for $36 Information: or Harris Center ticket office at 916-608-6888 […]

Wall of Fame

NEW INDUCTEES INTO El Dorado High School’s athletic Wall of Fame, located on the home side of the Cougars’ football stadium, were honored Friday at halftime of the El Dorado-Rio Americano varsity football game. The former players and coaches are, left to right, Marv Bukema, representing Kelley Kalafatich, who played girls basketball; Kyle Kenworthy, football/skiing/swimming, […]

Cougar Wall of Fame events

The second annual Wall of Fame Celebration takes place at halftime of tonight’s game. Entering the class is: Christine Harms (volleyball/cross country/ track and field); Jordan Williams (football/wrestling); John Hanson (cross country/  track and field); Kyle Kenworthy (football/skiing/swimming); Marvin Penner (basketball); Rod Lung MacKenzie (football/wrestling/baseball/track); Kasey Garcia (soccer); Brenda Payton (cross country/track and field); Kelley […]

Horoscope, Saturday, September 6, 2014

Venus Gets Serious Venus had a breezy time in Leo, exaggerating all of her assets and playing up the flirtation — she was all big hair and glittery eyelashes in that part of the zodiac. Now she’s wondering, “Who’s going to take out the trash?” Love is as love does. And right now, what love […]

Sacramento Museums are celebrating

In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring celebratory events and activities, a few of which include the following: Leo’s Birthday Bash at the Sacramento Children’s Museum on Aug. 2 — The biggest party of the summer and a night of family fun celebrating its mascot, Leo’s, birthday. Activities […]

Heard over the back fence: Hawks and owls to visit Pollock Pines

AVOID SMALL THINKERS: A glance at the “Bits and Pieces” magazine reveals the following recommendation: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain MEET YOUR LOCAL OWL: On Aug. 20, at 3 p.m., the […]

Laughter generates dollars for causes

What: Stand Up For Kids Who: Ag in the Classroom and PreventionWorks Where: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park When: Saturday, Feb. 22, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $35 per person in advance and $40 at the door Information: or 530-303-8117 It’s said that when times get hard, “If you […]

Does less mobility hurt the economy?

As a kid growing up, we moved a lot. My father was a career military officer and about every two or three years he was transferred to another military installation. One year we were living in Tampa, Fla., and the next I was in Chicopee, Mass. I attended school in five states from Alaska to […]

Phyllis Rupley Snyder

Nov. 10, 1915 — Sept. 6, 2013 Phyllis Rupley Snyder, 97, 1994 El Dorado Rose and the matriarch of an El Dorado County pioneer family died in Placerville on Sept. 6, 2013, after a brief illness. Born in Placerville to Charles and Clara Jerrett Rupley on Nov. 10, 1915, she was the oldest living alumni of […]

Good vibes come to Montbleu

PR Entertainment, Inc. & JMax Productions present “The Good Vibes Summer Tour 2013″ on Wednesday August 21, at MontBleu Outdoor Event Center in Stateline, Nev. California based band, Rebelution, continues its relentless touring schedule by headlining “The Good Vibes Summer Tour,” with Matisyahu, Bermudan dancehall artist, Collie Buddz, and Hip-hop legends, Zion-I at the Montbleu […]

Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.   The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

Horoscope, Monday, March 4, 2013

Venus and Jupiter Square Off How much work should you have to do to get what you want? Venus will accuse Jupiter of setting the wrong standards. Whether too low or too high, Venus insists that Jupiter has a backward and ineffective system of rewards. The rub between Venus and Jupiter may be minor, but […]

Witness: Gym buy was legit

Gennaro “Gino” Dimatteo appeared in court for a conditional examination on Oct. 19 to explain where the man accused of bribing a South Lake Tahoe city councilwoman obtained funds to purchase a gym. After an initial objection from prosecutor James Clinchard over not having read all the discovery pertaining to the testimony was noted by […]

Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the […]

Dolphins’ presence a time-tested Placerville tradition

“Through recreational swimming we promote healthy and positive opportunities that allow children to develop the values of physical fitness, sportsmanship, commitment, and accountability that will empower them to be champions in an out of the water.” — Dolphins’ Mission Statement What indelibly comes to mind when thinking about the town of Placerville? El Dorado High? […]

Heavenly news: Sagittarius the centaur archer

A conversation with a frequent observatory visitor began innocently and pleasant enough but soon turned for the worse. I knew nothing about Sagittarius and by the end of the conversation I found myself having committed to write this article. The story of Sagittarius is an amalgamation of many stories from different ancient civilizations. As far […]

Heard over the back fence: Gardening advice for June

GARDEN HINTS FOR JUNE: The Front Yard Nursery Newsletter offers the following garden advice for June: “• Rebuild watering basins around trees and shrubs for deep watering. • Protect ripening fruit with bird netting or scare tactics such as reflective tape, plastic owls, old CDs, plastic snakes, old neckties or wind chimes. Put up just as […]

Heard over the back fence: Music, flea market and train rides

 The “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar offers the following observation: “Ask for what you want. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, authors of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” call this simple strategy “The Aladdin Factor.” It’s astonishing what you can accomplish by simply asking for what you want — […]

Check your laziness at the curb

If you drive up to your house every day and say, “Now there’s a HOUSE,” do not read on. You do not need me, and you certainly do not need Kimberly Lacy, co-host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal, whom I prevailed upon this week for her curbside opinion of my place. But if like me, you […]

Cougar volleyball upends Union Mine in 4

With team intensity, cohesion and thunderous spikes from Dylan Sellers and Nick Warren, the El Dorado boys volleyball defeated county rival Union Mine in a thrilling 25-23, 25-20, 9-25, 25-16 four-set Sierra Valley League victory Monday night. “Our team played with confidence tonight and really wanted to win this match,” Cougar coach Alan Magat said. […]

At a glance: Nice things do happen

The stories about nice people doing nice things brought up a nice memory from several years ago. I was walking down Main Street in Placerville and person walked up to me and handed me a $100 bill and said, “I know you know of a worthy organization that could use this,” and then walked off. […]

Criminal annals, part 130: Mayhem and slayings fill the pages

Continuing with the always entertaining Recorder’s Court listings in the Sept. 28, 1852, edition of the Sacramento “Daily Union,” we find the following: “Recorder’s Court.- Before Judge McGrew. Monday, Sept. 27, 1852. “Juan Baptiste, an old offender, for fighting and riotous conduct. Juan’s complexion was of that doubtful character sometimes found in eggplants – neither […]

James Donald Roberts

March 30, 1933 — Sept. 10, 2011 James Donald Roberts, 78, of Camino, Calif., died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Placerville, Calif. Jim was born March 30, 1933, in Plymouth, Pa. He married Dixie Lee Albertson on June 27, 1954. Jim spent his career serving in education and healthcare for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was […]

Criminal annals, Part 128: Death does not go unnoticed

Continuing with the Sept. 27, 1852, edition of the Sacramento “Daily Union,” we find a note regarding another sad suicide for unknown reasons in Sacramento. “SUICIDE. – A man by the name of David Staffy, aged 35 or 40 years, late of Washington county, Pa. committed suicide on Saturday night, at the bunting House, on […]

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the […]

California rambling: An English B&B at Clear Lake

If Kate and William’s wedding inspired you to visit England this year, considering the rate of exchange, you might want to stay in Lakeport, instead. As there, you’ll find a welcoming little piece of England at the Lakeport English Inn. Bed and breakfast inns are often thought of as an English invention, though they have […]

Mondavi Center announces season line-up

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis recently announced a 2011-12 season filled with an eclectic mix of music, dance and more. The Center’s 10th season runs from Sept. 30, to May 19, 2012, and includes a U.S. premiere. “Our goal is to give audiences in the Sacramento region a […]

Sacramento Zoo recognized for sound fiscal management

For the second year in a row, the Sacramento Zoological Society has received the top ranking — four out of a possible four stars — from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier charity evaluator. “We are honored to receive this recognition for a second straight year,” said Mary Healy, Sacramento Zoo Director/CEO. Only 20 percent of […]

Congratulations on choice for undersheriff

EDITOR: The many and varied obligations and duties required of a sheriff necessitate the need for having a competent and trustworthy undersheriff to aid in carrying out those duties. Our newly elected sheriff, John D’Agostini, is fortunate indeed to have someone he can trust by his side as he assumes control of the El Dorado […]

Veterans: We don’t just drink beer

EDITOR: I am a retired Navy veteran and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. If you are or were an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, active duty or retired, honorable discharged, regardless of time served, you are eligible for membership. This is a letter to some veterans and […]

Criminal annals, part 108: Indian slayings in Shasta County

The Aug. 26, 1852, edition of the Sacramento “Daily Union” has some correspondence from Shasta County regarding immigrants, prices, mining, an election, the killing of some Indians and Fort Reading. “Shasta County Correspondence. “Arrival of Immigrants – Business Prospects – Local Election – Indians Killed – Fort Reading, &c. “Shasta, Aug. 23d. 1852. “Messrs. Editors: […]

Criminal annals 98: Duel at 40 paces leaves newspaper editor dead

The Aug. 3, 1852, edition of the Sacramento Daily Union has a story about something that was fairly common in the early years of California and our country, for that matter Ñ dueling. Involved were James William Denver, a California state senator, and Edward Gilbert, the senior editor of the largest newspaper in San Francisco […]

Kate Gaffney beyond comparison

Villag Life staff writer Willowy songstress Kate Gaffney returns to the Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 19. The three-day music festival promises a delightful, family-friendly day, or full weekend on the river, with Gaffney anchoring an adventurous lineup of Òjam bandsÓ and local artists. On July 15 sheÕll make an appearance at the Steven […]

Gaffney brings emotional wallop to Solstive Festival

Mother Lode News staff writer Willowy songstress Kate Gaffney returns to the Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 19. The three-day music festival promises a delightful, family-friendly day, or full weekend on the river, with Gaffney anchoring an adventurous lineup of Òjam bandsÓ and local artists. At a glance, Gaffney looks like she might chirp […]

CAO backs recruiting bonus

Democrat staff writer Chief Administrative Officer Gayle Erbe-Hamlin will reportedly continue to offer recruitment bonuses for hard-to-fill positions, according to a senior analyst in her office. The bonuses came under fire recently when the county paid $11,000 to recruit Animal Services Chief Henry Brzezinski, after the position went unfilled for 10 months. Several county department […]

Chautauqua Playhouse: Fertile ground for a bad seed

Entertainment columnist In the mid-fifties, when playwright Maxwell Anderson was at the height of his career, psychologists made a sharp distinction between mental illness and character defect. That distinction is still persuasive today. What is more likely to be dismissed was the idea that character defects (or, if you prefer, ÒevilÓ) is inborn rather than […]


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