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Existing home sales spike in March

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of Realtors. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions […]

March home sales spring higher

LOS ANGELES — California’s housing market ticked upward in March to reach the highest level in four months, but sales were still lower than a year ago as declining housing affordability continues to put downward pressure on the market, the California Association of Realtors recently reported. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in […]

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 […]

BOE lowers gas tax rate 6 cents

Members of the California State Board of Equalization Feb. 24 voted to lower the excise tax rate for gasoline by $0.06 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 during its meeting in Culver City. “This gas tax cut, although less than originally proposed, is still good news for overtaxed Californians, who currently pay both higher gas prices […]

Mother/daughter group builds lasting bonds

“Do you remember your first job?” “Were you married?” “Do you have any grandkids?” Those were just some of the questions heard while girls and their mothers in the newly formed El Dorado Hills chapter of the National Charity League visited with seniors at the El Dorado Hills Senior Day Care Center last week. The […]

County tries to woo UC Davis; no first date pending

El Dorado County Treasurer-Tax Collector Cherie Raffety pitched an idea to the Board of Supervisors back in March. How about initiating a plan to convince a four-year college, public or private, to locate a campus in the county? Raffety said she had been working on the idea for some time and thought it was a […]

Anti-secession group forms to stop State of Jefferson

With its headquarters in Redding, the political action committee, “Keep It California” is branching out to other northern California counties in a counter move to the proposed establishment of an independent state to be known as Jefferson. As envisioned, Jefferson would secede from California to become the nation’s 51st state. It would be assembled from […]

Heard over the back fence: Planning your estate

MACARONI AND CHEESE LUNCH:
 Today’s Senior Lunch is macaroni and cheese casserole, green beans, applesauce, juice, biscuit and milk. This $3 lunch is for seniors 60 years and older. For lunch location nearest to your address, call 530-621-6160. COMMUNITY BREAKFAST:
 The Sierra Ridge Interact Club (a Rotary-sponsored youth service club) is offering a “Community Breakfast” […]

WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival has it all

“Music, Brews and Mountains” is the theme for the WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival, establishing its first year at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe on Friday to Sunday, March 20-22. WinterWonderGrass is a boutique winter music and craft beer festival featuring more than 18 bands and 14 California breweries over three days on three stages. The […]

Bruin riders continue on

MARINA — The Ponderosa Bruins mountain bike team continued where it left off last year, taking the first place team award at the first race of the 2015 season earlier this month. Beautiful weather greeted racers and fans at the old Fort Ord grounds as 31 Division II teams competed — 30 of which placed […]

Heard over the back fence: Dealing with limitations

SENIOR LUNCH MENU: Senior lunches are available for adults 60 years and older. Today’s lunch is: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Italian Blend Vegetables, Peaches, Juice, Garlic Bread and Milk and Coffee. For more information, call 530-621-6160. HOME DELIVERED MEALS: Homebound adults 60 years or older who are medically or physically disabled may qualify for home delivery of […]

Audience will sing along in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

What: “Singin’ in the Rain” Who: El Dorado Musical Theatre Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom When: Friday, Feb. 20 to March 1 Cost: $14.75 to $36 Information: harriscenter.net or the Harris Center ticket office at 916-608-6888   A rain storm will dampen the actors on stage but the audience will do nothing but smile (and likely […]

Heard over the back fence: ‘I hear the train a-coming’

LEARN TO LISTEN: My pal John Chapman sent the following T-shirt statement: “My wife says I never listen to her. At least that’s what I think she said.” ALL ABOARD! The El Dorado Western Railroad runs on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Feb. 1 train will be at the El Dorado Station located next […]

Artists take up residency at Fine Arts museums

Each month the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco hosts a different artist in the Kimball Education Gallery at the de Young as part of the Artist Studio Program. By inviting artists to install and demonstrate their art, this interactive program enables visitors and artists to meet and work together. Ian Everard is doing InsideOut/Work in […]

The weekly Daley: My 2015 predictions

January — Fallout will continue to fall out whether in the form of rain, snow, political or social retribution, but hopefully not more airplanes. It will be revealed that President Obama really was not born in this country, nor even on this planet. Remember you heard it here first when you’re reading the article in […]

‘Nuts!’

Editor’s note — The name the Battle of the Bulge came from the American press, describing the German Army’s thrust through the Allies’ poorly defended lines in the Ardennes Forest. By Dec. 21, American defenders at Bastogne had been surrounded and the German commander asked them to surrender. The reply from the American general has […]

Behind the lines in WWII

“I was working at the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond and I got drafted by the Army,” said Ray Haagen. Since shipfitters making Liberty ships (military cargo ships) had a deferred occupation, Haagen had thought he might not be drafted, but he was.

The 94-year-old Pleasant Valley resident hadn’t really talked about his experiences during WWII in the “Thunderbolt Division” — the 83rd Infantry Division, until he received a bottle of 1939 Chateau Lauretan wine in the mail from the son of a former Army buddy.

The unopened bottle had been signed by Haagen and a dozen others in Normandy in 1945 and labeled “Do not open until 1955.” Haagen didn’t remember signing the bottle, but he remembered working with supply sergeant Ben Young, who had held on to the bottle until his death in 2002.

“I was attached to Regimental Headquarters because I had taken typing in high school,” said Haagen. “I rode all over…”

Horoscope, Friday, December 12, 2014

Thoughts on the Lunar Shift The shift of the moon from Leo to Virgo points out that the major activities of the day make such noise and take up so much space in our psyche that it’s easy to lose sight of who we are and what we’re doing here. But you can always find […]

Sports Scene: Sept. 16, 2014

Wrestling signups The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club is accepting membership applications for middle school ages 6-8 and elementary grades K-5th grades for the Fall and Winter Folkstyle season November-March. Three divisions based on experience: Novice (1st year), JV (2-3 years) and varsity (competition team). For information visit EDHwrestling.com or email [email protected] Golf fundraiser Serrano […]

Winds of war

We have to ask, how much different is Russia under Putinocracy than Germany under Hitlerism? The decades may be different, but the similarities are too close. Let’s begin with Putin’s beginning as he is tabbed to take over as premier from the ailing Boris Yeltsin. In September 1999, three apartment blocks were blown up by […]

No ‘strateegery’

“Strateegery” is how we always seem to remember President George W. Bush pronouncing it, although that may be just an exaggeration promoted by the wags at Saturday Night Live. However he may have fractured some pronunciations, one could never accuse Bush 43 of lacking a strategy. As this is being written before the Labor Day […]

Capital Stage Company anniversary season opens

Capital Stage Company celebrates its landmark 10th anniversary season: “Moving Between Worlds: Exploring the Ever-changing Human Landscape,” with a season of plays that capture the company’s bold, thought-provoking aesthetic. The season features a mix of styles and genres, all meant to encourage dialogue between performers and audience and keep patrons thinking and discussing long after they […]

Marlins draft former Trojan

Former Oak Ridge High and Cal pitcher Kyle Porter was selected by the Florida Marlins in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft in the 31st round. This past season for the Bears, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Porter went 6-5 with a 3.01 ERA. During his years at Cal, he picked up a combined 15 wins with a […]

Schools test new, electronic student assessments

The schools in El Dorado County are finishing their trial runs of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing, which will gauge student progress toward meeting the Common Core State Standards and be fully implemented in spring 2015. Testing began in March and includes students piloting the electronic system, teachers and administrators evaluating exam procedures […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, May 21, 2104

Gemini Sun There’s a smooth start to this solar cycle thanks to the support of Mars direct, the Pisces moon and an auspicious arrangement of Jupiter and Saturn that’s lining up. If you have an agenda, you’ll get the feeling that there are people out there to support it. If you don’t have an agenda, […]

The Sacramento Music Festival celebrates world-class music

Get ready to move your feet and dance in the streets morning, noon and night when the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival and Jubilee returns over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 to 26. The four-day musical celebration will showcase nearly 100 bands playing 300 sets at 20 venues — most within walking distance — from Old […]

Michael R. Sponsler

Feb. 19, 1948 — March 15, 2014 Michael R. Sponsler, age 66, succumbed to his battle with weakened lungs due to prior lung cancer. He passed peacefully at Marshall Hospital in Placerville surrounded by his family on March 15, 2014. Michael and wife Stephanie were former residents of Placer County until moving to Placerville in […]

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 […]

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