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Oak Ridge grad makes the grade at CHP academy

Officer Brian Guthrie

Brian Guthrie of Placerville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He was assigned to duty at the CHP’s Hayward area office. Cadet training included vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, apprehension and arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Training also included traffic control, report […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Testimony: Mittelman said he hugged ex-wife after he shot her

A trio of law enforcement professionals took the stand last Wednesday in an El Dorado County courtroom to offer new information in suspected killer Steven Howard Mittelman’s case. Mittelman, 55, is charged with the first degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman, 63. The victim’s body was discovered June 17, 2010, by sheriff’s deputies in […]

No Comment / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Keep your kitchen sink ‘FOG’ free

Turkey Day is just around the corner, and El Dorado Irrigation District officials encourage you to keep your sink fat-free this holiday season. Throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, people pour the byproducts of cooking down the sink drain. Fats, cooking oils and grease (FOG) can coat and clog pipes and cause sewer […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park visionaries support walkable downtown, green energy

THEY LOVE FOUNTAINS — Steve and Nadine Petty both reach to put their dots on the fountain option. Along with a majority of other dot-stickers, they voted for fountains and sculptures in future Cameron Park parks and public areas. Photo by Roberta Long

If a community is defined by what it is not, you will hear Cameron Park residents say, “We’re not Placerville and we’re not El Dorado Hills.” The community has had a strong sense of identity since Larry and Ruth Cameron purchased the 5,000-acre ranch in the 1950s. The sign on Cameron park Drive says it best, […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Super Scout

Eagle Scout Joshua Michael

HONORED — Joshua Michael, 14, received the rank of Eagle Scout last month after completing an awareness project at the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery. The Scout with Troop 645 in El Dorado Hills installed an information kiosk to increase awareness of the cemetery and the plight of the Negro Hill graves. Joshua also participated in […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Child dies in tragic accident

HunterWEB

RESCUE — A 2-year-old boy died Sunday after his father, driving a pick-up, accidentally backed over him. Emergency responders pronounced Hunter Wilson dead at the scene — the family’s home on Sanford Drive in Rescue — California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark said. William Wilson, 51, was reportedly backing his Ford F-150 into the driveway […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bicyclists zoom over the ‘Big Green Bridge’

BIG GREEN BRIDGE MAKES SHOPPING EASY – Kris Easter, from the Broadstone neighborhood, rides her red Trek with two large baskets to commute to Gold Ridge Elementary School where she works in the office, for recreation and for shopping. Easter was one of the early riders who enjoyed the new bridge on opening day. Photo by Roberta Long

The bicycle and pedestrian bridge that crosses over E. Bidwell Street between Blue Ravine Road and Creekside Drive in Folsom opened Saturday, Nov. 6, in a public ceremony attended by more than 100 bicyclists and walkers. It is the final link in a 16-mile trail that traverses the city from the El Dorado County line […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »