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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 30 – Dec. 7

The following information was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s reports: Got you gum Nov. 30: A 14-year-old boy reported his wallet stolen from his backpack on a Harvard Way school campus. A 15-year-old suspect reportedly confessed to stealing gum from the backpack, but not the wallet. Vandals back again Dec. 1: Vandalism was reported […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Trojans crush Eagles

TROJAN Scott Sanchez goes over a Vista defender for two. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

The visiting Vista del Lago Eagles landed with a thud on the Oak Ridge basketball court Tuesday night as the Trojan varsity team easily triumphed, 65-29, in its home opener. Strong double-team defense kept Vista del Lago’s shooters from getting good looks at the basket. Troy also took advantage of sloppy passing on their opponents’ part […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Keegan Swinney remembered as a ‘big ray of sunshine’

A photo of Keegan Swinney with his trademark smile greeted mourners at his memorial Tuesday at Silva Valley Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Keegan Swinney loved scary movie night with his family, was always eager for a snack at school (even gluten-free crackers) and had an infectious smile. These memories and so much more were shared at the memorial service held for the 10-year-old Tuesday afternoon at Silva Valley Elementary in El Dorado Hills. Students, teachers, parents and […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hamlin denied parole

The El Dorado Hills attorney who terrorized his wife and children will spend at least 10 more years behind bars. The California Board of Parole Hearings denied parole for Richard Hamlin, who is currently serving his sentence at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga. Richard’s ex-wife Susan and their four children strongly opposed his parole. “We […]

5 Comments / December 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Family, community mourn loss of Keegan Swinney

Gifts left at the painted rock pay tribute to young Keegan Swinney, who died last week after a friend accidentally shot him with a pellet gun. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

By Noel Stack and Jim Ratajczak Ten-year-old Keegan Swinney died last week after a tragic pellet gun shooting accident near his home in El Dorado Hills. The Silva Valley Elementary School student, who was shot in the chest by a 10-year-old friend, made it back to his Waterman Court home before collapsing. Family members administered […]

Comments Off / December 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Christmas comes early for ‘Littles’

Fatima Hernandez, 14, of Placerville, left, looks at toys on the shelves, trying to decide which one to buy for her little brother at the Big Brothers Big Sisters shopping event at Target in El Dorado Hills Saturday. She is assisted by volunteer Stacey Davidson, 43, of Diamond Springs and translator Juanita Mesa, 50, of Placerville. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

About 150 Big Brothers Big Sisters children and as many volunteers woke up bright and early (actually, it was still a little dark) for a special shopping trip Saturday morning. The “Littles” spent the morning at Town Center, enjoying a pancake breakfast courtesy of the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and a Target shopping spree […]

Comments Off / December 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 23-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals at work Nov. 30: Vandalism was reported on Hesley Circle and Sir Robert Court. Battery Nov. 28: A 17-year-old boy was arrested after he reportedly attacked a 42-year-old woman on Valley View Parkway. Not a dump Nov. 28: Someone illegally dumped items on […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »