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Ashworth best for judge, Office 1

Having interviewed all three candidates for Superior Court Office 1, we are confident any one of them would make a good judge. But for the person who would make the best judge, we recommend Vicki Ashworth. Mrs. Ashworth, a deputy district attorney with 16 years experience as a prosecutor, handles a couple hundred cases at […]

Lori Parlin the best candidate

EDITOR: I am supporting Lori Parlin because I feel she is the only candidate that truly has the public’s best interest in mind. She formed the Shingle Springs Community Alliance to bring to light the enormous unbridled and incompatible developments coming into Shingle Springs and surrounding areas. She also supports the locally grown grassroots initiatives […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

DA Pierson best man for job

EDITOR: This year voters are being offered a choice on who they want to be their district attorney and how they want that office to prosecute crime, represent victims and ensure that our county remains a safe place to live and work. The challenger appears to have been a bankruptcy attorney for over 10 years, working […]

Placerville is the best village in California

EDITOR: As an AmeriCorps member, I recently had the opportunity to visit your beautiful City of Placerville where as a volunteer, I joined the American River Conservancy for Wakamatsu Farm Restoration workday on Saturday, Jan. 18 in honor of MLK. We lodged at the friendly Gold Country Inn. But the biggest impact of kindness came […]

White bestowed section’s AD honor

EL DORADO HILLS — The California State Athletic Directors Association recently named Oak Ridge High’s Stephen White the 2013-14 Sac-Joaquin Section Athletic Director of the Year. He was nominated and selected by his peers from approximately 150 schools for the honor. White has taught and coached at Oak Ridge since 1994. Before becoming athletic director 10 years […]

‘Doing What Works’ host shares best home advice

Some days I feel like a glorified Dumpster diver. I throw myself headfirst into the world’s big bin of home advice, rummage through the flotsam and jetsam and surface with a few nuggets I think useful. I buff them into little pearls and serve them up each week — at the end of some cathartic […]

Red Hawk Casino voted best in nine Western states three years in a row

Red Hawk Casino announced Nov. 1 that it was once again voted  Best Casino in the 2013 Strictly Slots Magazine’s “Best of Slots” Awards in the Native West category that includes Native American Casinos in nine western states. Red Hawk took home 10 first place wins, including Best Overall Casino, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Slot […]

November 02, 2013 | Posted in News | 1 Reply

Best lunch: Hey Day Cafe

One of the most popular restaurants in town, the Hey Day Cafe welcomes customers with its unique menu, but is especially treasured for lunch. With its closely spaced tables it is a great place to strike up a conversation with someone new and compare lunch orders with the people sitting next to you. The lunch menu […]

October 19, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Body Shop: Stymeist Auto Body

Four a fourth straight year Stymeist has been crowned, a deserved honor for a business that continues to rack up positive feedback for its services. Steve Stymeist Auto Body Collision Center is a Direct Repair Facility shop, meaning it’s been selected as an approved repair facility in the insurance industry. It’s been through a rigorous criteria […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Printer: Minuteman Press

The business location has changed, but the same great service remains. Minuteman Press, now located on Placerville Drive, offers every sort of business communication service a customer could need. From black-and-white to color copies, to business cards, binding, design and even lamination, the business is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to get a message […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Men’s Shop: Combellack’s

A business doesn’t last over 125 years without providing a quality product several generations in a community can thoroughly enjoy. That’s what Combellack’s has done on Placerville’s Main Street, attracting young and old to shop and enjoy a bit of history in the process. Voters seem to be attracted to the clothing the shop offers, […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Meat Market/Butcher Shop: Archer’s Butcher Block

Top-quality cuts of meat can be found at Archer’s Butcher Block in Placerville as soon as you walk through the door. From choices of beef, pork and chicken, the meat market and delicatessen is a meat-lover’s paradise. But that’s not all it has to offer. The shop also offers an amazing selection of exotic meats, from […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Floor Covering Store: Dick’s Carpet One

Locally owned and operated since 1964, Dick’s Carpet One started as a small store in Camino but has blossomed into a big one in Diamond Springs including a 10,000-square-foot showroom. A member of America’s largest specialty flooring retailer, it provides customers prices and extensive warranties only a big organization can offer, but with a local […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Heating/AC: Gilmore Heating-Air-Solar

“It’s all about trust.” It’s a motto Gilmore has built a foundation around, and a mentality that customers have learned to rely on when shopping for their heating, air and solar needs. From highly efficient central air units to heat pumps, propane heaters and solar systems, Gilmore provides stellar service and reliable products. Highly trained technicians […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Whistle Stop

Given the Small Business of the Year award by the Sierra Economic Development Corporation for 2012, the Whistle Stop Yogurt Shop on Main Street in Placerville keep things tasty in 2013, swaying voters in its direction for Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt shop. ”Our yogurt is a real individualized treat and people can be as creative as […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Auto Repair: The Toy Shop

“Toyota and Honda specialists” in Shingle Springs, staff at the Toy Shop have earned the trust of locals looking for fairly priced repairs of their vehicles. Voted “Best Auto Repair” by readers, the Toy Shop keeps customers satisfied with results on both customers’ vehicles and pocketbooks. The full service and repair shop and its ASE […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Stove/Fireplace Store: Stoves ‘N’ Stuff

Stoves ‘N’ Stuff is a one-stop shop offering wood, pellet, gas or electric hearth products. The staff has over 75 years of combined experience, and a wealth of knowledge to handle any customer’s stove or fireplace needs. It’s been around since 1988 and is once again to top spot for voters looking for a stove […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Oil Change: Country Lube Express

There are lots of options in the county for an oil change. One place has voters continuing to praise its name. Country Lube Express is that shop, and it has a lot to offer customers. The full-service maintenance and auto repair center in Diamond Springs specializes in car care services, brakes, general services, undercar services, […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Boa Vista–Best Apple Pie

Voted Best Apple Pie, Boa Vista Orchards has more to offer than fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade jams, jellies, wine, and a pumpkin patch in the fall. Apple pie, apple fritters, pastries, turnovers and brownies are the perfect way to spice up a visit to Apple Hill. ”I think they use more cinnamon and spices in […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Bicycle Store: Placerville Bike Shop

“Family owned, family oriented.” The sentiment is what Placerville Bike Shop prides itself in, and what it aims to continue to provide in service to the community. It’s no wonder owner Bob Molinari and wife Barbara have owned the shop since 1977 and why you’ll find their sons Jeff and Andrew working at the store […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Art Gallery: Gold Country Artists

A true collaborative gallery, Gold Country Artists on Main Street in Placerville showcases the talents of a wide range of artists in the area. From artistic gourds to wood, glass, oils and acrylics, the art in the gallery is unique. There’s even jewelry, mixed media, pastels, photography, pottery, water-color art and more from a who’s […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Readers’ Choice: Bricks — best dinner

Bricks at 482 Main Street in Placerville is known for its impressive menu that features innovative starters, specialty salads, gourmet sandwiches and burgers, creative entrées and beautiful desserts. To complement the menu is a stunning décor featuring century-old brick walls showcasing the magnificent art by Benton Photography of Rescue. A full bar with extensive beer and wine […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Readers’ Choice: Cascada — Best Mexican dining

Cascada features a blend of American fare and Mexican cuisine with European influences. The menu choices are unique and there is an enchilada that is “unlike anything else in the world,” according to owner Jose Rodriquez. The spectacular enchilada lists lobster, artichoke hearts and a chipotlé cream sauce as some of its ingredients. The restaurant is located […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best BBQ: Back Forty Texas BBQ

At the heart of Back Forty Texas BBQ’s success in Shingle Springs is mouth-watering food smothered in award-winning sauce. Offered are a pound, half-pound or quarter-pound of pork ribs, beef ribs, whole chicken, chopped beef, pulled pork, sliced beef, sliced pork and sliced turkey. Soups and salads are also on the menu, along with desserts […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Asian: Hong Kong Inn

The Hong Kong Inn Chinese Restaurant in Placerville has voters raving about high-quality food at a reasonable price. It’s no wonder it was voted Best Asian, with mouth-watering offerings of egg rolls, wings and even Chinese doughnuts as appetizers to get you started. Fried rice of all varieties — including chicken, roast pork, beef, ham, […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Salon: The Look Salon

Achieve the look you’ve always wanted while relaxing in a peaceful atmosphere with this year’s winner: The Look Salon. Located in Placerville, the Look Salon offers precision cutting, expert coloring and professional styling for your hair, but also a full array of spa services to pamper customers. Trends and techniques are always changing, but The Look stays […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Best Paint Store: The Paint Spot

The Paint Spot has been serving El Dorado County for over 50 years. It’s lasted that long not simply because it sells quality Benjamin Moore and Pittsburgh paint, but because it gives its customers the attention they deserve. Proudly hosting two locations, one in Placerville and another in Shingle Springs, the paint store has professionals on […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Readers Choice 2013 | Leave a reply

Critical Care: Mercy Hospital of Folsom named one of 100 best

FOLSOM — Mercy Hospital of Folsom has been recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care in 2014. Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified […]

Grow For It! The best time of the year

Yes, it’s that time again, the fifth annual Fall Master Gardener Plant Sale. And it promises to be a great one. The sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Veterans Memorial Building parking lot, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. As usual, Master Gardeners have been hard […]

Grape and Gourmet celebrates the best

SACRAMENTO — Wine lovers can taste the finest varietals in the state as California’s top vineyards and winemakers are honored at the 2013 Grape and Gourmet at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento, on Thursday, Aug. Fantastic local restaurants — including Mulvaney’s B&L, Thir13en and Tuli Bistro — will serve samples of their very best […]

At a glance: The best things in life are free

One of the best free shows of the year is coming up — the Perseid Meteor Shower. Actually some meteors from the remnants of the Swift-Tuttle comet are visible now but the big viewing nights are Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday, Aug. 12. The meteors originate from the area of the constellation Perseus, which forms […]

Best of Class

Chatom Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay Feist Wines 2011 Viognier Gwinllan Estate 2009 Zinfandel Macchia Winery 2011 Sangiovese Amorous Macchia Winery 2011 Zinfandel Outrageous Nevada City Winery 2010 Zinfandel Oakstone Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot Sobon Estate 2011 Syrah

Wine at Town Center brings the best wine and food together

EL DORADO HILLS — Fantastic local wines and delicious appetizers prepared by local chefs are on the Wine at Town Center menu on Saturday, June 8. The Rotary Clubs of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park host the 18th annual fundraiser along the El Dorado Hills Town Center waterfront. Money raised from the popular event […]

Putting her best paw forward

At just 12 weeks old Brunei, a yellow Lab, shows just how smart she is. She gets good marks for potty training, comes when she’s called, sits by trainer Karrie Kinsella’s side, greets without jumping and knows to stay off the furniture. All these skills are necessary for the pup, who’s training to become a […]

Americana at its best

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association is pleased to present folk music performer and songwriter William Florian in its final concert of the 2012-13 season on Thursday, April 18. William Florian promises an upbeat, energetic, musical journey of America’s greatest songs of the ’60s including songs he performed as lead singer of the famous […]

Shingle Springs Aussie is the best

Belle Starr is a bitch and she has the trophies to prove it. The 3-year-old Australian Shepherd, “Wookstock’s Belle Starr Little Girl,” won best of breed at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb.11. When she’s not on the competition circuit — which now takes up most of her time — Belle romps […]

Time out: ‘Best Seafood’ found at Powell’s

Restaurant: Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub Address: 425 Main St. in Placerville Phone: 530-626-1091 Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to about 10 or 11 p.m. and Sundays from noon until around 10 p.m. Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub once again received the Mountain Democrat’s coveted Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Seafood” in 2012. […]

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Sanford trial: Prosecution, defense rest

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See what is inside the vault

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