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Foothill dining: Simplify weeknight meals

Busy weeknights call for meals that can be prepared quickly, but there’s no need to compromise on flavor and quality. One way to save time is combining fresh ingredients with frozen sides, such as those offered by Alexia Foods. Made with premium, natural ingredients and creative flavor combinations, they lend a deliciously gourmet complement to […]

Ora “Orie” Rayton Knight

March 28, 1928 — Jan. 18, 2015 Ora “Orie” Rayton Knight was born March 28, 1928, in Los Angeles, Calif., and passed peacefully at home on Jan. 18, 2015. Orie, as he was known all his life, was proud to be a second-generation Californian. Although he was born in L.A., he grew up and lived […]

Dorothy Catherine Knight

Oct. 15, 1927 — Jan. 5, 2015 Dorothy Catherine Knight, born in San Francisco, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2015, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Vernon Knight, who passed away in 2002. She is survived by her loving children, Harvey, Melvin, […]

It’s official — Knight a Los Rios trustee

Shortly after the Nov. 4 election, Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 3, candidate John Knight said he was “cautiously optimistic” about his apparent win. The El Dorado Hills resident and former El Dorado County District 1 supervisor was ahead by 150 votes. As provisional ballots were counted, the lead slimmed but […]

Knight elected trustee for Los Rios

Former member of the Board of Supervisors John Knight came out ahead in Tuesday’s election and will serve as the Trustee, Area 3, on the board of the Los Rios Community College District. Knight won with 29.9 percent of the total vote, followed by Brad Trimble with 25.1 percent; Marc Allaman with 23.7 percent and Leroy […]

Georgianne Knight joins county ed board

During its regularly scheduled Aug. 14 meeting, the El Dorado County Board of Education provisionally appointed Georgianne Knight to the vacant board position, representing District 1. Her appointment expires in November. She is the only candidate running for the seat on the November ballot. Knight has worked for the California Department of Education for 18 […]

Knights of Columbus collect hams for food bank

The Knights of Columbus at Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills hosted an Easter Ham Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank. Holy Trinity’s Knights of Columbus collected almost 1,300 pounds of hams and more than $400 in financial donations to support the Food Bank. “Knights of Columbus has proven to be a steward […]

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 […]

Join Community Concert Association at National Night Out

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association’s membership drive for the 2015-16 season is going strong, but time is running short. After Saturday, Aug. 1, the early-bird discount membership pricing of $60 per adult for six fabulous concerts will end. There is one exception. Patrons may still purchase a discounted membership at $60 on Tuesday, […]

State Fair wine winners

The California State Fair is proud to announce the top wine awards from the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the state exposition. The Best of Show red was awarded to the Grace Patriot Wines 2012 Tempranillo. It scored a double gold and 98 points. […]

Never patriotic: The real meaning of the Confederate flag

By Joe Conason In the intensifying debate over the Confederate flag, important clues about the true meaning of this seditious symbol are staring us in the face. Dozens of those clues were posted by an angry, glaring Dylann Storm Roof on the “Last Rhodesian,” website, where the confessed Charleston killer pays homage to certain flags […]

Where are the service organization logos?

EDITOR: I read in the Monday, June 29, Mountain Democrat that there is a controversy regarding the Placerville sign and whether to include event advertising or not. I feel that, before any changes are made, the city of Placerville (should) find and reinstall the service organization logos that were taken down when Highway 50 was […]

As we were: No new tax on wine

25 Years ago June 22, 1990 Ag chief says wine tax would ruin wineries By JOHN SAMMON Passage of a proposed liquor tax on November’s ballot would be a disaster for local small wineries, said El Dorado County’s agricultural commissioner. Authored by District 6 Democratic state Assemblyman Lloyd Connelly, Assembly Bill 2051, if passed, would constitute […]

Mikulaco calls Grand Jury report a ‘hit piece’

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco vehemently fought back against the Grand Jury’s recently released “A Sign of the Times” report and its findings, which state he “lacks comprehensive awareness of his position as a county supervisor and fails to follow basic and generally accepted principles of good governance.” “Equally alarming,” the report continues, “he (Mikulaco) […]

Cheers! Wine at Town Center raises funds, spirits

Giving back to the community takes many forms. Some volunteer at a soup kitchen or senior center; some help their child’s teacher at school or host a bake sale to buy library books; and some raise a glass. Over the past 20 years, El Dorado County residents and other guests have raised their glasses and hundreds of […]

Fire scorches EDH home

A fire destroyed an El Dorado Hills home’s garage Monday afternoon.

El Dorado Hills Fire Division Chief Mike Lilienthal, interviewed at the scene, said firefighters were dispatched to 760 Knight Lane at 3:32 p.m. on June 8. When they arrived, they found heavy flames coming from the garage’s windows.

The crew immediately called for more engines and split in to two teams. The first used an attack line — a fire hose connected to an engine — to prevent the fire from spreading to the house next door, where flames started to lick the walls. The neighboring home sustained heat and smoke damage but did not catch fire. The second team went inside the burning house, where the …

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Kyburz Fire whips through the woods

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