Fiddletown, CA

A Day at Folsom Lake!

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Our mantra is, "No barking dogs, no screaming children, and no humans"!! We air up our floaties, and swim away from all of that. NOT that we have anything against dogs, children, or humans!

Historic Folsom Hometown Parade kicks off

The fourth annual Historic Folsom Hometown Parade is taking place on Saturday. The parade started at 9:30 a.m. It's free to the community to enjoy the 70 parade entries, live music and entertainment, derby cars, horses, and more for a fun celebration of Folsom pride. The emcees make announcements along the route so no matter where folks are sitting they'll hear the announcements.
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Calaveras Enterprise

Calaveras lets ‘freedom ring’ with fireworks, parades for July 4

Despite ongoing Covid concerns, drought, and hot weather conditions, communities throughout Calaveras and the surrounding areas will celebrate Independence Day over the next week, with fireworks displays, parades, and gatherings. Here’s where to find fireworks and other fun for the holiday, as well as ways to celebrate safely. Fireworks.


On a cold November night, Scott Russell had a problem that any promoter would like to avoid. As the temperatures got lower, the line of shivering customers from the pits got longer, all looking for a cup of warmth. It was not a good night to run out of coffee.

El Dorado County man arrested for alleged battery and stalking

Originally published as an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post:. “Yesterday, EDSO deputies located and arrested 34 year old Jesse Okamoto of El Dorado Hills and booked him into jail for battery and stalking charges. EDSO has received multiple complaints of a male harassing and assaulting female pedestrians...
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Sacramento couple saves California man attacked by shark during vacation

A group of good Samaritans including a vacationing Folsom couple rallied together Wednesday to help rescue a man who was seriously injured in a Central California shark attack. The unusual shark encounter happened about 10:35 a.m. at Lovers Point Beach, according to police in the town of Pacific Grove. Before...

Injuries in Fair Oaks Multiple-Vehicle Crash

Madison Avenue Accident Involved Multiple Vehicles. A multiple-vehicle crash in Fair Oaks on June 20 reportedly caused minor injuries. The four-vehicle collision occurred along westbound Madison Avenue just west of Hazel Avenue around 4:14 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that it involved a Toyota van, Subaru Forester and two additional vehicles, blocking traffic. At least two of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway by the CHP to determine which driver/drivers were at fault and how the accident occurred.
Mountain Democrat

Fan Halen to rock Placerville stage

Fan Halen, the world’s most authentic tribute to Van Halen will play at Saureel Vineyards — bringing non-stop entertainment to the stage. Fans will get to enjoy all of the David Lee Roth era of Van Halen. Based in Southern California, Fan Halen’s members have been together for more than 10 years, playing to enthusiastic crowds all over the U.S. as well as the globe, including Japan, South and Central America, Canada and Mexico.

How old are the cities in the Sacramento region?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — On July 1, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove will have been incorporated cities for 19 years and 22 years, respectively.  The two cities are also among the youngest of the seven incorporated cities in Sacramento County. According to the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions, Sacramento is the oldest incorporated […]
Mountain Democrat

Ronald Darr Jr.

Ronald Darr Jr. passed away June 6 peacefully in his sleep from heart disease and asthma. He was preceded in death by his parents Ronald and Margaret Darr. He is survived by seven siblings Michael Sr. (Linda) Darr, Kevin Sr. (Terri) Darr, Rosemary (Patrick) Pendola, Eileen (David) Butterfield, Hanora (Robert) Morris, Mary (Jimmie) Owens and Thomas (Anne) Darr, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Celebration of life will be held at Lyons Park 3633 Cedar Ravine Road, Placerville from 2-4 p.m. on July 10. No flowers please.
Mountain Democrat

Homelessness: effective solutions

This is in response to recent letters regarding the complex issue of how to help the homeless while preserving public health, safety and the livability of cities. If we are going to have a constructive debate in this county, it’s important to first acknowledge where the disagreements lie. The...
Mountain Democrat

Head to Apple Hill for lavender, blueberries

The farms of the Apple Hill Growers Association are known for their amazing apple crops, but the area produces much more, including wine grapes, stone fruit and a variety of vegetables. A few that might come as a surprise are lavender and blueberries and at this time of year purple and blue blooms transform the fields in the Sierra foothills.
Mountain Democrat

Drivers to ‘clash’

Placerville Speedway is gearing up to host one of its biggest events of the season for the pure stocks and limited late models Saturday with the annual Carnett Clash set to hit the red clay. Bryan Carnett was a true fan of the stock car divisions at Placerville Speedway while...