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‘Heaven’ is no paradise

WHAT A VIEW — The green valley beckons below an area known as Heaven in El Dorado Hills. Unfortunately, this view is scarred by graffiti and illegal fire pits because many young people use this private property as a hang out, leaving trash and more behind. Village Life photo by Cole Mayer

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH man allegedly embezzles thousands

A federal grand jury indicted an El Dorado Hills man on March 11 for allegedly embezzling more than $400,000 from his former employer. Jeffrey Lamson, 51, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. From at least 2009 to 2011, Lamson reportedly stole from the company […]

2 Comments / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012

Following two sting operations, health and law enforcement officials announced tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012. Of the 142 stores surveyed, 32 sold to minors. “Nearly a quarter (22.5 percent) of the stores surveyed were willing to sell tobacco to kids,” said Christy White, project director for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

Several gangs have made a home in El Dorado County. Gang members often sport clothing that makes them easily identifiable. Cameron Park Life photo by Cole Mayer

When Carol Edwards began developing the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office gang unit 23 years ago, the agency was unaware that gangs were already here. As they did not know how to validate gang members, they had no list of suspects. “We had no clue,” the gang officer told a group gathered at the Cameron Park Elks […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park man keeps EMS post

Dave Teter

A Cameron Park man has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services by Gov. Jerry Brown. Dave Teter was reappointed to the commission on Jan. 12, where he has served since 2010. The commission is “primarily responsible for the review and approval of statewide EMS regulations, standards and guidelines that are developed […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Man drives into lake at Brown’s Ravine

A man died after he apparently intentionally drove his vehicle into Folsom Lake at Brown’s Ravine Marina on Feb. 17. El Dorado County sheriff’s officials reported that when Folsom Lake employees arrived for work, they saw a man sitting inside a vehicle parked on a boat ramp, facing the water. Shortly after, employees saw it […]

Comments Off / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New undersheriff in town

Randy Peshon is El Dorado County's new undersheriff. He's worked with the department since 1987. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

During his career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Peshon consistently took on challenging jobs and every time he moved to another department, the one he left was better than when he came. On Feb. 17, the 59-year-old captain took on a new role — undersheriff. As a division commander running both El Dorado County jails, Placerville and […]

1 Comment / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »