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Pharmacy robbery suspect offered deal

ROBBERY suspect Andrew Schultz appears in court Monday. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

The 22-year-old man accused of robbing an El Dorado Hills Safeway at gunpoint has been offered a plea deal, his attorney said Monday. Clifford Safranski, the public defender for suspected armed robber Andrew Schultz, said attorneys from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office offered his client six months in jail as well as three […]

1 Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Library becomes dress factory

READY FOR THE CATWALK — Liv Bess, 4, models a pillowcase dress created during the first "Dress A Girl Around the World" sewing bee last Wednesday at the El Dorado Hills library. The dresses go to girls ages 4 to 12 who live in Third World countries.Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills librarian and seamstress Therese Schmidt imagines a world where every little girl owns at least one dress. Her mission is to replace the tattered and stained rags that many Third World girls wear with a clean, comfortable “pillowcase dress” and a dose of dignity and confidence. Schmidt organized the first El Dorado […]

3 Comments / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Civil Air Patrol squadron celebrates 30th anniversary with proclamation, awards

TOP HONORS — Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85'€™s 2010 Cadet Officer of the Year€“ C/1st Lt. Evan Yanagihara, left, and Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year C/2nd Lt. Mary Barb smile at the awards banquet. Photo by Capt. Aaron Yanagihara, CAP

PLACERVILLE — The Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85 celebrated its 30th anniversary with a celebratory awards banquet Saturday night at the Diamond Springs Mother Lode Lion’s Club facility. The event was attended by more than 100 guests and dignitaries from the community and the ranks of Civil Air Patrol, past and present. The evening started with […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Prevent a Christmas tree fire

Christmas trees can light up a room; however, if not properly taken care of they can spark dangerous fires. ThinkStock image

CAMINO — Christmas tree fires cause approximately 200 house fires each year in this country. There are very simple steps you can take to prevent this type of fire from happening to you. When you are ready to put up your tree, make a fresh cut at the base of the tree (a minimum of 2 […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Got pizza on your mind? It’s gotta be Mountain Mike’s

PIZZA TIME —€” Mountain Mike's Pizza owners Sandi and Sal Viscuso will open their second location in Cameron Park on Dec. 19. In addition to bringing great pizza to the community, the new restaurant also provides 17 people with fun jobs. Cameron Park Life photo by Noel Stack

Nothing tops a night in, snuggled under blanket by a roaring fire. Unless you’re chowing down on a hot, delicious pizza. And where better to get your Italian pizza pie than the new Mountain Mike’s Pizza opening Dec. 9 in Cameron Park. El Dorado Hills Mountain Mike’s owners Sal and Sandi Viscuso decided to expand […]

No Comment / December 03, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Cameron Park humanitarian Darol Rasmussen dead at 89


Darol Rasmussen died surrounded by family on Nov. 23 at his ranch home in Cameron Park. He was 89 years old. Rasmussen was a retired dentist, rancher, developer, political activist, author, humanitarian and fixture in Cameron Park for 30 years. A press release from the Cameron Park Rotary Club called Rasmussen “The epitome of a Rotarian […]

No Comment / December 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Oak Ridge High students reach out to Oak Ridge elementary

BE CHANGE — Ripley Hunter, 17, prepares to buy a "BE CHANGE" T-shirt from Oak Ridge High School Leadership students Alex Bennett, 18, and Meredith Maher, 18. The leadership class is raising funds this week for Oak Ridge High alum Jason Harper'€™s "Be Change"€ organization, which benefits the students of Oak Ridge Elementary School in Oak Park. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Jason Harper is asking Oak Ridge High School students to go the extra mile for inner city kids. The El Dorado Hills’ family man and Oak Ridge High School alumni proved his mettle in 2008 by completing a 100 mile run in temperatures that soared above 100 degrees, raising awareness and money for the students […]

No Comment / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »