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North Lake Tahoe celebrates Easter

North Lake Tahoe is offering an eggstraordinary range of celebratory events this Easter. Eggs hunts and Easter bunnies are springing up in the mountains and lakeside venues are offering family-friendly activities throughout the weekend. Included in the North Lake Tahoe activities are: Egg Hunts Tahoe City’s Spring Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt returns with the popular […]

Things to do: April 3, 2015

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, April 6 through May 3, is featuring Carlotta Tormey, amazing watercolor artist who specializes in western story-telling themes. Also featured is photographer James Canning, who creates large abstract photographs printed on metal and raku potter Lisa Bone. Starting this month is a new monthly special […]

At a glance: Total lunacy

There will be a total lunar eclipse before dawn for those in the western areas of North America on Saturday, April 4. Only the beginning phase will be visible before the Moon sets but it is still cool to watch the shadow start to shade the Moon. Besides the total eclipse phase will last less […]

Foothill dining: Fun edible centerpieces

Less than 15 percent of Americans typically plan to celebrate Easter in a restaurant. This means the vast majority will dine at home. Aside from the meal must-haves (ham, eggs, spring vegetables and favorite family desserts) a beautiful table is a priority as well. Balancing busy, hectic lives with a desire to create meaningful family […]

At a glance: Beautiful vistas

All the rain has sure greened up the landscape and ensures that the wildflowers will be beautiful. A stop by the El Dorado County Government Center, building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, also ensures a pleasant scene with the annual Diamond Springs Art Association Spring Art Show and Sale. The art is on display […]

Sequoia sale starts new chapter

A new chapter is unfolding for the elegant Sequoia at the Bee-Bennett House at 643 Bee St. in Placerville. For the last 10 years it has been known as the place to go for dinner, Sunday brunch, comedy nights, salsa dance lessons, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day, a special event and […]

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Hop to it

There are Easter events happening throughout El Dorado County. A few ideas follow for a good time. 49er Flapjack Breakfast — Saturday, April 23. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lotus Fire Station, 5122 Firehouse Road in Lotus. Tickets are $5 and $3 for kids under 10.  The event is co-sponsored by the Coloma-Lotus Chamber […]

Stepping out: A good fritter is really hard to find

“To the trained palate the flavor of food comes in bits and pieces, like words in a sentence.” — Hsiang Ju Lin and Tsuifeng Lin “Chinese Gastronomy” (1969) The Donut Factory I like apple fritters. I mean, I really like them and really good ones are often hard to find. During Apple Hill season, several […]

Roundup: April 15, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 5, Boulder City 0 — The Cougars (12-5) opened action in the San Diego Lions Tournament, and play through Thursday.  Union Mine 11, Monterey Trail 0 — Competing in the Woodland Spring Break Easter Tournament Saturday, the Diamondbacks (9-10) had nine hits and took advantage of four Mustang errors to win the game […]

The more personal side of real estate

Often my weekly column focuses on numbers. The number of new monthly listings and sales, the average number of days an average home will be listed before it sells and the number of homes that sell at or above the listed price. Those statistics and others, furnished by our local Board of Realtors and our […]

Belltower: A potpouri — from Superbowl to Shakespeare

Feb. 3’s Superbowl game between two teams coached by the brothers Harbaugh is now reported to have the third highest viewership. Except maybe during the half hour the lights went out in the Mercedes Superdome. The local power company had just completed a $4.2 million upgrade to the Superdome electrical service and things went off without […]

Stepping out: The turkey burger is a good deal

“They say fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.” — Jonathan Swift “Polite and Ingenious Conversation” (1738) Turkey burgers Two weeks ago last Wednesday, this paper had a flyer for Carl’s Jr., advertising its new line of under 500 calorie charbroiled turkey burgers and offering a “buy one, get one free” deal on […]

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Anti-terrorism authority renewed

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

4th of July closures set

By Pat Lakey | From Page: A1

EDH murder: Offer discussed; new hearing set

By Pat Lakey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Delegation checks out county businesses

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A1 | Gallery

End of the Moore legacy

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Tips to beat the heat

By El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency | From Page: A2

City residents asked to fill out survey

By Pat Lakey | From Page: A3

Gun-owner advocate vows to keep fighting

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Water leak spouts up in Placerville

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3

Pet owners face citation if animals endangered in hot weather

By El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency | From Page: A6

Dementia workshop next week

By El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency | From Page: A6

Heard over the back fence: Fix your bike

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

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Opinion »

Publisher’s Ink: To the back of the bill Mr. Hamilton!

By Richard Esposito | From Page: A4

The Democratic-Chronicles: Moral myopia

By Gene Altshuler | From Page: A4

Charles Krauthammer: On lowering the flag

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A5

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Letters »

Side-stepping the Electoral College

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Thanks to a firefighter

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Sports »

Ponderosa lead slips away is district play

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8

Dolphins dominate Arden Manor

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Taz wins friendly league meet

By Patty Pope | From Page: A8

El Dorado Hills Major win big

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8

Outside with Charlie: Perfect place

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

Bruins squad capture Silver crown

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

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Prospecting »

Riches of the river include more than gold

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Fun in the mud at Markham

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2

At a glance: Plenty to do

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Kaitlyn Dias basks in ‘Inside Out’ success

By Julie Samrick | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Grow For It! Summer Tree Care

By Debbie Hager | From Page: B4

Mobile Food Pantry to distribute food in Placerville

By Food Bank Of El Dorado County | From Page: B4

Placerville Arts Association celebrated 50th anniversary

By Placerville Arts Association | From Page: B12 | Gallery

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Essentials »

Building permits issued June 22-26

By Pat Lakey | From Page: A2

Statewide fire summary

By Cal Fire | From Page: A2

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Obituaries »

Marco Antonio Ramos

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Felicia “Babe” Baer Moseley

By Contributor | From Page: A2

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Speed Bump

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Tundra

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Horoscope, Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Horoscope, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Flying McCoys

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Long Story Short

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Shoe

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Sudoku

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Rubes

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New York Times Crossword

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