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Supervisor Ray Nutting trial begins

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and wife Jennifer enter the courthouse for the first day of his trial Tuesday morning April 22. Nutting faces felony charges from alleged misuse of state grant money. Nutting is also accused of violation of conflict-of-interest laws after failing to recuse himself while voting on county contracts involved with state funds distribution for fire prevention. Krysten Kellum/Village Life

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting says one thing to the public while doing another in private. That was the opening statement of the Nutting trial, which began Tuesday, presented by Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and half of the prosecution. Nutting, Williams alleges, takes state tax money to improve his own […]

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Knights of Columbus of Holy Trinity collect Easter hams for food bank

Pay Shields-Maher, left, and Art Aguilar stand buy the hams Holy Trinity parishioners donated to feed dozens of families during a food drive for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

The Knights of Columbus at Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills graciously hosted an Easter Ham Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Holy Trinity’s Knights of Columbus collected almost 1,300 pounds of hams and more than $400 in financial donations. “Knights of Columbus has proven to be a steward […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cai knows her mission

SEARCH AND RESCUE volunteer Noreen McClintock walks with her 6-year-old German Shepherd Cai at Wild Oaks Park in El Dorado HIlls.  Cai is a trained area wilderness, live find and cadaver search dog who along with McClintock participated in rescue efforts  following the mudslide in Darrington, Wash.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

He may not look heroic — in fact, with the tug toy hanging from his mouth and his tongue hanging out, this German shepherd looks downright goofy. When his owner, Noreen McClintok, gives him the “search” command, however, the goofy animal is gone, replaced by a focused, intent dog who does not give up. On […]

No Comment / April 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Immigration Services welcomes new American citizens

With his official certificate as a naturalized American citizen, Kwi Tae Kim, right, receives his voter registration packet from Baldemar Garcia, Sacramento County Elections Department. Kim moved to California in 1992 from Seoul, Korea, and came to Folsom in 1994, where he operates a dry cleaners in the Central Business District. His wife is from Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Roberta Long

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Services came to the Folsom Public Library for the Naturalization Ceremony for new American citizens. Patsy Johnson from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services congratulated the 40 people who had completed the rigorous process to receive citizenship. She emphasized that leaving their homelands […]

No Comment / April 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Join the fun in River City

Harold Hill (Andrew Wilson) captures the crowd's attention during one of his charming performances in "The Music Man," opening this week. This El Dorado Musical Theatre production features two casts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Seventy-six cast members and 76 trombones — all a part of El Dorado Musical Theater’s spring production “The Music Man,” will take the stage at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom April 25 through May 11. The award-winning Broadway show takes place in River City, Iowa, where con man Harold Hill breezes into […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Spring fun is in the air

Brittany, 8, Ashlyn, 4 and Hailey Stairs, 11, who are visting from Florida, pose with Peter Cottontail at the Easter Eggstravaganza & Town Center Egg Hunt in El Dorado Hills on Saturday, April 12. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this past weekend’s activities at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Plenty of sunshine inspired families to get out and have fun. Thursday through Sunday, Butler Amusements brought its rides and games out for the Spring Carnival, which benefitted Oak Ridge High School’s basketball program. Saturday morning, children […]

No Comment / April 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community supports Grayson’s fight against leukemia

GRAYSON KLEINKNIGHT, 7, plays with a IiPad at his home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make the […]

No Comment / April 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »