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Choosing a hospital that’s best for you

You’ve probably read a restaurant guide or review before going out for a special dinner. And you’ve probably scanned a consumer review or two before buying a new or used car. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where you could get information on the quality of hospitals in your area? Well, there […]

Looking back: The best photos of 2015 — Jackie Penn

Folsom Symphony, conductor Peter Jaffe (Penn) Folsom Symphony’s Maestro Peter Jaffe leads the orchestra during a rehearsal in October at Harris Center for the Arts. Nahko and Medicine for the People plays at Dry Diggins Festival Nahko and Medicine for the People plays at the Dry Diggins Festival at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on […]

Looking back: The best photos of 2015 — Shelly Thorene

DSC_1086e Jace Boone, 4, dressed as a little Elvis, concentrates on his moves as On Stage Productions dance teacher and mom Courtney, right, looks on. The dancers were working on choreography for “Blue Suede Shoes” in preparation for the studio’s 25th anniversary show at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in July DSC_3466e Camden Kalteren, 8, […]

Looking back: The best photos of 2015 — Krysten Kellum

Placerville resident Dave Hoagland hold up Putty after winning his race. Placerville resident Dave Hoagland holds up Putty the wiener dog after Putty won his heat of the Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races on Sept. 19. DSC_1115-ec-w-1024×657 Every Wednesday CHP Cadets honor fallen CHP Officers by polishing their memorial name plaques that surround a fountain at […]

Best Winery: Boeger Winery and Wine Tasting

Winemaker Greg Boeger has been pioneering unique varietals and artisan blends since the ‘70s. With son Justin, also a winemaker, Boeger Winery produces award-winning wines from the 30 different varieties of grapes grown on its vineyards. The 2013 Boeger Estate Zinfandel won gold in the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; its 2012 Pinot Grande was awarded gold and best Pinot […]

Best Ribs: Back Forty Texas BBQ

“Tex the way it was meant!” And it sure is at Back Forty Texas BBQ. Open six days a week for lunch and dinner, the causal atmosphere and good ole Southern hospitality makes the dining experience a delight. The ribs are the highlight of the show, and come a few diff erent ways — a slab of pork ribs, […]

Best Patio Dining: The Independent

The family owned and operated Independent Restaurant and Bar opened its doors in the fall 2011 has since wooed customers with a gourmet food and drink menu, boasting American fusion fare and exceptional cocktails. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, with a spacious outdoor garden patio under the stars complete with fireplace, fountain, bulb string lights and candles at every table […]

Best Steak and Fine Dining: Henry’s Steakhouse

Located inside Red Hawk Casino, Henry’s Steakhouse serves USDA Prime and Wagyu steaks, select seafood and fresh fish, succulent Colorado lamb, free-range poultry and game. To go with these superb meals are wines from El Dorado, Napa and Sonoma counties, as well as wines from around the world. House specialties include surf and turf, prime rib of beef accompanied by Yorkshire […]

Best Coffee: Bean Barn

Once again voted the best place to get a great cup of coffee is the Bean Barn. A convenient drive-through that is staffed by cheerful and friendly people, order your choice of a piping hot latte, mocha, black and white, hot chocolate, chai tea, brewed coffee, cappuccino, cafe au lait or tea. They also have a variety of iced […]

Best Picture Framing: Pop Art Gallery & Custom Framing

If you wish to show just how wonderful that photo, poster or painting really is, Pop Art Gallery & Custom Framing is the place to go, where master framer Dan Anderson can’t wait to apply his skills. Anderson and wife Angela own the popular Pop Art Gallery and framing store, where vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters beckon fans to browse […]

Best Flower Shop: Flowers on Main

If you have a wedding, anniversary, engagement or birthday coming up, Flowers on Main is your one-stop floral shopping source. Owner Melissa Cowan has an eye for floral arrangement and it shows in her colorful and classy bouquets, wreaths and center pieces. Flowers on Main can find you the perfect flowers for any special moment. The floral shop also stocks […]

Best New Restaurant: Wally’s Pizza Bar

Wally’s Pizza Bar opened its doors in January 2015. The restaurant is locally owned and operated by Wally, Dan, Jeremy and Monica Dreher. The Dreher family also owns and operates FLB Sports Bar & Casino in Folsom, open since 1979. Wally’s Pizza Bar offers an array of food selections, from appetizers to gourmet pizzas like the Thai curry chicken and pear gorgonzola, to soups, salads […]

Best Bed and Breakfast: Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

For the best in luxury accommodations, nothing tops Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast. From elegant and individually designed guest rooms to the scrumptious breakfasts, an overnight stay is always a memorable one. Located on a five-acre estate with stunning views of the American River and the surrounding countryside, this bed and breakfast is conveniently located close to a wide array of […]

Best Nursery: Front Yard Nursery

If you have star thistle in your yard, but your camel got away and you forgot to get some goats, you have a problem. Fortunately, Front Yard Nursery has a number of solutions you might try to rid yourself of those little green and yellow horrors of the foothills. With drought-resistant plants, all kinds of trees and bushels of […]

Best mortgage company: Vision Mortgage

Vision Mortgage is staffed by mortgage professionals with years of experience that can find the right adjustable or fixed rate loan that suits your particular financial goals. With access to hundreds of real estate loan programs at their fingertips, their loan consultants can hep you get the best terms available on the biggest investment you’ll probably ever make. Check out their […]

Best Firearms and Accessories: Defense Shot

DefenseShot.com in Shingle Springs provides training in everything you need to learn to become proficient and comfortable using a gun. Defense shot offers two-day courses on everything needed to safely and effectively carry a concealed firearm in California. Those new to buying a gun will find the Beginner Handguns class particularly useful as it provides an in-depth introduction to handgun essentials that prepares people to safely and […]

Best Lunch Spot: Heyday Cafe

Heyday Cafe is a small, family owned and operated gem on Main Street in Placerville. Its cozy and inviting atmosphere beckons locals and visitors alike to enjoy some of the best food in town. Open seven days a week for lunch, the menu is often updated to entice hungry customers. Check out the newly added Sherry-infused lobster bisque soup and […]

Best Art Gallery: Gold Country Artists Gallery

With the works of 50 artists on display it’s no wonder that readers voted Gold Country Artists Gallery into the top spot. The gallery has been an anchor of downtown since 1992, attracting tourists and locals alike to wander inside the magical rooms upstairs and down and spend hours poring over wonderful paintings, watercolors, acrylics, jewelry and even artfully decorated […]

Best Bakery: Sweetie Pie’s

Voted by readers as the best bakery is Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant and Bakery. A popular downtown eatery, customers frequent it for breakfast, lunch or just for dessert. The baked goods are delicious and extensive, including cinnamon rolls, all kinds of breads, scones, 19 kinds of pie including olallieberry crumb, sour cream apple olallieberry, sour cream apple, rhubarb-raspberry and chocolate cream. Also […]

Best Travel Agency: Hangtown Travel

Hangtown Travel has been in business since 1971, specializing in individual, customized services with an emphasis on high-end travel. Its staff have travel experience from all over the world and can help plan the most complicated of trips, off er advice and help you avoid common travel problems. That leaves you with the job of just enjoying yourself. They can […]

Best Breakfast: Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant and Bakery

Locals and travelers alike frequent Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant and Bakery for breakfast favorites like french toast and Belgian waffles; olallieberry, health nut or buttermilk pancakes; or a breakfast burrito. Those in the mood for a scramble will find a variety of delectable combinations served with country potatoes. Eggs prepared diff erent ways are on the menu along with oatmeal, cheese blintzes […]

Best Entertainment For Kids: El Dorado County Fair

Chosen as the best place when it comes to entertaining the kids is the El Dorado County Fair. With carnival rides, midway games, and corn dogs and cotton candy for eating, the county fair is a place you can find fun for everyone in the family. Events during this year’s fair had something for kids of all ages including […]

Best Asian Restaurant: Hong Kong Inn

Selected once again for serving up the best Asian cuisine is Hong Kong Inn. Providing quick service and delicious Chinese food at very reasonable prices, try them and they will soon become your favorite as well. Hong Kong Inn’s menu includes an array of appetizers from pot stickers to crispy noodles. Try their hot and sour soup for something spicy […]

Best Italian Restaurant: Papa Gianni’s

Papa Gianni’s Ristorante in Cameron Park has been bringing the Italian flavor for 23 years. Open six days a week for lunch and dinner, the ambience is romantic, warm and inviting. The restaurant off ers a wide variety of fare based on traditional dished from Southern Italy — homemade ravioli, gnocchi alla vodka and much more. The restaurant also has […]

Best Doughnuts: Sweet Score Cafe

Named best doughnut place is Sweet Score Cafe in Placerville. Offering up doughnuts, frozen yogurt, barbecue and more, it was formerly known as Sweet Score & Yogurt. Now owned by Nicole and Joshua Musil, look for new additions such as a soup and salad bar with bread bowl options, barbecue pork, chicken, and beef and a Kid’s Menu, plus the interior […]

Best Funeral Home: Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home

Losing a family member or loved one can be a trying time. Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home is here to help families and people get through this difficult stage. In business since 1964, the staff values Placerville’s small-town atmosphere and is committed to maintaining a high level of personal service. Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home offers unlimited options […]

Best Antique Store: Placerville Antiques & Collectibles

It takes a collection of talented and inspired people to offer a tantalizing collection of antiques that will pique the interest of the collector in so many categories. Placerville Antiques & Collectibles since 1988 has been offering lovers of fine antiques a haven full of knowledgeable dealers and their favorite pieces. The collective, owned by Bev Fraga, prides itself on […]

Best Employment Agency: Blue Ribbon Personnel Services

Blue Ribbon Personnel Services can provide temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employees as well as skill testing services to employers. For employees, Blue Ribbon’s temp-to-hire program gives them the chance to try out a job and potential employer to see if there is a good fit. The direct hire/executive placement program is free to the employee and places him/her directly with […]

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shop: Whistle Stop Yogurt

Craving a delicious treat? Look no further than Whistle Stop Yogurt. Frozen yogurt flavors vary with the seasons but customers will always find something delicious to put in their cup or cone. Toppings are plentiful with lots of syrups, fresh fruit and a variety of nuts and candy to make that frozen yogurt treat truly one of a kind. If […]

Best Hamburger: Old Town Grill

If you’re looking to sink your teeth into a juicy hamburger, Old Town Grill is your place. Chef John Sanders is master of the meaty medium. Old Town Grill has been serving delicious hamburgers and more since 2000. Other menu items include grilled chicken sandwiches, special sirloin, elk, buffalo and seafood specials. One of their most popular side dishes is […]

Best Mexican Food: Durango’s Mexican Restaurant

A staple for quality mexican food since 1979, Durango’s Mexican Restaurant off ers customers a fun, friendly atmosphere and great quality food and drinks. Try the delicious top shelf margarita with carne asada tacos or a shrimp tostada. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, the restaurant is conveniently located close to downtown Placerville and the movie theater, perfect […]

Best Veterinarian: Crossroads Animal Hospital

AAHA-accredited Crossroads Animal Hospital’s veterinarian Dr. Ric Delgadillo provides pet care six days a week for scaly, furry and feathered friends, including dogs and cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles and pocket pets. The clinic’s dedicated team of professionals provide compassionate and personalized care for animals (and their people, too). The staff offers comprehensive care — wellness visits, vaccinations, puppies and kittens care, senior […]

Best Credit Union: Schools Financial Credit Union

A member-owned financial cooperative with more than $1.5 billion in assets and more than 120,000 members, Schools Financial Credit Union was founded over 80 years ago and ranks as one of the largest credit unions in California and the nation. Schools serves employees of public and private schools, school board members, students and members of alumni associations. They also offer online banking, a variety of IRAs, checking […]

Best Apple Pie: High Hill Ranch

Beating out the competition for best apple pie is High Hill Ranch. Filled to the brim with Golden Delicious apples and topped with a tender, flaky crust, this favorite is sold baked or unbaked. Other delicious pies they sell include sour cream apple, sour cream apple berry, Dutch apple, caramel apple, sugarless apple, berry, apple berry, pumpkin, pecan, apple cake, apple walnut cake, sugar-free apple cake, apple muffins, […]

Best Siding: Alpine Exteriors

Whether it’s repairing damage or just an upgrade, readers voted Alpine Exteriors as the No. 1 choice when it comes to siding. Opened in 2001 with window installations, demand and reputation drove Alpine’s owner, Dale Myrick, to expand to other products such as decking and siding. Using only high-performance materials, windows are Anlin; siding is either James Hardie or Certain-Teed; and […]

