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Cars add extra glitz at Sienna

THIS LAMBORGHINI got a lot of attention from spectators at the Concours Raduno at Sienna. Dozens of classic and classy cars were on display. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Dozens of cars, from the classic Cadillac to the top-of-the-line Porche, filled the parking lot at La Borgota shopping center Tuesday evening as Sienna Restaurant hosted the Concours Raduno at Sienna. In addition to the cars, the evening included a fashion show by Runway Boutique in El Dorado Hills, wine tasting, appetizers and live music performed by The Rhythm […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver trial: Prosecution gives closing argument

Steven Colver walks toward the Main Street courthouse elevator Tuesday during a break in his murder trial.

As gruesome crime scene photos of Joanne Witt’s lifeless body were displayed for jurors, El Dorado County deputy district attorney Lisette Suder called the slain 47-year-old single mother the most important witness in the murder case against Steven “Boston” Colver. “Joanne is the silent witness to the truth because it’s through her death that (she) […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Holy Trinity students get their hands dirty

WATCH IT GROW — Holy Trinity students, parents, volunteers and garden sponsors planted vegetables, herbs and flowers in their new garden. The produce will be donated to The Upper Room. Courtesy photo

The Holy Trinity Parish Garden, a joint effort by the Human Concerns and School Ministries, was planted early in the morning of June 13 with the help of more than 18 school ministry children. The garden built by parish volunteers and will be tended by the School Ministry children, who will follow a garden curriculum […]

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An end in sight

MAKING PLANS — DOT's Thor Larsen, construction inspector Scott Goodwin and operator Rob Manwaring discuss plans to repair a soft spot in the new eastbound El Dorado Hills Boulevard/Latrobe Road offramp's road bed. Crews shut down the offramp over the weekend so they could rebuild it. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Highway 50 construction to wrap up this year Just one more summer — that’s all construction crews working on the Highway 50 carpool lanes project in El Dorado Hills need to get the job done. “Their patience is sincerely appreciated,” said John Kahling, deputy director of the El Dorado County Department of Transportation’s Construction division, […]

No Comment / June 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope launches care package drive

HANDS4HOPE volunteer Adnrew Bassett helps make promotional items for the group's care package drive at Town Center. Courtesy photo

To celebrate Independence Day and the men and women fighting for our freedom, the hard-working youth volunteers in Hands4Hope-Youth Making A Difference are gearing up for the Soldier Care Package Drive. The event begins June 13 and runs through July 4. Items needed include black crew socks, individual toothbrushes, dental floss, beef jerkey, non-aerosol & […]

No Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver: Tylar ‘did it for us’

STEVEN COLVER, seen here with attorney Dain Weiner, took the stand at his murder trial.

After three weeks of attorneys telling and re-telling the story of Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt, Colver was finally called to the witness stand Thursday to testify in his own defense. Colver, 21, told jurors that Tylar, his then 14-year-old girlfriend, called him to the house she and her mother shared on the […]

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Colver trial: Attorneys debate DNA evidence

DEFENSE ATTORNEY Dain Weiner, left, enters court with attorney Robert Blasier and defendant Steven Colver, behind. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Attorneys in the Steven “Boston” Colver murder trial spent much of Wednesday and Thursday arguing over DNA evidence that could be used by jurors to link the defendant to the murder of El Dorado Hills woman Joanne Witt. Deanna Kacer, a senior criminologist with the state’s Department of Justice, testified Wednesday that male DNA was […]

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