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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-9, 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Just grand Jan. 2: A grand theft was reported on Monte Verde Drive. Mail grab Jan. 2: A Lakehills Drive resident spotted an unidentified person stealing mail from a neighbor’s mailbox. Party downer Jan. 3: Three teen boys, ages 17 and 16, received citations […]

No Comment / January 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Student of the Month: Justin Heckman

It takes a village — Rotary Student of the Month Justin Heckman is surrounded by supporters and admirers. Left to right: Teacher Cori Alameda, Silva Valley Principal Kathy Holliman, special education teacher Karen Schott, teacher/tutor Michelle Presnall, Rotary Club President Wayne Lowery, Dad John Heckman, Mom Kelly Heckman, Sister Katie Heckman, 13, and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Just call him “The Little Engine That Could.” That’s how Silva Valley Elementary teachers describe fifth-grader Justin Heckman, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month. “He has the attitude of ‘I think I can, I think I can’,” said special education teacher Karen Schott. “Justin is one of those students who […]

3 Comments / January 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mik’ takes the oath

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco is sworn in by Judge Suzanne Kingsbury Monday morning. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Ron Mikulaco became District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco Monday morning, taking the oath of office in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the county government center in Placerville. El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury administered the oath to Mikulaco, as well as new District 3 Supervisor (and […]

No Comment / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26 through Jan. 2

Naked wrist Dec. 26: A Aliso Way resident reported a bracelet stolen from her home, possibly by a housekeeper. Jewel heist Dec. 27: An 18-year-old girl is suspected of taking nearly $6,000 worth of jewelry from an Orchid Shade Drive residence. The victim made the report for insurance purposes but did not desire prosecution. Sticky […]

No Comment / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Meaningful resolutions

For the first time this Christmas I played hostess … at the first house I can proudly call my own. I have a lot of reasons to be grateful. Christmas Eve present opening created the usual amount of paper-strewn chaos in the living room but in the joy, I paused to think about some presents […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 19-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Unauthorized user Dec. 19: A thief broke into a vehicle parked on Silva Valley Parkway and later used the victim’s stolen credit card. Unruly shopper Dec. 20: A female Target employee reported being accosted by a male customer. Clubs swiped Dec. 21: A Thief […]

No Comment / December 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

John & Loretta ready for the next chapter

Loretta Featherston and John Knight have served as the District 1 team for the last four years. Knight's term as supervisor ends in early January. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »