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Pioneer Jews of the Gold rush

Little known Jewish communities of the Gold Rush era are the focus of a new exhibit at Folsom History Museum. Artifacts loaned by local residents and descendants of pioneer Jews and historical photographs tell the story of the success of these Jewish merchants and their contributions to the economy and civic affairs of California. The […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | 1 Reply

Tennis: Golden Sierra vs Forest Lake Christian

GARDEN VALLEY — Host Golden Sierra hosted Forest Lake Christian last Thursday in a nonleague match. Results were unavailable at press time. DEO AVALOS, GS #1 boys. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins ALLIE BACHMAN, GS #1 Girls. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins ANTHONY YAMZON, GS #2 Boys. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins PAT_4828 copy WILLOW […]

Gold Bug volunteers: Characters need apply

Have a hankering to relive the history of the gold rush with thousands of visitors from all over the world?

Then become a volunteer at the Gold Bug Park and join such notables as Black Bart, John Studebaker and Duffy the crazy Irishman.

Part of a crew of 25 volunteers, they are more than just history buffs. Some must have show biz in their blood as they have adopted a character of their own from the past — real or imagined — that they play when conducting tours complete with clothing, props and …

Golden Bough plays music of seven Celtic nations

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association — the oldest cultural organization in El Dorado County — is thrilled to present Golden Bough at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 as its sixth and final concert of the 2013-14 season. Golden Bough’s April 9 appearance at the Theater at the Mine at Union Mine High […]

Gold Country Artists donate to food bank

The Food Bank of El Dorado County relies on its community donors to ensure its continued annual operations. Community sponsors like Gold Country Artists Gallery allows the food bank to carry out its mission of “Preventing Hunger — Providing Hope” throughout El Dorado County. Gold Country Artists Gallery board of directors selected the Food Bank […]

Gold Bug Park a successful destination

One of the most visited sites in Placerville is doing well, but they could use a little help. At the Placerville City Council meeting on March 25, the Gold Bug Park Development Committee presented a report on the park’s status and a check for $21,500 to City Council.

“We have an entirely new board,” said Beverly Disalvo, president of the GBP Development Committee.”We reorganized and we’re working on a lot of new things to bring the park to the public’s attention.”

Disalvo reviewed some of the …

Golden Sierra booters, Vacaville play to a draw

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra’s match with visiting Vacaville ended in a 1-1 Sierra Delta League tie Thursday. “The last time we played Vacaville, it was 3-1 (loss) but this time we have dominated them and just couldn’t get the last goal we needed to seal the game,” Grizzly coach Trenton Mol said. The Grizzlies […]

As we were: New gold

25 Years ago March 31, 1989 El Dorado wine’s like Gold on the vine Discover El Dorado wineries in the Land of Gold whose boundaries encompass a rediscovered viticultural region now producing world class wines. On the western slope of the Sierra Nevada are found North America’s highest elevation vinifera vineyards reaching from 1,200 feet to […]

Gold Country Artists cook up new book

The members of Gold Country Artists Gallery are thrilled to announce the arrival of their book of art and recipes entitled “Food & Art.” This delightful book showcases beautiful reproductions of 60 pieces of artwork by 30 of the gallery members and approximately 100 modern and nostalgic family recipes from the artists’ kitchens. The book […]

Sierra Nevada House — culinary gold in Coloma

Restaurant: Sierra Nevada House Address: 835 Lotus Road in Coloma Phone: 530-626-8096 Hours: Thursday through Monday at 4 p.m. and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday I am ashamed to admit this but in the five years I have lived and worked in El Dorado County I had never set foot in the gastronomic landmark that […]

Golden Sierra 10-runs Spartans

GARDEN VALLEY — Savannah Stephens rapped out three hits to drive in four runs, Samantha Bastien doubled twice and Marina Alexander scattered three hits in Friday’s senior trio-led 11-1 Sierra Delta League victory by Golden Sierra over visiting San Juan. After the Grizzlies scratched across two second-inning runs on a passed ball and Allie Widmann’s […]

It will be shakin’ at Gold Hill

What: Live music show Who: Born Barefoot Where: Gold Hill Vineyard, 5660 Vineyard Lane in Placerville When: Friday, March 14 from 5:30-8:30p.m. Information: 530-626-6522 Born Barefoot will be at Gold Hill Vineyard, 5660 Vineyard Lane in Placerville, one last time for Fireplace Friday on March 14. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. at this family-friendly […]

Meet Karen O’Donnell: Golden Hills’ head of school

As the new head of Golden Hills School, Karen O’Donnell can be seen most days mingling with the school’s junior kindergarten to 8th graders, nearly 200 students in all.  She already knows each child by name and on this day casually pops into classrooms to ask who’d like to be part of a photo-op. All […]

Gold rush at the Gold Bug

EDITOR: Placerville’s Gold Bug Park and Mine experienced a minor gold rush over the long Presidents’ Day weekend. Hundreds upon hundreds of visitors from all over Northern California came to our community’s unique and historic park to get a special peek at the seldom-seen Priest Mine. They also visited the Gold Bug Mine, stamp mill, […]

Sochi gold for Reno’s Wise

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — World champion David Wise, who grew up in nearby Reno, Nev., added Olympic gold to his trophy collection with victory in the men’s ski halfpipe competition  Tuesday. Wise hd difficukty on his second run but his 92.00-point first run held up and he headed a podium made up entirely of world champions. […]

Gold for Anderson; bronze for Mancuso

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — South Lake Tahoe snowboarder Jamie Anderson made snowboard history by winning the gold medal for slopestyle at the Sochi Olympic games in Russia. Squaw Valley’s Julia Mancuso took the bronze medal at Monday’s Super Combined race. Mancuso’s Olympic medal was her fourth. She becomes the most decorated women’s Olympic alpine racer […]

Gold Bug, Priest mines open this weekend

Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park and Mine in Placerville will be open all three days over the Presidents’ Day weekend, the city’s Recreation and Park’s Division announced. The rarely seen Priest Mine will also be open for guided tours. “We’re responding to the public’s interest in keeping the Gold Bug Mine and the park’s historic attractions […]

Gold Trail district registration open

Registration information and forms for Gold Trail Union School District schools for the 2014-15 school year are now available in school offices. The preliminary deadline for registration in all grades is Monday, March 17. Sutter’s Mill School, serving all-day pre-kindergarten through third grade, is located at 4801 Luneman Road in Placerville. Pre-kindergarten (ages 4 and […]

The Democratic-Chronicles: The Goldilocks solution

Following a recent editorial in this paper, “Another stab in the back,” numerous readers commented about the role of government. Thus I decided to talk with you today about this. Hold on, don’t get up and leave, I am not going to go on about Hobbs and Locke, Adam Smith or Rousseau. OK, I will, […]

Houston Jones returns to Gold Country

Houston Jones is appearing at Gold Trail Grange, Highway 49 in Coloma, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. This incredible band has made appearances at the American River Music Festival, Auburn Performing Arts Center and Lotus Hocus Pocus House concerts. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase before the […]

Gay Berge lives by Golden Rule

In the nearly 30 years she’s been a Realtor, Gay Berge has never forgotten what it’s like to be the customer. “I live by The Golden Rule,” she said. “I’m a strong Christian and I believe if you do unto others as you would have them do unto you then you can’t go wrong.” Berge […]

Service is Golden at Golden Aire

For more than 30 years the Golden family has kept clients warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Golden Aire owners Ed and Ken Golden have traveled from Pollock Pines to Davis and Elk Grove to Lincoln, maintaining HVAC units (all makes and models), designing and installing new systems, making estimates, repairing duct work […]

Golden Sierra boys pull out victory

Lady Grizzlies battle against Rams GARDEN VALLEY — Host Golden Sierra engaged in two close Sierra Delta League boys and girls basketball games with Rio Vista Wednesday — the boys won the nightcap 54-51 after the girls dropped the opener 33-30. In the boys contest, the Grizzlies closed out with crucial free throws from Peter Biersteker. Prior […]

Gold Discovery Day

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Houston Jones returns to the Gold Country

Houston Jones will perform at the Gold Trail Grange Hall on Highway 49 in Coloma on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Admission is 
$20. Many El Dorado County fans know Houston Jones from its local appearances at the American River Music Festival, Auburn Performing Arts Center and Lotus Hocus Pocus House concerts. This incredible band will be back, […]

Lancer girls crush Golden Sierra

GARDEN VALLEY — Failing to take care of the basketball, backboard and business, Golden Sierra suffered its second lop-sided home defeat in five days — the latest a 59-16 setback to Cordova. The Lancers gift-wrapped a late holiday present in not having their 6-2 and 5-10 post players with them on their Garden Valley trek […]

As we were: Gold Hill to rebuild

25 Years ago Jan. 4, 1989 Gold Hill Winery destroyed by fire By MARY NEAL COLOMA — Fire destroyed Hank Battjes’ recently built Gold Hill Winery early Friday morning, causing about $200,000 damage to the structure, and an estimated $500,000 to $1-million to the contents, according to fire Chief Don Pierson of the Coloma-Lotus Fire Protection […]

Cameron Park Country Club is golf and social hub

The Cameron Park Country Club bills itself as the Jewel of the Foothills with justification. The view from the deck of the clubhouse looks deep into a lush green fairway defined by lakes and streams, dotted and lined with oak trees. At an elevation of around 1,200 feet, the course is beautiful and challenging any […]

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