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Bear spotted in El Dorado Hills

Michael Saint John has seen deer, rattlesnakes and other wildlife in his neighborhood off Malcolm Dixon Road but he never expected the visitor he had Monday — a full-grown bear. “It was taller than me and I’m 6 foot, 4 inches,” Saint John said, estimating the bear weighed between 400 and 500 pounds. “It looked […]

No Comment / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 3-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Walk-in theft Oct 3: Four burglary suspects reportedly stole about $500 from the CVS/Pharmacy on Latrobe Road. Bad iDea Oct. 5: A 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl received citations after the allegedly stole two iPhones from classmates at a Silva Valley Parkway middle […]

No Comment / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: October

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Shattered Oct. 1: Someone used a rock to shatter a Cambridge Road liquor store’s glass door. An alarm alerted deputies to the act. Nothing appeared to be taken from the business. Theft Oct. 1: A petty theft was reported on Larkspur Lane. Do not […]

No Comment / October 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 26 through Oct. 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Too much Sept. 26:  Deputies arrested a 49-year-old woman on suspicion of public intoxication on Wilson Boulevard. Stray bullet Sept. 27: A bullet was found on the ground of a Harvard Way school campus. Where will we party? Sept. 28: Someone stole the tailgate […]

No Comment / October 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

High school of horrors

Zombie Cheerleader (or should we say, scareleader) played by Oak Ridge student Claire Snyder, 14, wanders the hallways of Afterlife High. The Hands4Hope haunted high school opens its doors this Friday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Welcome to Afterlife High where toxic waste overflows in the science lab, fingers (not finger food) are served up in the lunchroom and rattlesnakes slither across the locker room showers. You can’t wake up for this nightmare created by Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference … you just have to walk through and hope you […]

No Comment / October 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student makes a great impression, again

Student of the Month Ryan Manriquez is surrounded by admirers during a recent Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting. Left to right: Rotary Club President Wayne Lowery, Teacher Mary Bears-Sylvia, parents Carrie and Tom Manriquez and Buckeye Superintendent David Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Rolling Hills student Ryan Manriquez as Student of the Month, again. This is the second time Ryan has earned the award, with this year’s nomination coming from seventh-grade teacher Mary Bears-Sylvia, who told the audience at the Oct. 3 meeting that Ryan is “positive in every way […]

No Comment / October 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Author shares her thoughts on freedom, democracy

Jeanne Houston said she blames racism, an inflammatory press and wartime panic for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

In times of war, misinformation and hysteria can lead to tragic mistakes. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, one of 120,000 Japanese Americans placed in 10 internment camps during World War II, knows this better than most. The author of “Farewell to Manzanar” shared her experiences and strong belief in democracy last week at the El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / October 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »