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Hamlin denied parole

The El Dorado Hills attorney who terrorized his wife and children will spend at least 10 more years behind bars. The California Board of Parole Hearings denied parole for Richard Hamlin, who is currently serving his sentence at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga. Richard’s ex-wife Susan and their four children strongly opposed his parole. “We […]

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Family, community mourn loss of Keegan Swinney

Gifts left at the painted rock pay tribute to young Keegan Swinney, who died last week after a friend accidentally shot him with a pellet gun. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

By Noel Stack and Jim Ratajczak Ten-year-old Keegan Swinney died last week after a tragic pellet gun shooting accident near his home in El Dorado Hills. The Silva Valley Elementary School student, who was shot in the chest by a 10-year-old friend, made it back to his Waterman Court home before collapsing. Family members administered […]

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Pressure to bring back Skeel intensifies

Plot thickens with reinstatement petition, recall meeting and dissension on board   El Dorado Hills residents frustrated with stalled negotiations to reinstate Community Services District General Manager John Skeel, who’s now spent more time on paid leave than he did working, have begun taking matters into their own hands. An online petition calling for Skeel’s immediate […]

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The Knightly News: Money matters

Supervisor John Knight

By John Knight District 1 supervisor  Fall has arrived and the weather has been perfect to work toward completion of several road projects as I mentioned in my last article. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. Fall is also the final budget time for El Dorado County. The El Dorado Board of Supervisors […]

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Christmas comes early for ‘Littles’

Fatima Hernandez, 14, of Placerville, left, looks at toys on the shelves, trying to decide which one to buy for her little brother at the Big Brothers Big Sisters shopping event at Target in El Dorado Hills Saturday. She is assisted by volunteer Stacey Davidson, 43, of Diamond Springs and translator Juanita Mesa, 50, of Placerville. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

About 150 Big Brothers Big Sisters children and as many volunteers woke up bright and early (actually, it was still a little dark) for a special shopping trip Saturday morning. The “Littles” spent the morning at Town Center, enjoying a pancake breakfast courtesy of the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and a Target shopping spree […]

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Roll Hill Arts Academy makes its debut

Clapping out the beat — Roll Hill Arts Academy Music Director Curtis Gaesser leads the jazz band in practice for performances and competitions. The Roll Hill jazz band will perform at the Folsom Jazz Festival on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom High School music director Curtis Gaesser has long dreamed of having a magnet arts school in the El Dorado Hills-El Dorado County-Folsom-Granite Bay area. In the 28 years he has been in at Folsom High School, Gaesser has developed a national model of music education excellence. The music program includes three jazz bands, two […]

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People Talk: How has your cell phone changed your life?

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