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More details emerge in ‘Susanville 70’ case

Peanut was the second Whispering Pines horse rescued by the Grace Foundation that died because of her poor health.

Recent developments in the Grace Foundation’s rescue of 56 abused and starving horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville include evidence that ranch owner Dwight Bennett was also a foster parent to at least one child while the rotting carcasses of 28 horses and three dogs lay in plain sight on the ranch. […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 17-23

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: While you were out Nov. 17: Burglars took advantage of absent homeowners a burglarized a Hensley Circle residence. Too good of times Nov. 18: A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on White Rock Road. Burgled Nov. 18: A Town Center […]

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PG&E wants everyone to have a bright and safe holiday

As customers decorate homes and trees this holiday season, PG&E encourages them to keep safety and energy efficiency in mind. PG&E offers the following holiday lighting tips: Holiday lighting energy efficiency • Purchase energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights. LED lights can reduce energy consumption by as much as 90 percent when compared to traditional […]

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Taking on Ironman

Richard Hunter, 44, left, trains with coach Jon Klingensmith, 36. Thanks to both men's tireless efforts Hunter completed his first Ironman challenge. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Editor’s note: After El Dorado Hills’ Richard Hunter was diagnosed with retinitus pigmentosa, an eye disease that leads to complete loss of sight, he became a runner. He’s been training hard since competing in the Boston Marathon in 2008 and is breaking down barriers for visually impaired athletes through the C Different Foundation. Hunter worked with […]

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Oak Ridge harriers wrap up season

The Oak Ridge varsity boys and girls cross country teams ran under a sunny sky at the CIF Cross Country State Championships in Fresno Nov. 26. The girls placed 15th out of 22 teams and the boys placed 18th out of 22 teams in the Division 1 races. The girls race, with 190 athletes on the […]

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People Talk: What will you ask Santa for this Christmas?

Asked at the Town Center tree lighting event while everyone awaited Santa’s arrival.  

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Family fights to keep abuser behind bars

SUSAN HAMLIN, left, sits with her family in their El Dorado Hills home. From left, the children are Jenn, 14; Clare, 16; and Alec, 19. The family is hoping that a Dec. 5 parole hearing will leave Susan's ex-husband and their father, Richard Hamlin, behind bars. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The last time Susan Hamlin saw her now ex-husband Richard Hamlin a free man was just before his February 2004 arrest. The criminal defense attorney from El Dorado Hills had called police to report a threat on his life, but it was he who ended up in handcuffs after an investigation revealed he had abused […]

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