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Grayson Kleinknight learning how to battle ALL

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make the […]

Knight, aide ready for new chapter

Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, […]

Sweeney, Knight finish terms as county supervisors

Tuesday, Dec. 18 represented the end of an era when District 3 Supervisor Jack Sweeney stepped off the dais in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors chambers. Sweeney, a veteran of 16 years on the board, bade a tearful farewell at the end of the meeting. Earlier in the day, District 4′s Ron Briggs read an official resolution recognizing and honoring his colleague’s decades of county and community service.

Sweeney served back-to-back four-year terms in the ’80s and early ’90s, was elected again eight years ago and once more four years ago. Under the county Charter, there are no term limits, however an individual may not serve more than two consecutive four-year terms in a row. Ray Nutting, likewise is in his fourth term representing District 2.

Heard over the back fence: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ at library

KINDNESS IS MORE IMPORTANT: 
Thanks to Clara Neilsen, we have the following quote from the book “Live and Learn and Pass It On:” “I’ve learned that kindness is more important than perfection.” — Age 70. FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY:
 Tomorrow, Dec. 15, the movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” will be shown at the Placerville […]

Allen and Knight square off for BOMUSD Trustee Area 1 seat

The Black Oak Mine Unified School District has three of its Board of Trustee seats up for election this year. The Area 1 seat is between board incumbent Mel Allen and, former board member Darcy Knight. “I am very passionate about what we’re doing at the board level, and I believe that the current board has […]

Knights darken Cougars’ night

The visiting Brookside Christian football team stunned El Dorado Friday night, scoring its first touchdown just 90 seconds into the game as Knight quarterback Austin Caldron’ first three passes had the Stockton team on the board. After the Cougars went three-and-out, Caldron’s 25-yard pass to Javier Rodriguez made it a 12-0 game with 7:20 left […]

Seniors unscathed at Reno Knights’ tourney

RENO — The El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team improved to 4-0 at the Reno Knights’ 4th of July Tournament after Saturday’s 10-2 victory over Damonte Ranch. The quarterfinal win at Reno High was shortened to five innings due to the eight-run mercy rule. Troy Booher pitched all five innings for El Dorado, allowing five […]

From Day to Knight

As elections go, incumbent El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight’s loss to newcomer Ron Mikulaco for the District 1 Supervisor seat was quite a surprise. People across the county are still talking about it and what it means to the district. Knight outspent Mikulaco 4-to-1 yet it wasn’t enough to retain his seat. So what […]

Mik spent 5 grand to Knight’s 21k

Ron “Mik” Mikulaco spent a little more than $5,000 to run for and win the El Dorado County District 1 seat in Tuesday’s election, while incumbent Supervisor John Knight spent $21,000. According to the county’s “Semi-Official Election Night Final Report,” Mikulaco was leading incumbent John Knight by a margin of 53 percent to approximately 46.5 […]

Mikulaco unseats Knight

The results are in. Hard work, enthusiasm, a firm handshake and a broad smile all won Tuesday. Hours on the side of the road waving signs, miles walked, doors knocked and hands shaken in dozens of neighborhoods paid off for victorious District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Very early Wednesday morning the groggy victor pulled […]

Vote Nutting, Knight out of office

EDITOR: This letter is in response to Mr. Bellas’ letter of May 9. You may be right that Supervisors Nutting and Knight have been supporters of the Western Railway up in Diamond Springs, but they have not and are not in favor of the railroad from Shingle Springs down to Latrobe and on into Folsom. […]

Knight and Mikulaco in final debate before small audience

A handful of people watched incumbent District 1 Supervisor John Knight and challenger Ron Mikulaco make their sales pitches to voters May 17 at the League of Women Voters forum. In this last stretch before the June 5 election Mikulaco has made himself omnipresent in recent weeks, attending public meetings nightly, knocking on doors and often standing at […]

Nutting and Knight backed

Supervisor Ray Nutting is seeking a second term representing District 2, as is Supervisor John Knight for District 1. We credit both with being part of the team that has kept this county in good financial shape. In an era of declining revenue they have tackled the tough decisions, laying off hundreds. Because of their […]

Knight is the only choice

EDITOR: Regarding the canidates for District 1 Supervisor, the voters need to pay attention to the canidate who is most qualified. Knight by a long shot is the most qualified and for all those and their Agenda 21 conspiracy, move on and go do something productive already. I don’t know either canidate and whether you […]

For Knight, Nutting

EDITOR: Supervisors Ray Nutting and John Knight have been supporters of the train in El Dorado County since I have known them. Ray voted and signed into law, as chairman of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 1996, to save the rails that Southern Pacific had abandoned in the mid-80s, thereby guaranteeing heavy […]

Farm Bureau endorses John Knight

After reviewing the qualifications of both candidates as well as their responses to questions concerning issues of interest to agriculture, the El Dorado County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors decided to endorse John Knight in the Board of Supervisors District 1 race. “John Knight is knowledgeable about the issues in the county, including those that […]

Knight seeks 2nd term

Shortly after El Dorado Hills’ voters elected John Knight to his District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 2008 this reporter predicted his vehicle, a tired 1984 Mercedes that looked every bit of its 335,000 odometer reading, wouldn’t survive his first term. The suspension and upholstery had sagged to the […]

County Chamber PAC endorses Knight, Nutting

The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee announced its endorsement for District One Supervisor, John Knight, and District Two Supervisor, Ray Nutting. The PAC voted not to endorse a candidate for District Three at this time. The criteria for endorsing a candidate begins with who is most closely aligned with the Chamber […]

Knight Foundry is Clarksville topic

The Clarksville Region Historical Society will hear  from members of the Knight Foundry Corp. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22,at the El Dorado Hills Library, 745 Silva Valley Parkway. The presentation will be on the Knights Foundry’s historical 1872 water powered ironworks located in Sutter Creek. This historical site has been preserved by this group and presents […]

Army National Guard knights Smith

Army National Guard Sgt. Andrew J. Smith was honored Saturday, Dec. 17 by the Nevada National Guard at its yearly awards banquet in Carson City, Nev. Smith was knighted and inducted into the Honorable Order of St. George. Only two others in attendance had previously received this honor. Sgt. Smith has been in the National […]

Knight offers cemetery solution

District 1 county Supervisor John Knight is offering a plan that may allow the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery’s resident souls to rest in peace, in the wake of newly born publicity over an offensive, racial slur. In a May 13 letter to his colleagues on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, Knight outlines a […]

El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight – ‘I’d go fishing’

“What you see is what you get,” was John Knight’s answer when asked if he had anything he wanted people to know about him — or not to know about him. No  wacky tattoos and no secrets. El Dorado County’s District 1 supervisor admitted, however, that he does enjoy a good cigar and a shot […]

Dana Marie Johnston (Knighton, Hellesvig)

May 7, 1969 — Nov. 19, 2010 Dana Marie Johnston (Knighton, Hellesvig), born May 7, 1969, passed on to the next life Nov. 19, 2010. Please come and join us in a celebration of her life at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, Calif., on Dec. 14 at 12 p.m.

Luca, Knight back Therkildsen

Democrat staff writer With a runoff election less than two months away, El Dorado County SheriffÕs candidate Craig Therkildsen recently added some big names to his growing list of endorsements. Bob Luca, a former sheriffÕs candidate and one-time opponent of Therkildsen, announced his endorsement of the sheriffÕs captain last week. At one point, Luca, whose […]

Everyone except John Knight

Shingle Springs EDITOR: Is El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight bought and paid for by special interests? ThatÕs the question IÕm left asking after he refused several requests over two months to meet and discuss a board resolution banning project labor agreements on taxpayer funded projects. A Òproject labor agreementÓ (PLA) is when the government […]

Sports Scene: April 20, 2014

Mitokids walk The “Help Mitokids” group will host a 5k run/walk April 26 at the El Dorado Hills Town Center. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and runners take off at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $20 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, visit helpmitokids.org. Mitokids supports those affected by Mitochondrial Disease. Golf Fundraiser […]

Heard over the back fence: Earth Day at the library

SOUND IS EXPENSIVE: John Chapman sent me the following sign:
”AUTO REPAIR PRICE LIST Ping-Ping-Ping $35 Plunk-Ping-Plunk $50 Klunk-Ping-Klunk $125 Thud-Klunk-Thud $200 Clank-Thud-Klank $325″ EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a Placerville Earth Day celebration on the lawn at the Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane. There will be […]

William R. Kennedy

1923 — 2014 William “Bill” Kennedy passed peacefully in his sleep on March 25, 2014. He was 90. He was a 60-year resident of El Dorado County, raising his family for 40 years in the Kyburz area and then 20 wonderful years retired in South Lake Tahoe. He was a lifelong member of the Knights […]

Disabled vet helps others, gets help

Former Marine, Don Kearney, 56, used to live in his Pilot Hill home, alone but for the past two and a half years he’s been the guardian of his two small grandchildren, 3-year-old Mahender and 4-year-old  Anastasia. “I’ve had to change my life completely,” said Kearney, “I used to be kind of a recluse but […]

McCavitt gets 17-to-life: Victim’s family speaks before sentencing

A man found guilty of murder due to driving under the influence was sentenced to 17-years-to-life in state prison March 21.

After 10 minutes at the bench, defense attorney Arturo Reyes and prosecutor Michael Pizzuti went to their respective tables as Judge Daniel B. Proud announced he had received a Marsden motion filed by defendant Joshua McCavitt — a motion to dismiss his attorney. It was denied, Proud said.

He then announced that 14 letters from victim Denise Caldwell’s family and friends had been received. The county Probation Department was recommending 15-years-to-life in state prison for the charge of murder and 10 years for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, the second sentence to be stayed, and he was …

Roundup: Mar. 26, 2014

Baseball Oak Ridge 1, Del Oro 0 — Austin Root pitched another gem Tuesday, a six-hitter, and Erik McNeill drove in the game’s only run in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly. Tanner Ales went 2-for-3 and Logan Denholm doubled. Root fanned three and didn’t walk a batter for the Trojans (2-2). Golden Sierra […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mercury Offers a Perspective Challenge Mercury in Pisces forms a lucky angle to Jupiter in Cancer emphasizing the benefits of leaving your own perspective to see the world from another point of view. Of course, not everyone can do this. It’s a skill that requires a certain amount of detachment from one’s own ego, and […]

Sports scene

Cameron Park CSD 530-677-2231 cameronpark.org cpcsd@cameronpark.org 2014 Spring Classes Flag Football League Join for another season of the NFL sponsored Flag Football League. League allows players the opportunity to learn and develop skills necessary to be succeed in football. The league is designed for all skill levels and children between 2nd and 8th grades, divisions […]

Heard over the back fence: Health plan info day at library

TURN THE LIGHT OFF: Jewel Blair-Smith sent the following quote: “If we are not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?” HEALTH PLAN WORKSHOPS: March 31 is the last day of open enrollment for “Covered California Health Plans.” On Wednesday, March 26, from noon to 7 p.m., there will be a […]

Nutting, Briggs squabble over Brown Act

Tension between El Dorado County Supervisors Ray Nutting and Ron Briggs has simmered for much of the past year, but at the March 11 Board of Supervisors meeting, it nearly boiled over. A portion of the meeting had dealt with the Ralph M. Brown Act’s requirements regarding preparation of the board agenda — specifically the […]

As we were: Water issues are in the news

25 Years ago March 17, 1989 Bill would protect water rights SACRAMENTO — State Sen. John Doolittle, R-Rocklin, has introduced Senate Bill 614, which will strengthen area of origin water rights. The bill will declare that the public trust doctrine as judicially construed does not apply to area and county of origin and watershed protection […]

County Sports League

County Sports League Girls Basketball Playoffs Eighth grade Championship Herbert Green 42, Gold Trail 30 — HG: Madi Ball, 10; Maisey Bruno, 10; Sarah Holm, 7; Maddie Dean, 7. GT: Sydney Emmons, 8; Lexi Tarailo, 6; Danae Ford, 6; Shelbey Miller, 6. Third place Sierra Ridge 24, Markham 23 OT — SR: Cynthia Gooley, 9; […]

Crime Log: Feb. 19-21

Feb. 19 7:28 a.m. A 49-year-old male victim reported petty theft on Oakleaf Circle in Pleasant Valley by allegedly known suspect(s). 9:26 a.m. Domestic violence was reported on Town Center Boulevard in El Dorado Hills. 10:24 a.m.
 Two bank bags containing money and stamps were stolen from a business on Pony Express Trail in Cedar […]

California rambling: Now that’s weird

Don’t expect to visit the International Banana Museum on your next trip to Los Angeles. As appealing as it might be, it has slipped from Tinseltown to the Salton Sea. You won’t find the Museum of Miniatures, Lingerie Museum, Poodles Museum, Foot and Toe Museum or Hopalong Cassidy Museum there, either.  They’ve all closed after […]

Foothill dining: All the lean ways to love pork

As new food and health trends appear across the country, pork makes the list as not only a delicious menu choice but one that is both lean and versatile. With so many cuts to choose from, pork makes it easy to explore new flavors while staying on track with a health-conscious diet. Here are some […]

Thanks from the Mote family

EDITOR: Thanks to a wonderful community. Last year, two fundraising events were held in honor of our son, Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, and his fallen comrades: The MARSOC Project Black at the Leadman Triathlon in Phoenix, Ariz., and Ride 430 in Scottsdale, Ariz. In both of these events, wounded and active servicemen participated. The local […]

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