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Crime Log: Nov. 13-14

Nov. 13 10:01 a.m. Deputies contacted Brett Rymer, 22, on Coach Lane in Cameron Park. He was found to have warrants and was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and a syringe. 10:50 a.m. A burglary was reported on Highway 49 in Coloma. 11:08 a.m. 
Two neighbors allegedly got into a physical altercation on Ramada Way […]

Crime Log: Sept. 19-25

Sept. 19 9:33 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of an accidental shooting on Kingsbury Drive in Placerville. It was determined the shooting was accidental and the deputies generated a report for information purposes. Sept. 20 1:18 a.m. Sara Jarvis, 32, was contacted while sitting on the side of Highway 50 in Placerville. She […]

Car technology

We’ve all seen stories about Google’s driverless car. It won’t be a driverless car when it really starts getting used. It will be a car that drivers can put on autopilot while they take a nap, read a book, type on the computer or do makeup on the way to work along with eating a […]

Crime Log: March 27-29

March 27 2:18 a.m. A husband, 41, and wife with children in common were involved in a verbal altercation on Woodleigh Lane in Cameron Park. During the argument, the wife allegedly tried to push her husband down a flight of stairs, then slapped the husband across the face. The husband had no complaints of pain […]

Crime log: Feb. 11-12

Feb. 11 6:29 a.m.
 A victim reported his cell phone being stolen while at Heavenly Ski Resort. 7:35 a.m. A 37-year-old male victim reported petty theft by unknown suspect(s) on Knollwood Drive in Cameron Park. 10:45 a.m. A 29-year-old male victim reported vandalism by unknown suspect(s) on Holly Hills Lane in Cameron Park. Documentation report […]

Crime log: Feb. 8-10

Feb. 8 1:26 a.m. Michael Hainline, 51, was arrested for allegedly trespassing at a public business on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. 2:45 a.m. Deputies responded to a report of an accidental gunshot wound on Springburn Way in El Dorado Hills. The investigation revealed no criminal intent. Two firearms were taken for safe keeping […]

Performance Chiropractic and Sports Center certified for accident victims

Physician, heal thyself … and that’s just what Dr. Yong Kim did, after a fashion. When Kim, owner of Performance Chiropractic and Sports Center in Cameron Park, was a teenager he suffered chronic back pain following numerous vehicle accidents and sports injuries. Add poor posture to the mix, and soon Kim was the victim of […]

Anew Skin Dermatology can change your self-image

QUOTE: “For me, nothing is as rewarding as restoring a face, a smile, an identity.” “Your skin is the cover of your ‘book’,” said dermatologist Dr. Timothy Rosio, studying the before-and-after photos of his patients in an album. “It’s the largest organ of the human body.” He paused at the acne-scared face of a lovely […]

The accidental dentist

Dr. Robert Catron, of Sierra Dental Group in Shingle Springs, might not be going on another vacation for a while — not if his wife Yami has anything to say about it. Five years after  birth of the couple’s twins, Catron was finally able to talk his wife into a second honeymoon — their first […]

Kenny Loggins is coming to Three Stages

12 platinum records to his credit FOLSOM — Kenny Loggins has been many things to many people over the past three decades — a moving target, as he’s put it. In his time, Loggins has been a guitar-slinger with a psychedelic rock band, a hot young songwriter with a publishing deal, half of a legendary […]

Crime Log — Sept. 14-16

Sept. 14 1:18 a.m. An adult female, 23, was issued a citation for allegedly driving on a suspended license on James Avenue in South Lake Tahoe. 12:25 p.m. A 28-year-old female victim reported burglary by possible known suspect(s) on Greenleaf Drive in Diamond Springs. 3:57 p.m. A 14-year-old male juvenile was arrested for allegedly vandalizing […]

Crime Log — Sept. 4-6

Sept. 4 2:00 a.m. 
A male subject, Steven Ferroni, 47, was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. 8:40 a.m.
 Deputies received a crime report regarding felony vandalism to residential exterior lighting on Brown Drive in El Dorado Hills. 9:22 a.m. A […]

Foot lost in boating accident

Emily O’Meara of Placerville was enjoying a weekend off with her husband, Michael, her father-in-law and children in Sly Park. They were celebrating her husband’s birthday, unaware her life was about to be forever altered. With dark clouds looming, the group decided to take the boat back to the dock, pulling in a two-person tow […]

Crime Log — Aug. 4-8

Aug. 4 3:10 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered Ace Hardware on Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park by breaking the front door glass. Power tools were taken. 3:22 p.m. A complaint was made by a Garden Valley resident who was receiving harassing phone calls from her ex-husband. The male, Kevin Mode, 36, was arrested for an […]

As we were: Light-pane accident

25 Years ago July 17, 1987 ‘Pilot misjudgment’ caused recent crash “Pilot misjudgment” is being cited as the cause of the light-plane accident last week in Cameron Park, according to Debbie Eckrote, air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Eckrote said the final report has not been prepared, but she said it appears […]

