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El Dorado County health officials identified the county’s first community transmitted case of COVID-19, bringing the local total of test-confirmed cases in residents to three. “There are three ways in which we classify the way people acquire COVID19; through close contact with an individual who has the virus, through travel-related exposure and through an unidentified source in the community,” said El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams. “We have had one confirmed case through direct contact and one case that is travel related. n

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David Shum, a server at Thai Noodle Express on Main Street in Placerville, hands a take-out order to two customers Sunday.

Dylan Svoboda Staff writer Nearly two months after California’s first case of COVID-19 some El Dorado County residents say it’s still “I understand exceedingly there aren’t difficult to get a coronavirus enough tests test. And that for everyone includes people who say they yet but it’s are experiencing scary to think symptoms how many of associated with COVID-19. us might be While out there.” county officials announced — Eric Kephart, its first two Rescue resident coronaviruspositive residents Friday (both contracted the virus out of the area), ill West Slope individuals are waiting to see if they’re next. A woman in Camino who wished to remain anonymous said she had a fever, intense body ache, a dry cough and come-and-go exhaustion — each symptom commonly associated with COVID-19 — for nearly a week straight. She hadn’t been out of the country or in contact with anyone who tested positive for the coronavirus, though she had n

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Survival spirit alive on first day of mandatory stay-home

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espite the checkerboard pattern of darkened storefronts creating a stark contrast against the bright lights of those still open Saturday, as Placerville and El Dorado County went through the first 24 hours of a mandatory “shelter in place” order, the attitude of merchants still welcoming the public definitely was that of winners. And despite the fact that the number of “dark squares” outnumbered the bright oases where customers came in, chatted and purchased items — quickly — downtown merchants are not conceding the game to the coronavirus, COVID-19, worldwide outbreak. Although no case of

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Angela Anderson, owner of Pop Art on Main Street in downtown Placerville, gives a customer a newly framed piece of art outside her shop Saturday. anyone contracting COVID-19 emanating from El Dorado County had been reported by Saturday afternoon, two local residents tested positive for the virus, it was learned late in the week — but they were infected while they were in areas outside the county. Both reportedly stayed where they

became sick and rode out the coronavirus; symptoms were said to have been mild. But worldwide, people are dying from the outbreak that began in China, with one such fatality reported in neighboring Placer County — and local

To deal with the devastation to business from the coronavirus pandemic, local merchants have become ever more creative in the ways they offer their wares to customers. Chefs John Sanders and Genevieve Millward of the Old Town Grill at 444 Main St. in Placerville will be having a “Night In” event this Friday, March 27, where aficionados of their irresistible creations may pick up their orders curbside — haute cuisine that should stay hot on the drive home. Choose from one of three entrees: panko crusted chicken breast, braised lamb shank with mushroom demi glace or poached steelhead filet and lemon beurre blanc. n

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Dylan Svoboda Staff writer After announcing its first case Friday morning, El Dorado County officials that afternoon announced a second confirmed case of the coronavirus in an El Dorado County resident. A county woman recently visited sick family members in Central California where exposure is believed to have occurred. The patient has remained in the Central Valley and has fully recovered from mild symptoms. Health officials are currently monitoring the case.

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Ralph was born in Butterfield, Mo. and moved to southern California with his family in 1935. He enlisted in the Navy during WWII and returned to work for Safeway when he was discharged. He managed stores in Antioch, Woodland and Placerville. He was awarded a lifetime membership of the Placerville Lion’s Club and founding member of the senior softball team in Placerville. Ralph is survived by his wife of 78 years, Barbara; his daughters, Karen (Bill) Mitchell and Gail (Steve) Planck; four grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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Following an earthquake that hit the Carson City, Douglas County area on Friday night, and rattled homes all around Lake Tahoe, the Nevada Department of Transportation says no bridges were affected. NDOT said in a press release that personnel inspected 32 bridges between Carson City, Nev., and Reno, Nev., for damage to bridge columns, beams and decks and they were found to have no visible damage from the 5.0 quake. Per national bridge inspection guidelines, drainage pipes and culverts which extend twenty feet or more underneath a roadway were also inspected. Nevada’s bridges have been ranked some of the nation’s very best for the previous six years, according to the release.

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The Spirit of Benny 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk may have been canceled but that didn’t stop this Placerville family, top left photo, from hitting the El Dorado Trail Saturday, wearing their annual event T-shirts. Liz, Cara, Robert, Ali and Parker, from left, said it was important for them to complete the run even though it was canceled to limit possible coronavirus exposure to participants. The Run for Benny is a fundraiser for MakeA-Wish and in memory of Benny Penner who died at the age of 5 from Batten’s Disease. With a statewide shelter-in-place order going into effect Friday, many locals found a way to get outside over the weekend. Residents are asked to observe social distancing of 6 feet but are still within guidelines to use trails and parks. Bored with the shelter-in-place, top right photo, it’s surf’s up on Main Street, Placerville.

El Dorado High School sophomores Luis Valdez, 15, and Alissa Jackson, 16, spend time together on swings at Benham Park Sunday. Jackson said she thought it made sense to close schools to help fight the spread of COVID-19 but people should still be able to get outside and recreate.

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been at an international conference in San Francisco two weeks prior. So she gave Marshall Medical a call to see about a test. But hospital officials told her over the phone her predicament wasn’t enough to justify a test, she said. Now she’s left wondering how many she may have infected if she had, in fact, contracted the coronavirus. “I feel much better but would get tested immediately if it was available,” she said. “I am so scared to see my mom and dad and (the) rest of my family. I do not know if it is safe for me to be around my loved ones.” Health officials advise those who think they may have contracted COVID-19 to speak with their doctors, who will then evaluate and potentially seek testing and care. Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the county’s coronavirus information page advises residents to seek out medical care if they have recently traveled to “mainland China, Italy, Iran, Japan and South Korea (within the last 14 days) and [are] having respiratory symptoms” or if they have had “close contact with a person confirmed through a laboratory test to have COVID-19,” according to the county’s website. It’s the latter condition that frustrates Rescue resident Eric Kephart. It’s a ‘chicken and the egg’ situation, he said. There could be hundreds walking around with the virus, but with such strict testing controls, it’s hard to know who does and doesn’t have it, and thus even harder to justify a test. A couple of weeks ago, a sick Kephart went to MED7 Urgent Care Center in Folsom after several unsuccessful searches for testing spots in El Dorado Hills and elsewhere in the region. He said he hadn’t had a cold in years and never misses his annual trip to the doctor’s office for a flu shot, but was experiencing symptoms similar to what he had heard about the coronavirus. “I was told three times since I haven’t left the country or been close to someone who tested positive, I can’t get tested,” he said. “I got an inhaler, some antibiotics and was told to stay inside and

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County and it underscores the importance of staying at home,” Williams said. “The virus is here in El Dorado County and it’s more important than ever not to travel to places outside the home except for essential purposes. And when people are conducting essential services and activities, it’s critical

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‘have a nice day,’ basically. I understand there aren’t enough tests for everyone yet but it’s scary to think how many of us might be out there.” The CDC prioritizes testing for hospitalized patients, elderly or at-risk patients with COVID-19 symptoms, those in close contact with someone who tested positive and those that have recently traveled from highly impacted areas. But even those that have been lucky enough to get tested have come away frustrated. Last week Brandi Irene of Placerville got a nose swab test at Marshall Medical. A week later, she has yet to receive her test results — a daunting wait, she said. “At this point, the entire U.S. really need[s] the 15-minute tests and we just don’t have the resources it seems,” Irene said. “… Not much we can do except hunker down and take care of ourselves and family.” High demand for coronavirus tests has slowed the processing of the tests, according to Dr. Nancy Williams, El Dorado County Public Health Officer. Laboratories are typically taking up to five to seven days to process and provide results for COVID-19 tests. “While testing is available, it’s still limited,” Williams said. “We want to ensure that those who really need the test are getting it. Not everyone who has respiratory symptoms needs to be tested for COVID-19. If you’re sick with a fever and respiratory systems, you may simply have the flu. Even if you have COVID-19, if you’re experiencing relatively mild symptoms, you often won’t need to be tested and can just stay home and practice self-isolation until you’re well.” While slow to get off the ground initially, local coronavirus testing has ramped up in recent days, according to county officials. “Since the state loosened testing requirements, and commercial laboratories started accepting COVID-19 tests, there has been a significant increase in testing completed by local healthcare providers,” Williams said last week. The two El Dorado County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 are assumed to have contracted the virus outside the county.

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ast week was Sunshine Week, which pays homage to the principle that the public’s business should be public even though officials often try to keep us in the dark about their unsavory activities. By happenstance, Dan Walters this month provided Californians with four cogent examples of why independent journalism is a vital bulwark against shenanigans and coverups. The first involves California’s woebegone bullet train project and Los Angeles Times reporter Ralph Vartabedian, who has broken story after story about the project’s dipsy-doodle financing and management — or, more accurately, mismanagement. Vartabedian’s latest saga of the train to nowhere describes how employees of the project’s lead contractor, WSP, were disciplined if they “failed to toe the company line” that the project was proceeding smoothly. “I was told to shut up and not say anything,” Vartabedian quotes Mark Styles, who had been hired by WSP as a senior scheduler in its Fresno office. “I was told that I didn’t understand the political arena the project was in. I told them I am not going to shut up. This is my job.” Vartabedian wrote, “The atmosphere described by Styles has been corroborated by a half dozen current and former senior officials knowledgeable about the project’s Fresno office.” The second example comes from the Sacramento Bee and reporter Wes Venteicher, who specializes in the vast state bureaucracy. His article revealed that the warden of Mule Creek State Prison, Joe Lizarraga, retired with a $433,000 lump sum payment and an $11,500 monthly pension while under investigation for theft and trying to cover up his actions. Venteicher used the California Public Records Act, a vital tool in uncovering official malfeasance, to obtain a redacted report from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation that laid out what Lizarraga had allegedly done. “The investigation centered on a Sept. 14, 2018, incident at Interfaith Food Bank Thrift Store in Sutter Creek, according to the report,” Venteicher wrote. “Lizarraga removed price tags from winter equipment in the store and then suggested lower prices to a cashier, according to the report.” Venteicher’s article continued, “About two weeks after he visited the store, Lizarraga wrote a personal money order for $125 to dissuade a witness from participating in his criminal prosecution, according to the report. “On Dec. 24, 2018, he made another bribe attempt using charitable funds from the prison, according to the report.” Laurel Rosenhall, a CalMatters reporter who specializes in the Legislature, revealed that many lawmakers skirt campaign finance laws by setting n

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Letters to the Editor Helping our community EDITOR: uring this time of distress the El Dorado County Republican Party realizes this is not time for partisan politics and that it is time for our community to help each other. The Executive Committee of the El Dorado County Republican Party met via conference call last week to discuss ways we could help our neighbors in need. Our complete focus is on making sure our community, local families and local business owners are well-supported at the current time. We also realize that a large portion of our community includes seniors who are at a higher risk. We are so thankful that President Trump and Gov. Newsom are working together to defeat the coronavirus. Their cordial work in this regard is true testament that bipartisanship still exists in the modern day. Executive Director Terry Gherardi will be available by phone only. Her phone number is (916) 410-6119. She is available by phone anytime and would be more than happy to take your call. The EDC Republican Party Headquarters has closed. If you are in need of food and/or grocery delivery, need direction to local resources, myself and Party Treasurer Nancy Ryan will be handling your requests. Our contact information is below: Todd White (530) 417-0807 toddwhite2006@hotmail.com Nancy Ryan (916) 673-7019 debt-hunter@hotmail.com TODD WHITE Chairman, EDC Republican Party

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Disappointment and disgust EDITOR: am both disappointed and disgusted with some people in our population. During this health problem we are experiencing with the coronavirus in our midst, I had hopes that generally people in our population would act like adults and go about things in an orderly fashion. Instead I see greed, hoarding and people filling their larder and leaving others to hunt for the basics in the grocery stores.

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That chant that is so popular, “USA, USA” rings hollow at this time. Recently we went down to a grocery store on Missouri Flat Road to buy a loaf of bread, some cat food, maybe a few odds and ends. I’m a very senior citizen, four score and eight, so I have seen a lot of ups and downs in our country, including World War II food rationing, but what I saw was somewhat of a shock. I thought I was in Venezuela, maybe Cuba; it couldn’t be El Dorado County. Shelves were empty and there were people pushing overloaded shopping carts about. You can tell by looking at what those vultures were buying it was hoarding food and household basics, fear there would be no more coming. Can you imagine being in the Donner Party with a group like these people? They would steal from you and leave you to die. Well, I hope they enjoy their stash of goods. I learned a valuable lesson at the grocery store: there aren’t a whole lot of people in this county I’d want to share a lifeboat with. HARVEY ANDREWS Smith Flat

McClintock v. Kennedy EDITOR: om McClintock voted against the coronavirus help bill for some vague reason about people going on welfare rather than working. I received an email from his opponent, Brynne Kennedy, with a list of organizations that can help vulnerable citizens during this pandemic. She asked, not for a campaign contribution, but to donate to these organizations. Who would you rather represent us in this district? ROSALYN FLYNN Camino

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y sainted in fact remember and mother later unsentimentally was a recalled Marie’s losing public encounters with school teacher until the eights table in she married my father multiplication. and immediately, as In addition to my a married woman, mother, my only was forced by local sister was a public Massachusetts rules school teacher. My then in force to leave only daughter was a the classroom. (My own teacher. After leaving Mark Shields grade school teachers the Marine Corps, I, included Miss Galvin, too, taught high school Miss Harrington, Miss Donahue, history. Miss Keohane, Miss Condrick, Miss I agree with former Democratic Loud ... you get the picture.) Texas Gov. Ann Richards who, One happy adult memory is a lunch before seeking and winning public with my then-90-year-old mother office, had been a junior high school in the leading Italian restaurant teacher. She said, “Teaching was the in our hometown of Weymouth, hardest work I had ever done, and it Mass. The world-weary expression remains the hardest work I’ve done.” on our waitress’s face, herself Republican presidential candidate already a grandmother, brightened and former Sen. John McCain echoed the same sentiment when he argued immediately when she recognized that a good teacher should not be my mother from more than 60 years earlier: “Miss Fallon,” she announced, paid less than a bad congressman. Former White House Chief of “You were the best teacher I ever had. Staff and later Chicago Mayor Rahm Remember me from the Jefferson Emanuel shrewdly noted, “You never School ... Marie?” My mother did

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want a serious crisis to go to waste,” meaning, “the opportunity for us to do things you could not before.” The current national and international crisis has closed schools and required parents to share confined indoor space with their children for hours and days on end. All over America, mothers and fathers who had not thought much about it have been forced to confront, understand and appreciate what the American public school teacher does every day of the school year: manage, inspire, organize, discipline, inform and educate not one or two children but 30 children, all day long — some, sadly, with the attention span of a fruit fly. While safeguarding people’s health and providing treatment to all afflicted are our overriding priorities, it may also be time for us Americans, beginning with parents, to recognize just how demanding, difficult and indispensable the work of the public school teacher is and that a school teacher deserves to be paid much more than the median salary, which, according to the Bureau

of Labor Statistics, is $58,230 for an elementary school teacher in the U.S. Recalling McCain’s rule, a congressman — bad or good — is paid $174,000 a year. There is not a school board or state legislature in the country in spring 2020 that would not be overwhelmingly urged by parents everywhere to support a major pay increase for public school teachers. And while we’re on the subject of salaries, all those captains of industries, such as the airline CEOs, who’ve been pocketing multimillion dollar salaries and who are now coming to the taxpayers tin cup in hand to secure a public bailout, are now effectively public employees and should not be paid more than a good — or bad — member of Congress. It only seems fair, if the public pays their salary, that the public is able to set the pay scale. But first, let’s agree to pay the teachers a helluva lot more. To find out more about Mark Shields and read his past columns visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at creators.com.

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Local courts delay trials, hearings n County’s presiding judge invokes social-distancing seating for public Pat Lakey Staff writer The wheels of justice are known for turning slowly, but they might not seem to move at all in the next few weeks — or months — as California’s Superior Courts that include several in El Dorado County react to the coronavirus saga. All jury trials previously set immediately and through April 16 have been vacated, so anyone having received a summons for that time period will not need to appear but will be subject to a re-summons at a later date, according to an emergency directive made public Wednesday and signed by El Dorado County’s presiding judge, Suzanne Kingsbury. The judge’s order issued last week was followed Monday by California Chief Justice Tani G. CantilSakauye issuing a statewide order suspending all jury trials in California’s superior courts for 60 days and allowing courts to immediately adopt new rules to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kingsbury’s direction addresses other pending criminal matters before the local courts, including those at South Lake Tahoe, with defendants accused of misdemeanor crimes not having to appear for pretrial proceedings — the court dictates that only the defendant’s attorney should appear. Criminal defendants who are out of custody and have court proceedings scheduled between now through April 16 will have continuances granted, according to the judge’s order. That legal delay must

be accompanied by the defendant’s signature on a required form; defendants should consult their attorney to be certain it’s handled correctly. All preliminary hearings, court trials (judge only; no jury required), contested hearings of any sort and jury trials where time has been waived and are pending between now and April 30 are vacated. The court will reset hearings for later dates; counsel may contact the calendar clerk to request preferred dates. The presiding judge’s emergency order cites that it was prompted by the health crisis declared by county, state and national officials and will help the courts deal with the gathering of dozens of people at a time for jury duty, with the initial selection process often seeing a packed lobby of those summoned. Even once the jury and alternates are seated, traditionally that means days and sometimes weeks of sitting side by side with fellow jurors — certainly not fulfilling the “social distancing” that is a current catch-phrase in the wake of the coronavirus situation. Now, per Judge Kingsbury’s order, not only will there be no jury trials conducted through April 16, but members of the public appearing in court on other matters and waiting in the gallery for their case to be called must be seated at least two seats apart. Bailiffs or other court security will enforce the new rule. Those who have to appear before a local judge are “strongly discouraged” from bringing someone with them for moral support, according to the order. n

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DMV taking customers by appointment only Dawn Hodson Staff writer Due to the ongoing threat from the coronavirus the Department of Motor Vehicles is taking the precautionary measures to protect drivers and staff. Behind-the-wheel drive tests have been canceled for 30 days beginning March 18. The DMV will be contacting customers to reschedule drive tests. Extended office hours and Saturday field office service have been suspended. DMV offices will be open for appointment-only services on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This includes canceling the Real ID event that had been scheduled to take place last Saturday at the Placerville DMV office. Customers whose transactions require an in-office visit will be served on an appointment-only basis. This action will significantly reduce the number of people in DMV offices at any given time, allow the DMV to better manage the flow of people coming to its offices and accommodate social distancing recommendations. Driver’s license transactions that require an in-office visit include:

Applications for a new driver’s license or REAL ID; those 70 years of age and older, who are required to take a knowledge test; individuals who are required to renew in the office (last DMV visit was 15 years prior); individuals subject to vision testing; and individuals with a complex driving history. Most vehicle registration renewals can be done online, at DMV kiosks, by mail or by phone. Vehicle registration renewals that are not eligible to use an alternative service channel include those with outdated insurance information, a registration that expired for 90 days or more, cars with smog issues and those with a recent transfer. Customers without an appointment will be scheduled for a return visit (if their transaction must be done in-person) or redirected to alternative service channels in order to complete their DMV business. Other measures the DMV is taking to promote social distancing include offering a texting service so customers can check in, leave the office and come back inside once they are notified by text of their place in line. In addition, seating is being reduced in DMV lobbies to create more

Thinking outside the box  Hungry yet? Well, consider that all dinners are served with butternut squash risotto, grilled vegetables and a field green salad of apples, jicama, feta, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette. Connoisseurs, start your engines. And for dessert? All dinners will include a baker’s choice dessert from Caked by Mandy. The tasty take-out is offered for $25 per person, plus sales tax. Pick-up is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Call ahead to order at (530) 622-2631.

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Then, a week later on April 4, Old Town Grill will team with a handful of other Main Street, Placerville, merchants to offer “Date Night,” where for $65 per couple savvy customers will tuck into dinner for two featuring Sanders’ family bolognese served with penne pasta; grilled locally sourced vegetables; field greens, watermelon radish, jicama, feta, apples, mandarins and orange oregano vinaigrette; sourdough bread and butter; chocolate truffles from T.W. Bonker’s; a lovely flower arrangement from Placerville Flowers on Main; and a natural immune remedy with organic

echinacea root, leaf ginger and elderberry extract by Scarlet Halo. The $65-per-couple price does not include sales tax. For a mere $20 more, splurge on a bottle of Boeger zinfandel or cabernet wine from Powell’s Steamer Co. Date Night 2020 — not cruising to a drive-in to cuddle with your sweetie — but driving up to the curb at 444 Main St. to be treated like royalty. Call (530) 622-2631 for more information.

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remain unchanged. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers good advice for preventing community spread and personal infection: apply social distancing, sanitize surfaces, wash your hands, don’t touch your face. But, there’s more. Does anyone wonder why uncounted numbers of infected people develop no symptoms and only 20 percent of symptomatic people require hospitalization? It’s because they have an effective immune system able to fight off the virus. But the CDC does not talk about that, perhaps for fear of offending powerful animal food industries.

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space between seats. There are services that can only be offered in a field office, like a REAL ID. Customers who must come to an office for service should go online or call to make an appointment. The DMV has also asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion when reviewing driver license and vehicle registration records that expire in the next 60 days. On Monday the DMV launched its virtual field office to augment online services are already available to DMV customers. Customers will be able to upload documents and provide an e-signature for the most popular DMV services, such as vehicle title transfers, commercial driver’s license renewals, name or gender change, driver license reinstatements or changing endorsements. The virtual offices are in addition to the other online services already available to DMV customers. Certain transactions, such as vehicle inspections, new driver licenses, drive tests and REAL ID, will still require an office visit. People can get more information about DMV services at dmv. ca.gov/portal/dmv.

Fortunately, good advice on boosting our immune system is readily available on the internet from trusted sources like WebMD and Healthline. And the advice is always the same: • Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, including citrus fruits and leafy greens. • Refrain from dairy, other fatty animal products and sugar-laden foods. • Minimize your stress level and get adequate sleep. Did I mention that this advice works great for all other nasty bugs as well? PERCY MAILLOT Placerville

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up personal charities to which special interests contribute. “A nonprofit run by a California assemblyman has helped fund a literacy organization led by his wife, who, as CEO, was drawing a six-figure salary,” Rosenhall wrote. “Nonprofits run by lawmakers and their staff are hosting fundraisers where lobbyists can mingle at the Disneyland Hotel with politicians, and policy conferences where tech executives can dine in Silicon Valley with legislators shaping California’s laws on data privacy and the gig economy.” “Much of the money has come from corporations and unions with business before the Legislature, including oil, tobacco and other lobbies whose political contributions are officially or unofficially shunned by the member’s party,” Rosenhall continued. Finally, Fresno Bee reporter Yesenia Amaro, after a lengthy investigation, reported that a Madera

County social worker “intentionally discarded hundreds of child abuse reports last year.” Amaro also used the Public Records Act to obtain departmental emails about the 357 reports that had been dumped by an unnamed social worker, who’s no longer working for the county. “While sources said there is no known evidence that any child died as a result, emails show workers feared children suffered more abuse while reports were stuffed in waste bins and gathered dust around the social worker’s desk between September and November last year,” Amaro wrote. What’s wrong with the situations that Vartabedian, Venteicher, Rosenhall and Amaro describe? Everything and Californians would have known nothing about them without their digging. Dan Walters is a journalist and author who writes for CALmatters.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media venture explaining California policies and politics.

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Announcements AL-ANON is here for you if you are bothered by someone else’s drinking. Call for meeting times. (916) 3342970. www.ncwsa.org/d6-10/ ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS — If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s our business. 24-hr. answering service (530) 622-3500 www. westernsloped22.org American Assoc. of University Women, Foothills of EDC Branch. Our mission is to advance gender equity for women & girls. Science & Math Camp Scholarships, Speech Contests, monthly programs & interest groups. Call Melanie 530-306-6604 or Laurel 530-417-7737 eldorado-aauw.ca.net El DORADO COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Dedicated to all aspects of ham radio. Meetings held on the fourth Thursday of each month at Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville, 7:15 pm. Visitors and non-hams welcome. Info at www.edcarc.net CANTARE CHORALE of the Sierra Foothills performs all styles of choral music and is always looking for talented new members. For information, audition, or to schedule an event see www. cantarechorale.com, call (530) 677-8463. or (530) 676-4432. PLAY CRIBBAGE! **All skill levels** Learn to play by ACC Rules. **Beginner instruction available.** Compete in Weekly Tournaments. Gold Country Cribbers play Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Call 916-768-4452 for more info! DEMOCRATS – Come meet with the United Democrats of El Dorado County at Denny’s in Placerville, at noon, on the 4th Thursday of the month. Call (530)391-6414 or see edcdems.org for more information. EDC MINERAL & GEM SOCIETY meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday, 7:00 PM, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Rd. Meetings include a presentation and refreshments. Visitors are welcome. We also share interests in earth sciences and lapidary & jewelry arts through field trips, workshops, educational outreach and events. Visit www.eldoradorocks.org. Fleet Reserve Assoc, Br 275, Active Duty or Retired Veterans, USN, USMC, Coast Guard. Regular meeting on 4th Wednesday each month, social 5:30 pm, dinner 6:00 pm, and meeting 7:00 pm. Veterans Memorial Building 130 Placerville Drive, contact Larry (530) 677-3925 GOLD RUSH CHORUS now welcomes both men and women to share the joy of singing four-part harmony in the barbershop style. To learn more or to book a performance, call Howard at (530) 647-6513 or Kent (530) 651-3575 Hangtown Women’s TENNIS Club. Women of every level welcome! Come play for fun & exercise! $30 annual membership includes monthly lessons. Weds 9-11 am. El Dorado High School courts, Acacia St., Placerville. Includes monthly social activities. (925) 250-4656. MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DET 697 Marines & FMF Corpsman social hour 6 pm, meeting 7 pm, second Wednesday monthly. Veterans building 130 Placerville Dr. New members welcome Contact Richard Akin (530)622-9855 or MCL697.org NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS (free) designed for family members and caregivers/friends

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“Other than those who are statutory support persons or persons who are subpoenaed to be in court that particular day” will be allowed, with the judge stating specifically not to bring “relatives or friends” who don’t fall under those descriptions. If time is not waived by a criminal defendant whose next court date is between now and April 16, the matter will go forward as scheduled but attorneys are “encouraged to agree to continue” the case beyond that period, states the emergency order. Defense

attorneys also are urged to appear solo, on behalf of their client. No additional cases will be added to the criminal calendar during the time period mentioned above. Civil matters set for dates immediate and through April 16 will be heard via video proceedings, the judge ordered, with any attorney insisting on a personal appearance to have their matter rescheduled. The emergency order also gives local Superior Court

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governmental leaders have responded by closing is viewing the dramatic changes as an economic schools, closing government buildings to personalopportunity of sorts. contact business and ordering the public to take due “It’s giving us a push to become more innovative caution. and creative, begin doing business in new and That cautionary order became mandatory at exciting ways,” she said. “It’s going to be painful — midnight Friday, with Sheriff John D’Agostini issuing but we’ll get through.” a statement that enforcement of the edict would As she offered an “air hug” to merchant Angela not include arrests nor even citations, with deputies Anderson standing outside her shop, Pop Art, instead counseling those still outside their homes Anderson offered a hug right back, with the women about the danger to themselves and others. a good 5 feet apart. Anderson’s resulting smile was D’Agostini said he felt local residents were reacting good to see, since just moments earlier a frown responsibly and already doing what needs to be done. dominated her countenance. Saturday in downtown Placerville a lone city police Anderson, who owns the art and framing business officer was seen talking with a restaurant owner with husband Dan Anderson, had been talking about who appeared to be the dearth of customers open for business, but an lately — but turned overheard remark made her thoughts around to “We are all friends supporting it clear that the owner saying the coronavirus each other in some uncharted was assuring the officer has allowed her and Dan he was merely doing to “get caught up” on times. The curbside pick-up, gift inventory. several back-orders for certificates, sitting together Asked by the Mountain customers. Democrat how his Angela added that from brainstorming and exploring new day was going so far, communicating with ways to do business.” whether he had counseled other, similar businesses — John Sanders, owner of Old Town Grill anyone he observed out worldwide, the problem and about regarding is global. And the the possible dangers difficulties are coming stemming from the in ripple effects, she coronavirus, the police officer declined to comment. said, explaining that her usual twice-weekly supply He also would not reveal what kind of orders he deliveries have been suspended through mid-April. was given by his bosses at the Police Department “But we’ll be all caught up,” she said with a crooked regarding enforcement of the mandatory sheltergrin. “We will be sooooo caught up.” in-place that became the law of the land earlier Angela’s eyes brightened as she recounted what else Saturday. has given her reason to smile. The policeman had plenty of opportunities to “People are just awesome, they really are,” she contact members of the public regarding the new began. “Customers have been calling us, asking what and stricter order, as the sidewalks were flowing with we need, paying in advance — they really can be just people, their children and family dogs under a cobalt awesome.” sky studded with frisky clouds pushed by a chilly As though proving that mankind’s plans can wind. quickly go awry, Mother Nature on the first day of Likely the kids, who are out of school for an as yet the mandatory stay-at-home mandate decided to unknown amount of time, pestered their folks to pull out the stops and make Saturday a stunner of get out of the house, and since health officials say springtime beauty. exercise is vital to staying healthy, taking a stroll Not only were people walking dogs, but Regina downtown seemed the perfect answer in spite of the Miranda, 42, and her 9-year-old daughter Raven potential dangers, said many. Grosby, along with their neighbor Treve Summers, Several also said they are worried about the knew that with fewer cars parked on the third level of coronavirus spreading to El Dorado County and it the Center Street parking structure, that would offer was obvious that virtually all were observing the a perfect place for creating an impromptu skating “social distancing” advised by health officials. rink. So they did, gliding on concrete that normally So, they were asked by the newspaper, why come would be pocked with vehicles. out at all, when it is now mandatory to stay home? No citation, tickets or any other action by law “I mean, this is Main Street, Small Town, USA enforcement was observed over the next hour or so — we’ve got to make sure it survives,” said Karen as Main Street kept cooking right along, albeit with Johnson, 53, of Shingle Springs. “I came out to show very little vehicle traffic — but lots of pedestrians my support for all the merchants who are trying to who made it a point to smile and wave at others. keep going. The merchants seemed cheered somewhat as they “This virus is going to kill a lot more than people — returned the sentiment, with two of the biggest it’s going to try to kill our economy, our way of life.” smiles on the faces of father-and-daughter team John Sandy Tucker, 62, of Placerville, walking with Sanders and Genevieve Millward, standing in the 76-year-old John Briggs, said they understood doorway of Old Town Grill in sparkling-white chef ’s walking for exercise still is acceptable and they were duds. bound and determined to get their two miles in John said the grill has not closed, not yet, in the Saturday. wake of the virus disaster, and hadn’t even adjusted “This whole situation is so sad,” said Tucker. “Our its hours as other Main Street business have done. little town was really flourishing before all this.” “And just last night, we had the Pondo fundraiser Briggs, whose trim build is a perfect example of that we’ve been doing for years and years, with the why walking is advised, was philosophical, saying in Ponderosa Foundation coming out here to help us his more than three-quarters of a century on Earth, serve the public with grab-and-go service,” said John. he has learned that life “always has weird stuff going “We had curbside delivery of dishes that we cooked on.” inside then delivered outside to folks waiting in their And when that weird stuff does occur, isn’t it nice cars.” to have someone like Wendy Thomas around? Sanders added his agreement that old business The county supervisor-elect for District 3 and practices are going to need to adapt and evolve former Placerville mayor was among those on Main to keep pace with such dire emergencies as has Street Saturday, seen coming out of Robinson’s been made abruptly apparent by the coronavirus Pharmacy, where her husband, City Councilman pandemic. Dennis Thomas, was pitching in. Owner Dennis was “The way we do business, everybody does business, helping out as pharmacy staff delivered medicines is changing and we’ve got to take a hard look at that.” and other goods to customers who waited in their John and Genevieve have been putting their heads vehicle parked in the back alley, curbside service set together, he said, trying to find ways to make it up due to the coronavirus situation. through these daunting days. He said the comments Wendy Thomas was taking a brief break from and attitudes of community members have gone a decorating the storefront window, a task she long way to keep their spirits bolstered. regularly tackles that results in creative, often down“Genevieve I were outside pondering how once home type displays that cheer passersby. again the display of community support is so This time, she took it up a notch, and like jumping humbling and genuine,” he said. “We are all friends several checkers on the board, she is ready for supporting each other in some uncharted times. The the public to come by and see her messages of curbside pick-up, gift certificates, sitting together inspiration, written thoughts amid the other display brainstorming and exploring new ways to do items that she hopes will hit a positive note. business. Wendy said she and Dennis are not only buying “By putting our needs into words, we put ourselves meals at local restaurants during these trying days in God’s hands,” continued Sanders. “Main Street will (“the meals are to go, yes, but it’s really important survive through talk, support, encouragement, love to get out and support our businesses”) but she and belief.”

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Victoria Kolanski volunteers in her community and wants to educate more people about the dangers of climate change.

ak Ridge High School junior Victoria Kolanski finished in second place in the 15th annual Democratic Party Essay Contest for her essay “Let’s Not Ruin the Planet for the Future.” Doing what is best for the community is one of the most important things for Kolanski. She volunteers her time with organizations like Hands4Hope and Green Valley Community Church and, now, after learning about climate change in her AP environmental science class this academic year, she is committed to doing her part to change the world. “It opened my mind a lot more to issues that I wasn’t aware were going on,” Victoria said. “Even talking to my friends who are also in that class, none of us really realized the issues that are going on around us before we had the class.” In her essay Victoria said climate change needs to be addressed by everyone. “It has been proven over and over again that humans are the main cause of this current climate change,” Victoria said. “If we continue to disregard climate change, catastrophic consequences will occur.” She said as the average temperature rises, the oceans will warm, causing sea levels to rise and that has threatened properties and ecosystems near

coastlines. She said human-caused climate change is the biggest issue in the 2020 election. Victoria argues that since becoming president, Donald Trump has revoked California’s strict efforts to reduce emissions and has weakened climate regulations due to his skepticism of its validity. Her essay argues that if people don’t start changing their ways now, plants, animals and crop yields will suffer. “To think that future generations, like my children and their children, will not be able to learn about certain animals or that the climate they grow up in will be filled with extreme weather and dangerous consequences we cannot even predict scares me,” Victoria writes in her essay. “We need to act now because we caused this and as occupants of the planet, it is our responsibility to keep it the way we received it for future generations.” While holding a schedule full of AP classes, Victoria has goals of attending either University of California Los Angeles or University of Southern California to study business. In her spare time she helps others. Recently at the Green Valley Community Church in Placerville she volunteered and helped a lot of people, some of which are homeless, get necessities they need for everyday life. “I just really like to get to know the people and ... know that I am able to help them,” Victoria said.

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en years. The progress accomplished in the next ten years will pave the way for the future of our planet. We have ten years to reverse the damage we have done and establish new hope for the future of this beautiful planet we call home. We humans rely on the Earth to survive in so many ways. But the climate of the Earth is changing. Some continue to believe that climate change is simply a natural cycle of the Earth and something that should not be a concern. However, it has been proven over and over again that humans

are the main cause of this current climate change. Since the 19th century, the average temperature on Earth has risen almost 1°C (Climate). This may not seem like a big difference, but the damage it has already caused and the predicted damage should be enough to put stopping climate change on the top of everyone’s list. The most difficult part of reversing this damage is the global collaboration and unification required. Climate change is not just a problem in the United States, it is a global crisis requiring a global solution. Working to solve the

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and a personal letter from the winemaker. Customers order online or call in their orders and the winery will ship the wines directly to the customer to arrive before the tasting date. Then the winery will promote the event in conjunction with Kilt & Cork online, through social media and the winery direct email. That’s about it for the preparation. The night of the event Reyes will help facilitate the tasting and act as a

host for the winemaker, encouraging the viewers to interact and comment as the night progresses. “It is a casual and fun environment,” Reyes explained. “In light of our situations at the moment, I try to keep the atmosphere light and focus on the wine as a bond that we all share, yet not make it too serious. Just enjoy the company and the wine.” The event does allow for a uniquely

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Susan Laird The Arts “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

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hus writes King Solomon in the third chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes. Applying his wisdom to the world of arts and entertainment, there is: • A time for Broadway show openings, and a time for Broadway closings; • A time for concerts to shout and a time for venues to be silent; • A time for art exhibits and a time for empty halls; • A time for baseball and a time for empty stadia; and • A time for column schedules and a time to tell your editor “I got nothing. Every arts event is canceled.” We’ve never seen times like these. Even the Greatest Generation surely had a slower pace during World War II than our frenzied news cycle du jour. The coronavirus crisis is disrupting daily life in America every four hours by my calculation as a retired news editor. So, what can I write for you, gentle reader, that will remain helpful a few hours from now? Well, it seems to me that when the world around us is out of control, all we can do is take charge of the things we can control — and thereby achieve the art of staying calm in the midst of this storm. It is:

A time to listen During the Great Depression and WWII President Franklin D. Roosevelt held “fireside chats” where he kept the American people up to date on what was happening on the home front as well as the battlefield. Families gathered around their radios to listen, regardless of political affiliation. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence assemble the people who are hard at work on the Coronavirus Task Force for daily press conferences. You can view these unfiltered at whitehouse.gov, and on the White House pages on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere. Vital information about the progress of the virus, vital statistics, urgent needs and actions to meet those needs, treatments for patients, the progress of a vaccination shot, requests to industry and the public — it’s the place for the latest information. The evening newscast can’t begin to compare. It is difficult to condense a one-hour “presser” into a five-second soundbite. Don’t be afraid to get accurate information with your own ears. California’s Gov. Gavin

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Prayer takes many forms. Houses of worship may be closed due to the coronavirus crisis but nothing can prevent individuals from praying for their needs and the needs of the nation and world. Newsom hosts frequent COVID-19 updates on his Facebook page. You can view these live or see the recorded video later. California has a dedicated website, covid19.ca.gov. Gov. Newsom answers a variety of “boots-on-theground” questions in real time. If you want to learn how loved ones are faring in other states across the country visit cdc.gov. There, you will find national information on the virus, as well as a map you can click for each state’s updates.

A time to stay at home Those of us who are older or “at risk” were the first ones asked to shelter in place for our own safety. Now, many of our family, friends and neighbors are doing the same. This is actually a form of action. Together, we are limiting the spread of the virus by denying it hosts. Other forms of action at home can include: learning a new skill you never had time to take up, helping younger members of the family with their studies, calling a friend or loved one to check in, etc. We can even make appointments to donate blood. Be creative. Get out into the garden and soak up some vitamin D sunshine. Pull a weed or two. Take a walk around the block. Stretch. It’s good for the heart and the mind.

A time to serve In wartime our young men and women in the military go to the front lines. In this war against an invisible enemy, it is our military, national guard, first responders, doctors, scientists, nurses, truckers, grocers, restauranteurs and numerous essential services folk who are taking the battle to the enemy. Americans always step up when the going gets tough. And let’s not forget the heroic people who sanitize and clean everything up for us. Janitors, we salute and appreciate you. Thank you.

A time to trust America is a remarkable place. We

possess the greatest resources in the world. Our scientists are national treasures. Our industries are producing vital medical supplies in this country again — and more of them to meet extraordinary needs. Our Yankee ingenuity is legendary. The charity of our people is without limit when the seriousness of the situation is laid before us. We must trust one another, and we must trust our leaders — Republican and Democrat alike. Our representatives must be trusted to listen, make wise decisions and take action to enable the American people to defeat the virus. Time is of the essence.

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A time to pray This is the most important one of all. It is unfortunate that our houses of worship are closed to us. But our direct line to our Creator is not. Say a favorite prayer when you wash your hands. Read a scripture passage and meditate on it. Share your concerns with the Almighty. Forgive the person who took the last roll of toilet paper. Prayer is good for the soul. It’s good for the nation. And it’s something our world needs very much.

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Fear not One day the coronavirus will be gone. The sun will shine. Jobs will return. The social calendar will repopulate with weddings, confirmations and bar- and bat mitzvahs. Sports will return. The theater will light up. Concerts will roar. Students will go back to school. Parents will sigh with relief … and then miss their kids. For now, if you need help, let someone know. If you can give help, do so. Be kind to one another, dear hearts. And remember who you are: amazing Americans, drawn from the best in the world. We are all in this together and together we will win. Send your future event for consideration in Susan’s column to slaird@handywriting. com.

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horoscope by Holiday Mathis n today ARIES (March 21-April 19). Among the most effective ways to let people know you care is also the easiest way -- to tell them. You may not identify as a poet, but when you speak simply from the heart, you will be one anyway. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Everyone will drop defenses to solve a problem. What went wrong and why are legitimate questions that will get answered with little fuss, and future dealings will go much better from there. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s an art to knowing what to appreciate. To give credit where its due sounds like an easy task, but it actually takes a deeper accounting than what can be observed from the surface. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Playfulness is an attribute you possess no matter what else is going on around you. When you bring that quality into typically serious situations, it will have a transformative effect. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Use the limits of human memory to your advantage, building key moments. People will remember the first five minutes of an encounter and they will remember the highlight and/or low point. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The society values action over contemplation. If you go off by yourself to pray, commune and connect with different realms, you will be fortified so long as you don’t expect anyone else to understand.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Devote everything to your strengths and let the rest take care of itself. It will feel selfish, until you get used to the idea that your happiness and productivity contributes to the happiness and productivity of others. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The ancient wisdom suggests the order is: pride, fall. So as you witness the proclamation, the puffed-up chest, the boasting and posturing, take it as your cue to step aside to make room for the inevitable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll let people know what you need. You’ll ask them what they need, too. This simple act of mutual respect and service will be at the root of all good relationships today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You might go pro at some point, but your current amateur status in an endeavor allows you purity of intention and frees you to express yourself in the exact way you prefer instead of the way that pays. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). For a moment, you’ll leave the worries of daily life, status and identity behind to stretch your heart and soul into a limitless spiritual realm. This will be the moment that restores you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ve something to show the world today. Make it easy for people to get to the thing you want them to know. When it comes to influence, claiming a moment of focus is half the battle.


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Buzz’s Eggs-tra Challenge: Change the numbers in each egg above, using the numbers 5 through 8.

Who won the egg roll race? Trace the winning egg’s path to find out. Standards Link: Eye-hand coordination.

Beeper’s Eggs-tra-ordinary Challenge: Begin with 23 and subtract the amounts to reach zero. Standards Link: Mathematics: Subtract single digits from single and double digits.

Solve Beeper’s message by writing the next number in the patterns below. You may need to add, subtract, multiply or divide. Then write the matching code word beside the number on the message line.

Message:

3, 6, 9,

48, 24, 12, 6,

90, 80, 70, 60, 5, 10, 20, 40,

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25, 20, 15, basket = 29 bunny = 3

egg = 16 Every = 12

a = 80 buddy = 10

happy = 39 needs = 50

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple directions. Mathematics: Students solve a variety of problems.

Buzz and Beeper have hidden chocolate bunnies all over this page. How many can you find?

Standards Link: Visual discrimination.

GAMES BUNNY BASKET PATTERNS PATH TRUST EGGS SPRING CHALLENGE PAGE SIGNS HUNT EASTER RACE PLAY

Spring Hunt

Look through the newspaper for signs of spring. Can you find: • a flower • an egg • a baby animal • another sign of spring?

Color It! Colo Decorate the Easter Egg

Standards Link: Science: Classifying objects.

Find the words in the puzzle, then in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities. R Y G A M P E G G S

A S G P H P A T H L

C H A L L E N G E R

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A N E Y S P T I N R

The noun trust means a firm belief in a character, strength or truth of someone or something.

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S T S P R I N G P U T B U N N Y G T I S

E U M S C E A N G T

R P A T T E R N S R Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognizing identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Trust

Whom do you trust? Do you know why? Can you find a picture in the newspaper of someone you trust? Can you find a picture of someone you would not trust? Think about why you selected each picture.

TRUST

I left my cat in the trust of my neighbor.

Try to use the word trust in a sentence today when talking with your friends or family members.

The Easter Bunny has been spotted and you’re the reporter covering the story. Be sure to tell who, what, when, where, why and how.

Standards Link: Health: Identify support systems in the community.

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omposting is the result of a natural process in which organic materials decompose. Backyard composting Debbie Hager is the creation of UCCE Master Gardener of an environment El Dorado County that encourages decomposition by beneficial microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. Backyard composting transforms fallen leaves, grass clippings, kitchen vegetable and fruit waste and even coffee grounds into a wonderful resource for our soil and gardens. The benefits of homemade compost are numerous. Compost mixed into the top layer of soil saves water by helping soil hold moisture and it reduces water runoff. It benefits the environment by recycling organic resources while conserving landfill space. It adds nutrients and beneficial microorganisms while increasing the soil’s organic matter. The use of compost will reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

All ingredients for the compost pile can be divided into two types: browns and greens. The browns are rich in fiber and produce a slow-release energy source. The greens are rich in proteins and nutrients. A balanced mix of both browns and greens is what is needed to begin. Browns are rich in carbon but low in nitrogen. They include dry leaves, dried landscape trimmings, cardboard and shredded newspaper. Greens are the high-energy foods that act as a booster for your compost pile. They include grass clippings, fruit and vegetable scraps and coffee grounds. Greens tend to be high in moisture and nitrogen. The nitrogen is needed by the composting microorganisms that use it as a nutrient during the composting process. Items that should not be added to the compost pile are dairy products, meat, fish, fat, oils and pet waste. As microorganisms start to break up the pile’s contents, the internal temperature of the compost pile will rise. This heat is created by the respiration of microorganisms as they break down organic materials into compost and it accelerates the composting. Equal amounts of browns and greens should be layered to begin the compost pile. The pile should be a minimum of 3 feet by 3 feet by three 3 or one cubic yard. A smaller volume of compost will not

heat. The particle size of the materials determines how quickly the materials will decompose as smaller particles break down faster. The compost pile should be near a water source so it can be watered and turned by pitchfork to create uniform dampness, ideally as damp as a wrungout sponge. In addition to evenly spreading the pile’s moisture, turning the pile aerates materials to rekindle composting activity as decomposition slows down. The pile may be covered to retain moisture, keep out rain and keep out animals. Creating a batch of compost takes 12 weeks or more. The length of the composting process depends on the blend of materials, how often the pile is turned for aeration and the moisture content of the pile. The compost is ready when the pile no longer heats up when turned or moistened. Most of the finished compost material should look like dark, rich, crumbly soil and smell sweet and earthy. In response to COVID-19 and recent California Department of Public Health and El Dorado County Health & Human Services guidelines, UCCE Central Sierra has canceled all El Dorado County and Amador County Master Gardener public events and classes. This cancelation remains in effect through May 10 and information will be updated as public health guidelines change. Master Gardeners realizes public classes are n

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Barton Health creates a COVID-19 response fund Jenna Palacio Barton Health SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — With the anticipated impact of COVID-19 in the area, the Barton Foundation is creating a COVID-19 Response Fund aimed at helping community members and healthcare workers affected. Barton Health will match donations up to $75,000 to build the fund and help provide relief for residents. The COVID-19 Response Fund will provide flexible and discretionary resources for community members facing challenges and financial hardship from impacts of the coronavirus, such as food delivery; support for front-line healthcare workers and first responders facing financial pressures

with childcare; assistance for seniors and other vulnerable home-isolating patient populations; and resources to offer shelter and hygiene products for those in need. One hundred percent of donations to the Barton Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund will be dedicated to helping local families and healthcare workers. Donations are tax deductible and unrestricted to ensure that resources may be deployed as quickly as possible. To make a donation, or for further information, please contact Chris Kiser, Barton Foundation Executive Director at (530) 543-5612, or ckiser@bartonhealth.org. Make checks to: Barton Foundation, COVID-19 Response Fund. The Barton Foundation also accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.

“We are working hard to offer some relief to our community as we face this health crisis together,” said Kiser. “The response to COVID-19 is constantly evolving and placing significant demands on our healthcare system and local economy.” The foundation will begin accepting grant applications from those who need assistanceMarch 30. Completing a one-page application in Spanish or English and providing evidence of need is all it takes to be considered and funds will begin to be released in April. For more information on the Barton Foundation’s efforts to address COVID-19 visit bartonhealth.org/ foundation. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, call Barton’s COVID-19 Health Hotline at (530) 600-1999.

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of the ocean, or the sudden loss of species we have never heard of. We are not able to make the link between extreme weather events seen on television and climate change. It is also easier to ignore an issue than put effort, and millions of dollars, into a drastic global change breaking habits people have been doing for centuries. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global emissions have to decrease in half by 2030 to have at least a one in two chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the goal set by the Paris Agreement (Climate). The regulations needed to succeed would change the lifestyle of most people by limiting CO2 emissions from transportation, livestock, industrial development and ensuring all energy comes from renewable resources that do not put more CO2 into our atmosphere. The changes mentioned would also cost billions globally, and countries are reluctant to take this risk or cannot afford to do so. The United States, on the other hand, can set an example to others by increasing its efforts in the fight against global warming. If we continue to disregard climate change, catastrophic consequences will occur. As the average temperature on earth rises, global warming causes the oceans to warm as well. A warmer ocean causes risk to humans as well as animals. Because water expands when it is warm, “global sea levels have risen about 8 inches in the last century” (Climate). Rising sea levels threaten properties and ecosystems near coastlines and increase the chances and severity of flooding. Due to increased CO2 levels in the atmosphere, the ocean is absorbing more CO2 than ever causing the “acidity of surface ocean waters to increase by roughly 30% since the beginning of the industrial revolution” (Climate). The change in the acidity of the ocean affects marine organisms and can lead to a depleted fish supply and even the destruction of coral reefs due to coral bleaching (Our). According to Worldwildlife.org, “Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked” (Our). Global warming will also affect plants and more specifically crop yields. Extreme weather, including droughts and floods, may ruin crop yields and threaten livestock survival (Dahlman). In 2015, 195 countries and the UN negotiated and signed the Paris Agreement. The US, among the 195 countries, “submitted a pledge to cut emissions by 26%-28% relative to 1990 levels by 2025. In 2017, however, the federal government announced its intent to withdraw from the agreement after a new administration took office (Paris). Besides the brief Paris Agreement, the United States has made no positive actions towards reversing the effects of high CO2 emissions. Currently, the Trump administration has weakened climate regulations due to the skepticism of its validity and concerns. The EPA’s report on US greenhouse gas emissions stated that US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased 0.3 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. However, as stated earlier, the IPCC states greenhouse emissions need to decrease by 45% by 2030. Even with this slight lowering of the emissions of CO2 in the past year, Trump also revoked California’s strict efforts to reduce emissions. Besides electrical power, which has decreased due to the use of renewable energy sources, all other sectors in the US have increased in greenhouse gas emissions. Transportation, industrial, residential, and commercial sectors all increased by almost 1% in 2017 (Inventory). By the time everyone is in consensus on if climate change is caused by humans, it will be too late to fix it. Before this year I barely even heard of climate

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valued by residents and the group appreciates the public’s continued support and understanding during this public health challenge. Master Gardeners will attempt to offer canceled classes and events at a future time if feasible; refer to the website at ucanr.edu/edmg, which will be updated with the latest changes as they occur. Stay safe and follow recommended health and sanitation practices in the coming weeks. For more information on the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County visit mgeldorado. ucanr.edu. Master Gardeners are still available to answer home gardening questions via email mgeldorado@ucanr.edu or call (530) 621-5512, or use the Ask a Master Gardener option on the website. Looking for garden inspiration, while the Sherwood Demonstration Garden is closed due to COVID-19, the website has pictures, plants lists and much more at mgeldorado.ucanr.edu/Demonstration_Garden. To sign up for notices and newsletters visit ucanr. edu/master gardener e-news. Master Gardeners is also on Facebook and Instagram.

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T.S. NO.: 191118384 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SAlE lOAN NO.: 19-0189 ORDER NO. 95523068 APN: 050-210-010-000 You Are In Default Under A Deed Of Trust Dated 3/8/2019. Unless You Take Action To Protect Your Property, It May Be Sold At A Public Sale. If You Need An Explanation Of The Nature Of The Proceeding Against You, You Should Contact A Lawyer. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but

without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Sugar, Inc., a California corporation Duly Appointed Trustee: Del Toro Loan Servicing, Inc. Recorded 3/14/2019 as Instrument No. 20199000851800035 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of El Dorado County, California, Date of Sale: 4/1/2020 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: main entrance to County Courthouse, 495 Main St., Placerville, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $360,625.53 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 700 Forni Road Placerville, CA 95667 A.P.N.: 050-210-010-000 The

undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Notice To Potential Bidders: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting

the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. Notice To Property Owner: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (877) 4404460 or visit this Internet Web site www. mkconsultantsinc.com, using the file number assigned to this case 191118384. Information about postponements that are

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Public Notices  very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 3/3/2020 Del Toro Loan Servicing, Inc., by Total Lender Solutions, Inc., its authorized agent 10505 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 125 San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 866-535-3736 Sale Line: (877) 440-4460 BY: /s/Chelcey Romeril, Trustee Sale Officer 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 7598 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000289 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RETURN TO ROOTS FARM, located at 6041 Foxtail Rd., Somerset, CA 95684 Registered owner(s): Alexandra Stanfield, 6041 Foxtail Rd., Somerset, CA 95684 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: March 3, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Alexandra Stanfield ALEXANDRA STANFIELD I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).) This statement filed with the county clerk of El Dorado County on March 6, 2020. NOTICE-IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920, WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code) 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 7600

ANNOUNCEMENT – PUBlIC NOTICE MARCh 12, 2020 Vacancy for the position of Director, Mosquito Fire Protection District March 21, 2020 – December 2022 This is a volunteer position that will require a commitment to attend monthly meetings. The director will be appointed to fill the unexpired term noted above. All directors, which compose a five-member board, have a vested interest to operate the business of the District to the best of his or her, ability, and conscience. If interested, please contact the District Board Clerk @ 626-9017 or MFPDCLERK@ MFPD.US letters of interest and answers must be received on or before April 2, 2020 by Mail, or Email to: Mfpdclerk@mfpd.us The Board of Directors will select and appoint the new director to complete the term March 21, 2020 – December 9, 2022. 3/13, 3/16, 3/18, 3/20, 3/23, 3/25, 3/27 7610 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SAlE T.S. NO.: 2019-01069 lOAN NO.: RMF4021143 APN: 085-082-11-100 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2018. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JASON TONY BAYS AND MELISSA ANNE BAYS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: SUPERIOR LOAN SERVICING Recorded 5/25/2018 as Instrument No. 2018-0020189-00 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of El Dorado County, California, Date of Sale: 4/7/2020 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $144,838.52 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2590 Swansboro Road Placerville, Ca 95667 A.P.N.: 085-082-11100 “As Is Where Is” The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.servicelinkASAP.com, using the file number assigned to this case 201901069. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date. 3/11/2020 SUPERIOR LOAN SERVICING, BY ASSET DEFAULT

MANAGEMENT, INC., AS AGENT FOR TRUSTEE 7525 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park, California 91303 Sale Line: (714) 730-2727 Julie Taberdo, Sr. Trustee Sale Officer A-4721586 03/18/2020, 03/25/2020, 04/01/2020 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 7618 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000309 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: G 2 G RESTORATION, located at 4621 Hawk Hill Rd., Placerville, CA 95667 Registered owner(s): Cody Gulyas, 4621 Hawk Hill Rd., Placerville, CA 95667 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: March 12, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Cody Gulyas CODY GULYAS I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).) This statement filed with the county clerk of El Dorado County on March 12, 2020. NOTICE-IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920, WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code) 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 7620 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000311 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ThE BARBER ShOPPE FOR lADIES AND GENTlEMEN, located at 3000 Green Valley Rd. Suite 6, Cameron Park, CA 95682/Mailing Address: 2265 Winterhaven Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682 Registered owner(s): The Barber Shoppe Inc., 2265 Winterhaven Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682 This business is conducted by a Corporation, State of Incorporation: 4567447. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: March 11, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Jamie Gregory JAMIE GREGORY, CEO I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).) This statement filed with the county clerk of El Dorado County on March 12, 2020. NOTICE-IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920, WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code) 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 7621

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF KAThlEEN MARIE SNOW AKA KAThY M. SNOW CASE NO. PP20200044 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of KATHLEEN MARIE SNOW, aka KATHY M. SNOW A PETITION for Probate has been filed by ANDREW J. SNOW in the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado. THE PETITION for probate requests that ANDREW J. SNOW be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: April 29, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 8 at 295 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: MICHAEL YEE Yee Law Group 4010 S Land Park Drive, Ste. B Sacramento, CA 95822 (916) 927-9001 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 7622 El DORADO IRRIGATION DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PRE-QUAlIFICATION OF BIDDERS FOR PUBlIC WORKS PROJECT El DORADO hIllS WATER TREATMENT PlANT (EDhWTP) SCADA IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NUMBER 18065.01 RFQ20-05 NOTICE IS hEREBY GIVEN that sealed APPLICATIONS will be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, local time, at the front desk of District’s Customer Service Building located at 2890 Mosquito Rd., Placerville, CA 95667 for the El Dorado Hills Water Treatment Plant (EDHWTP) SCADA Improvement Project, Project No. 18065.01 (“Project”). Only pre-qualified firms will be eligible to bid on the Project. A California Classification C-10 contractor’s license is required. The anticipated work of the Project generally consists of installing

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networking equipment and cabling, modifying existing PLC’s, installing new PLC’s, PLC programming, and SCADA programming at the EDHWTP. The project is located in El Dorado Hills, California. The estimated construction cost is $1,900,000. The estimated date of construction is fall of 2020 through February, 2021. PUBLIC WORKS LAWS. The project is a public works project subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). To be qualified for this project, a contractor must be registered with the DIR. In addition, pursuant to prevailing wage laws, copies of the prevailing wage rates are on file at the District’s principal office and are available on request. Interested firms may obtain a copy of the Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) from the District’s website at www.eid. org. Note that the reference procedure requires the reference information be sent directly by the reference to EID by the above date. [Or] Note that the reference procedure requires the reference information be sent directly by the reference to EID no later than 3:00 PM on April 15, 2020. Questions regarding this project should be directed to the Project Manager by emailing Mr. Patrick Wilson at pwilson@ eid.org or by calling 530-642-4079. Dated this 18 day of March, 2020 EL DORADO IRRIGATION DISTRICT /s/ Elizabeth Dawson Elizabeth Dawson, P.E., Engineering Manager 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 7624 ORDER TO ShOW CAUSE FOR ChANGE OF NAME SC 20200036 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Cain Andrew Beck filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: CAIN ANDREW BECK Proposed name: KEVIN ANDREW BECK 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: APRIL 10, 2020, 1:30 P.M. DEPT. 4 AT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF EL DORADO, 1354 Johnson Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. 3. A copy of the ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Mountain Democrat. This order has been filed on FEBRUARY 26, 2020. /s/ Michael J. McLaughlin MICHAEL J. MCLAUGHLIN, Judge of the Superior Court 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 7626 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000314 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GREENWOOD DAWN, located at 4487 Edgewater Dr., Greenwood, CA 95635/Mailing Address: PO Box 55, Greenwood, CA 95635 Registered owner(s): 1. Amber Malley, 4487 Edgewater Dr., Greenwood, CA 95635, 2. Gregory Malley, 4487 Edgewater Dr., Greenwood, CA 95635 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: March 13, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Amber Malley AMBER MALLEY I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).) This statement filed with the county clerk of El Dorado County on March 13, 2020. NOTICE-IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920, WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code) 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 7627

COUNTY OF El DORADO, CAlIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS NOTICE IS hEREBY GIVEN by the County of El Dorado, State of California, that sealed bids for Work in accordance with the Project Plans (Plans) and Contract Documents for ClEAR CREEK ROAD BRIDGE REPlACEMENTS will be received at the front counter of 2850 Fairlane Court, Building C, Placerville, California, until April 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read by the Department of Transportation. No Bid may be withdrawn after the time established for receiving bids or before the award and execution of the Contract, unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding sixty (60) calendar days. Bids must be executed in accordance with the instructions given and forms provided in the Contract Documents furnished by the County of El Dorado Department of Transportation through Quest Construction Data Network (Quest). The Proposal including the Bidder’s Security, Form 590, and Payee Data Record shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked: “PROPOSAl FOR ClEAR CREEK ROAD BRIDGE REPlACEMENTS” CIP NO. 77138 & 77139, CONTRACT NO. 4094 TO BE OPENED AT 2:00 P.M. ON APRIl 10, 2020 The Project is located at two bridges along Clear Creek Road, at Post miles 0.25 and 1.82, near Pollock Pines in the County of El Dorado. The Work to be done is shown on the Plans, and generally consists of, but is not limited to: Construction of two cast-in-place concrete slab bridges over Clear Creek; removal of the existing structures; grading and paving for the new bridge approaches; signing, and drainage system improvements. Other items or details not mentioned above, that are required by the plans, Standard Plans, Standard Specifications, or these Special Provisions must be performed, constructed or installed. - Bids are required for the entire Work described herein. - The Contract time is ONE HUNDRED AND TEN (110) WORKING DAYS. - For bonding purposes the anticipated Project cost is less than $3,600,000. - A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for this Project on April 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the County of El Dorado Department of Transportation, 2441 Headington Road, Placerville, CA. The meeting will be held in the downstairs conference room. Attendance at the pre-bid meeting is not mandatory. - This Project is being formally bid in accordance with Public Contract Code 22032 and County of El Dorado Ordinance Code section 3.14.040. The Contract Documents, including the Project Plans, may be viewed and/

or downloaded from the Quest website at http://www.questcdn.com. Interested parties may also access the Quest website by clicking on the link next to the Project Name or entering the Quest Project # on the Department of Transportation’s website at http://www.edcgov.us/ Government/DOT/pages/BidsHome.aspx. Interested parties may view the Contract Documents, including the Project Plans, on the Quest website at no charge. The digital Contract Documents, including the Project Plans, may be downloaded for $15.00 by inputting the Quest Project #6164428 on the websites’ Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at (952) 233-1632 or info@questcdn. com for assistance in free membership, registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. To be included on the planholders list, receive notification of addenda, and to be eligible to bid, interested parties must download the Contract Documents, including the Project Plans, from Quest. Those downloading the Contract Documents, including the Project Plans, assume responsibility and risk for completeness of the downloaded Contract Documents. The Contract Documents, including the Project Plans, may be examined in person at the Department of Transportation’s office at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville CA. However, the Department of Transportation will no longer sell paper copies of the Contract Documents. The Foundation Reports, Cross Sections, and Revised Standard Plans will be provided in pdf format as Supplemental Information, on Quest’s website, to all planholders who acquire the Contract Documents digitally through Quest. CONTRACTORS lICENSE ClASSIFICATION: Bidders must be properly licensed to perform the Work pursuant to the Contractors’ State License Law (Business and Professions Code Section 7000 et seq.) and must possess a ClASS A license or equivalent combination of Classes required by the categories and type of Work included in the Contract Documents and Plans at the time the Contract is awarded, and must maintain a valid license through completion and acceptance of the Work, including the guarantee and acceptance period. Failure of the successful Bidder to obtain proper adequate licensing will constitute a failure to execute the Contract and will result in the forfeiture of the Bidder’s security. CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION: No contractor or subcontractor may bid on any public works project, be listed in a bid proposal for any public works project, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1. D I S A D VA N TA G E D BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PARTICIPATION: For Federal-aid projects, DBE requirements of Title 49 Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 26) apply. Bidders are advised that, as required by Federal law, the County of El Dorado has implemented Disadvantaged Business Enterprise requirements for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE). Comply with Section 2-1.12 and Section 5-1.13. In accordance with 49 CFR 26, Bidder will take all necessary affirmative steps to assure that minority firms, women’s business enterprises and labor surplus area firms are used when possible. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Contract goal is 17%. PREVAIlING WAGE REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with the provisions of California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq., including but not limited to Sections 1773, 1773.1, 1773.2, 1773.6, and 1773.7, the general prevailing rate of wages in the county in which the Work is to be done has been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. Interested parties can obtain the current wage information by submitting their requests to the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, PO Box 420603, San Francisco CA 94142-0603, Telephone (415) 703-4708 or by referring to the website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/ OPRL/PWD. The rates at the time of the bid advertisement date of a project will remain in effect for the life of the project in accordance with the California Code of Regulations, as modified and effective January 27, 1997. Copies of the general prevailing rate of wages in the county in which the Work is to be done are also on file at the Department of Transportation’s principal office, and are available upon request, and in case of projects involving Federal funds, Federal wage requirements as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor have been included in the Contract Documents. In the case of Federally funded projects, where Federal and State prevailing wage requirements apply, compliance with both is required. This Project is funded in whole or part by Federal funds. Comply with Exhibit D of the Draft Agreement and the Copeland Act (18 U.S.C. 874 and 29 CFR Part 3), the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a to 276a-7 and 29 CFR Part 5), and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327-330 and 29 CFR Part 5). If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, Contractor and subcontractors must pay not less than the higher wage rate. The Department of Transportation will not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the Federal minimum wage determinations. This includes “helper” (or other classifications based on hours of experience) or any other classification not appearing in the Federal wage determinations. Where Federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage rate determination otherwise available for use by Contractor and subcontractors, Contractor and subcontractors must pay not less than the Federal minimum wage rate which most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question. AWARD OF CONTRACT: As a condition of award, the successful Bidder will be required to submit payment and performance bonds along with evidence of insurance prior to execution of the Agreement by the County. Failure to meet this requirement constitutes abandonment of the Bid by the Bidder and forfeiture of the Bidder’s security. Award will then be made to the next lowest, responsive, responsible Bidder. RETAINAGE FROM PAYMENTS: The Contractor may elect to receive one hundred percent (100%) of payments due under the Contract from time to time, without retention of any portion of the payment by the County, by depositing securities of equivalent value with the County in accordance with the provisions of Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code. Securities eligible for deposit hereunder are be limited to those listed in Section 16430 of the Government Code, or bank or savings and loan certificates of deposit. Reference the Contract Documents package, which includes the Notice to Bidders, Plans, Specifications, Draft Agreement and Proposal for contractual requirements not listed in this “Notice to Contractors” newspaper advertisement. 3/18, 3/20, 3/23, 3/25, 3/27, 3/30 7629 El DORADO IRRIGATION DISTRICT ADVERTISEMENT TO BID PACIFIC TUNNEl REhABIlITATION PROJECT NO. 16044.01 CONTRACT NO. E20-03 NOTICE IS hEREBY GIVEN that sealed Bids will be received no later than 3:00 p.m., local time, on May 6, 2020, at the Lobby Desk of the El Dorado Irrigation District Office, 2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, CA 95667 for Construction Services for the Pacific Tunnel Rehabilitation, Project No. 16044.01. Bids must be delivered before the submittal deadline, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. District will reject all Bids received after the specified time and will return such Bids to Bidders unopened.

The work shall consist of constructing a concrete invert for the tunnel as well as placing shotcrete for the walls and ceiling for the entire 180+ foot length of the tunnel. Project will improve the construction access to the tunnel. Bidding Documents contain the full description of the Work. A California Classification A contractor’s license is required. A mandatory pre-bid meeting and site visit is scheduled for 8:00 a.m., local time, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Lobby Desk of the El Dorado Irrigation District Office, 2890 Mosquito Rd., Placerville, CA 95667. PUBLIC WORKS LAWS. The project is a public works project subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). To be qualified for this project, a contractor must be registered with the DIR. In addition, pursuant to prevailing wage laws, copies of the prevailing wage rates are on file at the District’s principal office and are available on request. Contract documents and drawings are only available electronically. Contract Documents may be obtained on the District’s website located at http://www.eid. org/doing-businesswith-eid/procurementand-contracts. The Engineer’s Estimate is $2,000,000. Questions regarding this project should be directed to the Project Manager by emailing Mr. Cary Mutschler at cmutschler@eid.org, or by calling 530642-4182. Dated this 25th day of March, 2020 EL DORADO IRRIGATION DISTRICT /s/ Elizabeth Dawson Elizabeth Dawson, P.E., Engineering Manager 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 7632 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000319 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BROADWAY SMOKE AND VAPE, located at 1390 Broadway Ste A, Placerville, CA. 95667/Mailing Address: 9720 Vintage Park Dr., Sacramento, CA., 95829 Registered owner(s): A.S Retail Inc., 1390 Broadway Ste A, Placerville, CA. 95667 This business is conducted by A Corporation, State of Incorporation: California. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: March 18, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Arvinder Shah ARVINDER SHAH, President I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).) This statement filed with the county clerk of El Dorado County on March 18, 2020. NOTICE-IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920, WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code) 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 7634 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000292 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ShIRO ShEARS SACTO, located at 1537 Radford Loop, El Dorado Hills, CA., 95762 Registered owner(s): Jim Whitesell, 1537 Radford Loop, El Dorado Hills, CA., 95762 This business is conducted by an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: February 20, 2015. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Jim Whitesell JIM WHITESELL I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).) This statement filed with the county clerk of El Dorado County on March 9, 2020. NOTICE-IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920, WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code) 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 7636

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SAlE TS NO. CA-19-873006-Cl ORDER NO.: 191198362-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/12/2016. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MEGAN BUCKS AND CHRISTOPHER BUCKS, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 7/15/2016 as Instrument No. 2016-0032240-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of EL DORADO County, California; Date of Sale: 4/16/2020 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Main Entrance of the El Dorado County Superior Courthouse - Placerville Main Street Branch, located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $394,542.15 The purported property address is: 3203 PIONEER HILL ROAD, PLACERVILLE, CA 95667 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 096070-033-000 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at

a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-873006-CL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-873006-CL IDSPub #0161660 3/25/2020 4/1/2020 4/8/2020 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 7638 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BUlK SAlE (SECS. 6104, 6105 U.C.C.) ESCROW ORDER NO.: FSSE-0102000005 Notice is hereby given to the Creditors of: Kyburz Silver Fork General Store, Inc, a California limited liability company, as to the operation of the business, Ho Suk Choe and Sabrina Choe as to the ABC liquor license, Seller(s), whose business address(es) is: 13200 US HWY 50, Kyburz, CA 95720, that a bulk transfer is about to be made to: Silver Fork Store, LLC, Buyer(s), whose business(es) address is: 13200 US HWY 50, Kyburz, CA 95720. The assets to be transferred is located at: 13200 US HWY 50, Kyburz, CA 95720. Said property is described in general as: All stock in trade, fixtures, equipment, goodwill and other property of that Gas Station and Store business known as Kyburz Silver Fork Retail Store, and located at: 13200 US HWY 50, Kyburz, CA 95720. The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, 8525 Madison Avenue, Suite 110, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. The bulk transfer will be consummated on or after the April 8, 2020. This bulk transfer is subject to Section 6106.2 of the California Commercial Code. If Section 6106.2 applies, claims may be filed at FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, Escrow Division, Escrow No. FSSE-0102000005-SR, 8525 Madison Avenue, Suite 110, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Phone: (916)646-6018, Fax: (916)9629243. This bulk transfer includes a liquor license transfer. All claims must be received prior to the date on which the Notice of Transfer of the liquor license is received by Escrow Agent from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. So far as known to the Buyer(s), all business names and addresses used by the Seller(s) for the three (3) years last past, if different from the above, are: The cafe at the same address is not included in this sale transaction IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this document on the date(s) set forth below. By: Fidelity National Title Company as Escrow Agent for the herein March 13, 2020 /S/ Summer Thibault, Escrow Assistant 3/25/20 CNS-3354232# ThE MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT 3/25 7640 NOTICE OF AUCTION SAlE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a mobilehome, registered to DIANNE PAULA RITCHIE c/o ROBERT HEDRICK, interested parties BOB HENDRICK, BRENDA HEDRICK and described as a 1964 MELODY HOME mobilehome, Decal Number ABI5847, Serial Numbers A10467486456S53, Label/Insignia Numbers 249040, and stored on property within Whispering Pines Mobilehome Park, at 6008 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines, California 95726 (specifically the space designated as Space #9 within the park), will be sold by auction at the mobilehome park at Whispering Pines Mobilehome Park, at 6008 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines, California 95726 (specifically the space designated as Space #9 within the park), on April 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., and such succeeding sales days as may be necessary, and the proceeds of the sales will be applied to the satisfaction of the lien, including the reasonable charges of notice, advertisement, and sale. This sale is conducted on a cash or certified fund basis only (cash, cashier’s check or traveler’s checks only). Personal checks and/or business checks are not acceptable. Payment is due and payable immediately following the sale. No exceptions. The mobilehome and/or contents are sold as is, where is, with no guarantees. This sale is under the authority of California Civil Code 798.56a and Commercial Code 7210. Unless a written waiver is received from park management, the mobilehome and contents must be removed from the park within 10 days. The buyer will have no right to the space after the home is removed. DATED: March 16, 2020 /s/ JOSEPH W. CARROLL Attorney for WHISPERING PINES MOBILEHOME PARK 610 Fulton Avenue, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 443-9000 3/25, 4/1/20 CNS-3354497# ThE MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT 3/25, 4/1 7641


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