Best Barbecue: Hog Wild Bar-B-Que & Catering

Offering a little taste of Texas is Hog Wild Bar-B-Que & Catering. Owned by Aaron and Jamie Evans, readers voted the restaurant as the best place for barbecue. Count on them for some finger licking food as well as good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. All of their meats are slow-smoked daily on a wood smoker. Their bread is also made fresh […]

Best Christmas Tree Farm: Indian Rock Ranch

A place to make lasting memories, the family owned Indian Rock Ranch has been in operation for more than 40 years. Once there, people can take their time fi nding the perfect Christmas tree among the 13 acres worth of silver tip, white fir, incense cedar, douglas fir, pine and specialty fir trees. Indian Rock Ranch also organizes Trees for […]

Best Floor Covering Store: Dick’s Carpet One Floor & Home

The Reader’s Choice when it comes to floor covering is Dick’s Carpet One Floor & Home. A store with a long history of excellent customer service, quality products and professionally certified installation, county residents enjoy the personal service that comes from this locally owned and operated business. Visit the showroom to see El Dorado County’s largest combined selection of carpet, hardwood, […]

Best Roofing Company: Nail-It Roofing

The residential roofing specialists at Nail-It Roofing provide the greater Sacramento area with specialized, high-quality products and certified roofing contractors who do the work. Services offered include new construction, re-roof/recover, repairs, roof maintenance and emergency services. Opening in 2013, Nail-It Roofi ng is a family owned and operated business with a combined 25 years of experience. CEO and president, Aaron Meyer, works […]

Best Dinner: Brick’s Eats and Drinks

Selected as the best place in town for dinner is Brick’s Eats and Drinks, a long-time favorite of those wanting an upscale meal in downtown Placerville. Its warm and inviting pub-like interior is the perfect setting for a relaxing dinner with friends. Start with tasty appetizers like swordfi sh tacos, stuff ed portabella mushrooms or balsamic brussel sprouts. For dinner […]

Best Consignment Store: Violets Are Blue

Violets are Blue but you won’t be when you see the great prices at this women’s consignment store. Selling contemporary and vintage clothing since 1991, the boutique is a place to find high quality but inexpensive clothing and accessories. With a large assortment of items in-house and new ones being added all the time, check out its selection of jeans, […]

Best Pizza: Pizza Bene

Pizza Bene is known for traditional Napoletana-style pizzas made using Italian Antico Molino Caputo Flour that produces an incredibly flavorful, crisp crust. Pizzas include the classic margherita, pepperoni and marinara with tasty twists on the genre like the Garlic and More Garlic on the pie line-up. Pizza scientist Ben Butler opened the pizzeria in April of 2014. Pizza Bene also serves […]

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Sports scene: Feb. 12, 2016

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Roundup: Feb. 9-10, 2016

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“Fresh Tracks” 5k Snowshoe Walk and Race

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GS boys downed 60-47

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Lady Griz fall to Rio Vista

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Lady Bruins oust Oakmont, eye Roseville

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Oak Ridge athletes sign

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Costa breaks through for first win

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Numbers add up for Bruins’ team title

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Six lady wrestlers advance

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Troy tests Woodcreek

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Cougars win rematch, eye title

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Roundup: Feb. 8, 2016

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Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

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Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

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Bruins clinch CVC

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‘Lend Me a Tenor’ hits a high note

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Things to do: Feb. 12, 2016

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The future looks sweet

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Hear Lolligaggers and Beyond a Dream at fundraiser

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Second Saturday concert features local favorites

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Feist Wines moving south down Highway 49

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Folsom Lake Symphony plays the language of love

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Pomp and pageantry coming to Folsom

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Food trucks drive to Union Mine High School

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Career fair showcases opportunities

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‘Ancestral Voices’ inspire dancers in spring concert

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Divorces: December 2015

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Dr. Darrel Lee Dawes

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Linda Marie (Gray) Suddarth

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Etta “Louise” Beals

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Odie Ray Prettyman funeral notice

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Dennis “Spike” Wright

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Lloyd Frank Romberger

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Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

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Joseph Richard Erickson

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Philip John Garthe Jr.

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Home Source Feb 12

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