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Rick W. Watson

Sept. 18, 1957 – Dec. 12, 2011 Rick Wendell Watson was born on Sept. 18, 1957, in Phoenix, Ariz., and died on Dec. 12, 2011, in his home in Placerville, Calif. In December of 2010 he was diagnosed with a nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In September of this year, to the eternal sorrow of his family and […]

Les Ricketts

Aug. 22, 1953 — Oct. 15, 2011 Les Ricketts of El Dorado Hills, born Aug. 22, 1953, originally from Yuba City, finished his race and went home to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer on Oct. 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Jake […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Obituaries | Tagged | 1 Reply

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; […]

Eight punch tickets to Rabobank

Claiborne takes second STOCKTON — Competing at the two-day CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Stockton Arena, eight combined Oak Ridge and Ponderosa wrestlers placed in the top seven to advance to the state wrestling championships this weekend at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The Trojans send five and the Bruins three. As a team, Oak Ridge finished fifth with […]

Providence, Claiborne win titles

18 Ponderosa, Oak Ridge grapplers advance to Masters ELK GROVE — Four months ago, Ponderosa High wrestler Trae Providence knew sacrifices had to be met in order to lose 10 pounds to compete in the 160-pound class. “I cut down all of the junk food,” Providence said. “I just had to eat smart and keep running. I completely […]

Wrestling: Bruins tie Trojans for second place

Ponderosa qualifies 13, Oak Ridge 12 SHINGLE SPRINGS — A successful outing for both Oak Ridge and host Ponderosa at Saturday’s Delta River League championships. At stake was advancement to next week’s Divisionals. Of the 26 varsity Bruins and Trojans who took to the mat, all but one moves on. Oak Ridge had three champions […]

February 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 1 Reply

Marvin S. Kissinger

July 1, 1916 — Nov. 15, 2013 Marvin S. Kissinger passed away Nov. 15, 2013, at the age of 97. He was born in Mohnton, Pa., and was the oldest of five children. A nine-year resident of Gold Country Retirement Center, he moved to Placerville after nearly 50 years in Pacific Grove and Watsonville, Calif. […]

DUI Log: Oct. 25-Nov. 19

WENDY W. DAUL, 45 of Sacramento, booked by CHP on Oct. 25, bail listed as $24,000. KENNETH K. INCLAN, 26, of Fair Oaks, booked by CHP on Oct. 25, bail listed as $2,500. KENNETH L. STEERS, 51, of Cameron Park, booked by CHP on Oct. 25, bail listed as $2,500. KELLY A. JONES, 33, booked by […]

Soccer: Top-ranked Jesuit rolls over Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Visiting Jesuit erupted for three goals in the final 20 minutes last Thursday to upend Ponderosa 5-1 in boys Delta River League soccer action. Trailing 2-0 after a half of play, the Bruins upped the energy to start the second half. Their first, real pressure applied by Josh Israel, Cameron Spencer, Matthew […]

Grisman and Little play it straight in DGBX

The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience headlines the American River Music Festival Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Henningsen-Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road. The band includes Georgetown’s own Keith Little on 5-string banjo, guitar and vocals, his longtime friend and collaborator Jim Nunally on guitar and vocals, Chad Manning on fiddle, Samson Grisman on bass […]

Auburn Art Walk celebrates 20th anniversary

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Auburn Art Walk, PlacerArts and the Auburn Art Walk Committee present special activities throughout downtown and old town on Thursday, Aug. 8, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. ceremony honoring long-time artists and venues at The Arts Building. Commemorative cakes will be served at The Arts Building and […]

Things to do: July 12, 2013

ONGOING Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring the works of Bob Masse. Known best for his concert posters since the late 1960s. Pop Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 530-622-1235. […]

Leota E. Slaton

March 19, 1935 — June 26, 2013 Leota E. Slaton was born March 19, 1935, to Olen and Stella Moore, in Watson, Okla., one of 10 children. She passed away June 26, 2013, due to medical problems. She passed peacefully in her sleep with family present. She was preceded in death by her husband, James […]

Math problems + students = answers

Five high schools, 10 stations and one exceptionally fine day = the 29th annual Math Steeplechase. This is not a pencil and paper game; this is a hands-on, problem solving, strategy building competition that gives out-of-the box thinkers a way to shine. Teams of  students from Union Mine, El Dorado, Ponderosa, Golden Sierra and Oak […]

Divorces and dissolutions

Tony Seitz and Julie Seitz, April 15, 2013 Kimberly Newkirk Cline and Michael Kevin Cline, April 15, 2013 Joyce Anne Polte and Loren A, Polte, April 15, 2013 Thomas Francis Harper and Wendy Joy Harper, April 15, 2013 Kerry Lynn Damore and Michael Anthony Damore, April 15, 2013 Kevin McPeters and Michelle McPeters, April 15, […]

