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Smoker’s helpline offers free nicotine patches

El Dorado County smokers may, for a limited time, receive free nicotine patches through the California Smokers’ Helpline, 1-800-NO-BUTTS. Eligible smokers who call the helpline and enroll in the free telephone-based program for quitting will receive a free two-week starter kit of patches, while supplies last. “This is certainly a great opportunity for someone who […]

No Comment / August 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Michael Foster

Michael Foster

Air National Guard Airman Michael H. Foster graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What makes a good summer family event?

Asked by Mike Roberts at Saturday in the Park Amanda Clemens, Cameron Park “€œIt’s free, and we have all the local businesses out here. The music is good, and there’s a lot of free stuff, plus kids’ activities. It’s Saturday night in the park.” Michael Kujawa, 11, El Dorado Hills “Games. I like it when […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel to defend himself to board

John Skeel

Both sides say they want public present El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s embattled General Manager John Skeel will get a chance to defend himself in front of the CSD’s Board of Directors and the public at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 23. Earlier this month the board delivered a formal “statement of charges” to Skeel, alleging that he […]

3 Comments / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Witt, Colver sentenced

More than two years after Joanne Witt was discovered brutally murdered in her home, star-crossed lovers Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt were sentenced Friday afternoon for killing the El Dorado Hills single mom. Before a packed courtroom, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud sentenced Colver, 21, to life in prison […]

1 Comment / August 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

PG&E reminds everyone to call before they dig

This Aug. 11 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reminds customers to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every three minutes nationwide, an underground utility line is damaged during a digging project. These accidents can happen in a resident’s back yard, not just on heavy construction projects. Striking a […]

No Comment / August 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No one does it like Lucy

THE OFFICIAL "LUCY" waves to her fans during the Lucy Fest parade. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

JAMESTOWN, NY — Not much happens in Jamestown anymore. Empty storefronts and a boarded-up train station tell the story of a city long-passed its prime. But in early August the community came to life with red-headed fury as thousands gathered to celebrate Lucille Ball’s 100th Birthday. “I Love Lucy” still reaches millions of television viewers […]

2 Comments / August 10, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »