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