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Placerville principal fatally shot; Custodian in custody

PLACERVILLE, CA - The principal of a Placerville elementary school has died after being shot on campus Wednesday morning.  A school janitor and close friend has been arrested.

Louisiana Schnell Elementary School Principal Sam LaCara, 50, was pronounced dead at Placerville's Marshall Hospital at 11:16 a.m., said Placerville Chief of Police George Nielsen.  Nielsen said LaCara had been shot at least once in the upper torso.

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Suspect taken into custody

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Marriage Conference - February 25 - 26

You don't have to have a hurting marriage to learn more about how to strengthen your union and learn more tools and resources for a solid and impactful marriage.

The conference will be lead by Dr. John Street, the chairman of the biblical counseling department , will share the truth for relationships within the family, the roles in a marriage, communication, conflict resolution and intimacy. Dr. Street will challenge each one of the attendees to evaluate their marriage and themselves in a light of the truth and hope.

God's Way for the Family
Friday, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 7:30 - 3:30pm
Gold Country Baptist Church
3800 North Shingle Road
Shingle Springs

Super Bowl Party at Side Bar's inside Bistro 33

Super Bowl Party at Side Bar's inside Bistro 33

Looking for a Super Bowl extravaganza? Head down to Side Bar’s 1st Annual super bowl party located inside Bistro 33 in the town center.

Beginning at 2 p.m., cozy up to the bar and watch the game on one of our two 40 inch plasmas or grab a seat and watch the game on our 100 inch projection screen. The best sound system in El Dorado Hills- period.

So come down and watch the game in style whether you are a die hard or casual football fan, Sidebar is the Place to be! Crown Royal promo girls and Bud light specials all game. A special halftime raffle giveaway and tailgate games with prizes during the whole game.

The buffet will consist of 5 different varieties of wings, including curry, hot, & BBQ.

Tickets $20! Includes, Food, 1 Drink Voucher, & Raffle Entry

Location: 4364 Town Center Boulevard El Dorado Hills, CA

Fiancee stands by defendant in Yale grad student murder

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The fiancee of an animal research technician charged with killing a Yale University graduate student in 2009 continues to faithfully visit him in prison.

Raymond Clark III has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the strangling of 24-year-old Annie Le of Placerville, Calif.

Le vanished Sept. 8, 2009, from the Yale medical school research building where she and Clark worked. Her body was found five days later on what was to be her wedding day, stuffed behind a research lab wall.

The 26-year-old Clark has been held at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield in lieu of $3 million bail.

Records obtained by The Associated Press show that his fiancee Jennifer Hromadka visits him in prison every few days.

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Great food and no corkage at Bocconato's on Monday

Great food and no corkage at Bocconato's on Monday

If you go to Fair Play, you must go on Monday and you must go to Bocconato's.

You see, Monday is their no menu and no corkage night, and for $20 you get two courses of incredible Italian food. Don't worry if you are a picky eater, they let you choose from a bunch of different things, but I recommend experimenting.

I had risotto with a mascarpone cheese sauce as my appetizer, followed by this scrumptious blueberry lasagna. Who would have thought blueberries would go with lasagna, but believe me, when I tell you it was excellent. In fact, I would drive all the way there again just for this Monday night meal.

But while the food was worth the drive, what makes Monday nights really special is the company. Many of the vineyard owners and wine lovers in the area show up and sit at the community table (so sit there). They each bring their own bottles of wine and the conversation begins.

Oak Ridge girls' HS basketball game and 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Oak Ridge girls' HS basketball game and 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Tuesday night, Feb. 1, the Oak Ridge girls’ basketball team, who are current D1 state champions, will be playing against East Sacramento’s St. Francis. 

The evening is the Oak Ridge’s second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night and Elementary School Kids Night.

The freshman game is at 4:00 p.m., the JV game is at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity game is at 7:00 p.m.  Attendees are urged to arrive by 5:30 for seating.

WHERE: Oak Ridge High School, located at 1120 Harvard Avenue, El Dorado Hills.

ALL attendees are asked to dress in pink in honor of all who have battled or are battling breast cancer.  Elementary school kids dressed in pink will be admitted free.

All proceeds are to benefit Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Red Hawk Casino

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk™ Casino will be celebrating the Chinese New Year by offering a family style dinner at Pearl Asian Cuisine.  Guests can enjoy a family style dinner for $38.88 a person including Dry Scallop with Fish Maw Soup, Braised Sea Cucumber with Tiger Prawns, Sautéed Oysters with Ginger and Scallions, Deep Fried Whole Flounder and Mixed Vegetables, served Lohan style. There is a two guest minimum and reservations are recommended. The special menu will be available now until Monday, February 28, starting at 5:00 p.m. each night.

Pearl Asian Cuisine invites guests to experience exciting authentic Chinese dishes tempered with an eclectic blend of international Asian cookery. The restaurant uses ingredients from the finest markets and purveyors around the world and regularly features fresh seasonal fish and crustaceans. Pearl Asian Cuisine offers a calm serene environment with prompt welcoming service and is conveniently located on the main casino floor.

Embellished tights: get a leg up

Embellished tights: get a leg up

You slightly recall having a pair of toned and tanned gams. But, you haven't seem them around in months and are pretty sure they've called it on account of winter. Here's a trick: Surpass the winter blues with flying colors by getting a leg up on...

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Boys Hoops: Sheldon 64, Oak Ridge 46

ELK GROVE, CA - The Sheldon Huskies defeated the Oak Ridge Trojans 64-46 to remain undefeated and in first place of the Delta River League.

The Huskies (14-7, 5-0) will host Ponderosa on Wednesday. The Trojans (19-2, 3-2) have now lost two in row after beginning the season with a 19-game win streak. Oak Ridge travels to Jesuit next week.

Crockpot Wednesday: Filipino Chicken Adobo Rice

Crockpot Wednesday: Filipino Chicken Adobo Rice

I've mentioned before that I'm half Filipino but am pretty ignorant about Filipino food. My mom never learned to cook much Filipino food and so the only things I can even remember her making are lumpia, pancit, and adobo.

Filipino food is definitely its own thing. Being situated in southeast Asia and made up of over 7,000 islands, it has often been the stomping ground of invaders. Thus the influences over the centuries include Chinese, Japanese, Spaniards, Americans, and others. All of these influences mish-mash together to create unique dishes  - the true example of fusion cooking.

One notable flavor trait of Filipino cooking is their mix of salt/sour. Adobo is a perfect example. Adobo is considered the national dish of the Philippines. It is usually made with either pork or chicken. I prefer the chicken, and it's important that you use chicken thighs, not breasts. The breasts will be too dry.