Skip to main content

The Latest

  • Sand Fire Fund Raiser and Motorcycle Run
    Sand Fire Fund Raiser and Motorcycle Run, August 23
    Saturday, August 23rd, bring your steed out for a ride into the foothills for a worthy cause; the Sand Fire Community Fund Raiser & Motorcycle Run. You may recall the recent and devastating fire up in the foothills known as the Sand Fire,...
  • Auditions: 'You Can't Take It With You' at Imagination Theater
    Auditions: 'You Can't Take It With You' at Imagination Theater
    Directed by Brenda LindleyAuditions are Saturday October 5, 2:30 -6:30 p.m.(held in the Organ Room next to Imagination Theater, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr. in Placerville) for Imagination Theater's upcoming production of ...
  • Sean and Amanda Misner
    Dinner, shirt sales for fireman’s widow and unborn child
    Last summer Placerville native Amanda Misner was a jubilant bride, now a widow, the young pregnant woman is in shock over the death of her husband, firefighter Sean Misner. Sacramento area residents are banding together to raise funds to help...
  • Cascada restaurant
    Cascada Restaurante' & Cantina is the place to go in Placerville
    Cascada Restaurante' & Cantina, located on Main Street in Placerville, is a Mexican American restaurant specializing in good food, large portions, and strong drinks. Situated almost directly across from the parking structure, this...
  • Hangtown.plaque
    Head to Hangtown for a taste of the Old West
    The discovery of gold in California in 1848 at Sutter’s Mill set off the migration of thousands of fortune-seekers to the foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada mountain range. Today, if you’re looking for the flavor of the Old West...
  • Red Hawk Casino
    Red Hawk Casino – in harmony with nature
    Thirty minutes east of Sacramento, tucked away on a beautiful hillside, you will find Red Hawk Casino. A rather beautifully constructed building who’s architects definitely took advantage of the surrounding views. The Placerville site shows...
  • Placerville's Jodar Winery
    Placerville's JODAR Winery, a fun place to visit
    Going to Placerville? Try JODAR Winery and Vineyards. They are located off the famous Carson Wine Route, just north of Placerville proper.On a recent Long Beach Great Wine and Tasting Society Tasting Trip, we had the pleasure of being served by...
  • Stockton, California, circa 1860,
    More early gold rush trials
    At the San Joaquin River city of Stockton in the fall of 1849 three men on a drunken revel entered the tent of a man from Chile and attacked his wife. Her husband ran them off but as they fled they managed to fire their pistols at the tent, though...
  • Ho! For Frazer River
    Gold rush life deeply changed the miners
    Every period in world history has its own unique characteristics which are examined in minute detail by historians and scholars throughout the ensuing years, but nowhere else in the world has there been a time such as the early days of the...
  • A Question of Title
    The drubbing of the Philosopher from Weber Creek
    Life in the California gold mines, while peaceful at times, had its rough moments, as one would expect anyplace where alcohol was plentiful and there were few women to moderate behavior. A miner of little education but who knew a few scientific...
  • Panning for gold
    A little fraud sometimes backfires
    Across the gold country surprising discoveries were made because of patient, persevering efforts in the face of much discouragement and so California miners, once they thought well of a claim, would usually continue to work it. In the early days...
  • Ridley K9 Academy
    Investigation heats up in Ridley Academy abuse case
    Results from an investigation into Garrett Ridley’s dog training operation will soon be turned over to the El Dorado County District Attorney. One customer alleged that Ridley mistreated a dog in his care, and other former clients are now...
  • Placerville Bell Tower
    33rd annual Christmas parade in Placerville
    The big event in Placerville on Sunday, December 5th, will be the 33rd annual Christmas parade taking place on Main Street at 1pm. The event will happen rain-or-shine.Main Street in Placerville is looking especially festive and beautiful this year...
  • Honey Run Covered Bridge, Butte County, California
    The Mother Lode and the Great Blue Gravel
    Across the gold country of California it became clear to the early miners that the gold still locked into the quartz rock was in the natural state that it first was deposited. Thus the more angular the placer gold was, then the closer to the...
  • Winter Squash & Pumpkins
    Farmers Market opens year round in Placerville
    The Missouri Flat Outdoor Market is now open year round in west Placerville on Saturdays and Sundays.As the growing season winds down, most farmers markets are closing up for the winter. Missouri Flat Outdoor market has the advantage of a covered...