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The Watchman

John Mansker started the Neighborhood Watch program in Ridgeview Village and also improved the community's signs. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

John Mansker had the perfect tool when recruiting people for the Ridgeview Village Neighborhood Watch program — his Australian shepherd Lucy. He and his dog-loving neighbors regularly walk their pooches in Ridgeview Park. It’s where the Neighborhood Watch idea was born about two years ago, thanks to friend Ginna Geren, and where Mansker started recruiting […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Work out this mystery Dec. 5: An Oak Ridge High School student reported his iPhone stolen from his PE locker. Deputies have no suspects or leads. Beer run Dec. 5: A caterer reported beer stolen from her truck parked on Raleigh Way. Busted Dec. […]

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Seniors tinker with toys

Peter White, far right, talks about his toy collection of pre-World War II wind-ups during an El Dorado Hills Senior Center event. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fond memories of zipping up and down the street on a bicycle, playing with dolls and enjoying pretend tea brought smiles to local seniors’ faces Tuesday as toy collector Peter White gave a presentation at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. White, proprietor of White House Railway and Trading Co. in Fair Oaks, showed off pre-World […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 29 through Dec. 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Parked and targeted Nov. 29: Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Park Drive. Teen victimized Nov. 29: A 16-year-old girl reported a petty theft on Golden Eagle Lane. Making a return Nov. 29: A woman flagged down deputies in Town Center to report […]

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Cameron Park Crime Watch: December

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Mailbox spree Dec. 1: Thieves opened multiple Fairway Drive mailboxes and stole their contents. Theft Dec. 2: A petty theft was reported on Coach Lane. Can’t get in Dec. 3: Someone tried to burglarize a locked vehicle parked on La Crescenta Drive. Tee’d off […]

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It’s her lucky day

On a scale of 1 to 10, Gwen Danley's family says she's a 12! Left to right are Grandma Dee Danley-Brown, Dad Chris Danley, Gwen and Mom Karen Kukoda. The family will celebrate Gwen's 12th birthday on Dec. 12 with a spaghetti dinner. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Gwen Danley turns 12 on 12-12-12 “It was a master plan made 13 years ago,” Karen Kukoda joked about her daughter’s 12th birthday on Dec. 12, 2012. All kidding aside, the Rolling Hills Middle School sixth-grader said, “It’s cool.” And since 12-12-12 is the last repetitive date most of us alive today will ever see […]

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Interact volunteers give back

Interact Club volunteers Uma Dingankar and Ashlee Gonzales pick out a bouncy ball for a little boy during the Adopt A Family shopping trip at Target Friday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

No offense to teens who spend their Friday evenings playing video games and Saturday mornings sleeping in … the Oak Ridge High School Interact Club members have better things to do. Last week the students spent hours giving their time and energy to children they will likely never meet. About a dozen club members shopped […]

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