DUI log: Jan. 29-Feb. 13

MICHAEL J. HUTCHINSON, 24, of Placerville, booked by EDSO on Jan. 29, no bail listed. SHELLY E. SKOROBRUKH, 26, of El Dorado Hills, booked by CHP on Jan. 29, bail listed as $2,500. JOHN P. GRIFFIN, 56, of Diamond Springs, booked by CHP on Jan. 30, bail listed as $7,500. ALFRED LARA, 52, of El […]

Dave Barry’s Year in Review

By Dave Barry

McClatchy Newspapers

It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.

Example: This year the “reality” show “Jersey Shore,” which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument in favor of a major earth-asteroid collision, finally got canceled, and we dared to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we, as a society, were becoming slightly less stupid.

But then, WHAP, we were slapped in our national face by the cold hard frozen mackerel of reality in the form of the hugely popular new “reality” show…

As we were: Marshall Hospital

25 Years ago Dec. 23, 1987 Hospital awards contract Marshall Hospital’s Board of Directors held a special meeting recently to consider bids and select a building contractor for its new outpatient/surgery center, according to Frank Nachtman, hospital administrator. The contract was awarded Nov. 13 to Lathrop Construction, a Benecia-based firm with a track record in […]

Maxine Fusco Reposa

Aug. 21, 1922 — Nov. 23, 2012 Maxine (Myrtle Stinger) Fusco Reposa passed away on Nov. 23, 2012, at the age of 90 in Diamond Springs, Calif. She was born on Aug. 21, 1922 in Spokane, Wash. She loved to dance and met Charles Fusco at a dance in Spokane. They married and moved to […]

El Dorado High School 2012 graduates

Jack Devan Aadnesen, Grace Christine Abela, Zachary James Achterberg, Brett Ahola, Joseph Akin, Melinda Nicole Albertsen, Travis Allec, Josephine Rae Alvarez, Benjamin H. Anderson, Maggie Anderson, Allison Helen Armstrong, Dana Jo Aros, Stefanie Lorraine Avilla, Alexander Bahro, Lara Michelle Bangs, Claire Marie Barnett, Savannah Elizabeth Barnhill, Samantha Loren Bartolo, Cole Jackson Bates, Joshua Matthew Battersby, Brooke […]

Horoscope Sunday

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY BY HOLIDAY MATHIS FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012 Every year, Earth passes between Saturn and the sun, which we call a sun-Saturn opposition. The time around this opposition is the very best time to view Saturn, a.k.a. the Lord of the Rings, because it’s closest to Earth and brightest in the […]

Stepping out: A memorable dinner at Snooty Frog

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” — Elsa Schiaparelli “Shocking Life” (1956) Snooty Frog Restaurant and Bar For many years one dish was the mainstay of French restaurants in America. Known as tournedos Rossini, it was right up there with beef Wellington, lobster Newberg and other dishes, all of which are […]

DUI Log: Feb. 22 to March 22

SHANE CARTER, 24, of Shingle Springs, by CHP on Feb. 22, bail listed as $2,500. JEREMY GREEN, 27, of El Dorado, by sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 22, bail listed by $2,500. EDWARD SEEGER, 27, of San Jose, by CHP on Feb. 23, bail listed as $2,500. REBECCA STOCKERT, 24, of South Lake Tahoe, by South […]

Spring heats up with Sac State arts event

The chill of winter will soon give way to warmer temperatures and California State University, Sacramento is ready to celebrate with a full lineup of exhibits, theater productions and music and dance concerts throughout the spring semester. The showpiece of the new season is Sacramento State’s annual Festival of the Arts, April 14-21. This year’s […]

Divorces 1-23-12

Joshua Caleb Orman and Sarah Jane Orman, December 5, 2011 Cory W. Sims and De’Ett S. Sims, December 20, 2011 Ronald Gene Price and Teresa Murillo, December 20, 2011 Jason Straw and Darci Straw, December 21, 2011 Randy Seed and Toni L. Seed, December 21, 2011 Tiffany Ortega and Mark Ortega, December 20, 2011 Jack […]

Dave Barry’s Year in Review: a year of sleaze and insane federal spending

By Dave Barry McClatchy Newspapers It was the kind of year that made a person look back fondly on the Gulf oil spill. Granted, the oil spill was bad. But it did not result in a high-decibel, weeks-long national conversation about a bulge in a congressman’s underpants. Which is exactly what we had in the […]

Color the winners happy

The number and quality of the entries in the 2011 Mountain Democrat Coloring Contest was outstanding. The judges spent a long time reviewing the art and all stated they had a very difficult time selecting the winners. Jody Franklin, El Dorado County tourism director; Wendy Mattson, artist and Placerville city council member; and Diana Erickson, […]

It will be a ‘White Christmas’ at Imagination Theater

What: ”White Christmas” Who: Imagination Theater Where: The theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Opens Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and runs through Friday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for students Information: Imagination Theater at 530-642-0404, or e-mail Danielle Badger is […]

Games take on more meaning as gridiron season winds down

With just three games left on most of the regular season football schedules, four El Dorado County teams will be seriously challenged the rest of the way. Although any team can win on a given night, Golden Sierra, which has just two games, should win both, but Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, Union Mine and El Dorado […]

Doloris Gladys (Taresh) Sweeney

April 8, 1932 — Oct. 13, 2011 Doloris Gladys Sweeney, 79, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2011. She was surrounded by her loving husband of 63 years, Raymond Thomas and sons, Raymond Tell and James Dolan Sweeney at her home in Rescue, Calif. Doloris also leaves behind two sisters, Dorothy […]

After good start, Oak Ridge focuses on a strong finish

2011 Oak Ridge Trojans 2: Shay Mueller, Sr., 175; 3: Preston Dean, Sr., 205; 4: Bradford Buenzli, Jr., 180; 5: Jake Rosada, Sr., 205; 6: Jason Samuels, Jr., 175; 7: Blake Martin, Jr., 185; 9: Dylan Collie, Sr., 175; 10: Bobby Gatta, Sr., 185; 11: Taylor Clarke, Sr., 175; 12: Tyler Starr, Sr., 165; 13: […]

Coloma Blues Live! rocks into sixth year

What: Coloma Blues Live! Who: El Dorado Arts Council Where: On the river in Lotus at Henningsen-Lotus Park When: June 4, gates open at 10 a.m., music starts at 11 a.m. Cost: Adult tickets $45 in advance, $55 at the gate, children 7 – 12 $10, children under 7 free Parking: $5 – shuttle from fire house […]

The Center for Arts welcomes back Celtic performers

The Center for the Arts, 314 W Main St. in Grass Valley, welcomes back one of Celtic music’s premier performers — Irish fiddler Kevin Burke along with guitarist Cal Scott on Friday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members and $23 for non-members. Burke has been a mainstay of seminal Irish supergroups like The […]

Film noir and stage magic bring a classic to life

Democrat staff writer The prince of the night has finally arrived. Move over Bela Lugosi Ñ after more than two years in production Imagination Theater and Porter Media Group, in association with Nicknig Films presents ÒDracula.Ó Based on Richard SharpÕs interpretation of Bram StokerÕs mesmerizing story of ÒDraculaÓ the production is set to open on […]

Girls tennis nets positive results

The Oak Ridge High Lady Trojan tennis team finished up its preseason with an exciting 5-4 win over Del Oro last week behind big wins from Victoria Waugh, Julia Dunnigan, Kaitlin Corell and the doubles team of Rachael Librach-Morgan Dial. But it was the third-set victory by sophomores Lauren Roppolo-Alexis Hill at No. 1 doubles […]

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Goodbye LUPPU, hello LRPU

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Past due state taxes bring arrest

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Sanford trial: Prosecution, defense rest

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Woman, dog back from Oso

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DA candidate to remain on ballot

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Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Benji and the Bickersons

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CPCSD seat unfilled

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Lew Uhler backs Ranalli

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District 4 candidate

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Open meetings

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Volunteers and homeless camps

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Bicycle events and traffic control

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First and goal: Bunt etiquette

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Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

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Jennings wins national title

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Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

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King of the West roars into Placerville

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Roundup: April 17, 2014

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Plantastic sale this Saturday

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Things to do: April 18, 2014

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Spring art brightens government center

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Temple Kol Shalom hosts Passover Seder

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Student art featured for Third Saturday

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Time out: A grand time at Grand China

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Promenade in high style

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Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

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Friday nights are engaging at the de Young

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Hats On For the Kids raises money for children

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See what is inside the vault

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Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

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Museum presents ‘Diesel Days’

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Duty: Air Force Airman Brian Polk

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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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Engagement: Adam Frega and Wednesday Bienusa

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KVIE calls for artists

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A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

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America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

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Fine Arts Museums feature two shows

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See wildflowers on train ride

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Easter at Northstar is family friendly

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Crime Log: March 28-30

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Arthur W. Cornell

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Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

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Faster sales with spring staging

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Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

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Handsome Redmond suits modern families

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Growing your own

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Fraud workshop scheduled

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EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

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HCD launches assistance program

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