Crime log – May 22

May 22 2:50 a.m. A previously unoccupied house on Brisbane Court in El Dorado Hills had people living in it. It was later determined they were new renters. 5:20 a.m. A male subject, Phillip Langdon, 71, on Deer Canyon Court in Mosquito misused the 911 emergency line numerous times and was subsequently arrested. 7:35 a.m. […]

The president hasn’t apologized enough

EDITOR: On Feb. 23, in a letter to the Afghan president, President Obama apologized to the Afghan people for the accidental burning of some Korans by American personnel a few days earlier. In part, according to USA Today, the apology aspect of the letter stated, “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported […]

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Logging truck crashes near Kyburz

KYBURZ — The driver of a logging truck was killed early Monday morning when his vehicle ended up on the north embankment of the American River. Dead is Steve John Evans of Pollock Pines. The accident occurred shortly after 6:15 a.m. Monday between Kyburz and Whitehall. Authorities said Evans, 50, had been traveling on westbound […]

Cornish bring mining technology to gold fields

Every year since its founding in 1991, the California Cornish Cousins has an annual gathering to celebrate the group’s Cornish heritage. In the past few years the cousins have gathered at Grass Valley, Sonora and Soulsbyville, Nevada City and Paso Robles. This year’s gathering will be from June 3 to June 5, at the Placerville […]

Teen accident victim not expected to live

Scott Santana, a Union Mine High School scholar and athlete, was gravely injured in a head-on collision at about 3 p.m.Tuesday on Greenstone Road near El Dorado. The 17-year-old suffered extreme trauma as a result of the accident and remained on life support and in critical condition as of Thursday. Late Thursday morning, the Mountain […]

Did you see my auto accident?

EDITOR: I am looking for the witness/witnesses of a car accident that happened Feb. 10 on Serrano Parkway and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. I was in a black Honda Civic with two kids in the back seat. Just before the right lane of El Dorado Hills Boulevard turns up toward Serrano Parkway a manÕs car […]

Schwartzler gets life, maybe parole

The family of a man who pleaded to attempted murder filled one side of a courtroom during the man’s judgment and sentencing hearing April 4. Judge Daniel B. Proud announced that the court had received 13 character letters supporting Austin Schwartzler, who pleaded no contest to willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder on Feb. 28. […]

Race opener draws capacity crowd

The new racing season opened in big way Saturday night at Placerville Speedway located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. A standing room only crowd packed the grandstands and one of the largest car counts for a weekly point race in recent history filled every available space in the pit area to build a spectacular […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 4, 2014

Last Day of Venus in Aquarius You may feel momentarily helpless to change what needs changing, but this, too, will pass as your perspective shifts. Venus in Aquarius helps with a public service announcement: You may be spinning on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam, but everyone you know, love, admire, despise or […]

McCavitt gets 17-to-life: Victim’s family speaks before sentencing

A man found guilty of murder due to driving under the influence was sentenced to 17-years-to-life in state prison March 21.

After 10 minutes at the bench, defense attorney Arturo Reyes and prosecutor Michael Pizzuti went to their respective tables as Judge Daniel B. Proud announced he had received a Marsden motion filed by defendant Joshua McCavitt — a motion to dismiss his attorney. It was denied, Proud said.

He then announced that 14 letters from victim Denise Caldwell’s family and friends had been received. The county Probation Department was recommending 15-years-to-life in state prison for the charge of murder and 10 years for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, the second sentence to be stayed, and he was …

Sanford murder trial: Victim’s father testifies 1st day

“He is a thief, he is a taker…and on Aug. 14, 1980, he stole money from a Shell station and, more importantly, stole Richard Swanson’s life.”

Thus ended prosecutor Trish Kelliher’s opening statement Monday morning in the trial of Andrew Sanford.

A 33-year-old homicide case from South Lake Tahoe, Kelliher said the case is about “one of the oldest evils in the world: money. Andrew Sanford wanted money and he took money that didn’t belong to him.” In doing so at the South Y Shell station, he took the life of 16-year-old gas station attendant Swanson.

This would be proved over the course of trial, she said, focusing on DNA evidence …

Pickett receives Spirit Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Zach Pickett, a Ponderosa High water polo player in Shingle Springs has been selected the 2014 national recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who […]

Women’s Fund addresses mental health

Mental health or more precisely, mental disease, is one of the most difficult issues to talk about, much less do anything about. Mental illness has such a strong social stigma that people who experience it are reluctant to seek help. The members of Women’s Fund El Dorado, all 300 and some, noted the seriousness of […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mercury/Saturn Square of Ulterior Motives For most humans, considering someone’s facial expression takes less than a sixth of a second, and that’s not including the subconscious processing of microexpressions: the split-second expressions we make while processing or concealing our emotions. Mercury and Saturn angle to bring awareness of ulterior motives. ARIES (March 21-April 19). One […]

California rambling: Now that’s weird

Don’t expect to visit the International Banana Museum on your next trip to Los Angeles. As appealing as it might be, it has slipped from Tinseltown to the Salton Sea. You won’t find the Museum of Miniatures, Lingerie Museum, Poodles Museum, Foot and Toe Museum or Hopalong Cassidy Museum there, either.  They’ve all closed after […]

McCavitt testifies in own trial

The last two days of testimony of a trial, concerning a man who is charged with killing a woman in a head-on collision while drunk, focused on science before the final witness — the defendant — took the stand. Christopher Port continued his testimony Tuesday from the previous Thursday. He testified that defendant Joshua McCavitt’s […]

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 […]

As we were: Unique training program

25 Years ago Jan. 27, 1989 Undersheriff to graduate from new training program POMONA — Undersheriff Donald McDonald of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department will be among the 21 police managers and executives graduated Jan. 27 from the California Law Enforcement Command College, first of its kind in the nation. McDonald completed a comprehensive program […]

Publisher’s ink: All dams leak

“All dams leak” were three interesting words I heard prior to taking a tour of the inside of Norris Dam located at Norris, Tenn. This dam was the first one constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 1933. While it’s not the largest of the TVA dams, standing 265 feet below it gives one […]

True Blues celebrates music tradition

The Mondavi Center in Davis presents True Blues performing on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. True Blues, like the music and the tradition that it celebrates, runs the gamut of human emotion and worldly experience. When the voices and the songs and the stories are true, the blues offers something for every listener at […]

Vukovich Insurance about to turn 60

For Troy and Aimee Vukovich, insurance has always been a family business. Their father’s brother, freshly graduated from University of Southern California, was Farmers Insurance Co.’s youngest district manager. He was 21. The first thing he did was to recruit his older brother, Mel. Mel established the first Farmers Insurance Agency in El Dorado County […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Solstice Older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, the prehistoric monument Newgrange was built to receive a flood of light with the rising sun on the winter solstice. Does your heart have a chamber such as this? Open up and let the love flood in as the sun enters Capricorn. May the long night […]

Affordable Care Act continues to produce confusion and anger

Problems implementing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) continue, adding to the anger and confusion over the new law. Breakdowns and security breaches have characterized the federal health exchange Website from the outset. Despite some improvements, problems persist. According to a recent report from ABC News, one-third of the 149,000 people who have been able to […]

The weekly Daley: Letters from Santa

Reggie M’lad, Santa always appreciates it when you leave him some of your Sugar Daddy, but next time leave the wrapper on and don’t suck on it first, OK? You’re No. 1 with me too Kid-o. And BTW, thanks for the peanut butter and mayo sandwich you left me last year; putting it on nacho […]

Larry Weitzman’s chutzpah

EDITOR: Judging from the right wing’s hyperventilation over the Affordable Care Act, one would think that the Internet is the only way to register. Paper applications are available and several local insurance agents will help fill them out at no cost. There is also a toll-free 888 number to fill out the application. If FOX […]

The weekly Daley: A cornucopia of thanks

Thanksgiving is a good day to be thankful for some things, so yesterday I made a list of things I am thankful for. In no particular order of importance or priority, I am thankful for this amazing equipment that allows me to record my thankfulness and share it with you. Without this amazing equipment, I’d […]

William “Bill” Albert Reid Jr.

Aug. 27, 1937 — Nov. 12, 2013 Bill Reid was born in Springer, Colo., to Bill and Helen Reid and was raised in Santa Fe, N.M. When he was 19 years old, he moved to the Stockton area of California with his wife, Opal, and his two young sisters, Mary and Joan. Bill and Opal […]

Tom Dohnke makes a difference

This is the second part of a veteran’s efforts to find and recognize a special group. Tom Dohnke, a member of the 327 Infantry in Vietnam, has a mission — to find the survivors of the Southeast Asian war. Dohnke never saw himself as a people finder. He became a paratrooper after basic training and […]

‘Happy news’ revisited

EDITOR: Thank you Mountain Democrat for writing that editorial “Happy news” last week. It keeps fresh the long list of recent incomprehensible events from this administration. But is it really “presidential incompetence” or just a calamity of error, a string of freak accidents that can befall any administration in crisis; maybe a right-wing conspiracy? Or […]

EID Q&A: Ensuring that safety is No. 1

In this Q&A, EID Director of Communications and Community Relations Mary Lynn Carlton discusses the topic of safety with Safety-Security Officer Ron Kilburg and Hydroelectric Division Manager Dan Gibson. Questions in bold are by Carlton, answers by Kilburg and Gibson. I understand EID recently won an award for safety. Can you tell me about the […]

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