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Husband arrested in Cameron Airpark slaying

Todd Alan Winkler

By Cole Mayer A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a suspicious death in the Cameron Airpark. The body of Rachel Winkler, 37, was found in her home on Aeronca Way on Feb. 27. When El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene at 10:30 a.m. they came in contact […]

No Comment / February 29, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sende’s double-double sends Trojans back to section finals

Lauren Sende, pictured earlier this season, recorded a monster double-double in Oak Ridge's semifinal win Tuesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

STOCKTON — Lauren Sende didn’t let a head cold get in the way of a stellar performance for her Oak Ridge High girls basketball team. The 6-foot-2 Westmont College-bound senior forward recorded a double-double of 20 points and 22 rebounds — including 11 boards in the fourth quarter — and scored the go-ahead basket with 5:30 […]

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Trojan track shines in Elk Grove

Sabrina Andrus teamed with Elli Velez, Rachel Peterson and Mikayla Mefford to win the 4x800 Relay and Medley relay races Saturday. Courtesy photo

ELK GROVE — The Oak Ridge High boys and girls track and field teams kicked off their seasons Saturday at the Capital Classic Relays. Despite the cool windy conditions, many Trojan athletes registered excellent performances against the 18 other schools that competed at the meet. Oak Ridge had several medal winners. The next meet for Troy […]

No Comment / February 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Neighbors battle over beaver

Beaver lovers Dick Parsons and Jerry Baldo, left and center, jokingly square off with fellow Four Seasons resident Ross Johnson, right, who feels that the so-called Grassy Creek beaver is destroying young Oaks and Sycamore trees growing behind his home in the popular El Dorado Hills active adult community. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A homeowners association decision to remove and destroy the beaver that’s set up shop in the Four Seasons Active Adult Community in El Dorado Hills has residents collecting signatures to save the creature while an intransigent HOA general manager insists the beaver’s fate is sealed. The beaver lives in Grassy Creek, a headwaters tributary of […]

1 Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Playing for Change brings musicians together

The subject of a PBS documentary and stunning video Stand By Me — Playing For Change Band is an extraordinary assembly of street musicians — the kind that stop you in the street because you can’t help but listen. Originally gathered together by Producer Mark Johnson as a project for world peace, it is now a traveling ensemble […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EID by the numbers: EID proposes 4 years of rate increases

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series that examines El Dorado Irrigation District rates, spending and debt. Two public hearings on EID’s proposed rate restructuring will be held at 6 p.m. on March 26 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. El Dorado Irrigation District’s proposed new rate structure […]

1 Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Watchdogs knock EID’s proposed rates, GM defends increases

They'’ve been called “gadflies” and even “EDH Yahoos,” but Greg Prada, left, a retired health care chief executive officer and Jon Jakowatz, a retired systems analyst, consider themselves “concerned ratepayers,” and students of EID’s financial practices, which they have criticized extensively in a series of e-mail blasts and on their website, fixeid.org.

In a Feb. 6 interview El Dorado Irrigation District General Manager Jim Abercrombie cautiously predicted that the proposed 2012 rate increases are spread out enough to avoid the vitriol of the 2010 rate increase package, when sheriff’s deputies rushed the stage with hands on holsters to maintain order at one meeting. But ratepayer watchdogs Greg […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »