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Heard over the back fence: Dance the night away

SMART STUDENT NEWS:
 Officials at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Wash., have informed us that Rebecca Rose Wolfe of El Dorado Hills was placed on its Dean’s List. To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must complete at least 12 units for the quarter and attain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. Congratulations Rebecca, […]

National Night Out Tuesday

Placerville loves a party, and to prove it friends and neighbors will take to the streets Tuesday, Aug. 5, to celebrate National Night Out, a nationwide event that always finds local participation at its peak. In fact, Placerville has been honored with several first-place awards for its celebration over the years, including a first-place honor […]

Heard over the back fence: Book publishing tips offered

FIRE IS NOT LOGICAL: Thanks to Jewel Blair-Smith, we offer the following quote: “How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?” HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK: Author Erin Dealey will offer tips and tricks regarding “Navigating the Wild World of Publishing” on Saturday, June […]

Heard over the back fence: Dance night in Shingle Springs

KEEP HANDS IN POCKETS: Someone named “Bob” dropped off the following “Top Moron” quote: “NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED! In Modesto Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to […]

Grayson Kleinknight learning how to battle ALL

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make 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, […]

Authors bring Christmas books and fun to EDH

On Saturday, Nov.23, readers and Christmas lovers everywhere can indulge in some pre-Christmas magic when authors and illustrators, Loren Long and Jon Agee come to Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills, where they will end their nation-wide book tour. The two author/illustrators bring their storytelling skills and new Christmas […]

Book captures a daredevil’s life

Between the covers Book: “Forgotten Aviator:  The Adventures of Royal Leonard” Author: Barry S. Martin Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, July 2011, 256 pages, soft-cover and Kindle versions. If the name Royal Leonard is unfamiliar to you, it’s not surprising. Leonard, a legendary pilot, who pioneered blind flying, introduced celestial navigation to TWA, became Chiang Kai-shek’s […]

Take my word for it: Your kids are the world

I received a video in a text from my wife. In it, my 4-year-old daughter tried to get my 18-month-old daughter to say “Grandma and Grandpa” phonetically and accurately. When she nailed it, my wife and eldest daughter cheered. It was a small, but important victory for a kid learning new words every day, and […]

County youths benefit from United Way book drive

SACRAMENTO – Local residents can help 168 El Dorado County kids reach for the stars by participating in United Way California Capital Region’s 2nd annual STAR Readers Book Drive Feb. 18 through March 8. The drive benefits more than 650 children across five counties in United Way’s STAR Readers project that is working to increase graduation […]

Heard over the back fence: Try a blind date with a book

BLUE BIRD ADVICE:
 Thanks to John Chapman, we present the following “Advice from a Blue Bird” T-shirt statement: “Rise early * Spread a little happiness * Keep a song in your heart * Think spring * Be colorful * Feather your nest with friendships * The sky’s the limit!” HOW ABOUT A BLIND DATE?
 The […]

Heard over the back fence: Heroes Night Saturday

DON’T QUESTION THE CHICKENS:
 My friend John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without their motives questioned.” HEROES NIGHT OUT: 
The 15th annual “Heroes Night” is being presented by Boys and Girls Club, El Dorado County, on Jan. 12, at 5 p.m., in […]

Heard over the back fence: Pollock Pines Friends of Library seek book donations

BALD FACTS: 
John Chapman provided the following T-shirt quote: “I’m too sexy for my hair — that’s why it’s not there.” YOUR BOOKS ARE NEEDED: 
Becky McIntyre, president of the Pollock Pines Friends of the Library, informs us that current bestsellers and books published from 2010 are needed for the foyer book sales at the […]

Heard over the back fence: Dance the night away

LOOK FOR GOODNESS:
 The “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar notes the following interesting viewpoint: “The truth is, we see in life what we want to see. If you search for ugliness, you’ll find plenty of it. If you want to find fault with other people, your career, or the world in general, you’ll certainly […]

World renowned children’s author coming to EDH

Fans of Jan Brett, the very successful children’s book author will be thrilled because Brett is coming to El Dorado Hills. She has written more than 30 books, including “The Mitten.” Aboard her artwork-wrapped rockstar bus, Brett is on a 23-city national tour to promote her newest book, “Mossy” and will be making a stop at […]

Regional Chamber Choir to sing songs of the world

The Women’s Choral Studio, a chamber vocal ensemble under the direction of Catherine Fagiolo, celebrates its fourth spring performing season on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. The choir features singers from across the region, including Placerville, El Dorado Hills and Folsom.The program will be presented in Folsom’s Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Michael’s Episcopal […]

Rock doc: Steps forward and back for the world’s nukes

My household has no less than three nightlights that give good service to me and mine. Perhaps you have a nightlight or two yourself. And beyond those useful little devices, of course, there are the regular lights that a person may switch on in the middle of a windless night. Those basic facts highlight the […]

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Heard over the back fence: Partners in Care plan night at the theater

MAKE UP YOUR MIND! 
My buddy John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement: “I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.” • • • PARTNERS IN CARE FUNDRAISER: 
On Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., the Partners in Care organization is presenting “A Night at the Theater,” at the Placerville Shakespeare Club at 2940 Bedford […]

Heard over the back fence: Get your bag o’ books at Cameron Park Library

NO CARTOONS ALLOWED!
 John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement:
”The Constitution
* * * * *
I READ IT 
for the articles.” • • • MIGHTY LOW PRICE:
 How about an entire grocery bag of books for a mere 5 bucks? The Cameron Park Library will present its monthly used books sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. […]

Amgen Tour is a world-class event

For those wishing to get a world-wide feel on a local scale the 2011 Amgen Tour of California is a backyard trip with a wide-wide flavor. From the cycling enthusiast to the general thrill seeker, AEG, presenter of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, is offering unique VIP experiences for tourists planning to addend this […]

El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight – ‘I’d go fishing’

“What you see is what you get,” was John Knight’s answer when asked if he had anything he wanted people to know about him — or not to know about him. No  wacky tattoos and no secrets. El Dorado County’s District 1 supervisor admitted, however, that he does enjoy a good cigar and a shot […]

Book-signing, sunshine enlighten Placerville audience

Leaving Elk Grove Saturday morning in dense fog to attend the “From Hate to Hope” program at the Federated Church in Placerville, Chris Slay drove into the sunshine. As she neared the foothills, blue sky and sunbeams emerged from the murky clouds. Over 150 people packed the Federated sanctuary to hear a modern story of […]

The rural life: Forgoing Facebook

I received an e-mail from my dentistÕs office the other day. People there were excited to let me know that they (meaning the dental practice) are now on Facebook. They hoped IÕd come join them there for Òlots of new and exciting information.Ó I do like my dentist and everyone in his office. But I […]

Book gives a practical guide to slow down and enjoy life

Democrat staff writer Gina Giacomini of Pollock Pines has a number of professions, all part time and all working together to create a diverse and interesting life. For 20 school years, she has taught an art-based writing course at the Charter Home Study Academy in Placerville through the El Dorado County Office of Education. For […]

Billingsleys bullets: A nightmare of numbers

Democrat columnist I remember taking the class of Statistics 210 in college. The class was a continuous monotonous lecture, with a predictable CPA pace. Outside the classroom window, a tennis court tempted me to skip class Ñ to move from boredom to sunshine and great tennis shots. The concept of Òrange,Ó Òfrequency,Ó and ÒmeanÓ did […]

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Prisoner of Nicaragua: Volz to make homecoming to introduce book

Democrat correspondent The former Ponderosa High School student who spent a year in a Nicaraguan prison after being wrongly convicted of his former girlfriendÕs murder, is returning to El Dorado County to introduce his new book, Gringo Nightmare. Eric VolzÕs story of moving through the unjust legal system of a Third World country, and being […]

Heard oer the back fence: Read any good books?

Democrat staff writer Bookworm club: If you are a senior and live in or near El Dorado Hills, you might be interested in joining the El Dorado Hills Senior Center Book Club. Members of the club meet on the last Friday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to visit […]

The weekly Daley: Facebook and other oddities

Democrat columnist I joined Facebook several weeks ago, not even quite knowing what it is, what it does and why anyone would even want to do Facebook. I thought it was like a variation of e-mail. If you want to write to a friend, you send a Facebook message and include a picture of yourself […]

The Balancing Act: Living in a perfect world

Democrat columnist It has been about 125 days since the inauguration of Barack Obama and I feel much better. Under the Great One, I can see that we are heading for a perfect world. There will be no more wars; all you have to do is talk to people, like the Kim Jong-il, the president […]

Volunteers are needed

Who is spreading the love of reading by giving out a half a million books in the space of a single day? It could be you. Participate in World Book Night, an ambitious campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books. Across America, this growing movement unites authors, publishers, book stores, libraries […]

The goal is to spread the love of reading

William Shakespeare might appreciate how World Book Night (WBN) is celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, April 23. Spreading the love of reading around the world, person to person, is the goal of World Book Night. This year, more than 250,000 volunteers will be giving away half a million free books to people in their communities […]

Heard over the back fence: Authors Day tix available

SLEEP LATE — LIVE LONGER: 
Carlyn White forwarded the following “Great Lesson on Stress:” “Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.” MEET THE AUTHORS:
 On April 21, “Authors Day” will take place at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. Doors open at noon, and the program begins at […]

Never give up on a dream

Patience pays off for local businesswoman It’s not easy being an entrepreneur, especially when the business you want to create relies on technology not yet created. Such is the story of Camino resident Anita Thomas, who has been chasing a business dream for more than 18 years. — a dream that has changed as the technology behind it has advanced and finally caught up […]

Heard over the back fence: Take a swing

CONGRATULATIONS: Sky Divinagracia, freshman, elementary education and Jess Hanson, sophomore, interdisciplinary studies are on the Dean’s List at George Fox University of Newberg, Ore. for fall 2015. Both honor students are from El Dorado Hills. BATTER UP: The Placerville senior softball league is looking for a few good folks to play in the senior softball league on […]

Acoustic guitar luminaries return to Harris Center

“International Guitar Night” returns to the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, with some of the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists performing their latest original compositions and exchanging musical ideas in a public concert setting. Founder Brian Gore hosts three of Europe’s finest in this year’s tour, which includes gypsy jazz legend […]

At a glance: See Jupitor

It is supposed to be clear this week so when Jupiter rises before midnight on the Leo and Virgo borders it will make a bright statement as it hangs out above the Moon on Jan. 27.   Down to Earth After checking out the sky take some time to check out the Earth at “300 […]

I love my school

EDITOR: My name is Mary Reeves and I am a sixth-grader at Camino Science and Natural Resources Charter School. I love my school and I want others to know about it. I am hoping you will spread the word about my school. Have you kids ever wanted less homework and more educational projects? Our school’s name […]

My Turn: Reinventing our business districts

A new police substation has been approved at Carriage Trade Center (where Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree are core tenants) to help curb the spike in criminal activity. This last year alone, the Placerville Police Department responded to 543 calls for service — vandalism, public intoxication, burglary, theft and assault. In a creative attempt to get […]

Billingsley’s Bullets: I am starting a vampire club

One morning last month, when I got out of bed at 5:30 a.m., I twisted my knee when I stood up, fell down and fell into the nightstand next to the bed. I realized immediately that my front teeth hit the top of the nightstand. When I stood up I checked to see if my teeth […]

Heard over the back fence: Calling Bunco Players

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is celebrated today. Many businesses and services will be closed. Call first to see what’s open before planing a trip. WISDOM: “No one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of another.” — Charles Dickens CALLING BUNCO PLAYERS: A bunco night fundraiser will take place at the Shingle […]

Things to do: Jan. 8, 2016

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Jan. 31 is featuring Boni Canning, fine art photographer. Canning’s work is characterized by charming and romantic places from her travels in Southern Europe and also local scenes of towns and gardens. Craig Koski is also featured. His colorful dramatic photographs are the result […]

At a glance: Glance skyward

The new year starts out with the Quadrantid meteor shower through Jan. 10. Hopefully it will clear up so everyone can see this show of about 25 bright fireballs per hour. January is California Restaurant Month and there are some brilliant culinary adventures to enjoy at some of El Dorado County’s bright spots.   Some […]

Dave Barry’s 2015 Year in Review

This is the second half of Dave Barry’s column summing up events of 2015. The first half appeared ion the Jan. 1 Mountain Democrat. Speaking of excitement, in … JULY … the New Horizons interplanetary probe, having traveled more than three billion miles over nearly 10 years, finally reaches Pluto and transmits back data proving […]

Dave Barry’s 2015 Year in Review

Sometimes we are accused — believe it or not — of being overly negative in our annual Year in Review. Critics say we ignore the many positive events in a given year and focus instead on the stupid, the tragic, the evil, the disgusting, the Kardashians. OK, critics: We have heard you. This year, instead […]

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News »

SMUD axes Iowa Hill

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

Former drug agent admits to trafficking

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A1

Placerville crime stats: Property crimes are up

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A1

Home burns; firefighters injured

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A1 | Gallery

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A2

Heard over the back fence: Have faith

By Ken Deibert | From Page: B1

ORHS principal still out

By Julie Samrick

Accreditation reaffirmed for all four Los Rios colleges

By Los Rios Community College District | Gallery

Report: Man sets girl on fire

By Amanda Williams | Gallery

2015 stats: Violent crime up

By Amanda Williams

Never give up on a dream

By Dawn Hodson | Gallery

Mik running for Assembly

By Democrat Staff

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Letters »

What are we thinking?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Presidential executive orders

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Trending numbers

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Board majority sell-out

By Letters to the Editor

Use your intelligence, Gene

By Letters to the Editor

Hit in the head

By Letters to the Editor

Who’s the real phony?

By Letters to the Editor

EID disaster

By Letters to the Editor

Tahoe seniors delighted

By Letters to the Editor

Are you hornswoggled?

By Letters to the Editor

Teacher shortage

By Letters to the Editor

Denial

By Letters to the Editor

Hands up, don’t shoot?

By Letters to the Editor

Disdain and disgrace

By Letters to the Editor

Opinions and facts

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Altshuler’s insults

By Letters to the Editor

Respect other drivers

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Helping the homeless

By Letters to the Editor

Herd immunity doesn’t work either

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Sports »

Sports scene: Feb. 12, 2016

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A9

Roundup: Feb. 9-10, 2016

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A9

“Fresh Tracks” 5k Snowshoe Walk and Race

By News Release | From Page: A10

GS boys downed 60-47

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A10

Lady Griz fall to Rio Vista

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A10

Lady Bruins oust Oakmont, eye Roseville

By Brandon Anicich | From Page: A10

Oak Ridge athletes sign

By Democrat Staff | Gallery

Costa breaks through for first win

By Jerry Heinzer | Gallery

Numbers add up for Bruins’ team title

By Democrat Staff | Gallery

Six lady wrestlers advance

By Democrat Staff

Troy tests Woodcreek

By Brandon Anicich

Cougars win rematch, eye title

By Mark Devaughn | Gallery

Roundup: Feb. 8, 2016

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

By Democrat Staff

Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

By Brandon Anicich

Bruins clinch CVC

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

UM, ED Sierra Valley Conference champs

By Brandon Anicich | Gallery

D’backs fall to Cordova

By Mark Devaughn | Gallery

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Prospecting »

‘Lend Me a Tenor’ hits a high note

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Things to do: Feb. 12, 2016

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

The future looks sweet

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Hear Lolligaggers and Beyond a Dream at fundraiser

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: B3

Second Saturday concert features local favorites

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B3

Feist Wines moving south down Highway 49

By Feist Wines | From Page: B4

Folsom Lake Symphony plays the language of love

By Folsom Symphony | From Page: B6

Food trucks drive to Union Mine High School

By El Dorado Union High School District

Career fair showcases opportunities

By El Dorado Union High School District

‘Ancestral Voices’ inspire dancers in spring concert

By California State Unversity, Sacramento

Scarlata, Kalish top New Millennium Concert schedule

By California State Unversity, Sacramento

Grow For It! Got chickens?

By Heidi Napier

Cutting edge outdoor education where the Gold Rush started

By El Dorado County Office of Education | Gallery

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Essentials »

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams | From Page: A2

Lake levels

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Divorces: December 2015

By Democrat Staff

News Bites 2/10

By Democrat Staff

Building permits issued Feb. 1-5

By El Dorado County Community Development

Placerville Police crime log

By Amanda Williams

EDSO crime log

By Amanda Williams

Lake levels

By Contributor

On the agenda: EID

By Dawn Hodson

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams

Building permits issued Jan. 25-29

By El Dorado County Community Development

News Bites 2/3

By Democrat Staff

Building permits issued from Jan. 18-22

By El Dorado County Community Development

Rainfall totals: January 2016

By Democrat Staff

Lake levels

By Contributor

News Bites: 1/27

By Democrat Staff

EDSO Crime Log

By Amanda Williams

Placerville Police Crime Log

By Amanda Williams

DUI Log

By Amanda Williams

Lake levels

By Contributor

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Obituaries »

Dr. Darrel Lee Dawes

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Linda Marie (Gray) Suddarth

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Etta “Louise” Beals

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Odie Ray Prettyman funeral notice

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Dennis “Spike” Wright

By Contributor

Lloyd Frank Romberger

By Contributor

Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

By Contributor

Joseph Richard Erickson

By Contributor

Philip John Garthe Jr.

By Contributor

Bell Weaver

By Contributor

Charlotte Emily Dryden

By Contributor

Donna Louise Ranger

By Contributor

June Birtwell

By Contributor

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Home Source Feb 12

Ten reasons your house isn’t selling

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HMS4

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