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El Dorado County

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

Group Wants N-Word Gone From NorCal Gravestones

Time has not erased the bigotry of a bygone era carved into 36 concrete gravestones in a dusty, half-century-old cemetery tucked away in California’s former gold fields.

KPIX 5–05/05/2011

The N-word is blurred out on a headstone at an El Dorado County cemetery (CBS)

Battle Waged Over Removal Of N-Word From NorCal Graves

A serious mistake by the government more than a half century ago led to dozens of graves being engraved with a racial slur, but an effort by a local Eagle Scout to replace the markers has been blocked.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011

Phillip Garrido

Judge Rules Dugard Kidnap Suspect Competent To Stand Trial

A judge has ruled that the man charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years is competent to stand trial.

CBS San Francisco–02/03/2011

Phillip Garrido

Competency Hearing Set For Accused In Dugard Kidnapping

An El Dorado County judge has scheduled a two-week hearing for March to consider if the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard is competent to face trial.

KPIX 5–11/04/2010