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Folsom transient a murder suspect

Just before midnight on Saturday, Oct. 1, a Folsom Police officer was driving in the 600 block of East Bidwell Street when he observed a man run across the street in front of his marked patrol car.  When the officer caught up to the suspicious subject a couple of blocks away, the man directed the officer to a […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The Knightly News

Supervisor John Knight

Roads matter  By John Knight Most residents of El Dorado County care about public safety, sheriff and fire services. Besides these services, most residents of El Dorado County are very concerned about traffic. I was first elected as District 1 supervisor in 2009 and I receive more calls and concerns about traffic congestion, construction and […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Credit card scams on the rise

There seems to always be another scam to watch out for these days, some are new and some are just rehashed versions of past scams. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has received several calls recently regarding a credit card scam in our area. According to victims, this is how the transaction occurs. Your phone […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mittelman trial: Ex-wife’s slaying manslaughter, attorney says

Steven Howard Mittelman always wanted to be a father. Wife Valerie, already with children from a previous relationship, was against the idea of starting a family with a husband eight years her junior. Only several years after the fact did Mittelman learn that Valerie, in 1979, had an abortion while they were still a couple. […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Planning to evacuate: Are you set to go?

CAMINO — “Maybe it’s a wildfire or maybe it’s some other type of disaster or incident that results in an area wide evacuation, either way you and your entire family should be prepared to evacuate in as little as five or 10 minutes” Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan said. “Preparing now to […]

No Comment / September 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mittelman murder trial: Living dynamic explored; stories change

Jilted and broke, Valerie Rita Mittelman called her ex-husband and pleaded for financial help in November 2008. By Thanksgiving that year, she traded her life in Georgia for a tiny El Dorado Hills apartment occupied by Steven Howard Mittelman and then-wife, Gail. Valerie worked tirelessly at Mittelman’s Placerville liquor store, taking home $30 a week […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Promontory fire burns an acre

Dry grass is scorched on a Promontory hillside. The cause of last week's fire is under investigation. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Sirens woke Promontory residents late Thursday night, Sept 22, as El Dorado Hills and Folsom fire engines responded to a grass fire that consumed an acre of dry grass at 4547 Carmen Drive. ]The fire worried neighbors but never threatened any structures, according to El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Brad Ballenger, who said the fire started […]

2 Comments / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »