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Bruins declaw Bears to win Duals

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa wrestling topped Merced 43-18 to capture the team title in its 25th annual varsity Ponderosa Duals inside the Bruin gym Friday. The Bruins (5-0) won nine of the 14 matches, capping a perfect day for Ponderosa. There were 10 Bruin grapplers that posted 5-0 records at the nine-school dual tournament. Austin Ward (106-pounds), […]

Tennis: Lady Trojans silence Bears

FOLSOM — Nine wins — six singles matches and three doubles — led to a sweep Tuesday for the Oak Ridge High girls tennis team in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. The Lady Trojans, winners of the Delta River League title, knocked off the visiting Merced Bears, 9-0, at the […]

Nevada’s black bears on rebound

RENO, Nev. — A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has pieced together the last 150 years of history for one of the state’s most interesting denizens: the black bear. The study, which looked at everything from historical newspaper articles to more recent scientific studies, indicates that […]

Outside with Charlie: Salmon, bears & beer

October brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and fine, colorful fall foliage. At Lake Tahoe, it also brings salmon, bears and Oktoberfest. This weekend (Oct. 6-7) is the annual Kokanee Salmon Festival at the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. The center is located three miles north of the “Y,” on Highway 89. This is a fantastic family […]

Bears are wonderful creatures

EDITOR: With great excitement I read the small article about the bear sighted in Camino, published at your “Meet your Merchant” issue dated Sept. 26. Excitement! yes! Because it is a gift of nature to see a North American Black Bear (an American icon) in its natural environment. What caught my attention is that at […]

Teddy Bears are picnicking at Rainbow Orchards

Fun is afoot at Rainbow Orchards, 2569 Larsen Drive in Camino. On Saturday, Sept. 15 the 14th annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic sets up under the apple trees between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The magical day is filled with games, on-stage performances, petting zoo, a teddy bears’ parade, face painting, bounce house and other amusements. […]

DFG successfully returns yearling bears back to wild

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has completed its 2012 yearling bear release program by returning six orphaned cubs to the wild where they were born. The cubs were found in various locations around the state in the summer months of 2011 and were rehabilitated at a licensed care facility in Lake Tahoe prior […]

My turn: HSUS sponsors bill to stop use of dogs for hunting bears, bobcats

It didn’t take long for the Humane Society of the United States to step up its anti-hunting campaign in California, and it is now sponsoring legislation carried by Senator Ted. W. Lieu, (D-Torrance), in SB1221, calling for a ban on the use of dogs for hunting bears and bobcats. Under the legislation, bear and bobcat […]

Red Hats bring bushels of bears

The Red Hat Society has struck again. Last week several members of the Flashie Lassies, a local branch of the Red Hat Society, made a surprise appearance at the Placerville area California Highway Patrol office, bringing with them teddy bears. Lots and lots of teddy bears. Dubbed “Joannie’s Joy” in honor of Joann Coffin, the […]

Books ‘n’ Bears to feature ‘Bushels of Bears’

Bears enjoying a picnic at Lake Tahoe, dancing and frolicking in a flower-filled meadow, exploring a fancy log cabin and munching on bushels of juicing apples fill the pages of the delightful new children’s counting book, “Bushels of Bears.” Written by local authors Sue Hegarty and illustrated by Alice Shaw, the pair produced an earlier […]

As bears prepare for winter, be alert

This year’s odd weather may be playing a part in the increase in bear sightings in El Dorado County. California Fish and Game wildlife specialist Shelly Blair has already received about 80 calls of bear sightings this summer, a significant increase from usual, and said other foothill wildlife specialists in neighboring areas have noted the […]

Book signing at Books ‘n’ Bears

Author Sonja Bartimus will be signing copies of her book “The Delightful Miss Carrie” at Books ‘n’ Bears, 6211 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug 19. In her recently released biographical novel, “The Delightful Miss Carrie,” Bartimus recounts the true-life adventures of Carrie Watson Dinsmore, born in Vallejo in 1889, […]

LSD Gummy Bears part of drug bust

By Adam Jensen SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — LSD laden Gummy Bears were part of a South Lake El Dorado Narcotics Enforcement Team bust in mid-May that included psilocybin mushrooms and more than 90 pounds of marijuana. Law enforcement officers arrested John Morrissey, 29, May 19 after receiving complaints about a marijuana growing operation at two […]

Publisher’s ink: Pollock Pines ‘bears’ all

Imagine driving along Highway 50 and seeing a 20-foot statue of two dancing bears in the vicinity of Pollock Pines. The roadside sculpture is the vision of CEDAPP (Community Economic Development Association Pollock Pines) as a means of drawing attention to Pollock Pines and what it has to offer visitors. Jeanne Harper, executive director, and […]

Tahoe area bears awaken from winter slumber

By Dylan Silver SOUTH LAKE TAHOE —The bears are awake and they’re hungry. Numerous bear incidents have been reported to Tahoe’s Bear League and the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Center, including one that could’ve ended in tragedy. “They’re going to be hungry, and there’s not much to eat out there, so they’re going to be […]

Bears returned to wild

TRUCKEE, Nevada Co. — The state Department of Fish and Game has successfully returned two California black bear yearlings to the remote wilderness near Truckee. Both female cubs were orphaned last summer. One cub was illegally dumped last June on the front porch of Ann Bryant, executive director of the BEAR League. Weighing only 12 […]

Coach Squarejaw: Packers vs Bears

The game with the most interesting history to watch this weekend is Sunday’s National Football Conference championship between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. Growing up in the Midwest, games between these two were nicknamed the “black and blue bowls” because of how tough and brutal they were. Sunday’s game is only the […]

Criminal annals, part 104: Indian warriors, bears and eggs

The Aug. 17, 1852, edition of the Sacramento “Daily Union” has a very short article from Marysville regarding Indian problems. This is followed, in the next edition, with a larger article from Marysville on the arrest of an Indian warrior. “From the Express [Marysville “California Express” 1851- 1866] of Monday, delivered by Wells, Fargo & […]

Watch out for bears

Rescue EDITOR: Last Friday a bear was hit by a car on Starbuck Road in Rescue. However, we did not find it until Monday when the Humane Society had a pick-up truck come by to find it. The dead bear was found in a local farmerÕs land located on the corner of Hastings Drive. The […]

Fear no bears

Placerville EDITOR: With the recent upswing of black bear sightings, this is a good time to arm ourselves with knowledge instead of fear. ThatÕs the first step for humans and bears to be able to coexist in the same territory. I have found a couple of helpful Websites. Locally (Tahoe area) there is for […]

My turn: Bears and mountain lions: Its their home, too

Special to the Democrat Whether you live in a city or a rural part of California, wild animals are your neighbors. Most of the time they keep their distance and coexist with humans peacefully. But as the human population increases and gradually encroaches onto the natural habitat of black bears and mountain lions, there is […]

Bears and bulls go together in Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Ñ A bear that visited a South Tahoe resident may have needed an extra boost to get going after the long-lasting winter. South Lake resident Marc Johnson believes a local bear rummaged through and drank his supply of Red Bulls at his home on the edge of the Angora Ridge area. This […]

Grizzly bear research may help human medicine

I’ve gained 5 pounds since last summer. My body mass index (BMI) is still fine, but I need to stop gaining to keep it that way. Grizzly bears put my weight gain to shame. In the late summer, they eat some 50,000 calories per day and gain more than 100 pounds. Then, when they hibernate, […]

Crime Log: March 16-18

March 16 4:30 a.m. An alleged battery occurred on Cambridge Road in Cameron Park. 8:24 a.m. A burglary on Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park was reported. 4:46 p.m. An alleged attempted burglary on Coach Lane in Cameron Park was reported. 9:20 p.m. A male juvenile allegedly got into a physical altercation with an unknown male […]

Under the Scoreboard: Mar. 29, 2014

Three Trojans and two Bruins landed on the All Metro Wrestling’s second team. From Oak Ridge, Brandon Claiborne (138 pounds), Ryan Redhair (145) and Bishane Sagal (182) were selected as was Colin Hustrulid (138) and Trae Providence (160) from Ponderosa. All five were state qualifiers. Folsom’s Jerod Nooner (195), a former Bruin, also made the […]

Everyone wins at the Nature Bowl

The spring-green grass at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma was crawling with kids on two recent sunny days — students from area schools intent on getting close to nature and taking their classroom learning to the source itself. The students participated in the 29th annual Nature Bowl, with the competition in Coloma […]

The weekly Daley: Really?

