A Shingle Springs school will hold a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow in anticipation of expanding after having received funding nine years ago. The California Montessori Project in Shingle Springs, at 4645 Buckeye Road, will hold the ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on a 10-acre parcel to the east of the school, an area Principal Kim Zawilski called […]
“It’s only been 60 years in the making,” said Dan McPherson, president of the Shingle Springs Community Center. He’s talking about the new commercial kitchen facilities at the Community Center. The commercial kitchen boasts a Montague Grizzly six-burner range with two ovens and grill, a colossal True commercial refrigerator, microwave, commercial sink with floor drain, […]
EDITOR: Louie L. Smith Sr. was a true Shingle Springs Miwok. He was born in Shingle Springs in 1902 on Oct. 15. He lived in El Dorado County his whole life. He worked at Limestone Mine. He was 88 years old and living with me when he crossed over. My grandfather would be 111 years […]
When it comes to choosing the right healthcare provider, the doctors and staff at the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center know patients aren’t only concerned about themselves — they’re also concerned about their families. That’s why the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center is committed to providing personalized, compassionate, high-quality care for the whole […]
YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE? My pal John Chapman sent the following T-shirt statement: “If at first you don’t succeed, failure might be your thing.” DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: The Shingle Springs Community Center will be hosting dance nights on the first Friday of each month. The next dance is scheduled for Sept. 6 from […]
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistance in identifying two suspects who burglarized a Shingle Springs laundromat. On June 16, at about 4 a.m., two unidentified males entered SS Coin Wash on Durock Road in Shingle springs, a press release stated. They wandered the business and were in and out over […]
Wednesday’s first round in the growing battle to preserve Shingle Springs as a “rural community” drew 200 local residents to a community action meeting organized by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance, an organization comprising its own members and members of the “No San Stino” and “Stop Tilden Park” movements.
The nearly standing-room-only crowd packed into the Discovery Hills Church at 4 p.m. to hear brief presentations on the goals and objectives of the Alliance and to take part in several interactive projects asking people’s preference on sample designs and standards for future development of the community’s core areas.
Informational posters lined the walls and described scenarios …
Belle Starr is a bitch and she has the trophies to prove it. The 3-year-old Australian Shepherd, “Wookstock’s Belle Starr Little Girl,” won best of breed at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb.11. When she’s not on the competition circuit — which now takes up most of her time — Belle romps […]
A 105-year-old tradition lives on in a Montessori school in El Dorado County. California Montessori Project (CMP), a K-8 Montessori school in Shingle Springs, was opened in 2001 and has been led by Kim Zawilski since its inception. “I always like to say I’ve been involved with the school since before the beginning, because it […]
On Dec.7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Everett Fox Jr. was a junior at El Dorado High School. Two years later the 18-year old was a radar technician aboard the USS Nicholas on his way to Pearl Harbor after enlisting in the Navy with his friend Charlie Jacquier. After working six weeks as […]
Lori Parlin and Frank Verdin are feeling somewhat besieged these days what with the number of new developments being proposed for Shingle Springs. Devoted to the peaceful rural nature of the area where they live, they are looking for others like themselves who don’t want the community to change. “We’re going to get hit hard […]
Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the Shingle Springs Tribe of Miwok Indians, who run the Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs, signed an amended tribal compact on Nov. 15. The amended compact, according to a press release from the tribe, “is designed to facilitate a refinancing of the casino’s financial structure, placing it on […]
“We were so lucky,” said 88-year-old Walter Larsen. He’s speaking of the crew of the USS Sperry, a Fulton-class submarine tender that Larsen served on from 1942 to 1944 in the South Pacific.
Larsen, who has lived in El Dorado County for 57 years, was a young shipyard worker at Bethlehem Steel in San Francisco when the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into WWII.
“I wanted to enlist and do my duty, but the shipyard said no, I was needed,” he said.
EDITOR: My name is Louie L. Smith III. I am a true Shingle Springs Miwok. The Smith Family is just one of may families that are and always will be Shingle Springs Miwoks. We are all related to the surrounding Miwoks from other counties. We are also known as The El Dorado Miwoks because we […]
At first glance, Shingle Springs seems an unlikely location for a company that manufactures undersea robotic systems. Shingle Springs is at least two hours away from the Pacific Ocean. The products manufactured by Schilling Robotics operate 6,000 meters, or 19,685 feet, undersea, said Schilling Senior Vice President of Operations Paul Whalen in an interview at […]
Elizabeth Emken, a new conservative candidate for the United States Senate from California, will speak at the next meeting of the Tea Party in the Hills at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Shingle Springs. Free parking, free raffle tickets and freedom of expression will be offered […]
Terri Kalem was working in her garden at her Shingle Springs home on the cool morning of June 5, clearing away weeds as tall as a foot and a half. She had taken her left glove off to wipe her brow before getting back to work with her loppers. As she was crouching down to […]
EDITOR: I am the chairman of the federally-recognized Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and I write in response to the article written by Cole Mayer about litigation involving my Tribe, Cesar Caballero and several individuals who claim tribal affiliation with him (entitled “Chief jailed over tribal name dispute,” published March 30, 2012). The article could […]
EDITOR: We, the Historic Shingle Springs Miwoks, are appalled by what is taking place by this band of indians who want to be Miwoks. There is only one Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe. All anyone has to do to figure out which tribe is the real Miwok tribe is look at the census records from the […]
EDITOR: Have your heard of Tilden Park? In the name of “smart growth” El Dorado County is in the process of giving a green light to the worst, ill-planned development ever done in Shingle Springs. They want to take 12 acres full of oak trees, an open grass field, rare endangered plants, wetlands and the natural […]
EDITOR: We the Historical Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe are appalled by all the publicity. We are a recognized tribe of Congress and Department of Interior. In 1934 the Indian Recognization Act was voted on by recognized tribes all through out the United States. The tribes that voted yes got a rude awakening when they had […]
A one-two punch of snow on the roof and foam on the floor sidelined the aging Shingle Springs Community Center in 2011. Fortunately, generous local contractors stepped up, inspired by a recently retired school principal and an El Dorado Rose, replacing the roof and floor and adding several key modernizations at no cost. On Jan. […]
On Nov. 26, Shingle Springs Nissan, located near Highway 50 and Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs, celebrated its 25th year as a Nissan dealership. Nissan Motor Co. had identified Shingle Springs and Tucson, Ariz., as two sites for new dealerships. Bob McCarver had worked for a Datsun dealership in Stockton, then bought his own in Modesto. […]
We, the Historic Shingle Springs Miwok, have been fighting to preserve our burial grounds and our old village sites. But since no El Dorado County or state official asks for identification, they just assume the tribe living on the Shingle Springs Miwok Reservation land are the real Shingle Springs Miwoks. They just deal with them. […]
EDITOR: The Historic Shingle Springs Miwoks have many families. The Smith family is only one of them. We have made our home in Shingle Springs long before the gold was discovered in Coloma. The Smith family knows the history of the Shingle Springs Reservation and all of the true Miwoks that come from the peace […]
Neil Moore, 79, sits on a stool in his home office, his face somber and reflective as he looks back on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. “We got a call from our daughter to turn on the TV… that was it. We turn on the TV. They talk about the first plane going in, […]
Two Northern California men were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing mail from Shingle Springs residents and then spending more than $100,000 throughout the region. Michael Ross, 27, of Folsom, and Vyacheslav Berezenko, 23, of Sacramento, were booked earlier this week into the Placer County Jail on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and identity theft after […]
What: Shingle Springs Rancheria 17th annual Big Time Who: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Where: 5281 Honpie Road in Placerville When: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: Free Information: Malissa Tayaba at 530-262-2797 or Rachel Keola 530-417-6634 A group of young Indian women from the […]
A Shingle Springs man was arrested last week after allegedly brandishing his firearm and threatening to shoot another motorist. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for service at Mosquito Road and Rock Creek Road, some dozen miles north of Placerville, on the morning of Aug. 12. The victim informed authorities that he […]
From baseball games of the past to community potlucks of the present, the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs, has served the needs of residents for more than 50 years. In honor of the Center’s 60th anniversary of giving back to the community, the Shingle Springs Jubilee will take place […]
A Shingle Springs man suspected of possession of child pornography pleaded guilty last week and now faces up to a decade in prison. Jeffrey Rogers, 60, pleaded guilty Nov. 9 before United States District Court Judge John A. Mendez, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The guilty plea came as part […]
Special to the Democrat Having served El Dorado County since 1994, Golden State Propane has kept many a resident and business warm during the cold winters that affect the region. ÒWe deliver to about 1,600 customers along the Highway 50 corridor,Ó said company co-owner Gene Tabb, 58, of El Dorado Hills. ÒWe provide them with […]
Democrat staff writer A Shingle Springs man pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon to possession of child pornography, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Jeffery Rogers, 59, was the subject of an investigation by the Sacramento Valley High Tech Crimes Task Force and was arrested and arraigned last week. He was later released on a $25,000 […]
Democrat staff writer Richard Patrick Morgan, 18, of Shingle Springs, has been appointed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. A 2009 graduate of Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, Morgan prepared to pass the stringent military entrance requirements by attending Northwestern Preparatory School in Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains. […]