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From homeless to Texas

After being addicted to methamphetamine and homeless in Placerville for about 15 years 51-year-old Chuck Boyer says he has turned his life around. A little more than two years ago Boyer’s brother called from Cleveland, Texas, offering to help. His brother provided him a one-way ticket from Sacramento to Texas so he could live with him.
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Grazing with Gary: Crock pot recipes for kids

Well, it’s Sunday night and just got home from packing up the cooking demos at the Auburn Home Show. The heat kept many people away, but it was great to meet and talk to my foodies from the Auburn Journal. It’s always fun to get feedback from the readers.
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Shakespeare Club to showcase runway worthy fashion

Boots, Bandannas and Boas is the theme of the Placerville Shakespeare Club’s May spring fashion show. Models will present clothing from Placerville’s Maddy and Coco and The Tilted Crown boutiques, El Dorado Hills’ Blaq Boutique and Folsom’s Chocolate Moose Tees & Accessories and will feature shoe apparel from Sole Desire Shoes.
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Native Daughters celebrate anniversary while raising funds

The public is invited to participate in the 135th anniversary celebration of Marguerite Parlor No. 12 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, one of El Dorado County’s oldest community service organizations, established June 1887. Scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville, the...

Placer County CEO Todd Leopold Acknowledges He Was Driver That Struck And Killed Anthony Williams

ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A day after police announced that no charges would be filed, a top Placer County official released a statement acknowledging he was the driver who struck and killed 18-year-old Anthony Williams. On Thursday, the Rocklin Police Department said it had completed the investigation into the March 19 collision and determined the driver wasn’t at fault. Williams was walking when he was struck by a vehicle near Lonetree Boulevard and Adams Drive. Officers said the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Todd Leopold, Placer County’s Chief Executive Officer, released a statement on Friday that explained why he waited...
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Ballots coming in: County voters starting to return completed ballots

About 100 Nevada County voters have already cast their ballots, the elections office said. The June 7 election is under four weeks away, but many county voters already have received their vote-by-mail ballots. By mid-afternoon Friday, 75,503 ballots had been mailed to registered voters, according to the county Clerk-Recorder’s Office....

Former President Trump endorses Rocklin's Kevin Kiley for Congress

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican Kevin Kiley for a new California congressional district. Kiley is running in June's Primary Election against fellow Republican Scott Jones, the Sacramento County Sheriff, for the District 3 congressional seat. It's a new district created as a result of redistricting. Other candidates include Democrats Kermit Jones and David Peterson.

Beyond the Numbers with Professor Salazar

Dr. Manuel Salazar is the Associate Dean of Jessup University’s School of Business and has taught at Jessup for more than a decade. He teaches courses in accounting, finance, and professional ethics, directs the Master of Accountancy program, and coordinates the online business programs. Professor Salazar also serves on the Professional Conduct State Committee for the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Ukraine Benefit Concert offered May 22 at Peace Lutheran Church

As the humanitarian crisis continues to deepen in Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion, Peace Lutheran Church is offering a way for people in western Nevada County to help. Peace Lutheran Church will host a Ukraine Benefit Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, featuring outstanding local musicians performing a variety of music. Peace Lutheran Church is located at 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley.

Rocklin Resident Says She Mistook Fox Kit For Kitten

ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A Rocklin resident says she didn’t know that the “kitten” she rescued was actually a fox kit. Rocklin police say the resident found the animal last week. After realizing that the little critter was not a kitten, a concerned family member called police and animal control. The animal has since been taken to the Gold Country Wildlife Rescue to be treated. Exactly what kind of fox was found is not clear, but gray foxes are commonly found all throughout the US. Red foxes are also founded in parts of the country, but not as commonly in California.

ATM theft goes sideways

A would-be thief (or possibly thieves) gave a whole new meaning to drive-thru banking when the suspect(s) tried to steal an entire Chase Bank ATM at a standalone kiosk in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Sheriff’s officials reported that at 4:47 a.m. Friday, May 13, a resident called authorities after...

Colfax approves chicken ordinance

The Colfax City Council approved the Limitations on Number of Animals ordinance, also known as the chicken ordinance, during its May 11 meeting. With the ordinance, the city will achieve compliance with Senate Bill 1383 and related regulations, divert food waste from going to the landfill and minimize disposal costs to homeowners and supplement food sources for Colfax residents.

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

Marjorie Tregellas Ferguson passed away at age 90. A Sacramento native, she was a Loomis resident for 46 years. She was a teacher with the Sacramento Unified School District but devoted most of her adult life to being a homemaker. Ferguson was active in the community with the Word of Life Ministry International, the Lifehouse Church of Rocklin and preserving the rural lifestyle of the Loomis area.