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Hangtown Saber Lamers-Noble wins regional

DIAMOND SPRINGS — Camino’s Julian Lamers-Noble won the USA Fencing Regional Youth Circuit event for fencers 14 and under in Redwood City last month. “This is Julian’s first gold medal, and it’s probably more a testament to the development of his mental game than his physical one,” said his coach, Ted Smith, of Hangtown Saber […]

Jackie Lee “Jack” Noble

Jan. 29, 1944 — Oct. 24, 2013 Jack passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters. He had been a resident of Camino, Calif., for the past 42 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 until his retirement in 1967. He was an auxiliary member of the Placerville VFW. He was […]

Wedding Allison Garcia-Taylor Noble

Allison Garcia of Folsom and Taylor Noble of El Dorado Hills were married on Tuesday, April 3. The bride is the daughter of Stacey Renee Jensen of Folsom. The groom is the son of James H. Noble Jr. and Jill Noble of El Dorado Hills. The wedding was held at the Sacramento County Courthouse in Sacramento. Judge Jacki […]

California rambling: A noble race against the weather

At the time on May 15, the cancellation of Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California, which had been planned to circle Lake Tahoe one and a half times, seemed like the punch line of a very bad joke… “and the good news is that Tahoe got 4 to 6 inches of new snow.” […]

Spend time in River City

What: “The Music Man” Who: El Dorado Musical Theater Where:  Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom When: April 25 at 7 p.m., April 26 at 2 and 7 p.m., April 27 at 7 p.m., May 2 at 7 p.m., May 3 at 2 and 7 p.m., May 4 at 6 p.m., […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scorpio Moon of Motivation The wise Scorpio moon looks for a motive behind every action. It’s particularly helpful when examining your own motives, which are often hidden even to you. Start with your to-do list. For each item, ask: What is my motive here? If the answer is “guilt” or “obligation,” it’s safe to strike […]

EDH Senior Day Care now open

It was standing room only at the El Dorado Hills’ Senior Day Care’s grand opening last Thursday afternoon, the event marking a win-win not only for El Dorado Hills’ seniors and caregivers, but for the whole county. District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco opened the ribbon cutting ceremony by acknowledging key players, including El Dorado Hills […]

Horoscope, Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stay-cation Cancer Moon The Cancer moon insists on finding relaxation inside the safe confines of home, sweet home. If that is not a relaxing place, the day is likely to be dedicated to making it more so. What needs to change? The feng shui? Houseguests? The attitude of family members or habits of the pets? […]

Film focuses on ‘The Vision of Wangari Maathai’

Screening Wednesday, April 9 at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” is at once an environmental, historical and human rights documentary. The award-winning film follows the remarkable life of Wangari Maathai of Kenya as she launches a Green Belt movement in the ’70s to plant trees […]

Challenger quits DA election

The challenger to the incumbent in the El Dorado County District Attorney race has withdrawn his candidacy. “In light of my candidacy withdrawal today for the office of El Dorado County District Attorney, please join me in support of Vern Pierson for District Attorney,” a statement from Judson Henry dated and signed Monday read. Bail […]

A thoroughly good time

What: “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Who: El Dorado Musical Theatre Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom When: Feb. 14-23 at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Cost: $18 to $36. Information: 916-608-6888 or visit In a day when almost […]

Edie Bullard invites you to her palace

Life’s hustle and bustle keeps people on the move. Work, school, kids and errands leave little time for anything else. Edie Bullard, owner of Time Out, wants all that worry and stress to melt away at her private resort and spa in Camino. The cosmetologist by trade celebrates 20 years of pampering this coming September. […]

Pilots share an oral history

Book: “Vietnam to Western Airlines — An Oral History of the Air War” Edited by: Bruce Cowee Publisher: Alive Book Publishing, Nov. 11, 2013, hardcover, 536 pages, collector’s deluxe full color first edition and black and white editions Three pilots are involved in a rescue mission: one has been shot down and parachuted out of his […]

Schedule of events

Gaden Shartse Tibetan Monks at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, through Jan. 15 Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. — Sand mandala opening ceremony Jan. 3 to 15 — Sand mandala viewing, all day, every day, till close of business. View the creation of the sand mandala as the monks are working on […]

‘Not Lost for Lookin’ is a fun trek

Book: “Not Lost for Lookin’” Author: Lexi Boeger Publisher: Lexi Boeger, 2013, some pages, softcover “Not Lost for Lookin’” won’t be your cup of tea if you require page numbers and quotation marks to navigate. But, if you’re willing to let Placerville resident Lexi Boeger be your guide through the creeks and canyons of El […]

Dance back to the ’70s and ’80s

What: “Music Vault” Who: Union Mine High School dance department Where: Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado When: Dec. 12, 13 and 14, doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for students with an ASB card Tickets are available at the door. Information: Tickets are available at the […]

Vacation dreams become a nightmare

Book: “Little River” Author: James L’Etoile Publisher: SALT Media Productions LLC, March 2013, 296 pages, e-book and softcover versions Imagine being on the white sand beaches of Jamaica with the gentle ocean surf in front of you and  warm sea breezes surrounding you. It’s one of my favorite day dreams but if you add a ruthless, […]

Failure of civic leadership

EDITOR: Thank you for paying tribute to Hangtown Haven, a noble, humane, campassionate and successful community for houseless people in Placerville. Effectively providing a safe, controlled, temporary home for people to rebuild their lives and secure jobs and permanent housing, the success of Hangtown Haven was finally overwhelmed by a stunning failure of civic leadership. […]

‘Clean Burn’ offers action and plot twists

Book: “Clean Burn” Author: Karen Sandler Publisher: Exhibit A-an Angry Robot imprint, August 2013, softcover and e-book versions, 304 pages Somerset author Karen Sandler describes herself as “genre conflicted” and with “Clean Burn” she has added yet another item to her mixed genre bag of romance and science-fiction — the mystery genre. Private investigator Janelle […]

Thank you for all the support

EDITOR: Words cannot begin to describe the love and support received in the passing of my dad, Jack Noble. I can’t begin to thank everybody enough for their kind words and love for him. Without a doubt my dad was larger than life and missed by so many. I would like to send a special […]

Horoscope, Monday, November 25, 2013

Mercury and Saturn Conjunction Thinking too much is a problem. Don’t let the Mercury and Saturn conjunction lead you in an overly serious direction. Invite the energetic Sagittarius sun to come to the rescue. She can be something of a provocateur, prodding playfully and inappropriately just to make things interesting, and she’ll give you the […]

Horoscope, Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bring On the Sagittarius Sun The sun stretches his rays into Sagittarius, the realm of abundance, expansion and good fortune. The world will seem like a bigger place during this transit, and yet it will also seem more accessible to the brave souls who dare to adventure on. Cast a wide net for inspiration for […]

Lifelong learning makes for many careers

 Folsom Lake College presents “Science, Cars and Medicine — A Noble Career,” a talk by Dr. Ted Christy, MD, on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Back by popular demand, Christy, a retired physician, will talk about the circuitous route that lead him from an interest in physics to fixing cars on the streets of Berkeley and finally a […]

Golden notes heard at Gold Trail

It’s widely said that the heart of the Gold Hill area north of Placerville is Gold Trail School. Those in the know also agree that the heart of Gold Trail School is its music program. And the heart of the music program, as few would dispute, is its longtime teacher, Glen Cain. Don’t just take […]

‘Happy news’ revisited

EDITOR: Thank you Mountain Democrat for writing that editorial “Happy news” last week. It keeps fresh the long list of recent incomprehensible events from this administration. But is it really “presidential incompetence” or just a calamity of error, a string of freak accidents that can befall any administration in crisis; maybe a right-wing conspiracy? Or […]

EDH author turns idea into imaginative novel

At 15, Jordan George decided to write a short story. His nomad warrior Aspheric would go on a quest. Four years later that adventure has turned into a published 130,000-word sci-fi/fantasy novel, “Brothers of Trust: Winds of Fate,” available at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, Book Barn in Folsom and online at […]

‘The Dordogne Deception’ has it all

Between the covers Book: “The Dordogne Deception” Author: Sherry Joyce Publisher: iUniverse, 2013, 274 pages, hardcover, soft-cover and Kindle versions Love, murder, terror, mystery and hot sex set in a castle in the beautiful Dordogne region of France is Sherry Joyce’s first novel. Newly divorced Cherise Eden leaves her Bay Area home and her job as […]

Doctor covers fixing health care and cars

Folsom Lake College presents “Science, Cars and Medicine — A Noble Career,” a presentation by Ted Christy, MD, on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. The nation’s medical care programs are hot topics in the news and around water coolers. Christy, a retired physician, will talk about the circuitous route that lead him from an […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 4, 2013

New Moon of Beauty It’s been estimated that watching television commercials can triple a person’s desire for more possessions. As the moon disappears and renews itself in the highly aesthetic sign of Libra, many will have the opposite desire: to start new in creating a beautiful environment by getting rid of unnecessary things that clutter […]

It was a sizzling time

The 13th annual Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show presented by Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. was the best ever, according to Susie Davies, executive director of MORE. “Thanks to all our friends in Pollock Pines and the wonderful showmanship of our new best friend, Dave Bender of CBS 13 News, Sacramento. With 24 […]

Fire Tax protects cities not forced to pay

EDITOR: Gosh I am so glad the state legislators are illegally taxing me with the Rural Fire Tax collected by the thugs at the State Board of Equalization. I am so happy now that Cal Fire has enough money to protect towns that don’t have to pay, like the Rim Fire near Hetch Hetchy reservoir […]

On tap

Today — Catch former Ponderosa Bruins’ Casidhe and Graham McClone and the Santa Clara University men’s water polo play at Princeton on ESPNU at 3:30. Tomorrow — Southern Oregon University football is at Sacramento State at 6:05 p.m. Four local players are on Southern Oregon’s roster: Dustin Fretwell (Oak Ridge), Jacob Proul (Oak Ridge), Sean […]

Take my word for it: The benefit of the doubt

“Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt.” — Gene Tierney We must be suckers, because I try to always give people the benefit of the doubt. I find it’s a much better way to build relationships than assuming everyone is out to get me. Sadly, though, I’m […]

Lightning storm inspires romantic suspense novel

While writing postcards in her rented castle in the Dordogne region of France, the turret tower where Sherry Joyce sat was struck by lightning. Terrified and unable to sleep that night, a romantic suspense was born — “The Dordogne Deception.” Meet the El Dorado Hills author at her book launch from 6 to 8 p.m. on […]

Tasmanian Devils win it all at Champs

Sierra Sharks swim to fifth spot ROCKLIN — Breaking a four-year dry spell, the undefeated El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team claimed first place last weekend at the the 48th Suburban Swim League Championships, held at Sierra College in Rocklin. Over the three-day meet, the Taz posted 1,201 points to upend defending champ Park […]

Mark Twain … clairvoyant?

Mark Twain once said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it!” It was obviously a joke, but for some reason our EPA decided that CO2 production in the United States would make a gigantic taxable revenue stream if it could just link it to some tangible environmental problem; enter “global warming.” […]

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ is a classic

What: “Bye Bye Birdie” Who: El Dorado Musical Theatre Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom When: July 12 to 21. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Ticket prices range from $13.50 to $28. Information: 916-608-6888 or visit A lot has […]

Heard over the back fence: Relay for Life car wash Saturday

 Review the book “Live and Learn and Pass It On,” and you will find the following “life lesson:” “I’ve learned that milk tastes best when drunk straight out of the plastic jug.” – Age 48. ( I bet a guy wrote this!) NEED A CAR WASH?
 ”Team Walking Shoes” invites you […]


EDITOR: “The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.” — Francois de La Rochefoucauld Once again it seems that our county officials are jumping the gun in attempting to locate the Western Slope Animal Shelter in the midst of an already existing small business and […]

Master Food Preservers team up with the fair

The El Dorado County Fair begins Thursday, June 13 and continues through Sunday, June 16. The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County will be busy before the fair receiving home preservation entries, classifying the entries, organizing and running entries to the judges and staffing its booth during the fair. Visitors can look at the […]

Local author’s e-book nominated for award

H.L. LeRoy, a Pioneer resident, recently announced the nomination of his mystery anthology, “Street Crimes” to the World Ebook Awards. “Street Crimes” is a five star, 21,000 word collection of short stories that are sometimes funny, sometimes disconcerting, sometimes plain terrifying. Perfect if you like action-packed suspense. LeRoy has three additional books that will keep people […]

‘Awakening’ is the second in a trilogy

Between the covers Book: Awakening Author: Karen Sandler Publisher: Tu Books, April  2013, hardcover, 400 pages Cost: $18.95 “Awakening” is the second book in Karen Sandler’s Tankborn Trilogy. The first book in the series, “Tankborn,” which came out last year, introduced readers to Kayla, a genetically engineered non-human (GEN) in a world where there are […]

As we were: Weather, new officers and milestones

25 Years ago May  9, 1988 Frost takes toll on area fruit crop By CHRIS DALEY The “darling buds of May” have taken a beating during the past week as an unseasonable cold spell lingers over Northern California. El Dorado County’s western slope, home of Apple Hill and a major wine producing industry, suffered varying […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Void-of-Course Moon The current astral influences are a mixed bag. The Aries moon goes void of course early in the day and remains lackadaisical in tone until tomorrow. Mercury and Pluto counteract with a pleasant arrangement that favors direct, concise communication. The moods of others run the full spectrum, so assume nothing, and keep trying […]

“CATS” pounces onstage at EDHS

What: “Cats” Who: El Dorado High School drama students Where: Carl Borelli Community Amphitheater, 561 Canal St., Placerville When: May 2 to 4, 9 to 11 and 16 to 18 at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors. Purchase them at the door, at The […]

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