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Congratulations graduates!

Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge and Ponderosa high school’s seniors and their families celebrated graduation this past weekend. Village Life wishes each and every graduate the best of luck!          

No Comment / May 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos | Read More »

Folsom Asst. City Attorney Wang trades public service for military service

SHIPPING OUT — Assistant city attorney Steven Wang will have to postpone bicycling on Folsom's trail with boss Bruce Cline until next summer when he returns from serving in Afghanistan. Photo by Roberta Long

  FOLSOM — Assistant city attorney Steve Wang will exchange his signature white-collar dress shirts and suspenders for desert cammies on June 1, when leaves his legal duties for a 400-day tour in Afghanistan. Looking at his calendar, he said he’ll just miss the 2012 Folsom Pro Rodeo. “I’ll be back July 5.”   Capt. […]

No Comment / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver Murder trial postponed

MURDER DEFENDANT Steven Colver, left, and his defense attorney Dain Weiner, walk toward the courtroom Tuesday morning in Placerville's Superior Court. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

What had been the most anticipated day of the Steven “Boston” Colver murder trial took an unexpected turn Thursday when testimony was postponed for unspecified reasons. Colver, 21, is accused of stabbing the mother of 16-year-old Tylar Marie Witt, his former girlfriend, in June 2009. Last year, Tylar Witt pleaded guilty to her mother’s first-degree […]

No Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family ties: Genealogy search stirs up memories

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Founding member of the El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society Trevor Thomas recently made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He volunteered to dig into my family past in exchange for a little publicity about the society’s monthly mentoring sessions. My mother’s side of the family hails from rural Tennessee and is full of interesting characters […]

3 Comments / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

War stories: Grinnell wins, then loses Silver Star

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  This is the second part of Dick Grinnell’s story he shared with Village Life. The first part was published on May 25 and can be found on villagelife.com. Last week we met 75-year-old former U.S. Marine Dick Grinnell, who used a fake birth certificate to enlist at age 16 in 1952, during the Korean […]

1 Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

All for Mom: Kids, community supports EDH woman

FAMILY MATTERS — Priscilla Jensen, Abi Jensen, Chris Jensen, McKenna Saxton, back row left to right, and Lola Jensen, Julie Jensen and Rachel Campbell rallied Saturday to raise money for Julie, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, May 21, Julie Jensen’s five determined children — Lola Jensen, 6; Priscilla Jensen, 10; Abi Jensen, 12; McKenna Saxton, 16; and Scott Saxton, 19 —held a “Please Help Our Mom” community yard sale fundraiser to help pay for their mom’s promising stem cell treatment in Panama. The procedure is very expensive and not covered […]

No Comment / May 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos | Read More »

Gravestones to be removed; process unclear

HEAVY LOAD — Larry Ealem, of Stockton, member of Black African American Association and Mike Contreras, owner of Stockton Monuments, carry a sample replacement tombstone after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Racially offensive grave markers that have been in place since 1954 will be removed from the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery at the west end of El Dorado County. Who will do the work, when it will be done and how the ugly chapter in history will be closed are questions yet to be answered. The […]

No Comment / May 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »