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Sheriff asks residents to be the community’s eyes and ears

STRAIGHT FROM THE SHERIFF — John D'Agostini, seen with emcee Vicki Barber, answers questions at last week's community breakfast. D'Agostini encouraged attendees to communicate with their Sheriff's Department. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It’s like he never stopped campaigning. With a loud voice and a clear message, recently elected Sheriff John D’Agostini, who outlasted a field of seven strong candidates in a grueling 2010 campaign filled with both accusations and promises to reform a department with acknowledged “culture” problems, reaffirmed his priorities with his west county constituency at […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk – How’s the quality of life in Cameron Park?

Barbara Menefee, Cameron Park "€œI love Cameron Park. It’s quiet and the schools are good. The police and fire services are great.”

Barbara Menefee, Cameron Park “€œI love Cameron Park. It’€™s quiet and the schools are good. The police and fire services are great.”€ Cori Mensing, Shingle Springs “€œI enjoy the personal aspect of this community. Working here at the salon I’€™ve met all sorts of people, and lots of local business owners. Everyone’€™s really nice, and […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Widower reads a special message in Cameron Park Life

FOREVER LOVE — Shawn Duffy reads the special message he received from late wife Pietra. The widower first read the love line printed in Cameron Park Life just a few hours after Pietra died. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

This is a love story, a fervent rapture between Cameron Park wife and mother Alexandra “Pietra” Duffy and her husband Shawn, who received an unexpected Valentine from his wife in last month’s Cameron Park Life. Despite regular exercise, a good diet and a healthy lifestyle, Pietra was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive lung cancer in […]

9 Comments / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: How do you think recent Middle East turmoil will affect us locally?

Chris Dravetsky El Dorado Hills "€œIt leaves me wondering if it could happen here. We've already got the Tea Party and the unions fighting in Wisconsin. We need two parties, but I wish they could work together in the middle ground."€

Chris Dravetsky, El Dorado Hills “€œIt leaves me wondering if it could happen here. We’ve already got the Tea Party and the unions fighting in Wisconsin. We need two parties, but I wish they could work together in the middle ground.”€ Dan Adams, El Dorado Hills “It wouldn’€™t have happened a year ago. The whole […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

RecycleBank coming soon

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Recyclebank is coming to El Dorado Hills. The program offers residents incentives to do what they already do, separate their recyclables, preserve the landfills and do their part for the environment. A kickoff party will be held  on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Nugget Market parking lot in El Dorado Hills at 10 a.m. Beginning Feb. 28 […]

1 Comment / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH fire captains fight disciplinary actions, counter with lawsuit

Two El Dorado Fire captains placed on paid administrative leave for alleged, undisclosed actions against a pregnant firefighter await the outcome of arbitration regarding the fire district’s disciplinary actions, and a federal lawsuit the men filed last year. Dave Merino and Steve Maranville, pulled off duty 22 months ago, claim the El Dorado Hills Fire […]

2 Comments / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pit bull attack scars teen and her pooch

BANDAGES AND WOUNDS —€” Audrey Johnson and her dog Bella survived a vicious attack. An out-of-control pit bull belonging to a neighbor injured them both. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Audrey Johnson, 16, was walking her energetic 7-year-old miniature schnauzer, Bella, back from Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills shortly after noon on Saturday. She ran into her Riviera Drive neighbor Felicia Raquipiso, who lives directly across from the park’s parking lot. Raquipiso warned Audrey that Spider, the family’s medium sized, one-and-a-half-year-old un-neutered pit bull, […]

12 Comments / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »