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Placerville names 3 retail pot outlets Pat Lakey Staff writer

With the kind of drama normally attached to the announcement of the next Miss America, three candidates to sell recreational marijuana within Placerville city limits were to be officially named during Tuesday’s City Council meeting at Town Hall. City Manager Cleve Morris, in the role of Bert Parks, issued a preview announcement late last week, however, ending the suspense for the nearly dozen applicants still in the running for three available locations to set up shop to sell pot. Topping the list of three was Sacred Roots at 651 Main St., Chuck’s Cannabis Collective at 1318 Broadway and Reserve House, 560 Placerville Drive. Should any of the trio not be able to satisfactorily complete an additional background check that has a price tag of $300 per owner/operator and $150 each for other employees, or fail to pay a processing fee of nearly $1,070 and a business license fee in an amount yet to be determined, three alternates also were named. The alternates are Cannatopia & Partners at 163 Placerville Drive, Cannabis Nation at 241 Placerville Drive and finally, One Plant Placerville at 2850 Cold Springs Road. The council in 2018 had approved allowing recreational marijuana sales in n

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Crime scene tape surrounds a Coloma Street home in Placerville Sunday afternoon after a missing 11-year-old boy who may have lived at the residence was found deceased. Cause of death or where Roman Lopez’ body was located has not been released by law enforcement officials.

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District 2 race

Kevin Loewen wants to serve in a new way

Roman Anthony Lopez Pat Lakey Staff writer

Dylan Svoboda Staff writer El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Kevin Loewen is running to represent District 2, which encompasses south county, Kevin Loewen much of Cameron Park and portions of Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills, on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Loewen lives in the Placerville area with his wife Lara and their three boys, Kevin Jr., Lucas and Oliver. The 38-year-old said he aims to bring an open governance approach to county operations. If elected, Loewen told Village Life he hopes to close the communication gap between constituents and elected officials. “We really need to be out there and taking the input, communicating with those residents we serve,” Loewen said. “Whether it be neighborhood or community groups, we need to hear them out and make sure we’re collecting enough information to meet their needs. Someone is always going to be unhappy but we still need to give them the time of day to be heard.” n

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An 11-year-old boy reported missing in an alert issued by Placerville police Saturday — then later declared “located” in a follow-up online announcement from the Police Department — ultimately is said to have died under “suspicious” circumstances in a press release distributed to area media Sunday. Neighborhoods within a mile or

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tragic story. The dearth of information and rampant speculation sparked fear in the neighborhood where it is believed the boy’s body was found or perhaps where he met his death, with the house at 2892 Coloma St. roped off with yellow crime-scene tape throughout Sunday. It was not confirmed that the “suspicious” death occurred on the premises where police and El Dorado County crime scene investigators were seen moving about; small yellow flags inside a pickup truck parked on the property likely indicate where crime scene investigators thought potential evidence exists. The 4-wheel drive, white Chevy pickup truck bore a license plate out of Indiana, A425538. A second, silvergray, pickup truck also had its doors opened wide Sunday — by Monday that vehicle remained on the property but the white truck was gone. TV vans topped with broadcasting antennas were seen parked in the area Monday, near the New Wine Christian Fellowship Church on the

El Dorado County sheriff’s crime scene investigators were parked outside of the New Wine Christian Fellowship that neighbors the Placerville home where detectives were seen Sunday collecting evidence.

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so of where Roman Anthony Lopez’ body is believed to have been found, in a house next-door to a red, ivycovered church at the corner of Bee and Coloma streets, were combed by searchers Saturday, with volunteers joining law enforcement in trying to find the missing youth. Residents’ doors were knocked on nearly to midnight Saturday, with the community breathing a sigh of relief when police posted on social media the next day that Roman had been located. Comments posted online were to the effect that thank goodness, the boy is safe. But he wasn’t, as news media and the public learned at 2 p.m. Sunday when police held a brief press conference at the station, drawing news crews from at least three Sacramento area TV stations along with local reporters. The briefing by police Sgt. John Meuser contained sparse information, with no cause of death discussed, no mention of where the boy’s body was found, nor by whom. No questions were taken afterward and the paucity of information was mentioned in TV newscasts that evening regarding the

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Dale Clark

Feb. 28, 1937-Dec. 18, 2019

Dale Francis Clark was born in Hollywood, Calif., to Edwin Clark and Marion (McMahon) Clark on Feb. 28, 1937. He died peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 18, 2019, age 82. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Robin and his youngest brother Stacey. He is survived by his wife Mati, daughter Celina, son Sean (Kim), three grandchildren; Sean-David, Eli and Sammie; younger brother Don (Sandy) and sister Arden. Dale graduated from San Jose State University in 1961 with a BA in English literature. After nearly dying of boredom as an executive with Kaiser, he transitioned into pharmaceutical sales and moved his young family to Hawaii. There he put together a band, the “Irish Kangaroo,” Dale played guitar and was lead vocal. On weekends and evenings, the band played local nightclubs in Waikiki, providing entertainment to locals and for many soldiers on R&R from Vietnam. Their specialty was folk songs and Irish ballads. Eventually Dale moved back to Northern California, but he couldn’t kick the entertainment bug so he joined a local theater group called the Apple Hill Gang in Placerville. The group performed Wild West reenactments and Dale became Sheriff Hawkeye of Hangtown. During one such performance, a Wild West gunfight in a parade, he accidentally shot a pretty, young “saloon girl” called “Ca$h-N-Carry.” Thus began his relationship with a pert young cosmetologist from West Point whose real name was Madelyn (Mati) Barbara Schilling. He and Mati later tied the knot under the Bell Tower on July 17, 1976 during the Bicentennial celebration. A few years later he found God or vice versa. After his conversion, he and Mati adopted a daughter, Celina. The three of them spent over a decade ministering in various churches, conferences and retreats traveling throughout most of the United States, its territories and into Canada. Even after they settled back into the Sacramento area and Mati took a degree in nursing, Dale never stopped “ministering” to people wherever he found himself, imparting the kingdom of God as a lifestyle, not just a ministry. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, owe some aspect of their spiritual growth and/or well-being to Dale’s ministry. His unique, genuine, ever authentic walk with Jesus will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Volcano Union Inn in Volcano, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Amador County Community Choir.

Danny Bert Hudgins Jan. 26, 1930-Dec. 24, 2019

Danny “Dan” Bert Hudgins, 89, of Fair Oaks, Calif., passed away on Dec. 24, 2019, of natural causes. He was born in Commerce, Texas on Jan. 26, 1930 to Jones Marion and Ellie Hudgins. He married Dorothy Reed on Dec. 10, 1948; they were married for 59 years. Danny and Dorothy were blessed with four children; Teri (Daryl) Prouty, Dan (Karen) Hudgins, Kristin (Jeff ) Sterett and Steve (Sarah) Hudgins; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The last of his generation of Hudgins’, Danny was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. Prior to moving to Fair Oaks several years ago, Danny lived in Placerville for 35 years. During his working years, his career took him and his family to New Jersey, North Carolina and Eureka, Calif., before finally retiring from Aerojet after 37 years. Among Dan’s many interests and hobbies, he most enjoyed working on a variety of old cars and collecting antiques with his wife, Dottie. He also volunteered for multiple El Dorado County public service organizations. The family would like to thank the staff of Fair Oaks Estates and Green Valley Hospice for their loving care. A private “Celebration of Life” was held on Jan. 4, 2020 in Placerville. Comments can be posted on Danny’s online tribute wall found under foothillcremation.com. Danny will rest beside his beloved wife, Dottie, in Placerville, Calif. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in his honor to the Snowline Hospice Organization of Placerville or Fair Oaks, California at snowlinehospice.org.

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Kenai returns home — suspect still at-large Dylan Svoboda Staff writer

After disappearing Saturday an alleged kidnapped dog was returned to his Cameron Park home — but the suspect is still at-large. Kenai, a dark gray and white husky with blue eyes, vanished from his home off Los Santos Drive around noon Saturday, Jan. 11. Tips received over the weekend led investigators to the area of Hagen Park in Rancho Cordova Monday evening where they found Kenai who was under the possession of a transient female. The dog was safely surrendered without incident, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff ’s Office. The female in possession of Kenai and the party who reported the information are not suspects in the dog’s disappearance, the Sheriff ’s Office noted. El Dorado County sheriff ’s deputies are still searching for the man that allegedly stole the dog out of the Cameron Park backyard.

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possibly a Toyota 4Runner. Caleb DeOliveira, Kenai’s owner, said the unidentified man has been creeping around his home for days. “I have no clue who he is,” DeOliveira wrote in a statement to the Mountain Democrat. “He has been stalking us since Jan. 1 and has been coming and going and sneaking into our backyard playing with our dogs. We have a video of him creeping in front of our house at 8:30 p.m. and watching us through our window.” Officials are asking anyone with additional information to contact deputy Roman Fontana at fontanar@edso.org.

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The following is from El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office logs:

Dec. 29 6:33 a.m. A 52-year-old man was arrested on Golden Center Drive in Placerville on suspicion of public intoxication. 9:06 a.m. A suspect attempted to steal a vehicle on Palmer Drive in Cameron Park. 9:16 a.m. Theft of a firearm was reported on Rock Hill Road in Shingle Springs.

12:49 a.m. A 51-year-old man was arrested on Highway 50 near Cameron Park for reportedly possessing heroin and illegal drug paraphernalia. 2:20 a.m. A 44-year-old female was arrested on Highway 50 near Cameron Park on suspicion of eluding deputies and speeding. 10:10 a.m. Items were stolen from a storage container at a construction site on Pismo Way in El Dorado Hills. 11:50 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills.

9:30 a.m. A vehicle window was broken on Hogarth Way in El Dorado Hills. 10:32 a.m. Suspect(s) forced entry into a residence on Kimberly Road in Cameron Park and stole property. 12:08 p.m. A suspect forced entry into a trailer on Forni Road in Placerville and stole items. 2:50 p.m. Two men, aged 39 and 42, were arrested on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville on suspicion of possessing narcotics and illegal drug paraphernalia. 11:06 p.m. A 36-year-old man was arrested on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville for reportedly possessing illegal drug paraphernalia.

12:01 a.m. Suspect(s) attempted to break into a locked garage on Uplands Drive in El Dorado Hills. 1:37 p.m. Grand theft was reported on Snows Road in Camino. 2:14 p.m. Theft was alleged on Valley View Parkway in El Dorado Hills. 3:52 p.m. Burglary was reported on Hanks Exchange Road in Placerville. 6:10 p.m. A community wall was vandalized with spray paint on Wilson Boulevard in El Dorado Hills. 7:02 p.m. A 41-year-old woman

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7:47 p.m. A vehicle was burglarized on Town Center Boulevard in El Dorado Hills.

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5:30 p.m. Suspect(s) broke into a parked vehicle on Highway 49 near Coloma and stole items.

1:39 p.m. Burglary was reported on Cerro Vista Drive in El Dorado Hills. 1:45 p.m. A 27-year-old man was arrested after he fled deputies in a vehicle for a second time to his residence on High Country Court in Cool. 10:22 p.m. A 28-year-old man was arrested on White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Jan. 1 2:27 a.m. Suspect(s) attempted to burglarize a vehicle on Aberdeen Lane in El Dorado Hills. 4:38 p.m. Identity theft was reported on Pinon Road in Rescue. 11:20 p.m. A school window was vandalized in Rescue.

Jan. 2 7:20 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Bass Lake Road in Rescue. 9:51 a.m. A 53-year-old man was arrested on Crystal Boulevard in El Dorado on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. 1:17 p.m. Theft was reported on

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Alyssa Delorenzo, left, and Julie Sandum, both Placerville residents, point up to the cottage where a shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday night. July.” He looked though a window at the house where he has been staying, seeing young men scattering from the cabin from which he thought the shots rang out. Three small cottages stand in a row above Martin’s premises, cabins that reportedly are used to house kids who are “aging out” of foster care. The studio quarters accommodate one tenant as a rule — but Martin and other neighbors said the cottages often are more like “party central.” “They’re up there all the time, young guys who are like punkrockers, for lack of a better term,” said Martin. “There’s always a party going on.” Thursday night would find the middle structure filled with young men reportedly indulging in a “pizza party,” said another neighbor, with the premises full of revelers. Martin said he is surprised that only one of the young men inside the house was shot, given that the place was

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packed with bodies. He estimates that nine men were inside when three intruders, at least one armed, incited the drama that left a young man with a bullet graze to his scalp, along with a stomach wound where the slug is said to have exited his back. The name of the victim has not been released by Placerville police, not as of Tuesday, with police Cmdr. Kim Nida citing the privacy rights of the guy who was shot. It was not clear whether the young man invoked that right or whether the police decided independently to protect his privacy. Martin and others in the neighborhood said they are virtually certain that the nine guys inside the house — and the two who converged on the cabin — knew one another. “It’s not really apparent how to get to the cottages,” he pointed out. “By car, you have to access them by Coloma Street, even though they have a Spring Street address. Or you can take the

stairs and go up from Spring Street if you’re on foot. “But you have to know how to get there.” Martin said he saw two of the beaniewearing invaders running away as sirens began wailing and he added that “I could tell they were teenagers.” “They were skinny, about 5-8 or 9, and I could just tell by the way they moved,” he explained. “One of them had a red bandanna and was holding onto something with one hand.” No arrests had been made by police as of press time Tuesday as the investigation continued. Martin said the tenant who officially resides at the cabin where the shooting occurred is named “Darrell” but he said he didn’t know the correct spelling nor the man’s last name. And, he said, the man who was shot may have been Darrell’s brother — or maybe not. “I heard him say to ■ See POLICE EMERGENCIES, page A7

The community showed its support for the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County’s Western Slope at the 22nd annual Heroes Night Saturday, Jan. 11. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The fundraising event included a social hour, silent auctions, a raffle and a delicious barbecue tri-tip dinner. Dozens of dedicated Boys & Girls Club volunteers, left, helped make Heroes Night possible serving food, drinks and helping in any way they could. The Boys & Girls Club serves 500 kids daily at four locations in Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Georgetown and Pollock Pines. Democrat photos by Kevin Christensen

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Pat Lakey Staff writer It was only two days after the sound of police and ambulance sirens faded, following a shooting Thursday at a cottage on Spring Street in Placerville, that area residents learned of another law enforcement emergency response less than a quarter-mile away. While the victim in the shooting reportedly was struck by two bullets, he lived and as of Tuesday reportedly was under care at a Roseville hospital. The second police emergency ended in a more pronounced tragedy, with authorities reporting an 11-year-old boy who had gone missing Saturday had been “located” by Sunday — and then it was reported the youth was dead, under suspicious circumstances. For a man named Martin, who lives within shouting distance of the small house where the Thursday shooting occurred — and who helped in the search effort Saturday to try to find Roman Lopez — it was too much, too soon, he pondered Monday. That’s part of the reason Martin asked that his full name not be used in the newspaper, although he candidly told of being awakened around 11 p.m. Thursday to the popping sound of small-arms fire. He was among several who quickly dialed 911 and it wouldn’t be long before sirens split the cold night air. Martin, 62, a gun enthusiast, said he knew he was hearing gunfire — “And I knew it wasn’t the 4th of

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n the ’80s a punk rock band, The Clash, had a catchy little hit entitled “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” As Californians start a new decade, many are asking themselves the same thing. For a few, the decision to leave is easy JON COUPAL because of better job opportunities or the desire to escape California’s high cost of living. But for many, it is a difficult choice. Older Californians often stay because this is where their children and grandchildren are. But recent college graduates who would prefer to stay in California for the lifestyle and recreation are nonetheless compelled to move because of ridiculously high housing costs. While California has the highest level of net domestic out-migration in the nation, totaling well over one million people in less than eight years, the decision to leave the Golden State remains personal and no one factor will be determinative for most people. Hard decisions compel people to weigh the pros and cons of bailing out. But here are some of the considerations: Employment: California has very low unemployment but still much higher than most other states. More troubling is the fact that we rank near the bottom in job creation as a percentage of population. Because few jobs are being created, workers must seek opportunities elsewhere. Cost of living: It is a given that California’s cost of living is higher than virtually all other states in the union. But it’s even worse for retirees on a fixed income. According to Investopedia, California ranks 48th in retiree living costs. Housing: Volumes have already been written about California’s housing crisis. Suffice it to say that the progressive policies being pursued to address the problem are only making it worse as housing demands continue to out-strip new housing stock. Taxes: This is a major driver forcing Californians to flee. Our state has the highest-in-the-nation income tax rate, state sales tax rate, and gas taxes, plus higher-than-average property taxes despite being held in check by California’s iconic Proposition 13. Quality of life: This is no longer the California of the ’60s, ’70s or even ’80s. The positives that attracted people here in the first place are now more than offset by rampant homelessness, traffic gridlock and increasing levels of crime. What’s worse is that the political response to these problems has been one of disregard or counterproductive reactions. For example, the progressive response to our transportation crisis has been to commit billions of dollars to a failed highspeed rail system rather than to expand our road and highway system, something that Californians actually use. Those who have left California represent a crosssection of our population: High-wealth individuals including professional athletes seeking to escape ■

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Letters to the Editor The tariffs EDITOR: rump claims the U.S. is taxing the heck out of China because of the tariffs paid by China. A con artist fails to reveal our consumers (that’s us) and U.S. corporations are paying the costs of most of the tariffs. Yes, the U.S. exports $179 billion to China and imports $557 billion from China, so U.S. consumers and corporations are paying way more than China. Just another good deal from Mr. Trump. Aren’t we all tired from winning? Think about it. JAMES E. LONGHOFER Placerville

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Wendy Thomas for supervisor EDITOR: riving east in the evening, with Sacramento at our back, the Sierra Nevada climbs into the horizon as the sun sets behind us. To our visitors the mountains are an open playground but to those of us who live here the tall granite is one of nature’s many non-negotiables we proudly negotiate. Gravity conveniently pulls down anyone without a sturdy temperament, sending them to live in the flatland, but the problems created at lower elevations in places like Sacramento inconveniently roll up-hill. These problems become our costs to bear: high taxes, high gas prices and high rents. We are wealthy enough in character to pay nature’s cost of living but man’s cost of living keeps going up. El Dorado County is not a place that complains about problems in hopes that someone else will step in and solve them — we stand up and we get to work. We get the job done, from agriculture to firefighting, all the way up to our Board of Supervisors. And the best way we can solve the problems that come uphill from Sacramento is to put Wendy Thomas on that board. A county with Wendy on the board is a county where families can stop treading water and finally start getting ahead because Wendy is a leader, not a politician. A leader understands people and a politician understands emotional parlor tricks. A leader hears what we have to say and a politician tells us what we want to hear. A leader stands, a politician slithers. We all appreciate the satisfaction that comes from

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strenuous effort and we all feel some contempt for easy peace. There’s work to be done and we ought to elect someone who is grateful for the chance to do it. Wendy Thomas is that leader. THEODORE DZIUBA Placerville

Funny money EDITOR: few years back the little whitehaired “lady of the Fed” stood before Congress and confessed the Federal Reserve (the central bank of the United States of America) had a “target” of 2 percent — meaning to deflate the currency by printing “thin air” money to an increase of 2 percent over the ever-current existing cache of dollars. In 1965 household debt equaled 47 percent of gross domestic product. It doubled from $6 trillion in 1999 to $12 trillion in 2006 and exceeded 100 percent of GDP in 2008. When George Bush entered the White House the national debt was approximately $2 trillion. Eight years later it was $8 trillion. At the end of “deficit-spending-is-a-national-scandal” Obama, the national debt was in excess of $18 trillion. The national debt of the United States of America recently passed $23 trillion. The United States is obviously not exempt from hyper inflation. Have we learned nothing from Germany, Argentina, Zimbabwe, Angola, Venezuela, etc.? The government creates new debt to pay off existing debt plus its accumulated interest. These pay-offs are made with newly printed money — the definition of inflation. While the current yo-yos in Congress keep on buying votes, the “ship of fools” vying for the 2020 Democrat nomination for president keep promising an additional $20 trillion in debt financing for “free” everything. We are in the nascent stages of worthless paper money. When even National Review is gone, who will pen the epitaph? DOUG ROSCOE Shingle Springs

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an element to make uring it a serious proposal: the prea way to pay for it. industrial Supposedly, all current era, crops public and private of wheat were planted, health care spending cultivated, harvested would be absorbed by and processed by hand. the state, but it also The latter included would require at least “winnowing,” typically $100 billion a year in by using a shallow new taxes. basket to toss the The speaker of the crushed kernels of DAN WALTERS Assembly, Anthony wheat into the air, Rendon, quickly allowing the wind to separate edible grain from the lighter and correctly put the bill on the legislative shelf, citing its lack of a and disposable chaff. financing method. The term is also quite applicable Three new — or at least semi-new as the state Legislature resumes its — proposals also illustrate the need biennial session. Winnowing weighty grains of policy for winnowing. Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco wheat from lightweight legislative Democrat, is trying for the third chaff is not always easy, since the authors of both always profess straight year to enact legislation serious intent. to ease California’s chronic lack of Eventually, however, their true housing. nature emerges. A few years ago, for Wiener wants to overcome the example, the state Senate, amidst not-in-my-backyard sentiment that blocks local high-density housing much oratory, passed a bill that projects and in his newly amended professed to create a state-managed “single-payer” medical care system to version, Senate Bill 50 has softened what had been a tough mandate cover every Californian. by giving local governments more The legislation, however, lacked The Mountain Democrat welcomes letters up to 300 words. Letters may be edited. We reserve the right to edit submissions. Include your name, address and phone number for verification purposes.

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leeway to comply with state housing quotas. Whether one likes or dislikes Wiener’s bill, it’s certainly a serious approach to a very serious problem. SB 50 stands in contrast with a bit of chaff being offered by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, a Los Angeles Democrat. Her amendments to Assembly Bill 22 “declare that it is the policy of the state that every child and family has the right to housing, which includes homelessness prevention, emergency accommodations and permanent housing …” “It is $81,000 a year to incarcerate a person (but) for a two-bedroom apartment, it’s $25,000 a year,” she told Politico. “It is not just morally incumbent on us to provide a right to housing but financially it is the responsible thing to do.” That is, at best, sophomoric reasoning. Declaring a “right to housing” is one thing but generating tens of billions of dollars to build it is quite another. If Burke is serious about creating such a right, then she should tell us how she’d finance it. Otherwise, it’s just symbolism. Speaking of which, Rob Bonta,

a Democratic assemblyman from Oakland, has introduced Assembly Bill 1839, which he describes as a “California Green New Deal” aimed at rapidly eliminating fossil fuels from the state’s economy. “California,” he said, “has been recognized as a world leader in implementing strong and innovative environmental policies. The California Green New Deal will build on that leadership to further protect the planet and ensure that disadvantaged communities that have been harmed by the fossil fuel economy are first in line to benefit from our state’s green advances.” So how would he do that? Who would pay for the conversion and how would it affect the economy and those now employed in fossil fuelrelated industries? He doesn’t say. Rather, AB 1839 would just create an advisory organization that would tell us something two years hence. It’s just more symbolic chaff. 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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Members of the El Dorado Progressives organized an anti-war demonstration in front of the Courthouse on Main Street in Downtown Placerville Thursday, Jan. 9. Participants said they were protesting the rising conflict between the United States and Iran in the wake of the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by U.S. Forces.

Board holds back on Measure M educational campaign funding Dylan Svoboda Staff writer Following public outcry and attorney advice, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors held off on funding an educational campaign surrounding a March ballot measure. The El Dorado County Department of Transportation sought to use $40,000 in transient occupancy tax funds to distribute the facts on Measure M, a special tax for snow removal equipment acquisition that will appear on the March 2020 ballot. Before the Tuesday, Jan. 7 meeting county counsel David Livingston recommended the board discontinue an item that would’ve approved the budget transfer, citing concerns “that some of the activities proposed in the agenda item constitute campaign activities for which public money cannot be spent,” according to county spokeswoman Carla Hass. After Livingston’s guidance, the department changed course and asked the board to continue the item off calendar. Taxpayer advocates said the potential expenditure would be a gross misuse of public funds.

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“Fundamentally, we object to the government using taxpayer dollars to advocate to that voters approve even higher taxes,” wrote El Dorado County Taxpayer president Andy Nevis in a letter to the board. “Voters will receive ample information about Measure M, including supporting arguments in the official voter guide sent by the county elections office. “Private individuals and entities — including county employees using their own time and money if they wish — can provide additional information and advocate for or against the measure. Voters do not need county government using their tax dollars to tip the scales.” Originally the department said the money could be used for door hangers, fliers, newspaper publications, social media and internet advertising, according to the item. Measure M, a special tax of $80 on each improved parcel of land in the south shore snow removal zone, would replace the existing $20 assessment for snow removal services in the areas in the zone. A successful measure would generate approximately $544,000 annually for snow removal

services. Without the funding, south shore residents should expect “the continuation of the existing, inadequate funding level for the zone and a continued decline in snow removal services as equipment ceases to operate,” according to an item brought to the board in September. About 54 percent of South Lake Tahoe/Meyers area residents are satisfied with their snow removal services, according to a survey from the Oakland-based consulting group FM3 Research. Just 13 percent said they were “very” satisfied. The survey found that 74 percent of county residents thought that there was some or a great need for additional snow removal funding. About 64 percent of participants indicated that they were likely to support the measure after being presented with a potential ballot question, the data showed. The current $20 snow removal service fee was established in 1983 and hasn’t increased since. In 2005 a measure that would have increased the service charge on each improved parcel in the zone to $50 failed to garner a twothirds majority.

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a 13.3 percent marginal income tax rate, college educated youth pursuing affordable housing, skilled blue collar workers who can’t afford rent in California moving to Texas where they can buy a home, and business owners large and small who are fed up with overregulation. It’s a stain on this state that so many productive Californians are calling it quits. Given our size, natural beauty, quality universities and great weather, people should be flocking here as this author did in 1982. But it appears our elected

representatives are doing everything possible to chase away even those who still cling to the California dream of the past. The irony here is that this demographic trend will likely result in California losing a congressional seat while red states like Texas and Florida gain representatives. So will California lose political influence as well as residents? That would be poetic justice. Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association.

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Roman Lopez may have been living at this home at 2892 Coloma St. in Placerville.

Death  n TUNDRA by Chad Carpenter

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corner of Bee and Coloma streets, but no other people were observed out and about in the mid-morning and later in the afternoon. In fact, the neighborhood seemed more quiet than usual, and the only indication of the tragedy that apparently occurred there was a small shrine of flowers and candles, placed on the sidewalk between the church and the house in question. No yellow tape remained in sight. The Mountain Democrat tried with no success Monday to speak with nearby residents, with about a halfdozen doors remaining closed after doorbells were rung, knocks made. At one home, that nearest the church and apparent scene of the boy’s death, a person could be seen moving about the interior of the house but the door was not opened despite numerous tries to speak with the resident. The newspaper sought to obtain information that could quell some of the unfortunate rumors that have cropped up in the wake of the sad story, with some versions connecting the boy’s death to a shooting that occurred Thursday night on nearby Spring Street in which a man was wounded by home invaders. “The two cases absolutely are not connected, not in any way,” assured Placerville police Cmdr. Kim Nida Monday when the newspaper dropped by the station to learn whether any update was being released. Nida, her hand waving three steno pad sheets that appeared covered

in handwriting, explained to the Democrat that no further details will be immediately forthcoming, including whether the young victim was shot, stabbed, poisoned — whatever constituted “suspicious” circumstances. She was adamant that any more details could impede law enforcement’s investigation, declining to explain how, even in general terms. “These are all people I need to call, to contact regarding the case,” said Nida, indicating her clutch of steno pad pages. “The investigation gets my first priority. Yes, I am the public information officer but I am also am in charge of the investigation.” The commander said “any and all little tidbits” of information inadvertently released could impede the investigation — just as any little tidbit could help law enforcement close the case with justice for the young victim. Those who think they may have information that could prove useful may call Det. Luke Gadow at 530-6425210, ext. 116. Leave a voicemail if the phone is not answered, police urged. In the meantime, residents of the Coloma, Bee and Spring streets area, and surrounding neighborhoods, remain uneasy as both the death of the youth and the home-invasion shooting that occurred just two days earlier and less than a quarter-mile apart are investigated to their conclusions. “Be patient, that’s what we ask,” said Cmdr. Nida. “Be patient — and leave messages.”

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horoscope by Holiday Mathis n today ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are certain things you just shouldn’t bargain-hunt for, for instance expertise in the medical, mechanical, educational and legal realms. A worthy expert should save you money in the long run. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll stay on point, refusing to do business for its own sake. Better to do nothing, thus conserving your energy for the game, than to spend all your vitality moving without purpose. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). City planners keep water in a high tower so that when the time comes to use the water, gravity will do much of the work instead of pumps, which need to be fueled. Let gravity do some of your work today, too. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging it deeper. What’s needed to solve today’s problem isn’t to try harder or drill down. Go wide; move to the side; stretch out. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your deepest desire is to advance, to get results and serve others well. You want this more than you want validation. As wonderful as it feels to hear what you want to hear, you’d much rather be told what you need to hear. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Struggles of one nature bleed into other areas of life, a blessing and an opportunity. Now you have more chances to solve the problem and more approach angles, too. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re really not afraid to be

different from the pack, but you’re also wise to keep those differences to yourself until you’re ready to own, share and rally for them. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Persevere. Just think about the story you’ll tell about this one day. Give up now and it’s not going to be an entertaining ditty. You need a big ending -- a spectacular win or failure. Either way it will be a victory for true grit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Professionalism will take a person pretty far into solving a problem, but expertise comes much further into the job. Don’t rest; keep acquiring the practical hours and skills. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Creative and resourceful people get you thinking about your own business a little differently. The language that opens up new possibilities will lead to brilliant ideas. “What if?” is a reliable prompt, and so is “Just imagine...” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Emotional issues are just waiting to be uprooted, confronted and eradicated. Untying the knotty little problems can be tedious, but once you straighten this out, you’re free! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You really can be selfreliant whether you need to or not, for a short time or a long one... and yet it’s not your optimum mode. Ultimately, more good relationships will bring more joy, energy, success and soul sustenance.

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Having worked with several different community groups and government agencies, Loewen said he has an unmatched grasp on administrative workings. “I bring an internal understanding to the table from working in the public sector on how to find and optimize efficiencies,” he said. “I know how to operate ‘leaner and meaner’ or more ‘well-oiled’ or however you want to put it. Once we get to that starting point, it’s easier when you come against hardships, financial or otherwise.” As the EDHCSD general manager Loewen said he has fought the contentious battle over the future of the old El Dorado Hills golf course, maintaining that the land should stay as a recreational/open space resource. The candidate said he’s a “rural lifestyle” advocate in the ongoing conflict over growth in the county. “Having open spaces and strong agricultural business are so important and this county must continue to recognize the tremendous value that comes with it,” Loewen wrote on his campaign website. “The way of life in our rural areas and our pursuits for quality open spaces must be supported and preserved.” Loewen holds a master’s degree in psychology from California State University, Fresno. He is currently enrolled in the land

use and environmental planning certificate program with the UC Davis Extension. He is a certified behavior analyst, parks and recreation professional, playground safety inspector and landscape irrigation auditor. A native of Kings County, Loewen and his wife settled in El Dorado County in 2014 when he joined the EDHCSD team. Previously, he worked for Kings County Parks and Grounds. Over six years with the department, he was the liaison for a museum advisory committee, historical society, sportsman’s gun club, and fish and game fines/ advisory committee, according to his website. The candidate is pledging to donate half his supervisor’s earnings to nonprofit organizations and efforts to benefit District 2. He is running to replace current supervisor Shiva Frentzen, who is termed out. Former supervisor Ray Nutting, business owner George Turnboo, former Cal Fire director Ken Pimlott, Libertarian Party of El Dorado County Chairman Tyler Kuskie and Cameron Park Community Services District board member Felicity Carlson also have announced their candidacies for the seat. The primary election will be held March 3.


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At the top of the list of pot shop applicants that made the cut to be awarded licenses was Sacred Roots that would occupy 651 Main St., left, just east of historical downtown Placerville. The site for Reserve House, which would offer cannabis retail and delivery, is at 560 Placerville Drive, right.

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the wake of the passage in 2016 of California’s Proposition 64, allowing the expanded cannabis commerce (sales of medical marijuana already were in place locally). Adult, recreational use of cannabis stirred the pot in Placerville for months and months, with many local residents firmly against any such business being allowed within city limits. The City Council could have disallowed such sales entirely, but ultimately decided up to three such businesses might be workable. The city manager, who was

tasked by the council with being the final arbiter of which applicants should be allowed to sell recreational cannabis, also could have opted to give the nod to none of the hopefuls. But Morris chose to name not only three viable potential sales sites, but to list three alternates, six total chosen from the initial 13 submitted applications. The qualifications as established by a cityappointed committee and by professional consultants HdL were met by a majority of the 13 applicants,

with the list whittled down only by a couple rejects by the time the city manager was faced with making his selection. “The city is fortunate to have had 12 good applications of the 13 received,” City Manager Morris writes in comments that would be heard Tuesday by the council. “Of the 12 applications all but two moved on to the final phase (among four phases). “This made the decision difficult as it was determined each met the requirements of the city and state and demonstrated the

likely ability to operate a successful cannabis business in the city.” Factors considered by those on the committee, the hired consultants, by city officials and by Morris included location (including neighborhood

compatibility), safety and security, labor and employment, among others on an extensive check-list. The city manager’s decision is final, unless an appeal is filed within 10 days of the notification to the

council. The council may simply receive Morris’ recommendation regarding the business license awards, may provide city staff with further direction regarding the awards or take no action.

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Police emergencies another guy, ‘Dude, they shot my bro! My bro was in the house and he got shot!’” (In today’s parlance, bro could refer to a friend and not necessarily a sibling.) Martin said some of those attending the party also had fled the scene when police arrived, and he said it appeared the young men remaining were rather frightened. “The cops beat on their door but it took them awhile to open it,” he reflected. “They had K-9s, SWAT — or at least a guy in fatigues carrying a rifle with a scope — but they finally opened the door after they saw some ID.” Martin, who has lived near the cottages for about seven months, estimated that “Darrell” is about 18, his “bro” perhaps 19. The housing, under the auspices of the Alternative Family Services in Placerville and funded with government grant money, reportedly is coveted by youth aging out of foster care, with rents set at $495 a month. Rules apply; the transitional housing is meant to encourage adult behavior from residents who are out on their own for the first time. “Obey the rules and you’ll be fine,” advised Martin, who said he understands youthful miscues can lead in the wrong direction. “There was a big fist fight three days before the shooting,” he recounted. “Someone was pistolwhipped … I think (Thursday night’s circumstances) was a targeted hit.” Across the street, neighbors Julie Sandum and Alyssa Delorenzo agreed with Martin’s assessment. Sandum, a corrections officer at Folsom Prison, said she’s savvy to the signs of what triggers youthful, sometimes criminal actions, and she said all the circumstances Thursday night point to the parties all knowing one another.

Continued from A3 Sandum, 51, said she too was aware of a fight the day before the shooting, adding that “kids broke a window” during the preliminary dustup. Thursday night, she was sleeping when she awoke and heard gunshots — she had no doubt because she sleeps with her bedroom window open and is familiar with firearms. “I don’t sleep with my window open anymore, not after that,” she smiled, sitting within the antique-wooden walls and floors of the Victorian rooming house where she lives. “I grabbed my cell phone, noted that it was 11:01, and called 911.” The corrections officer said she has two sons of her own and she added that she has noticed young men, and the occasional young woman, going “in and out of those cabins all the time.” “They’re mostly like grunge-type, with the hair dyed blue or green,” she said. “I heard one say (that night), ‘Dude, that’s my bro, man!’” Delorenzo, 30, who also lives in the charming Victorian, said she was in a distant room, watching TV, and so did not hear the gunshots. She joined her housemate once police and other emergency services began arriving to deal with the situation. Both women reflected Monday on the tragic death announced Sunday of the young boy who apparently was found or died at a house that lies just a short distance from their home. They said they doubted the two emergencies were connected, that it was just coincidence, but their faces were those of two people who perhaps don’t feel as safe as they did a week earlier. Sandum and Delorenzo said they planned later that day to visit the house where it is thought Roman Lopez’s body was found so that they could place some flowers or candles in his memory.

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KNOW Wednesday, Jan 15 The Widows Club meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday morning at Beef and Brew, 4232 Fowler Lane in Diamond Springs, and Denny’s, 3446 Coach Lane in Cameron Park. For more information call Don at (530) 363-7476 or Nancy at (530) 622-8276. Marshall Medical Center hosts a Mental Health First Aid class sponsored by the El Dorado County Mental Health Department and Marshall Medical Center, 1-5 p.m. in Placerville. Learn of the signs and strategies to assist persons when dealing with mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, etc. Registration is required for this free class. Call Community Health Education at Marshall Medical to register and to obtain more information at (530) 626-2990. Vitalant (formerly known as BloodSource) will hold a blood drive at the Elks Lodge, 3821 Quest Court in Shingle Springs from 1:30-5:30 p.m. to meet the community’s need for blood and blood products. Walk-ins are welcome. As a thank you, donors can enter a drawing to win a trip to Mexico, Hawaii or Disneyland. For more information call (877) 2584825. The Random Strangers hosts the singer/songwriter open mic from 7:3010:30 p.m. at Powell’s Steamer Co., 425 Main St. in Placerville. For more information call (530) 6261091. Placerville Public House, 414 Main St. in Placerville, is having Karaoke with One Leg Chuck every Wednesday night from 8-11 p.m. For more information call (530) 303-3792.

Thursday, Jan. 16 Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, hosts storytime for toddlers, preschoolers and their big people Mondays and Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or go to getyourfaceinabook.com. El Dorado County Republican Women Federated meets on the third Thursday at noon at the Golden Waffle Café, 1449 Broadway in Placerville. No need to RSVP and no cost to attend. Lunch or breakfast are available for purchase. Placerville Women’s Club will have its monthly luncheon at Cold Springs Golf Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Guest speaker will be lawyer Al Hamilton. He will discuss the new laws going into effect this year and will make us aware of some of the scams and schemes prevalent in the area. If you would like to join call Pat at (530) 626-4559 or Linda at (530) 621-1046. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Che Wills will be demonstrating Asian cooking at the Divide Women’s Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Cool Community Hall, 1701 Highway 193. Wills, a member of the Divide Women’s Club, will be demonstrating the art of Asian cooking. Membership is open to all women of the Divide and meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month and always open to the public. There is never a charge to attend a meeting. For more n

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he Gallery at 48 Natoma presents “Mid-California Highlights: From the Sierra to the Sea” featuring the California Art Club, Jan. 24 to March 12 in the Main Gallery The California Art Club was established in 1909 by the early California Impressionists or Plein Air painters and is headquartered in Pasadena. As one of the oldest, largest and most active art organizations in the country, the CAC is committed to keeping traditional art alive with acclaimed fine artists who produce work of the highest standard and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and a unique style. The CAC is dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary-traditional fine art through championing painting and sculpture featuring representational practices and has become a powerful and prestigious institution that is recognized as a cultural authority on the West Coast. Membership has grown to more than 3,000 active members enjoying myriad of activities including exhibitions, paint-outs, lectures and demonstrations, workshops and critique sessions. The CAC’s primary purposes is to promote the fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture referred to as traditional and representational art, with a special emphasis placed on the academic traditions and craftsmanship. This emphasis was established by the club’s founders, to produce and promote art exhibits that foster understanding and interpretation of the traditional art heritage and to furnish educational opportunities in the fine arts. The CAC acts as a service and information bureau for artists, collectors, dealers and art historians. It maintains a sense of camaraderie for fellow artists and patrons. In the Community Gallery the Folsom Art Association presents its show “California Highlights,” Jan. 16 through March 5. The public is invited to celebrate both exhibits at the free opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, with

“Gold Rush” by Paul Kratter

“Gibson Beach Afternoon” by Barbie Smith refreshments, wine and live guitar music by Daniel Roest. In addition, a special artist demonstration by CAC signature member Paul Kratter will be hosted by the CAC from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. For more information

contact Folsom Parks and Recreation. The Gallery at 48 Natoma is managed by the Folsom Parks and Recreation Department and displays art by regional and national professional artists, area museum

collections and traveling exhibitions; offering high quality, original art exhibits to the community that otherwise may not be experienced in this area. More information is available at folsom.ca.us, the Gallery at 48 Natoma.

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lementine Trail is one of, if not the, most popular trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Starting at gate No. 139 the journey from Mary West the confluence Outdoor columnist of the North and Middle forks of the American River takes you along the warmer North Fork back to Clementine Dam. The $10 State Park day-use fee is in effect. Along the way old abutments from bridges washed out years ago still stand hugging the hillside. Above you is the Foresthill Bridge — the tallest bridge in California at 730 feet. The path starts low and wide then narrows with small climbs, always alongside the river. As much fun as this trail is in summer, I find it hot with many exposed areas. I wait until fall with fewer visitors and cooler temperatures. Each year hikers manage to get lost here. I honestly don’t know how this happens — a poor sense of direction, dehydration, perhaps some other distraction. With the

Photo by Mary West

Water flows over the dam on the Clementine Trail. Hikers will often see a rainbow form here. hillside on your right and the river on your left, on an out-and-back trail, one would think it manageable but each summer the call goes out, rangers open the gates and drive in; even the CHP helicopter has been called to locate lost hikers ... almost like a Bermuda Triangle. In under a mile you get to a wide spot on the river called Clark’s Hole. This is a very

popular swimming hole in summer. Across the river is a great rock for sunbathing. Jumping from rocks is frowned upon by State Parks so I won’t mention how great a rock this is for that purpose. If Clark’s Hole is crowded, which it often is in the heat, just around the corner is Monkey n

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He has seen jaguars in Brazil, grizzlies in Siberia and he has been trapped in the world’s largest tiger reserve in Myanmar. He has been to places in the riday, Jan. 17, National Geographic world so remote, the people there he has met had photographer Steve Winter will host On never before seen a camera. the Trail of Big Cats as part of the National “I love talking about it and I love being on stage Geographic Live series at Harris Center for because this is my life and it’s great to be able to the Arts in Folsom. share this with people who are coming out to see Working for National Geographic since 1991, NatGeo Live,” Winter said. “It’s a fun night. I always Winter has covered big cats — leopards, tigers, say that if I wasn’t on stage, I’d be in the audience.” jaguars and lions — for about 23 years. While he takes iconic images, he knows the photo His 2013 image of P22, a mountain lion in isn’t enough. front of the Hollywood sign in “I always say we need to Los Angeles was named one of tell the story of these species “I always say we need National Geographic’s top 15 that we are working with and images of the decade of the 2010s. to tell the story of these not just take pretty pictures,” “I was super lucky that P22 came Winter said, explaining that he species that we are to Griffith Park,” Winter said. “He wants to bring awareness about was trying to find his own area working with and not just the plights of these animals and he ended up walking across and make people realize how take pretty pictures.” the bridge over the 101 right by the important they are to the — Steve Winter environment. Hollywood Bowl and he walked right into Griffith Park.” “It’s habitat vitally important His presentation will be a combination of photos to us as humans whether it’s the oxygen created by and videos detailing the entire process of each of his trees or the fresh water created by forest grasslands trips from the beginning phases to being out in the and mountains because these cats live in mountains wild taking photos of amazing animals up close. too,” Winter said. “It shows how I maybe got the idea to do Once he has his image, he wraps his story around something and then you see the end results, which it whether it be habitat loss, poaching or an are the images in the story and then I tell you the endangered species. stories as I go through my career up to the point at He did that with his photograph of P22. Before the end of this talk,” Winter said. it was taken no one really knew big cats were in Although one of his most famous images was in Griffith Park because to get there some have to cross Los Angeles, a majority of Winter’s work is done in ■ See WINTER, page B8 other parts of the globe.

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THEY’RE NOT EXACTLY HEROES ... Courtesy photo

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know that we all breathed a sigh of relief when the rain and snow finally came and we celebrated the fact we had made it through another season without wildland fire. Robin Stanley My husband, who is UCCE Master Gardener of retired from Cal Fire, El Dorado County and I have taught a Fire Wise Landscape class for Master Gardeners for 18 years. But between the recent, disastrous fires in California and the growing homeowners’ insurance challenge, our presentations are more in demand than ever, including the one we will do as part of the Master Gardener Public Education series from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 311 Fair Lane in Placerville. We are also available to give presentations to Fire Safe Councils, homeowners’ organizations and neighborhood groups. Leave a message for us at the Master Gardener office at (530) 621-5512 and we will return your call. In our presentations we discuss positive actions to take on your property and in your landscape to improve your safety. We also discuss important house construction considerations. As we learned from the Paradise fire, houses constructed under more recent building codes were more likely to withstand a fire. Non-flammable decking and other non-combustible surfaces around your home, enclosed eaves (so that embers can’t get into your house as easily) and routinely cleaned gutters are important factors in increasing the safety of your home and property. For a thorough explanation of this go to firesafemarin.org/home-hardening/soffitseaves. Earlier last year the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors passed a vegetation management and defensible space ordinance similar to Cal Fire’s defensible space laws. The link to the FAQs about this ordinance can be found at edcgov.us/ Government/CAO/vegetation-management-faq. The county will begin enforcing this law June 1.

of our one-hour presentations we will be scheduling To comply with these regulations, our advice falls around the Western Slope, we think you will come into three general categories: away with a better understanding of how action • Remove dead and dying material or other you take today can improve the likelihood that your hazardous fuel sources. home will survive a wildfire. As we saw in Paradise, • Reduce and space out remaining plantings to there is very little protection in a firestorm of that eliminate the continuous line of vegetation (both horizontally and vertically) that can serve as ladder magnitude. But in the big picture every action you fuel. Ladder fuels can be dry grass, shrubs, lowtake today may keep you and your property safer in hanging branches or small trees which grow so close the future. together that they allow fire to easily move up into If you can’t make it to one of our presentations the tops of trees, causing it to spread more quickly. check out the PowerPoint on the website at ucanr. • Replace by replanting selected areas or even the edu/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners/files/212885.pdf. majority of your property. In either case, there are For more information on the UCCE Master more exciting new and sustainable plant options Gardeners of El Dorado County visit mgeldorado. today than ever. ucanr.edu. Master Gardeners are available to answer The state regulations establish two zones, one that home gardening questions Tuesday through Friday, includes the first 30 feet around the house and a 9 a.m. to noon, by calling (530) 621-5512 or send 31-to 100-foot zone. Some experts advocate having an email using the Ask a Master Gardener option nothing flammable within the first 5 feet of your on the website. Walk-ins are welcome at the office, house. 311 Fair Lane in Placerville. Visit the Sherwood Susan Kocher, UCCE natural resources advisor Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville behind Folsom Lake College, El Dorado in the Central Sierra, said home fire safety “usually Center. See mgeldorado.ucanr.edu/Demonstration_ means taking away vegetation, rather than adding Garden for more information and days and hours it. A more safe landscape would be more sparse.” of operation or call to schedule a tour. To sign up An important consideration if you are replanting for notices and newsletters see ucanr.edu/master is the size of the mature plant so that instead of overplanting and having to remove plants repeatedly gardener e-news. Master Gardeners are also on over the years, you space properly from the Facebook and Instagram. beginning. The New York Times Syndication Sales Corporation Whether you attend our three-hour orAvenue, one 620 class Eighth New York, N.Y. 10018 For Information Call: 1-800-972-3550 For Release Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Rock. This is a sweet spot with a jumble of rocks that make for great seating right at the water’s edge. This part of the trail is multi-use so horses, mountain bikes and dogs are allowed. Continuing generally uphill, take note of the hillside on your right. In fall you find water trickling with ferns sprouting right out of the rock and thick moss enjoying this shaded side of the hill. At about the 1.9 mile mark you find gate No. 140. You may have caught a sneak peek at the overflow of the dam through the trees by now, so another three-tenths of mile isn’t much. Go to the left and follow the paved road. Watch out for cars heading for the lake. Just before the dam you will see a trail marker off the road on the river side. Hike this and it leads you to a viewing area of the dam. State Parks wants you to stay off the dam itself but below the dam you can get a nice mist spray on a hot day and take pictures of the rainbow that usually forms there. After a good rain this area gets a little foamy and reminds me of the ocean. This is your half-way point. It is mostly downhill from here. There is no day-use at the lake and swimming is not allowed. It is primarily a boat launch. Once you have placed yourself here on Facebook and uploaded your pictures to Instagram, had a snack and rested, it’s time for the return trip. I measure this trail at 3.8 miles round-trip. If you are prepared with plenty of water, good shoes and good company, you should be fine. Oh, and stay on the trail. It reduces the risk of getting lost. Mary West is the author of the book series “Day Hiker — Gold Country Trail Guide.” The books are a collection of Day Hiker columns where West shares her longtime love of the outdoors and favorite hikes in Northern California’s Gold Country and beyond (available on Amazon). West was the recipient of the CRAFT Award in 2017 and 2019 for Best Outdoor Newspaper Column by the Outdoor Writers Association of California. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

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information contact Barbara at coolbatgram@gmail.com. Plexus Worldwide is hosting the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce mixer at the chamber office, 4095 Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information call (530) 677-8000. Wings Over Water — aquatic birds of the Pacific Coast — join naturalist and guide John Kipping for a lecture and slide show in the Coloma area on the wealth, lifestyles and diversity of native birds ranging from eagles to shorebirds, ducks to puffins, 6-7:30 p.m. Kipping is a former biologist for Audubon Canyon Ranch. For more information email julie@ARConservancy.org or call (530) 621-1224. Gamblers Anonymous meets from 7-8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at the Firefighters Memorial Hall, 3744 China Garden Road in Diamond Springs. For more information call Jon S. at (530) 409-6243, the hotline at (855) 222-5542 or go to gamblersanonymous.org. Placerville Public House, 414 Main St. in Placerville, is having Thinkin’ and Drinkin’ Team Trivia hosted by the very interesting and amazing Abadashery every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. There will be fun themes, music trivia and unusual tie-breakers. For more information call (530) 303-3792.

Friday, Jan. 17 Sierra-at-Tahoe, 1111 Sierra at Tahoe Road in Twin Bridges, offers Learn to Ski/Ride Fridays. New year and a new reason to learn a new skill. January is Learn to Ski/Ride month. Get moving with Adult Learn to Ski/Ride. Check out sierraattahoe.com. The Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road, hosts Bunco and Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Your choice of soups, salad and dessert. Game begins at 6:30. Door and game prizes will be awarded. Raffle prizes will be available. For more information contact Maria at (530) 306-4614. Bill and Wayne’s Excellent Adventure featuring J Woody is playing at WineSmith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, from 7-10 p.m. It is always fun with this trio at Placerville’s casual fun spot for live music. Hear some rockin’ guitars, keyboard and blues harp. For more information call (530) 622-0516. Placerville Public House, 414 Main St. in Placerville, presents Burning Daylight People at 8 p.m. Sing along and stomp your feet to some old favorites and new tunes as Burning Daylight People turns favorite classic and modern hits into bluegrass anthems. For more information call (530) 303-3792.

The Fabulous Liars will perform at the El Dorado Saloon and Grill in El Dorado Hills, 9 p.m. to midnight.

matter-tickets-5447?w=1. Not up for team playing? Bring that competitive spirit and try to stump owner Mike Owen with a difficult word. Top winners will receive a discount off a bottle of CBC wine. The word must be Scrabble legal.

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Shadow Ranch Vineyard, 7050 Fairplay Road in Fairplay, is offering Baked Brie Bites — creamy brie wrapped in a buttery crescent dough with sour cherry jam paired with Shadow Ranch Syrah or with apricot preserves paired with Shadow Ranch Estate Sauvignon Blanc every Saturday and Sunday during January. For more information call (530) 620-2785.

Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jaquier Court in Placerville, is having the Battle of the Blends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19. Formally known as “Blending with the Winemaker” Battle of the Blends is an exciting day filled with friendly competition and wine knowledge. Guests will taste and evaluate the characteristics of each wine to be blended and be grouped into teams of up to four people. Teams will compete to come up with the best blend. Each blend will be evaluated in a blind tasting by the teams to determine the winner. The winning team will receive two bottles of its winning blend. A light lunch is included. Tickets are available at fentonherriott.com/events/ or by phone at (530) 642-2021.

Wiser Overland Stage Line and Friends will offer stagecoach rides on Main Street from noon to 3 p.m., weather permitting. For more information call (530) 303-8186 or go to placervilledowntown.org. Sacramento Poetry Center, 1725 25th St. in Sacramento, presents Perception, Perspectives and Reality with art by Charles Goldman and Alex Carlbon through Feb. 2. Gallery hours for this show are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. For more information go to calstage.org.

Starfield Vineyards, 2750 Jacquier Road in Placerville, is having Class in a Glass session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how to pair wine and cheese at these intimate and educational tastings. A certified winery hosts will help guests build their general knowledge of wine and cheese in a fun and approachable manner, showing what to do and what not to do tips and tricks. Pre-purchase of tickets is required. Tickets will not be available the day of. To purchase your tickets call Jennifer Hunt at (530) 748-3085 ext. 502.

Galleries and businesses on Main Street in Placerville are open for Third Saturday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Enjoy changing art shows, demonstrations, late night shopping, refreshments, music and more. For more information call (530) 303-8186. Art & Wine With Something MORE is in the Forni Building at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and Events Center, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Local restaurants and caterers, along with local wineries, breweries and distilleries join Something MORE Artists for a great winter event. The purveyors feature their best fare for a satisfying sampling. There will be one-of-a-kind artwork by Something MORE Artists for viewing or purchase, prize drawings and auctions. The event begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit adults with developmental disabilities in El Dorado County. Tickets are available at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc., 415 Placerville Drive, Suite J; online at morerehab.org; or by calling (530) 622-4848.

Holly’s Hill Vineyards, 3680 Leisure Lane in Placerville, is having a Patriarche Barrel Tasting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19. Winemakers Josh and Carrie Bendick go through the components that make up the Patriarche blend, Holly’s Hill Vineyards’ signature wine. Taste the 2019 Patriarche components — mourvedre, syrah, grenache and counties — from the barrel and the 2018 Patriarche that has been bottled but not yet released. Futures of the 2018 and 2019 will be offered as well as light appetizers. No reservations or advance tickets required. For more information call (530) 344-0227 or go to hollyshill.com.

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents its annual Crab & Tri Tip Feed, beginning at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. For more information go to edhcrabfeed.org.

Crystal Basin Cellars, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, is having a National Thesaurus Day – Because Words Matter competition from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Show your inner word nerd and play some Scrabble. The tournament starts at high noon featuring a college basketball ladder (bracket) style of teams of two. At least eight teams of two are desired to make it interesting so get tickets soon at cellarpass.com/national-thesaurus-day-because-words-

Cheryll Kent and Midnight Silver with Bob Woods is presenting a concert at the American Legion Hall, Post 119, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville. For tickets contact tickets@ hickorywindmusic.com on MidnightSilverMusic.com.

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Employment Business Services Assistant: El Dorado Union HSD, $19.32-$23.46/hr, 20hrs/wk, 11 mo/yr, District Office, to apply visit: www.eduhsd.net, submit application @ 4675 Missouri Flat Rd., Placerville, CA 95667. (530) 622-5081 ext. 7228, EOE, D/L 1/17/20, 4:30 pm

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Para Technician II (Long Term Sub): El Dorado Union HSD, $19.30/hr, 28 hrs/wk at El Dorado H.S., to apply visit: www.eduhsd.net, submit application @ 4675 Missouri Flat Rd., Placerville, CA 95667. (530)622-5081 ext. 7228, EOE, D/L 1/17/20, 4:30 pm

Kamps Propane seeking Service Tech, pay DOE, no phone calls, EOE, Apply in person at 3275 Bradley Drive, Placerville, or email resume to wbrowne@ kampspropane.com

Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is accepting applications for substitute Cafeteria Assistants based at the Sly Park Conservation and Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines, CA. Sly Park is a residential environmental education school in the El Dorado National Forest, approximately 50 miles east of Sacramento. Please apply at www.scoe.net (916)228-2332.

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Rentals Pollock Pines 1/1 apt. for rent. $735 month + dep, no pets or smoking. 5810 Pony Express Trail. Call Laura (manager) (530)680-6085 Broken bicycles can be recycled at Snowline Hospice Processing Center, 180 Industrial Rd, Placerville. (530) 626-1641

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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) 12/25, 1/1, 1/8, 1/15 7284 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019A0001439 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: C&S MANAGEMENT, located at 1300 Sourdough Pl., Placerville, CA 95667/Mailing Address: 25005 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 110 #103, Folsom, CA 95630 Registered owner(s): Jinny K. Song, 1300 Sourdough Pl., 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: N/A. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Jinny K. Song JINNY K. SONG 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 December 19, 2019. 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) 12/25, 1/1, 1/8, 1/15 7285 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019A0001471 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CECIS HOUSE ClEANING, located at 11512 Linday Way, Gold River, CA 95670 Registered owner(s): Ana Cecilia Rios Bazaldua, 11512 Linday Way, Gold River, CA 95670 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: December 31, 2019. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Ana Cecilia Rios Bazaldua ANA RIOS 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 December 31, 2019. 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) 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7312

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PC 20190674 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Julia Marie Weaver filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: JULIA MARIE WEAVER Proposed name: JULIE MARIE WEAVER 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: FEBRUARY 21, 2020, 8:30 A.M. DEPT. 9 AT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF EL DORADO, 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. 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 DECEMBER 31, 2019. /s/ Dylan Sullivan DYLAN SULLIVAN, Judge of the Superior Court 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7313 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PC 20190673 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Gurpreet Singh and Parveen Sharma filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: VARUNA Proposed name: VARUNA SINGH 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: FEBRUARY 21, 2020, 8:30 A.M. DEPT. 9 AT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF EL DORADO, 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. 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 DECEMBER 31, 2019. /s/ Dylan Sullivan DYLAN SULLIVAN, Judge of the Superior Court 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7314 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000001 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 1. STEFANI CONSTRUCTION, 2. STEFANI FRAMES, located at 3312 Pomo Crt., Cameron Park, CA 95682 Registered owner(s): Fred Stefani, 3312 Pomo Crt., Cameron Park, CA 95682 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: January 2, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Fred Stefani FRED STEFANI 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 January 2, 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) 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7315 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000004 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOlDENWOOD FARMS, located at 918 Goldenwood Glen, Placerville, CA 95667/Mailing Address: PO Box 1262, Diamond Springs, CA 95619 Registered owner(s): David J. Evans, 918 Goldenwood Glen, 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: January 1, 2017. Signature of Registrant: /s/ David J. Evans DAVID J. EVANS 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 January 2, 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) 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7316 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019A0001462 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IRIS & BARlEY, located at 5701 Silver Lode Drive, Placerville, CA 95667 Registered owner(s): 1. Rachel Mosure, 5701 Silver Lode Drive, Placerville, CA 95667, 2. Wesley Mosure, 5701 Silver Lode Drive, Placerville, CA 95667 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Wesley Mosure WESLEY MOSURE 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 December 27, 2019. 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

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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) 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7317

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MAURINE E. JOlICOEUR MARTIN CASE NO. PP20190239 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MAUREEN E. JOLICOEUR MARTIN A PETITION for Probate has been filed by KEVIN MARTIN in the Superior Court of California, County of SACRAMENTO. THE PETITION for probate requests that KEVIN MARTIN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 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: January 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: CRAIG A. HARRIS Daniel A Hunt Law Offices 798 University Avenue Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 488-9788 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 7318 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FIlE NO. 2019A0001279 THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAVE ABANDONED THE USE OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 1. JODAR VINEYARDS & WINERY, 2. JODAR, 3405 Carson Ct., Placerville, CA 95667 THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN EL DORADO COUNTY ON November 12, 2019. Robinson & Schwellenbach LLC, 6125 Oak Hill Dr., Granite Bay, CA 95746 The business was conducted by an LLC /s/ Trevor Robinson Statement filed with the county clerk of El Dorado County on December 26, 2019. (See section 14411 ET SEC., Business and Professional Code) 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7319 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SAlE TRUSTEE SAlE NO. 130938-5 lOAN NO. N/A TITlE ORDER NO. 95312597 APN 093-270-057-000 TRA NO. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/11/2018. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, described as follows: Trustor(s): JOLENE V. REGAN AND KEVIN A. PARKER Deed of Trust: recorded on 12/14/2018 as Document No. 2018-0047471-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of EL DORADO County, California, Date of Trustee’s Sale: 01/28/2020 at 10:00AM Trustee’s Sale Location: At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 The property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: PARCEL 2, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PARCEL MAP FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY ON JUNE 5, 1981 IN BOOK 29 OF PARCEL MAPS, PAGE 48. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: VACANT LAND, SOMERSET, CA 95684. Directions may be obtained by written request submitted to the beneficiary within 10 days after the first publication of this notice at the following address: Jon Jamie Baer and Teresa Lynn Baer, Trustees c/o Mortgage Lender Services, Inc., 11707 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste 202, Fair Oaks CA 95628 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $67,490.12 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any,

will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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 916-939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 130938-5. 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: 12/26/2019 MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. 11707 Fair Oaks Blvd., Ste 202 Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (916) 962-3453 Sale Information Line: 916-939-0772 or www.nationwideposting. com MARSHA TOWNSEND, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0365534 To: MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT & PLACERVILLE TIMES 01/08/2020, 01/15/2020, 01/22/2020 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 7326 TRUSTEE SAlE NO. 130937-5 lOAN NO. RIVERTON TITlE ORDER NO. 95312596 APN 011-110-023-000 TRA NO. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SAlE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/10/2013. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, described as follows: Trustor(s): WAYNE A. FARRENS AND RICHARD A. LAWTON AND NICHOLAS D. LIGGETT Deed of Trust: recorded on 05/13/2013 as Document No. 2013-0023957-00 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of El Dorado County, California, Date of Trustee’s Sale: 01/28/2020 at 10:00 AM Trustee’s Sale Location: At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 The property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: PARCEL ONE PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE OF SE) OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 11 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST, M.D.B. & M., BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE EAST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 30, EXTENDING SOUTH ALONG EAST LINE OF SECTION FOR 1074 FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF RIGHT OF WAY OF THE PLACERVILLE-LAKE TAHOE STATE HIGHWAY; THENCE CONTINUING WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID STATE HIGHWAY APPROXIMATELY 250 FEET SOUTH 75° WEST 100 FEET; SOUTH 82° WEST 100 FEET; NORTH 80° WEST 100 FEET; NORTH 60° WEST AND 594 FEET; NORTH 42° WEST TO POINT 30 FEET FROM EDGE OF SOUTH FORK OF AMERICAN RIVER AT RIVERTON BRIDGE; THENCE EXTENDING NORTHWESTERLY ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO AND 30 FEET DISTANT AT ALL POINTS FROM THE EDGE OF A HIGHWATER MARK ON THE SOUTH FORK OF THE AMERICAN RIVER TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THIS FORTY; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID LINE TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE FORTY; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID FORTY TO POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT CERTAIN PARCEL DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER ON A LINE BETWEEN SECTIONS 29 AND 30, SAID TOWNSHIP AND RANGE; THENCE SOUTH 60° WEST 17.50 CHAINS, INTERSECTS THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF GROUND; THENCE SOUTH 4° WEST 100 LINKS; THENCE NORTH 82 1/2° WEST 210 LINKS; THENCE NORTH 46° WEST 50 LINKS; THENCE NORTH 5° WEST 237 LINKS; THENCE NORTH 19° EAST 43 LINKS; THENCE SOUTH 71° EAST 86 LINKS; THENCE SOUTH 5° EAST 180 LINKS; THENCE SOUTH 82 1/2° EAST 166 LINKS TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. PARCEL TWO THAT PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 11 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST, M.D.B. & M., LYING SOUTH OF THE PRESENT SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE STATE HIGHWAY BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: STARTING FROM A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 30 LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1060 FEET SOUTH OF THE EAST QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 30 AND ALSO ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE STATE HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTH 0° 19’ WEST 178 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SECTION TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 30; THENCE NORTH 88° 26’ WEST 1197 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER TO ITS SOUTHWEST CORNER;

THENCE NORTH 4° 12’ EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 30, A DISTANCE OF 645 FEET TO A POINT 195 FEET FROM THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE STATE HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE FROM THIS POINT SOUTH 85° 48’ EAST, A DISTANCE OF 180 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE STATE HIGHWAY AT THE HIGHWATER MARK OF THE RIVER; AND THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE STATE HIGHWAY A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 1320 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: VACANT LAND, POLLOCK PINES, CA 95726. Directions may be obtained by written request submitted to the beneficiary within 10 days after the first publication of this notice at the following address: Jon Jamie Baer and Teresa Lynn Baer, Trustees c/o Mortgage Lender Services, Inc., 11707 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste 202, Fair Oaks CA 95628 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $83,997.84 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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 916-939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www. nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 130937-5. 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: December 26, 2019 MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. 11707 Fair Oaks Blvd., Ste 202 Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (916) 962-3453 Sale Information Line: 916-9390772 or www.nationwideposting.com Marsha Townsend, Chief Financial Officer MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0365533 To: MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT & PLACERVILLE TIMES 01/08/2020, 01/15/2020, 01/22/2020 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 7328 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000029 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INSUlATION SPECIAlIST, located at 9381 Hwy 193, Placerville, CA 95667 Registered owner(s): Tony Prine, 9381 Hwy 193, 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: January 7, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Tony Prine TONY PRINE 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 January 7, 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7340 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000030 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 1. ElDORADO TECHNICAl CONSUlTANTS, 2. EDCTechie, located at 2046 Hapa Lane, Placerville, CA 95667 Registered owner(s): Gregory Hiroshima, 2046 Hapa Lane, 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: January 6, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Gregory Hiroshima GREGORY HIROSHIMA

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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 January 7, 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7341 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000031 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIRTUE TAlENT AGENCY, located at 4469 Fawn Street, Shingle Springs, CA 95682 Registered owner(s): Gabriel Kimbrough, 4469 Fawn Street, Shingle Springs, CA 95682 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Gabriel Kimbrough GABRIEL KIMBROUGH 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 January 8, 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7343

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 Contract Documents for the Missouri Flat Road / Industrial Drive Temporary Signal Project will be received by the Department of Transportation, at the front counter of 2850 Fairlane Court, Building C, Placerville, California, until Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:00 PM, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read by the County of El Dorado 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, Payee Data Record, and CA 590 Form shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked: “MISSOURI FlAT ROAD / INDUSTRIAl DRIVE TEMPORARY SIGNAl CONTRACT No. 4455 TO BE OPENED AT 2:00 P.M. ON JANUARY 31, 2020” The project is located at the intersection of Missouri Flat Road and Industrial Drive in the County of El Dorado. The Work to be done generally consists of, but is not limited to: Installation of a temporary signal system, including wood poles, wire, and signal equipment. The Work also includes hot mix asphalt, asphalt removal, and traffic striping. Other items or details not mentioned above, that are required by the Contract Documents must be performed, constructed or installed. Bids are required for the entire Work described herein. The Contract time is TWENTY (20) WORKING DAYS. Working days will be broken up into a FIFTEEN (15) day portion and a FIVE (5) day portion as described in Article 5 of the Agreement. For bonding purposes the anticipated project cost is less than $200,000. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for this Project on January 22, 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. 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/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 #6598228 on the websites’ Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at (925) 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 office at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville CA. However the Department of Transportation will no longer sell paper copies of the Contract Documents. The cross sections and the Revised

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Public Notices  Standard Plans will be provided as supplemental information in pdf format as part of the Contract Documents 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 meet this Contract requirement 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: 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. PREVAIlING WAGE REQUIREMENTS: Contractor’s attention is directed to the requirements of Division 2 Part 7, Chapter 1 of the California Labor Code, 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. 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/17, 1/22, 1/24 7346 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PC 20200008 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Joseph Lyon-Buchanan filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: JOSEPH LYON-BUCHANAN Proposed name: JOSEPH DELEO 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: FEBRUARY 21, 2020, 8:30 A.M. DEPT. 9 AT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF EL DORADO, 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. 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 JANUARY 6, 2020. /s/ Dylan Sullivan DYLAN SULLIVAN, Judge of the Superior Court 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7348 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019A0001458 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TAHOE SNO HAUS, located at 2683 Santa Claus Ln., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150/Mailing Address: 769 Western Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Registered owner(s): Owen Commons, 769 Western Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: December 26, 2019. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Owen Commons OWEN COMMONS 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 December 26, 2019. 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7349 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000035 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHROME CEllARS, located at 2157 Frascati Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 Registered owner(s): Christian Roger Ott, 2157 Frascati Drive, 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: N/A. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Christian R. Ott CHRISTIAN R. OTT 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 January 8, 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7350

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ROSEMARY AlEXANDER CASE NO. PP20200003 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ROSEMARY ALEXANDER A PETITION for Probate has been filed by DAYNA KAUFMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado. THE PETITION for probate requests that DAYNA KAUFMAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 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: March 4, 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: CLARA YANG Law Office of Clara Yang 2810 Coloma St., Ste. A Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 621-3624 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7351 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF COlIN P. ROSS CASE NO. PP20200002 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of COLIN P. ROSS A PETITION for Probate has been filed by KEVIN ROSS in the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado. THE PETITION for probate requests that KEVIN ROSS 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: March 4, 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

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1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: CLARA YANG Law Office of Clara Yang 2810 Coloma St., Ste. A Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 621-3624 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7352 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000041 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HANGTOWN CHEVRON, located at 1312 Broadway, Placerville, CA 95667/Mailing Address: 3561 Monteverde Dr., Lincoln, CA 95648 Registered owner(s): 1. Surinder Kaur, 3561 Monteverde Dr., Lincoln, CA 95648, 2. Sukhvir Singh, 5730 La Venta Way, Sacramento, CA 95835 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Sukhvir Singh SUKHVIR SINGH 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 January 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7353

SUMMONS CASE NO. PCl20190587 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: David M. Simula, Jill L. Simula, and DOES 1 through 100 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PlANTIFF; Serrano El Dorado Owners’ Association NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA County of El Dorado 3321 Cameron Park Drive Cameron Park, California 95682 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: J. SCOTT ISHERWOOD (Bar# 178573) Law Offices of J. Scott Isherwood 1990 N. California Blvd., 8th Floor Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Phone: (925) 956-1408 Fax: (925) 930-3976 DATE: July 25, 2019 by /s/ J. Dawes, Deputy 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7354 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000043 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REDBUD 76, located at 6507 Dobson Way, Pollock Pines, CA 95726/ Mailing Address: PO Box 418, Camino, CA 95709 Registered owner(s): Redbud Bakery LLC, 6507 Dobson Way, Pollock Pines, CA 95726 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company, State of LLC: California. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Ryan Haley RYAN HALEY, REDBUD BAKERY LLC 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 January 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7355

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SAlE NDSC FIlE NO. : 19-01568-QQ-CA TITlE ORDER NO. : 1159859 APN NO. : 009-281-71-100 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/16/2017 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. Notice is hereby given that National Default Servicing Corporation as trustee (or successor trustee, or substituted trustee), pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by Steven Kent and Kimberly Kent, husband and wife, dated 06/16/2017 and recorded 06/26/2017 as Instrument No. 2017-0025810-00 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of El Dorado County, State of CA, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 10/08/2019 as Instrument No. 2019-0042495 (or Book , Page ) of said Official Records. Date and Time of Sale: 03/05/2020 1:00 PM Place of Sale: Main Entrance to El Dorado County Superior Courthouse - Placerville Main Street Branch, 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 Property will be sold at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash (in the forms which are lawful

tender in the United States, payable in full at time of sale), all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and PARCEL A:PARCEL 4, AS SAID PARCEL IS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PARCEL MAP ENTITLED “A PORTION OF THE NE 1/4 OF SEC. 31, T. 11 N., R. 13 E., M.D.M., BEING PARCEL D OF PARCEL MAP 21-86; TRACT 14 AND A PORTION OF TRACT 15, R. S. 1-55, COUNTY OF EL DORADO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, “FILED JULY 30,1993, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY IN BOOK 44 OF PARCEL MAPS, PAGE 65, AS DOCUMENT NO. 44921.PARCEL B:A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES, 50 FEET IN WIDTH, AS SAID EASEMENT IS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PARCEL MAP ENTITLED “BEING TRACT 17 OF RECORD OF SURVEY 1-55, PORTION OF N.E. 1/4 SEC. 31, T. 11 N., R. 13. E., M.D.M.,” FILED SEPTEMBER 25, 1978, IN THEOFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY IN BOOK 21 OF PARCEL MAPS, PAGE 85.PARCEL C:AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES OVER AND ACROSS THAN CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 3 ON THAT CERTAIN PARCEL MAP TITLED A PORTION OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 11 NORTH, RANGE 13 EAST, M.D.M., FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE EL DORADO COUNTY RECORDER ON JULY 30, 1993, IN BOOK 44 OF MAPS AT PAGE 65.BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF PARCEL 3 OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED PARCEL MAP, SAID POINT ALSO BEING ON THE SOUTH LINE OF A FIFTY FOOT RADIUS NON EXCLUSIVE ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT, WHICH BEARS SOUTH 00° 14’ 57” EAST FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL 3, THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING ALONG SAID 50 FOOT RADIUS CURVE 52.18 FEET, A CHORD WHICH BEARS NORTH 59° 51’ 09” WEST, 49.85 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID CURVE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF A 50 FOOT EASEMENT NORTH 89° 57’ 16” WEST, 89.93 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00° 06’ 10” EAST, 13.21 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID EASEMENT ALONG THE EDGE OF AN EXISTING CUL DE SAC TURN AROUND SOUTH 89° 57’ 16” EAST, 40.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 41° 06’ 33” EAST 62.28 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 53° 45’ 00” EAST, 31.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 80° 08’ 00” EAST 27.26 FEET TO THE EASTLINE OF SAID PARCEL 3, THENCE ALONG SAID EAST LINE NORTH 00° 14’ 57” EAST TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL D:AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD AND UTILITIES OVER, UNDER AND ACROSS THAT PORTION OF LAND DESIGNATED AS CUL-DE-SAC, ROAD AND UTILITIES OVER THE SOUTHERLY 25 FEET AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF PARCEL 2 AS SAID PARCEL IS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PARCEL MAP FILED JULY 30, 1993, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY IN BOOK 44 OFPARCEL MAPS, PAGE 65. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 2090 Bourbon St Pollock Pines, CA 95726-9054. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publications of the Notice of Sale is $358,553.64 The opening bid at the time of the sale may be more or less than this amount depending on the total indebtedness owed and/or the fair market of the property. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale will be made, in an “as is” condition, without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The lender is unable to validate the condition, defects or disclosure issues of said property and Buyer waives the disclosure requirements under NRS 113.130 by purchasing at this sale and signing said receipt. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 01/09/2020 National Default Servicing Corporation 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 602-264-6101 Sales Line : 480-257-2444 Sales Website: www. ndscorp.com/sales By: Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative 01/15/2020, 01/22/2020, 01/29/2020 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7356 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019A0001454 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BROADWAY SMOKE SHOP, located at 1390 Broadway Ste. A, Placerville, CA 95667 Registered owner(s): Manjit Ghoman, 9720 Vintage Park Dr., Sacramento, CA 95829 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: January 16, 2015. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Manjit Ghoman MANJIT GHOMAN 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 December 26, 2019. 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7357

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PC 20200017 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: Damon Robbert Grigonis filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: DAMON ROBBERT GRIGONIS Proposed name: DAMON ROBBERT SHIELDS 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: FEBRUARY 28, 2020, 8:30 A.M. DEPT. 9 AT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF EL DORADO, 3321 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. 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 JANUARY 10, 2020. /s/ Dylan Sullivan DYLAN SULLIVAN, Judge of the Superior Court 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7358 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SAlE TS NO. CA-19-869810-BF ORDER NO.: 8759168 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/2/2000. 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): DEBRA L. LEON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 8/9/2000 as Instrument No. 2000-0039606-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of EL DORADO County, California; Date of Sale: 2/5/2020 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse located at 495 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $45,828.59 The purported property address is: 6468 ELF COURT, POLLOCK PINES, CA 95726 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 009-260-33-100 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 916-939-0772 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-19-869810-BF. 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: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-869810-BF IDSPub #0159511 1/15/2020 1/22/2020 1/29/2020 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 7359 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019A0001442 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARTSY CUlTURE COllECTIVE, located at 3300 Coach Lane D4, Cameron Park, CA 95682/Mailing Address: 8062 Targa Cir, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 Registered owner(s): 1. Nicholas Snyder, 8062 Targa Cir, Citrus Heights, CA 95610, 2. Kyle Colmenero, 4129 Sottile Ln., Shingle Springs, CA 95682 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Nicholas Snyder NICHOLAS SNYDER 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 December 20, 2019. 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7360

NOTICE OF PUBlIC lIEN SAlE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to California Business and Professions Code, Chapter 10, 21700-21716, the following will be sold at public auction. Sale will be conducted on January 27th at 12pm at Placerville Self Storage located at 1066 Locust ave Placerville, CA 95667. All purchases are sold as is, where is, and must be removed within 48 hours from the close of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of a settlement between owner and obligated party. Unit 021 Karen lyons – Collectibles, speakers, rugs, clothing, toys, cleaners, tools, vacuum, office supplies, pictures, statues, storage cabinets, file cabinets, Halloween decor Unit 022 Karen lyons – Collectibles, hobby equipment, suitcases, trunks, appliances, sofa, clothing, rugs, washer, dryer, musical instruments, statues, guitar case Unit 280 Terrence Fisher – Cleaners, totes, Cooler, clothing 1/15, 1/22 7361 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2019A0001412 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A PAIN IN YOUR GlASS, located at 2911 Clemson Dr., Cameron Park, CA 95682/Mailing Address: 8139 Sunset Ave. #157, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 Registered owner(s): Cal Pro Windows, Inc., 2911 Clemson Dr., Cameron Park, CA 95682 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: May 17, 2007. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Jennifer Lage JENNIFER LAGE, SECRETARY 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 December 16, 2019. 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7362 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000006 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FARMSTEAD ON MAIN, located at 4031 Main St., Greenwood, CA 95635/Mailing Address: PO Box 252, Greenwood, CA 95635 Registered owner(s): 1. Naomi Dowler, 4031 Main St., Greenwood, CA 95635, 2. Ray Dowler, 4031 Main St., 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: January 2, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Ray Dowler RAY DOWLER 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 January 2, 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7363

PUBlIC lIEN SAlE NOTICE OF PUBlIC AUCTION As Defined by California Self Storage Facilities Act, Business and Professions Code section 21700-21716. Cameron Park Five Star Self Storage/4040 Flying C Road, Cameron Park, Ca. 95682 Date of Sale: January 27, 2020 Time of Sale: 1:15 PM Auction will be conducted entirely onsite. Auctioneer: NORCAL Storage Auctions, Inc./ #7900468597 Phone: (530)672-4100: Agent for Owner Property being sold: General Household Items. Stephen Quinonez/M012 Five Star Self Storage 4040 Flying C Rd. Cameron Park, Ca. 95682 George Houx: Senior Manager Ph:(530)672-4100 Auction Ad Dates: Wednesday, 1/15/20 and Wednesday, 1/22/20. 1/15, 1/22 7364 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FIlE NO. 2020A0000046 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 1. HONEY BEE HIll lAVENDER FARM, 2. HBHlF, located at 7526 Silent Path Rd., Somerset, CA 95685 Registered owner(s): Maurice Shayani, 7526 Silent Path 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: January 1, 2020. Signature of Registrant: /s/ Maurice Shayani MAURICE SHAYANI 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 January 10, 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) 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 7365


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Firefighters fuel passion for reading News release

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Firefighter/EMT Nick Aguilar, firefighter/paramedic Justin Bautista and firefighter/paramedic Todd Pennington, left to right, stand next to the Pleasant Valley Station 19’s Little Free Library.

El Dorado County Fire Protection District Firefighters at Station 19 recently put the finishing touches on a community book exchange. This Little Free Library will provide free, honor-system access to books in the Pleasant Valley community. Firefighters planned, proposed and constructed this project as part of a shift professional development opportunity. For the Pleasant Valley community, access to a library is a 20-minute drive. Little Free Libraries such as these can help to encourage a love of reading where books are scarce. “We found that the Pleasant Valley community did not have literature that was easily accessible and convenient. We intend that the Little Free Library will serve as a local outlet to help solve this problem,” said firefighter/ paramedic Justin Bautista. Academically, children who grow up in homes without books are on average three years behind those that do have access to books, even when other factors are considered. “The Little Free Library is a great opportunity for people to enjoy reading and expand their knowledge at all ages,” said firefighter/paramedic Todd Pennington.

“Along with the educational benefits and the ability to bring a community closer together,” explained Nick Aguilar, a firefighter/EMT, “the Little Free Library at Station 19 gives the residents the opportunity to interact with and learn about the firefighters serving our community.” Firefighters invite neighbors to use the Little Free Library any time. “We hope to provide a safe place to find your next reading adventure,” said Fire Capt. Jacob Poganski. “I am very proud of this project and what my crew was able to put together. They eagerly accepted the challenge and saw it through to completion. It will serve as a great resource in our tight-knit Pleasant Valley community.” Firefighters largely used reclaimed and remnant materials to build the structure. Since the library is new, books are greatly needed. Residents are encouraged to bring books in good condition and share them using Station 19’s Little Free Library. Children’s books are especially encouraged. Station 19 is located in Pleasant Valley at 4429 Pleasant Valley Road. Firefighters are planning a special story-hour at Station 19. Children and adults are invited to listen to a story, see the Little Free Library and tour the fire engine, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

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National Geographic photographer Steve Winter doesn’t simply take a picture. He shares the stories of the big cats he encounters.

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over multiple freeways. “Now they are going to build the largest wildlife overpass in the world,” Winter said. Mountain lions and other animals make that trek but most don’t make it successfully

across the freeway. The overpass will allow animals to cross a 13-mile stretch to get where they want to go without having to risk getting hit by vehicles going at high rates of speed. “Nobody would have cared; nobody would have even known about it,” Winter said when asked if the crossing would have been built without his photograph. “They thought I was crazy because there were no cats in Griffith Park but I knew there had been because my grandma lives in Los Angeles and there was one there when I was a kid.” Although he gets close to these animals to photograph them, he told the Democrat animals think of him as nothing. “They don’t care about you at all,” Winter said. “We are not a nuisance; we are nothing. We are not food to them and we haven’t been food to most of these cats. We don’t smell like food; we stink. We smell like a chemical factory to them if they knew what that was because we use shampoos with fragrance, toothpaste, our clothes ... washed

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in a soap that has a fragrance.” Winter is in a vehicle most of the time, but sometimes rides an elephant when he works with anti-poaching patrols. They use ex-logging elephants because, he explained, once an elephant — who can live to be 60 to 70 years old — has been domesticated they cannot go back in the wild — they will be killed by wild elephants. In each spot that he goes, Winter said he normally spends about 10 weeks on the first trip to set up and get used to not only the ecosystem but the people he is working with. He then goes a second time for about six weeks. Hear about his journey at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. Tickets are available online at harriscenter.net or from the Harris Center ticket office at (916) 6086888 from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. The Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

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