TEMECULA — The Sizzler restaurant at 4085 Cameron Park Dr. in Cameron Park, which temporarily closed in May, reopened June 15. “More than ever, busy families need an affordable restaurant like Sizzler,” said Gary Myers, president of BMW Management and a father and grandfather himself. “Lifelong memories are made on holidays like Father’s Day, and we [...]
Sun lovers rejoice — summer arrives on Friday, June 21 at 1:04 EDT. The Summer Solstice is when the Sun is farthest north. Some people think the Earth is actually closer to the sun during the northern hemisphere’s summer but it really is closest to the sun in December. The summer solstice has the most [...]
On Thursday, June 13 at 8 p.m., amidst the hustle and bustle of the first day of the El Dorado County Fair, a special excitement buzzed at the Budweiser stage. After a two-year absence, the Miss Teen El Dorado Pageant was back and better than ever. “I just want to thank everyone for being here [...]
You’ve suffered a serious injury at work. While resting at home a friendly insurance adjuster calls to settle your claim. Stop, listen to the adjuster’s offer and then, if you haven’t already, call an attorney. In El Dorado County, call the Law Offices of Robert A. Craig III. The University of Oregon law school graduate [...]
PROBLEMATIC PROVERB: If you cruise through the “365 Stupidest Things Ever Said” calendar, you will discover the following mixed-up proverb: “She’s just going to have to take the horn by the ears.” — Good Morning America legal analyst Robin Sax, about Lindsay Lohan’s addiction problems (thanks to Bill Roche). STOCK UP ON STEAK: Raffle tickets [...]
Cancer Sun of Home The sun is waving goodbye and blowing kisses in the final throes of Gemini, and things are about to get less sociable as she crosses into the realm of the crab. The emphasis is on home: where it is, what it means and what we’ll do to protect and serve it. [...]
The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes replacing the existing bridge, which was built in 1964, with a new bridge constructed with precast and prestressed girder. The project will improve sight distance on Sly Park Road, install sidewalks on each side of Sly Park Road and curb ramps on each side. The public will be able [...]
A solo vehicle accident resulted in a death Thursday afternoon on Sand Ridge Road. Barbara Walton, 72, of El Dorado, was traveling eastbound on the windy road at 3:05 p.m. at an unknown rate of speed in her 1996 maroon or red-silver Dodge Ram when she struck a dirt embankment, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. [...]
Monday, June 17 Baseball Little League TOC Majors EDH B vs Cosumnes River/Folsom N. B winner, Rotary Park, 5 p.m. Ponderosa A/Gold Rush B winner vs Folsom A. B, R0tary Park, 7:30 Juniors Gold Rush/Roseville W. winner vs Folsom N., Nisenan Park, 6:30 Tuesday, June 18 Baseball Del Oro @ ED Post 119, 5:30 Little [...]
April 20, 1916 — June 7, 2013 Emerald Ralph Luther passed away suddenly while visiting in Portland, Ore. He was born in Walla Walla, Wash., and lived in Placerville for 67 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie; father, John; and his seven siblings. He is survived by his wife of almost [...]
25 Years ago June 17, 1988 Mountain Democrat bags top theme prize Winners in the annual Pioneer Days theme contest are as follows: Small business category — West Sierra National Bank of Pollock Pines took first place in three of four divisions … Placerville Flower Shop won third place for exterior decorations. In the large business [...]
Logan Quick induced a game-ending groundout — stranding the tying and go-ahead runners on base — as the California Academy of Baseball held off visiting Del Oro 3-2 Thursday, part of a doubleheader split at El Dorado High School. The Loomis-area team captured the second game 9-8 by scoring six runs in the last two [...]
ONGOING Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring artist Michael Everett. Best known for his concert posters for the Furthur Festival, a gathering of Grateful Dead band members. This poster is from 1997 and was sold for $15. Today its value is over $150. Pop Art is open Tuesday [...]
A Thursday hearing for Ray Nutting was taken off the court calendar and now awaits reassignment. Nutting was due to be arraigned by Judge Warren Stracener on Thursday morning, but the hearing was taken off the court calendar by Presiding Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, a court bailiff said Thursday morning. The case awaits reassignment by Kingsbury, [...]
Golf for a cause The “Bob West Drive for Marshall” 30th annual golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 28, at the Cold Springs Golf and Country Club. Entry fee is $175. Sponsorships are available. Proceeds will benefit the new Marshall Medical Cancer Center and other community health programs. Online registration is available at marshallfound.org. For [...]
In a vision of things to come, sponsors, VIPs and fair staff gathered Wednesday night for a sneak preview of this year’s El Dorado County Fair.
With a theme of “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams,” the fairgrounds sparked with lights, sounds and sugary smells — all announcing the start of the four-day event that began Thursday and runs through Sunday.
Jody Gray, who is the CEO of the fair, said she expects 65,000 adults and children to attend, with lots of new entertainment and exhibits as well as the return of many old favorites as attractions.
Warm weather and long days lend themselves to live music and El Dorado Hills delivers with two popular (and free) concert series. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Summer Concerts at Community Park on Harvard Way, and El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Live on the Boulevard concerts keep residents entertained all summer long with [...]
A collision with a tree left one dead and five with major injuries on Pleasant Valley Road Thursday night. A silver 1994 Mercedes C230 was traveling northbound on Pleasant Valley Road near Newtown Road at 9:50 p.m. when the car veered off to the shoulder and hit a pine tree, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. [...]
On this date in 1923 Harry Houdini escaped from a straightjacket while hanging upside down, 40 feet above the ground in New York City, thrilling all the onlookers. Maybe he was trying to get out of New York and get to El Dorado County for all the fun and exciting things to see and do. [...]
It’s time for the El Dorado County Fair, “Blue Jeans and County Dreams,” June 13 to 16 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, and its time to highlight that hidden talent for a chance to win well-deserved appreciation and honors. Participate in a contest or just come to watch; there’s [...]