I’ll confess at the outset that I have not personally, actually seen 99.9 percent of the so-called “reality” shows available on television these days. But I have seen numerous ads or trailers for a number of them. The two that come immediately to mind are “Storage Wars” and “Naked and Afraid.” Good grief! Until I […]

Reply to being called a roach

EDITOR: “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr (1787) “Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of […]

Rules analyst to speak at Ponderosa fundraiser

What: Ninth annual Spring Banquet Who: Ponderosa High School Foundation Where: The Rescue Community Center, 4180 Green Valley Road in Rescue When: Friday, March 21 at 6 p.m. Cost: $50 per person Information: 530-621-1673 Let’s face it, ladies — many of you watch football on TV because the man in your life loves it but […]

‘STePz’ is dance and sound

Under the direction of Savion Glover, “STePz” is yet another exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. Glover returns to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, in his latest dance production on Wednesday, March 12  and Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m., where he and his ensemble […]

Dawn Durrett helps customers design their own

Dawn Durrett, owner of Dynamic Designs Screen Printing in Diamond Springs, has a big heart for young people. “I remember when my son was growing up. It cost quite a bit to participate in sports and other activities,” she said. “I do what I can to help.” As the owner of a screen printing business, […]

Dr. Cummings uses 25 years of experience to make music out of gastroenterology

What does the esophagus, stomach and colon have in common with ragtime piano? Dr. Daniel Cummings, of course. (He also likes classical.) This well-known Placerville gastroenterologist practices medicine for a living, music for relaxation, and does each with thoughtful style. After all, both disciplines operate on rhythms and both are essential for greater harmony. Only […]

Something to think about: Don’t worry, be happy

The 14th Dalai Lama said, “If a problem is fixable; if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” My grandmother used to say the same thing, […]

Artist Corina del Carmel challenges the beholder

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you … Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question … Does this path have […]

Sierra Sotheby’s agents support education

LAKE TAHOE — Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty agents ramp up their philanthropic efforts in Lake Tahoe this holiday season with donations to Sierra Nevada College of Incline Village and Mt. Tallac Continuation School of South Lake Tahoe. Incline Village agent Terry Barbery established the Terry Barbery Scholarship Fund for deserving Sierra Nevada College students. The first […]

Legion of Honor features Swedish Master Anders Zorn

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present “Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter,” bringing together 100 of the artist’s oil paintings, watercolors, etchings and sculptures through Feb. 2. Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860–1920) was one of the world’s most famous living artists at the turn of the 20th century, known for his virtuoso painting and printmaking […]

Capital Stage presents ‘The Santaland Diaries’

Capital Stage presents a limited run of David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” adapted by Joe Mantello. In time for the holidays, Capital Stage continues its ninth season with a production perfect for the humbug in all of us. For mature elves only, this play expresses the many frustrations associated with the season’s festivities with the […]

Bear poachers sentenced to jail time, fines

Two men were sentenced Dec. 6 to prison time and fines after pleading no contest to poaching bears. Peter George Vitali, 56, of Pioneer, and Arthur Martin Blake, 59, of River Pines, were sentenced to 30 days in jail and 36 months of probation, a press release from the Department of Fish and Wildlife stated. […]

Things to do: Dec. 6, 2013

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating the Christmas season, through Jan. 5, with its Small Wonders Show. This show is small and miniature art works in painting, photographs and three-dimensional forms. To complement the show, there is also a great selection of hand-made tree ornaments and original holiday greeting […]

Tree-mendous holiday décor

What: Homes for the Holidays tour Who: Assistance League of Sierra Foothills Where: Homes in El Dorado Hills When: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8 Cost: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Information: Prepare yourself for decoration envy. El Dorado Hills residents will open their beautiful homes for the Assistance League of […]

Spike that room

This time of year, I have eggnog on the brain and soon, perhaps, also on the hips. But the big question when considering a holiday beverage is not how fattening is it? But is it spiked? One way is good; the other, well, can be extra good — if you go easy! The same holds […]

Murder and recipes

Book: “Liquid Gold” Author: Owen Sullivan Publisher: TriWest Publishing, published 2013, e-book and softcover versions, 322 pages “Liquid Gold” is the second book featuring Matt Whiteside by Orangevale resident Owen Sullivan. Following up on “The House’s Money,” Sullivan’s first book about murder and the world of mortgage-backed securities, “Liquid Gold” takes the reader into a plot […]

Grow For It!: Gifts for the gardener

Here is a list of gifts a favorite gardener might want to receive. • Gloves and another pair of gloves • Bird feeder • Hand tools such as bypass pruners or loppers (Bypass tools use a scissor action to make a clean cut that does not crush the stem.) • Spading fork and trowel • […]

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