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Sacramento County Fair announces contests

The 2014 Sacramento County Fair is pleased to announce the following contests and is now accepting applications. All entry forms are available on the Sacramento County Fair Website at More than 100,000 guests will enjoy the Sacramento County Fair May 22 to 26 on the grounds of Cal Expo. Close to 10,000 school children […]

Schwartzler pleads no contest

A man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend pleaded no contest Friday morning. Judge Daniel B. Proud told Austin Schwartzler that it was his understanding Schwartzler would be pleading to Count 1 of the complaint, attempted murder, and that the enhancements attached to the charge would be dismissed. Prosecutor Lisette […]

Design for a cause: Contest helps spaces that help others

To make lives of the less fortunate better, I have gotten dressed up, teetered around a party in too-high heels while balancing a glass of champagne and written a check. I have also put on old jeans and a baseball cap, rolled paint and hung blinds. And I will tell you which one is better. […]

Camera Club holds print contest

A photography print competition will be held by the El Dorado Camera Club at its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. This judged competition is open to members and non-members for a small entry fee. There are multiple categories for color and black and white […]

Poetry contest invites entries

Artists Embassy International presents its 21st annual Dancing Poetry contest. More than $1,000 in prize money will be awarded. Original poetry submissions are welcomed. All prize winners will receive a prize certificate suitable for framing, a ticket to the Dancing Poetry Festival and be invited to read their prize winning poem at the 2014 Dancing Poetry Festival […]

Cash prizes in Water Spots Video Contest

SACRAMENTO — High school students can win cash prizes and the chance to view their video on the Raley Field Jumbotron by entering the 2014 Water Spots Video Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Regional Water Authority (RWA) challenges teens to create compelling and original 25-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos on a select water […]

Doll contest sparks creativity

Reuse, repurpose, recycle and so the children did. One hundred and sixty-six dolls were entered in the Placerville Holiday Doll contest this year. The children did an amazing job creatively transforming plastic bottles, tin cans, boxes, wooden spoons, solo drinking cups, keyhole paver stones, feathers, pine cones, spools, socks, soda cans, jars, plastic Easter eggs, […]

LegiSchool sponsors essay contest

The Center for California Studies’ LegiSchool Project is seeking entries for its 18th annual essay contest. This year’s topic is “Gun Control vs. Gun Rights.” This issue has been hotly debated by lawmakers in California over the past several years and now LegiSchool wants high school students to weigh in. California has some of the […]

Enter mandarin contest

With a $1,700 set of Kitchen Craft cookware for Best of Show and $100 for top place in each category, the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival Recipe Contest, just might be the recipe contest to win this year. The popular event draws more than 40 entries and the judging will be a don’t-miss activity at the […]

Essay contest invites participants

The Democrats of El Dorado County are proud to announce the ninth annual Democratic Essay Contest open to junior and senior students attending El Dorado County’s public high schools. The topic this year is “ What do you believe is the biggest single threat to our democracy? Explain your choice. How do you believe we […]

Freeman pleads no contest

David Robert Freeman, the former Union Mine High School teacher and coach accused of 13 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse or oral copulation with a minor, appeared in court Tuesday morning and pleaded no contest to all 13 charges. The judge in the case, Daniel B. Proud, then referred the case to the probation department for […]

Heard over the back fence: Join the Snowline Hospice stores’ photo contest

Paul and Wendy Chafer forwarded the following “Feel Smarter” quote: “I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.” — Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball player HOSPICE PHOTO CONTEST: 
Snowline Hospice is inviting their customers, of all ages, to participate in a “Fashion Photo Contest.” Winning entries […]

Hunt contest takes entrants

A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a four-night, three-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at the R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort in Seneca South Dakota, one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations ( This is the fifth year that the contest has taken place. The program’s goal is to […]

Enter poetry contest to win cash

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the Famous Poets. There are a total of 50 prizes totaling over $4,000 in cash and book prizes. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest […]

Jessika Bol wins local hunting contest

Pleasant Valley resident Jessika Bol, 16, a sophomore-to-be at Union Mine, is this year’s winner of the 4-night, 3-day trip to the R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort in Seneca, South Dakota. Bol is on the El Dorado County Youth Trap Team along with last year’s winner, Gina Phillipsen. Contest facilitator Ann Pasiuk presented Bol with her […]

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Placerville a winner in Main Street Matters contest

Proving once again how much local residents cherish downtown Placerville, it was announced on Monday that the city is one of 20 winners in the paint makeover contest called “Main Street Matters,” sponsored by the Benjamin Moore Paint Company. The campaign to honor and revitalize Main Street included over 130 cities in the United States and […]

Maloney: ‘No contest’

A man accused of embezzling from a non-profit organization pleaded no contest in court Wednesday afternoon. Kent Maloney appeared with his attorney, Donald Heller, to plead no contest to charges that he embezzled more than $200,000 from the Lions Education Foundation, associated with the Lions International, from Dec. 12, 2005, to Oct. 26, 2007, having […]

Red Hawk stabber pleads ‘no contest’

An outburst during the plea hearing for the man accused of stabbing another man to death at Red Hawk Casino led to the victim’s family being escorted from the Courthouse Friday morning. El Dorado County Judge James R. Wagoner informed Estephen Juarez that the complaint against him had been amended to be a charge of […]

Photo print contest

The semi-annual photography print competition will be held by the El Dorado Camera Club on Thursday, May 16, at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park, at 7 p.m. The competition is open to all camera enthusiasts, members and non-members. The Special Category for this competition is “Motion.” For information on […]

SAGE map contest draws full house

Award-winning local cartographers were out in force at the county government center Tuesday morning. Participants in the map contest sponsored by the association of Surveyors, Architects, Geologists and Engineers (SAGE), competed in all grade levels from kindergarten through high school. All the winning maps were displayed in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors chambers, […]

Poetry contest open

Poets are invited to enter a different, challenging and fun poetry contest. The poem can be serious or humorous in any poetry form. Let your imagination soar in a poem for family audiences. All Dancing Poetry Festival prize winners will receive a certificate suitable for framing, a ticket for a guest to the Dancing Poetry […]

EDH student’s science project goes to state contest

Three Golden Hills School seventh graders placed in the Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair held on March 9 and one of them will be taking her science project to the California State Science Fair.

Paloma DiMugo, 12, took first place in the regional competition in the category of Physical Science with her project that explored why birds fly in a V formation during migration. “I had a hard time thinking of a project to do and one morning when I woke up there were two birds flying in a V outside my house. I wanted to know why they did that,” said Paloma.

Home country: The liars contest

Delbert McLain came by to have coffee with us the other day. He’s our chamber of commerce, you know. And he ties fishing flies, but doesn’t fish. Delbert’s mission in life seems to be to promote our little valley into becoming so important and prosperous that we won’t want to live here anymore. But he […]

Fire Poster Contest winners named

Two young ladies know what it takes to safely escape a fire and now their art sharing that message will grace El Dorado Hills Fire Department fire prevention vehicles. Lakeview Elementary School student Alysia Huang (first through third grade category) and Oak Meadow Elementary School student Lynn Yang (fourth through fifth-grade category) won the department’s […]

‘No contest’ to arson

A woman accused of burning down a house and endangering her son in the process pleaded no contest in court Monday morning. After deputy district attorney Vicki Ashworth amended the criminal complaint against Rachel Wentz to have the first count be for arson of forest lands or a house, uninhabited, Wentz plead no contest the […]

Child negligence: Ewing pleads ‘no contest’

The woman accused of negligence leading to her son dying in a house fire pleaded no contest Tuesday morning, the day her trial was to start.

Jennifer Ewing, in a weak voice choked with emotion, replied to all of the legal questions El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud asked. She often paused between answering the question, tears sometimes rolling down her face, before softly saying “Yeah” to many of the questions, sometimes muttering over Proud.

Rotary speech contestants wanted

Have a way with words and love helping others? Enter the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The contest is open to all high school students, including those home-schooled. Contestants must give a five- to eight-minute speech on “Peace Through Service,” Rotary International’s 2012-13 theme. Notes are allowed at the club and semifinal level but not at […]

Top 10 — No. 3: Ex-DSA president pleads no contest to embezzlement

On March 12, 2012 a retired El Dorado County sergeant was arraigned on an allegation of embezzling money from the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, of which had previously been the president of. Though initially pleading not guilty, he would later change his plea. Donald Philip Atkinson, of El Dorado Hills, pleaded not guilty […]

Essay contest to focus on the DREAM Act

Sacramento State’s LegiSchool Project is seeking entries for its annual essay contest. This year’s topic is the DREAM Act. Students will discuss in their essays whether they agree with public policy proposals such as the DREAM Act, how such proposals affect California and ideas they have regarding steps California can take to address the issue […]

Residents contesting proposed Shingle Springs developments

Lori Parlin and Frank Verdin are feeling somewhat besieged these days what with the number of new developments being proposed for Shingle Springs. Devoted to the peaceful rural nature of the area where they live, they are looking for others like themselves who don’t want the community to change. “We’re going to get hit hard […]

Montbleu earns honors in contest

LAKE TAHOE — Are you looking to spend Christmas in Lake Tahoe, one of America’s favorite lakes according to USA Today in one of its August issues? The nightlife, headliner-entertainment and gaming with world-class outdoor recreation make South Lake Tahoe a place to go. South Shore’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa complements the nation’s leading […]

Essay contest open to junior and seniors

The Democrats of El Dorado County are proud to announce the eighth annual Fred Winn Student Essay Contest. This contest is open to public high school juniors and seniors in all county high schools including the El Dorado Union High School District, Black Oak Mine Unified School District  and Lake Tahoe Unified School District. The […]

Smith changes plea to ‘no contest’

Rebecca Smith, one of two nurses charged with elder abuse after a patient in their care died, appeared briefly in court Thursday morning to accept a plea agreement. Smith, who appeared alongside attorney Guy Louie, pleaded no contest to the first count against her, elder or dependent adult abuse, between Feb. 23, 2008 and March […]

Kidnapping, attempted murder suspect pleads no contest

Dustin James Woodruff, 27, appeared in court Monday afternoon to plead to one of the counts charged against him. After defense attorney David Brooks and deputy district attorney Gloria Mas approached the bench, the matter was trailed for some time and other cases called. The case was recalled and Judge Douglas C. Phimister announced that […]

Carson Valley Inn offers free weekly football contest

The 2012 football season continues at the Carson Valley Inn with a free weekly football contest, a full-spectrum of sports betting, over three dozen HDTVs for game viewing, free drawings and bar munchies served 24 hours for Monday Night Football The Inn’s Football Free-For-All offers a free chance to win $1,000 each week by picking all […]

Writers contest invites novelists to take part

There are some who say writing a novel takes awesome talent, strong language skills, academic training and years of dedication. Not true. All it really takes is a deadline — a very, very tight deadline. Welcome to National Novel Writing Month: a nonprofit literary crusade that encourages aspiring novelists all over the world to write a […]

State Fair to hold contests

Win by an ear Calling all corn lovers. The California State Fair is looking for participants for the corn eating competition. The competition will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 23 on the Promenade Stage. Contestants should check in at the Promenade Stage by 12:45 p.m. There is no entry fee to compete. […]

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