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On the road again: Cyclist raising funds

A man who previously rode a bicycle from Canada to Mexico is now riding from California to Florida in a fundraiser for the Firefighters Burn Institute. John Beaver, a retired fire captain-paramedic from Shingle Springs, will begin his journey, dubbed the Hopes and Dreams Benefit Ride, in San Diego on March 9 by dipping the […]

Retired firefighter doing well on cycling trip

John Beaver, the Placerville man who is cycling from Canada to the Mexican border, is still going strong after more than three weeks. “It’s going great,” the retired firefighter said. “I had a couple of negative things happen today, but other than that, it’s great.” Beaver, 53, began his ride in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, […]

Where the heck is El Dorado Hills?

Most of the early history of the El Dorado Hills area occurred on and along two of the earliest major immigration and trade routes in early California, Green Valley Road to the north and to the south what is now generally Highway 50, but was historically known by many names including the Carson-Immigrant Trail, the […]

Placerville man riding from Canada to Mexico for burned firefighters

John Beaver is currently pedaling his way from Vancouver, British Columbia, to the Mexican border, in an effort to raise awareness and get donations for the Firefighters’ Burn Institute in Sacramento. Beaver, 53, of Placerville is retired from the El Dorado County Fire Protection district and first became involved with the institute during its yearly […]

Las Madrinas benefits Children’s Hospital

During the holiday season, Las Madrinas honored 35 Southern California families and their daughters for their service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the annual Las Madrinas Ball on Dec. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. More than 900 guests from the greater Los Angeles area, including the debutantes, their […]

Heard over the back fence: Pooch plunge Aug. 17

 John Chapman dropped off the following T-shirt statement: “I’m not arguing; I’m simply explaining why I’m right.” POOCH PLUNGE AT THE LAKE:
 The fifth annual Pooch Plunge takes place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Cameroon Park Lake, beginning at 10 a.m. Dogs of all shapes and sizes can enjoy running, jumping, and swimming […]

Changes taking place at Tahoe resorts

ALPINE MEADOWS: Challenging mountain, favorite of locals, which speaks volumes about the terrain. Location: Highway 89, six miles west of Tahoe City Elevation: Base 6,835; Summit 8,637 Adult lift ticket: TBA Lifts 11; Trails 100-plus Phone: 530- 583-4232 Website: BEAR VALLEY: Friendly resort that caters to families. Location: Take Highway 4 to Bear Valley Elevation: Base […]

August divorces and dissolution of marriage

Cheryll Ann Baiersky Langdon and Rex Raymond Langdon, August 24, 2012 Timothy Dale Brandon and Theresa W. Brandon, August 24, 2012 Gerald W. Arnold and Cherie Jones Arnold, August 24, 2012 Carissa Baasch and Joshua Baasch, August 24, 2012 Robert A. Caulk and Cindy L. Cauck, August 24, 2012 Cherilyn Ann Downey and Kaleb Alexander […]

Cowboys share music, poetry as Wagon Train camps at High Hill Ranch

It was an evening of cowboy poetry, music and reminiscing as members of this year’s Wagon Train gathered at High Hill Ranch in Camino on Friday evening. After settling the horses for the evening and chowing down a big steak dinner, everyone relaxed as the Stardust Cowboys played songs like “Beaver Moon” interspersed with poems […]

Parole process a heart-breaker for victims’ families

Sept. 26 was going to be a day of joy for Garden Valley residents Mike and Lynn Tracy. Their granddaughter Leslie was expecting her first child and their first great-grandchild on that day. Then they received the letter from the Department of Corrections informing them that the murderer of their only daughter, Toni Marie Johnson […]

Under the Scoreboard: Sept. 11, 2011

After years battling a potentially life-threatening illness that derailed her promising running career, Oak Ridge alumna Priscilla Moreno, who graduated in 2000, has landed a coaching position with Harvard’s running program. Following in her sister’s footsteps, Ashley Silveira runs cross country and track for Ponderosa. * * * Former Oak Ridge golfer Jake Johnson, who […]

Little river at center of big debate

It’s mostly hard to get to, and even where it isn’t, you could miss it if you blink while driving along the roads in the Tahoe Basin. The Upper Truckee River, however is very special to some people. Relatively small groups of avid fishermen, hikers, horseback riders and even deer hunters know the Upper Truckee, […]

Gladiator Challenge MMA thrills the fans

SHINGLE SPRINGS – Saturday’s Gladiator Challenge Mixed Martial Arts fights at the Redhawk Casino in Shingle Springs included a fine mix of fighters — some with raw talent, some with years of experience and some young fighters out for blood. The three title fights measured up to their billing but the fight that brought the fans to […]

Sacamento man running for state Board of Equalization

Managing editor YouÕre in the voting booth and you already know who youÕre backing for El Dorado County sheriff and Placerville City Council. Now for the really important choice Ñ who do you select to be on the California Board of Equalization? Huh? What Chris Parker, 35, of Sacramento would like you to know is […]

Delta Stewardship Council takes a trip to the Delta for meeting

Democrat correspondent The first Delta Stewardship Council two-day monthly meeting in the Delta on July 22 and 23 had a decidedly different ambiance than the previous meetings in the capitol. The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg is now converted to an event center featuring five local winery tasting rooms and exhibits by regional artists. More […]

Cole Porter alive and well at Chautauqua Playhouse

Entertainment columnist Starting with a 1934 libretto, the story behind Cole PorterÕs classic musical ÒAnything GoesÓ is all about shipboard romance on the S.S. American, plying between the States and England. With a book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, thereÕs plenty of wit to keep us smiling during the current […]

Into the Woods scores on Sutter Streets stage

Entertainment columnist Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt of FolsomÕs Sutter Street Theatre score big with ÒInto the Woods,Ó the demanding musical with book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ÒInto the WoodsÓ premiered on Broadway in 1987 and won several Tony Awards in a year dominated by ÒPhantom of the Opera.Ó The […]

Pilot Hill author publishes first novel

Special to the Democrat ÒPicket Pin of the High Sierra,Ó written by Carol Timmerman of Cool has been recently published by the Golden History Books, 19th Century Books of Pilot Hill. The 148-page book is primarily for children. A retired teacher, Timmerman worked with 8-10 year-old children in Santa Monica for 35 years. While teaching, […]

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