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Live On, Drive On! celebrates Scott

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On! campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes […]

Heard over the back fence: Bicycle rodeo

BICYCLE RODEO: A Bicycle Rodeo for ages 3 and up is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the El Dorado County Library, 2500 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. The rodeo will teach safe riding habits and improve cycling skills. Call 530-677-2231 to register for this free event. REMEMBERING BERTE REYNOLDS: 25 […]

Car show keeps legacy moving forward

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign started by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes […]

Grim lessons taught at ‘Every 15’

One Oak Ridge student lay dead, ejected from the vehicle her best friend drove seconds before. Only the frantic wails of a second passenger could be heard as she called her best friends’ names from the back seat, pleading for them to answer. The teenage drunk driver, also an Oak Ridge student, got out of […]

Authors to share their stories

What: Authors Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 27, noon Cost: $10 Information: Rose at 530-626-5103, Nora at 916-941-7156 or e-mail at [email protected]   Any one of the authors scheduled Sunday, April 27 to talk about their works would be enough to fascinate a crowd but […]

Oh, say can you write

he Placerville Elks Lodge No. 1712 put out a call for creative writers in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades to craft an essay on “What does the National Anthem mean to you.” The students in El Dorado County responded with an excellent group of papers. Students were given information about the National Anthem […]

Heard over the back fence: Get the lowdown on veterans benefits

 Bill Schultz and Ed Swanson from the El Dorado County Department of Veterans Affairs will be at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. They will discuss veterans benefits, including “Aid and Attendance.” They will also review the importance of maintaining information, medical […]

PARTY prepares for school and golf fundraiser

EL DORADO HILLS — Parents, teachers, school administrators, police officers and students agree that PARTY and back-to-school go great together, especially when PARTY is defined as Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth. PARTY promotes injury prevention through reality education, enabling youth to recognize risks and make informed decisions about activities and behavior. PARTY reality […]

Catching up with the talented Jackie Greene

It’s been three years since Oak Ridge High School graduate Jackie Greene brought his unflappable cool to El Dorado County. The uber-talented singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, bluesman and hipster anchors the Coloma Blues Live! lineup on Saturday, June 9 at Henningsen-Lotus Park. Greene and his band play at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 at the door […]

McClintock sticks to stump

Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, is seeking his third two-year term as U.S. Representative in California’s 4th Congressional District. His low-key campaign emphasizes the anti-regulation, anti-tax, pro-business and pro-competition themes that have been the hallmark of a career in California politics that dates back to 1979. El Dorado and Placer counties make up 70 percent of […]

Local trauma survivor trying to save kids

Pollock Pines resident Michael Misch is talking to kids about distracted driving. The fact that he is talking at all is a miracle of sorts because Misch was involved in a horrific car crash in 2007 that left one person dead and himself confined to a wheelchair with brain and motor function injuries. The accident […]

CHP to educate young drivers

Placerville California Highway Patrol is reaching out to the community through programs in an attempt to educate drivers — especially teenagers — about dangers on the road. On April 26 at 6 p.m., the three-hour Start Smart program, targeted at both students and parents, will be held at the CHP office in Placerville, Officer Dan […]

My Turn: County high schools to launch ‘Distracted Driving’ program

A program to alert young drivers to the dangers of being distracted while driving is being quietly launched by student leaders, teachers and administrators at El Dorado County’s five public high schools and the County Office of Education. Even a split-second distraction can have deadly or long-lasting consequences, and the advent of cell phones and […]

Publisher’s ink: Academic Decathlon students and volunteers are all winners

As students representing Oak Ridge, El Dorado, Union Mine, and Ponderosa high schools filed into the theater of Union Mine High School last Saturday afternoon, the question on everyone’s mind was who would win this year’s 30th annual El Dorado County Academic Decathlon. Ponderosa High School entered the contest with 19 consecutive wins under their […]

‘Bullshot Crummond’ saves the day

What: “Bullshot Crummond” Who: Union Mine High School Drama Department Where: Union Mine High School, Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado When: Thursday, Feb. 2, 3, 4, 9 and 11. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $10, students $8 and high school students with associated student body cards $7 Information: 530-621-4003, ext. […]

Guinn pleads to manslaughter

The driver who was responsible for a car wreck that killed an El Dorado High School student earlier this year accepted a plea deal Monday morning. Victoria Elizabeth Guinn, 19, was behind the wheel of a Nissan 350z on March 27 when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into oak trees along Newtown […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged

Manslaughter hearing pushed back to December

The Pleasant Valley woman accused of killing an El Dorado High School student in a high-speed car crash earlier this year had her latest hearing Friday continued to December. Victoria Elizabeth Guinn, 18, was behind the wheel of a Nissan sports car that crashed in Placerville in March. Killed in the wreck was passenger and […]

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CHP teams with local schools to educate teens

Placerville area California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark is going back to school. Over the past several months, Stark has reached out to local high schools in an attempt to better warn teens of the perils of drunk or otherwise unsafe driving. “We’re working together because of the tragedies we had at the end of […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged

Chairman of the Board — down and dirty

Ray Nutting is the 2011 chairman of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. He spends 80 to 90 percent of his work week on county business. Mountain Democrat photographer Pat Dollins remarked on the way back from a visit to Nutting’s South County ranch, “That guy needs about a 72 hour day — and […]

Woman arraigned in death of EDHS teen

More than four months after El Dorado High School student Timothy Mulholland was killed in a high-speed car accident, the vehicle’s driver was formally charged and arraigned this week. Previous Story: Teen killed in Newtown wreck  Mulholland, 17, was killed on March 27 when the vehicle in which he was a passenger crashed into oak trees […]

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Life is anything but a drag for “Team Clevenger” racing family

EL DORADO HILLS — Makinna Clevenger wants you to believe she’s a normal teenager. She just graduated from Oak Ridge High School, where she was a good student, played rugby and was a popular cheerleader. But unlike the other cheerleaders, this 18-year-old spends her free time rocketing down a race track at 200 mph. So much […]

Teen accident victim remains on life support

The Union Mine High School student was was severely injured in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon remained on life support Friday afternoon. Placerville area California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark told the Mountain Democrat that, as of press time, there had been no change in the condition of Scott Santana, 17. “As far as we […]

Fatal crash investigation complete; fundraiser to be held

The California Highway Patrol’s investigation into the crash that killed an El Dorado High School senior in March has been completed, the Mountain Democrat has learned. Placerville area CHP officer Dan Stark said the investigation is completed and was forwarded to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office at the end of April. An official […]

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Teen killed in Newtown wreck

A local high school teenager died Sunday afternoon of injuries sustained during a high-speed car accident. At approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, a Nissan sports car driven by Victoria Guinn, 18, of Placerville, crashed into three oak trees along Newtown Road outside of Placerville. The car then careened into a muddy hillside some 100 feet away […]

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Bodacious Babes of El Dorado Hills help get PARTY started

Crash victims Kathi Sturgeon and Kathy Hurd “PARTYed” with Vista High School sophomores Friday. But this party at Folsom’s Mercy Hospital didn’t include balloons and music; it replaced the fun with drama and serious life lessons. The Bodacious Biking Babe cyclists of El Dorado Hills took the Folsom students through the “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related […]

She came from Russia with love

Maria Bonser, 48, is a soft spoken woman. She came to Pollock Pines by way of St. Petersburg, Russia. The story of her journey to El Dorado County starts back in 1997. Bonser is a trained teacher with a PhD in global education. She was in the United States to be a speaker at the […]

Comedy, dancing and singing go crazy

Democrat staff writer El Dorado Musical Theater is known for bringing great musical theater to the area and the theater company is doing it again. The next production is ÒCrazy for YouÓ at the Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater on the campus of Folsom High School, 1655 Iron Point Road in Folsom. It will run […]

EDMT goes Crazy for You next week

Mother Lode News El Dorado Musical Theatre can always be counted on to produce professional quality musical theater performances that showcase the first-rate talent and skill of the companyÕs young performers. Once again, EDMT will attempt to outdo itself with the Gershwin tribute ÒCrazy For You,Ó opening next week in Folsom. ÒCrazy for YouÓ will […]

An angel to the rescue

Democrat staff writer A little bit can go a long, long way Ñ and nothing has ever been more true than with the El Dorado Community FoundationÕs Crisis Angel Network. The network was set up to help people in need with donations Ñ some small, some large Ñ from the community. This money is then […]


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