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Roundup, March 31

Baseball Boras Classic Oak Ridge 4, Rodriguez 1 — Austin Root pitched a complete-game three-hitter Thursday, striking out eight, as the Trojans finished 2-2 at the spring break tournament. Oak Ridge took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Ross Dwelley went 2-for-3 with a home run for Troy. […]

Horoscope, Sunday, March 17, 2013

Luck o’ the Mercury As any good art director knows, much depends on how you frame things. Mercury has been moving backward in Pisces, encouraging us to envision the past differently and find a helpful, empowering viewpoint. Now Mercury punctuates the Irish celebration of luck and life by ending his retrograde and moving forward in […]

Union Mine Marching Band to perform Tuesday

The community is invited to a showing of the award-winning Union Mine Marching Band’s Field and Parade Show 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Union Mine High School stadium — rain or shine. This show is free to the public. The Union Mine Marching Band participated in four Field Shows and Parade competitions this […]

Roundup: March 21, 2012

Tennis Ponderosa 1, Jesuit 8 Singles (PHS first): Kevin Valentine def. Orlando, 6-0, 6-1; Jake Wiesner def. by Beynars, 3-6, 0-6; Trip Moore def. by Lin, 0-6, 1-6; Adrian Elkmans def. by Fretz, 1-6, 1-6; Brendon Sauer def. by Hambly, 2-6, 1-6; Max Donovan def. by Gilles, 2-6, 3-6. Doubles (PHS first): Spencer Preciado-Skler Levenson […]

Roundup: March 8, 2012

Baseball Golden Sierra 18, Rio Vista 13 — Bouncing back from Tuesday’s loss at El Dorado, the Grizzlies outlasted the visiting Rams in their Sierra Delta League opener Wednesday in a slugfest as both teams put up big offensive numbers. For Golden Sierra, Jeffrey Klahn went 3-for-4, Brayden Ellis had two singles, Kyle Moe had […]

Democrat starts its 161st year in January

Now beginning its 161st year of publication, the Mountain Democrat is one of 19 newspapers published in El Dorado County before 1858, according to the 1949 reminiscences of former Democrat Publisher Clarence Barker. It is the lone survivor of that remarkable period, and is now the oldest newspaper in California in continuous publication. By its […]

Roundup: March 22, 2011

Tennis Oak Ridge 2, Jesuit 5 Singles (OR first): Brandon Sutter def. by Eswaran, 4-6, 4-6; Tanner Schmutte def. Orlando, 6-0, 6-3; Andrew Hall vs Flam, 1-6, 4-4 (suspended); Jimmy Giovannini vs Lin, 1-6, 3-3 (suspended); Alex Charn def. by Moore, 2-6, 3-6; Jacob Zetlin def. by Fretz, 3-6, 2-6. Doubles (OR first): Nic Atkinson-Jonathan […]

As we were: Good appointment

25 Years ago April 5, 1989 Raffety promoted to editor Michael Raffety, 42, has been promoted from managing editor, announced Mountain Democrat Publisher Jim Webb. Prior to taking over as managing editor, Raffety served eight years as city editor of the Democrat. Raffety holds 18 state and regional awards for editing, writing and photography. Raffety […]

Sen. Gaines fights to keep Tahoe fireworks alive

SACRAMENTO — Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) March 27 addressed a crowd of Lake Tahoe business owners, public officials and concerned citizens regarding the economic harm facing the area if the annual 4th of July and Labor Day fireworks shows are forced to shut down. “Make no mistake, countless jobs and even entire businesses are on […]

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RUSD still in negotiations to buy Bass Lake

The non-partisan group Bass Lake Action Committee’s claim the county could thwart El Dorado Irrigation District’s plan to sell surplus land, including Bass Lake, to Rescue Union School District has been clarified. The county currently owns 41 acres of land near Bass Lake. A move to buy more from EID would be a consolidation move, […]

Wild Things live animal presentation Saturday

On Saturday, March 29, the Camino Science and Natural Resources Charter School is hosting a Science Day “Wild Things.” This event will feature the “Animals of North America” show, presented by WildThingsInc, a wildlife rehabilitation and rescue nonprofit organization. Participants will be enthralled by the live bald eagle, alligator and raccoon. The open house and […]

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 […]

Dinner to introduce Oak Ridge basebell team

On March 15, the 2014 Oak Ridge High School Trojan Baseball Team will be introduced to the El Dorado Hills community. This annual Meet the Trojans Tri-Tip Barbecue Dinner will be held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills beginning at 6 p.m. This fun and exciting […]

Crack crab with Rotarians and fund projects

Would you like to help a young person gain confidence and learn leadership skills? How about ensuring children all over the world are vaccinated to prevent polio? All this can be accomplished with a few tools: a ticket, a bib and your dancing shoes. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hill presents its 21st annual […]

As we were: More data is needed

25 Years ago March 3, 1989 New county computer soaks up 300 grand from contingency fund By DAVID RICHIE El Dorado County’s new $3 million International Business Machines computer mainframe is like a rocket that county staff is feverishly preparing for blast-off. But that same county staff is still lacking the expertise to pilot it and […]

Heinz-sight: The school year’s flying by

Wow, slow down! Is it me or is the 2o13-14 school sports year going too fast? Fall’s gone, it’s now winter and the league season is upon us. Before we know it, spring will be here and we’ll be back outside. Just a head’s up, next week we’ll run our year-end, best of page(s). Right […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 15, 2013

More Options Under the Gemini Moon Under this Gemini moon, people seem obsessed with having more choices — of food, entertainment, relationships, work and more. What they don’t understand is that more choices do not always make life better, and in fact, having more options can make life worse when people choose short-term fulfillment over […]

Be merry at the annual feast

What: 21st annual Elizabethan Family Celebration and Feast Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. Tickets, priced at $35 for adults and $12 for those 12 and under, go quickly every year. Cost: Tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for those 12 and under Information: Carole at 916-220-7317 […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Power, Corruption and the North Node The expansively named moralist John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton, said that “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Can one extrapolate then that imagined power corrupts imaginatively? The Scorpio connection of the North node and Saturn will produce evidence to support the premise. ARIES […]

Nelson Harold Dawson

March 10, 1919 — Aug. 3, 2013 Nelson Harold Dawson was born in Calgary, Canada, on March 10, 1919. He moved to Oakland, Calif., in 1923, graduated from Roosevelt High School, married Amy Perry in 1942 and moved to Placerville shortly after. He loved all sports and fishing was his passion. In 1950 he started Dawson’s […]

Opera and philharmonic merge for an exciting new season

The Sacramento Opera and Sacramento Philharmonic, newly merged as Two in Tune under the umbrella corporation, Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance (SRPAA), announce their first joint season. Beginning on Aug. 11, the Opera and Philharmonic will present a unique and diverse program, encompassing mainstage opera and symphonic concerts, musical events for children and families, cutting-edge […]

At a glance: Be a winner

Congratulations to the Ponderosa High School Academic Decathlon team. Not only did the team bring home a 21st consecutive victory in the El Dorado County competition, the team scored big at the state level. The annual competition tests knowledge in 10 academic disciplines. Cody Hannah earned a bronze in economics; Joey Costello won a silver […]

Heard over the back fence: DA soiree Friday at Cafe Capanile

 John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “I could be a MORNING PERSON, if morning happened Around Noon.” John and I agree with this statement. Don’t call us before 9:30 a.m. HELP FROM THE DA’s OFFICE: On March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., District Attorney Vern Pierson and members from […]

Heard over the back fence: Homeless needs are discussion topic

 Carlyn White forwarded the following “Children Are Quick” statement: “TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on “My Dog” is exactly the same as your brother’s . . . Did you copy his? CLYDE: No, sir. It’s the same dog. (I want to adopt this kid! ! !).” PANEL DISCUSSION FOR HOMELESS:
 A panel discussion […]

Heard over the back fence: Free children’s vaccinations scheduled

 Clara Neilsen provided the book “Live and Learn and Pass It On.” In this book, people ages 5 to 95 offer life lessons, such as the following one: “I’ve learned that it’s a lot easier to react than it is to think.” — Age 55 FREE VACCINATIONS: 
Free vaccinations for children […]

Horoscope, Monday, January 21, 2013

The Gift of the Present We are always moving forward, even when we’re not consciously aware of it — so why push ahead? Needing to push life into the future can be rob you of the moment, which is very hard to enjoy when you’re constantly thinking about changing it into something else. Mercury and […]

Crocker announces 2013 plans

Continuing exhibitions “Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction” Through May 5, 2013 By focusing on artists who have taken a meticulous approach to abstraction—many of whom explore notions of complexity, iteration, and time-based creation—local collector Richard Green has composed a history of and an introduction to art of the 21st century. Drawing […]

Heard over the back fence: Recycle your wrapping paper

My buddy John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “I’M NOT CLUMSY! The Floor Just Hates Me, the Table & Chairs are Bullies and the Walls Get in My Way.” GET RID OF WRAPPING PAPER:
 Cardboard shipping boxes and gift boxes can be recycled. If you have curbside recycling, these items and […]

A match made from thievery

Around Chistmastime, there will always be someone willing to step up. At least that’s what we hope every year as the holidays promote a season of giving by nature. Move America Forward, the “nation’s largest grassroots pro-troops organization,” a charity based in Sacramento, had over $5,000 worth of care packages (120 care package orders) stolen […]

Battle of the Bulge

Headquarters 101st Airborne Division Office of the Division Commander 24 December 1944 What’s Merry about all this, you ask? We’re fighting,  it’s cold we aren’t home. All true, but what has the proud Eagle Division accomplished with its worthy comrades of the 10th Armored Division, the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion and all the rest? Just […]

Welcome Home El Dorado Slow Ride

EDITOR: I am one of the coordinators of the Welcome Home Slow Ride. I want to thank all whom participated in the event. It was very heartwarming to see folks standing by as we passed. It was also very rewarding to see folks join in as we passed. A special shout out to the El […]

Heard over the back fence: Publisher to converse with Republican women

 Check out the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, and you will discover the following thought: “Think of stress and frustration as distractions to your success. Many people assume that stress and success are linked in the same way that glue sticks to paper. People think of their stress as […]

Horoscope, Monday, August 27, 2012

The Virgo sun and the Capricorn moon work together like a first-rate executive team, inspiring and motivating us to do the work that’s necessary to get to the place we need to be. There’s a sense that others will hold us accountable to our word, and the potential for social validation is enough to keep […]

Mote given military services

At 6:05 p.m. on Aug. 19, a Marine, noticeably taller than his fellows, quietly began issuing orders. The Marines slowly walked to the back of a hearse parked behind Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park. They slowly raised their hands in salute as bagpipes played in the background. They carefully moved the flag-wrapped casket containing Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote to a waiting caisson. The pallbearers took positions on either side of the caisson and the procession began moving, the gathered crowd of a few hundred Marines, law enforcement and members of the community fell in behind the family, all led by a CHP cruiser.

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New fuel efficient models help strengthen Toyota’s industry leading fuel efficiency

As drivers endure the steady ascent of fuel prices nationally, Toyota, the most fuel-efficient full-line auto manufacturer in the United States, has strengthened its portfolio of efficient cars with five recently introduced vehicles that offer an average combined fuel economy of 44 mpg. The Scion iQ (EPA rated 37 mpg combined), Camry Hybrid (EPA rated […]

Horoscope, Thursday, June 21, 2012

On the first full day of the Cancer solar journey of 2012, you may start to wonder whether your house is in order. The clean surfaces of your surroundings are both a reality that brightens your thinking and a symbol that all is well. In the coming weeks, expect to delve into the deeper levels […]

Maier makes NCAA history on 10k run

Deborah Maier, a 2008 Ponderosa High School graduate, is making her marks for the Cal Bears. Maier, a junior who competes in indoor track, waited until the Payton Jordan Invitational last month to make her outdoor debut. Competing in the 10,000 meters, Maier turned in a record-setting time of 32 minutes, 12.47 seconds, earning the junior […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 5, 2012

There are times when confusion and tension only add to the magnitude of attraction, and this is one of those times. Mercury and Saturn are in opposition during this luscious Full Scorpio Moon, promising that what’s exchanged will strike at the very core of  relationships. It’s not about the words; rather, it’s the overall dizzying […]

Corbin Gomez takes first in state

On Monday, March 26, in the Senate Chamber of the California State Capitol, Corbin Gomez, a senior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, took first place honors in California’s Poetry Out Loud contest. First runner-up was senior Mohammad Shehata from Clovis West High School in Fresno County. Jonathon Bermea, a senior at Sonora […]

El Dorado Hills wrestlers place well at tourneys

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club grapplers represented well at recent tournaments. At Folk Style State at Seland Arena in Fresno, March 17-18 Third-grader Justin Lamson made it to the finals and placed 2nd. Second-grader Ty Freehill placed 3rd First-grader Scotty Moore place 4th Fourth-grader Kaden West Placed 6th Sixth-grader Ryan Redhair 4-2 (won 4, lost […]

Saving student who lost leg was a group effort

Tom Braithwaite was driving his son to school on March 1 when his wife Karen pointed to a car on the side of the road that appeared to have someone underneath it. Tom ran from his car and found Carly Bray, 17, bleeding from where one of her legs used to be. He realized he was going […]

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Heard over the back fence: Learn to play bridge

 The “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar offers the following thought: “The sooner we accept the inevitable dilemma of not being able to win the approval of everyone we meet, the easier our lives become.” • • • BRIDGE PLAYERS LESSONS:
 You can sharpen your bridge game with practice, while you receive informal lessons. […]

El Dorado Hills club wrestlers stay busy

The El Dorado Hills Club Wrestlers competed in two recent tournaments: Saturday’s TOC qualifier in Delhi and Sunday at Amador High School in Sutter Creek with many placing in the top four and listed below. 1st Place: Jackson Redhair, Kaden West, Mikey Mello, Ricky Eymann, Justin Lamson, Scotty Moore and Andrew Adams. 2nd Place: Ty Freehill, […]

As we were: Retiring supervisors to be honored

25 Years ago Jan. 23, 1987 Supervisors Flynn, Stewart to be honored tomorrow A dinner honoring retiring county supervisors Joseph V. Flynn and Thomas L. Stewart will be held tomorrow evening at the main exhibit hall of the county fairgrounds. No host cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 7. Tickets, at […]

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Plantastic sale this Saturday

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Spring art brightens government center

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Things to do: April 18, 2014

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Time out: A grand time at Grand China

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Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

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Cal Stage presents a season of challenging productions

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Duty: Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy

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