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Dugard: Relieved that Garridos confessed

More on the Jaycee Dugard case.

PLACERVILLE, CA - Jaycee Dugard expressed relief after her abductors entered guilty pleas to kidnapping and raping her in an El Dorado County Court hearing Thursday morning.

"I'm relieved that Phillip and Nancy Garrido have finally acknowledged their guilt and confessed to their crimes against me and my family," Dugard said in a statement through a representative. 

The plea agreements stipulate Phillip Garrido will get 431 years to life in prison. Nancy Garrido will serve 36 years to life. Their sentencings will be June 2 at 9 a.m. in Placerville.

Phillip Garrido pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and all 13 counts of sexual assault. His wife pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of sexual assault. She will be technically eligible for parole.

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Activists want to replace racist El Dorado gravestones

EL DORADO COUNTY, CA - Nowhere is America's openly racist past more obvious than in a Gold Rush-era cemetery that straddles the Sacramento-El Dorado County line.

The Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery was created in 1954 because the construction of nearby Folsom Dam would soon inundate pioneer cemeteries along the American River.

Among the many headstones at the relocation cemetery are three dozen plain markers identifying the final resting place of 36 African American pioneers who were originally buried in a community called Negro Hill.

The plain stone markers, however, carry the inscription "UNKNOWN - MOVED FROM NIGGER HILL CEMETERY BY US GOVERNMENT - 1954."

Ralph White, president of the Stockton Black Leadership Council and a former Stockton city councilman, believes the inscription was an intentional insult by a federal project manager at the time.

"Who would even do that?" White asked.

National Study Showing Increase in Cosmetic Surgery for Men Reflected in Sacramento Patients

Statistics just released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men increased in 2010 compared to 2009.

Individual male surgical procedures that showed significant increase included:

Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in 2010, while male liposuction increased 7 percent.

In total, men underwent more than 1.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2010, both minimally invasive and surgical. Also, according to the ASPS, the majority of men’s top 10 fastest growing procedures are surgical, bucking the previous trend in the growth of minimally invasive treatments.

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Special Edition Keepin' it Social: Blog U Event

Special Edition Keepin' it Social: Blog U Event

Love for people, that’s the big secret behind launching and maintaining a successful blog.

Alejandro Reyes, a Sacramento Social Media guru, was at News10 Tuesday night teaching a blogging seminar.

“I firmly believe that everyone has a voice and an audience for that voice to be heard,” Alejandro said. “Blogs are a way for every person to have a voice.”

Blogging 101 was aimed at helping new bloggers and people interested in starting a blog.

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One Tequilla, Two Tequilla...

One Tequilla, Two Tequilla...

This year Cinco de Mayo lands on Thursday, May 5.  You know what they say: "Thursday is the new Friday".  So grab your maracas and get out to celebrate the Mexican's victory in the battle of Pueblo.  Starting at 6:30pm Sienna will open a full outdoor bar equipped with margaritas, sangria and Corona.  They will also be featuring the live music of The Rhythm Vandals and Tribute to Santana. 

Sienna
3909 Park Drive
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
916-941-9694

Gold Hill Ranch Event May 21

Gold Hill Ranch Event May 21

Bring a picnic and a kite to fly.

Comedy Under the Stars

Comedy Under the Stars

Come to the Cordova Recreation and Park District's Comedy Under the Stars, and laugh your way into the weekend!

This show features comedian Rob Little, one of the hottest comedy acts in the business.  He has headlined clubs and colleges all over the country, appeared in national television commercials and on such shows as Comedy Central’s “Distraction,” Fox News and SiTV's “Latino Laugh Festival.  This event will be held at the Village Green Ampitheater, 3141 Bridgeway Drive, Rancho Cordova, on May 7 starting at 8:00 pm. 

A sketch comedy player on the Fox Sports Net Show, and “Last Call with Carson Daly,” Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique.  This show is intended for adult audiences only.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Tickets are

2011 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit April 23 and 24

2011 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit April 23 and 24

The price of gold recently hit an all-time high at $1,476 per ounce! Throw in a popular reality show called “Gold Rush Alaska” – currently the most popular show on the Discovery Channel – and the stage is set for the next Gold Rush!

We’ve received hundreds of calls from would-be prospectors looking for answers, and from small-scale miners looking to expand their operations. As a result, we’ve put together our first ever Gold Prospecting & Mining Summit in the heart of California’s Mother Lode.

The 2011 GOLD PROSPECTING & MINING SUMMIT, hosted by ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal, is being held today and tomorrow at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California.

Sample wines at 20 wineries for $20 on Mother's Day weekend

Sample wines at 20 wineries for $20 on Mother's Day weekend

Don't miss the 8th Annual El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire, Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8 (Mother's Day Weekend) from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Town Center, El Dorado Hills.

Twenty premiere El Dorado wineries will be gathered along the boulevard in Town Center, offering wine samples from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. More than 150 fine artists will display a fabulous array of art for sale, and live entertainment will be featured throughout the weekend.

A tasting glass is just $20, allowing you to sample 20 wineries during the day.

Taste Restaurant: The perfect way to end a day of wine tasting

Taste Restaurant: The perfect way to end a day of wine tasting

Fine dining in Amador County’s Plymouth? I would have never considered driving 45 minutes to Plymouth for dinner, but that was before I ventured into Taste Restaurant.