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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 »

People Talk: What physical accomplishment are you most proud of?

1 Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit observes Columbus Day

El Dorado Transit will operate on a limited service schedule Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. The limited service schedule will include the following: • Local Saturday Express (Placerville and Pollock Pines) • Sacramento Commuter Route No. 6 AM and PM with service to all Park-and-Ride facilities • Limited Dial-A-Ride El Dorado Transit’s business office will be closed. […]

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

Rolling Hills Middle School hits impressive API score

School celebrates a 20 point gain over last year’s performance index  Rolling Hills Middle School’s Bengal Tigers faculty and students are roaring with pride over the recent release of statewide Academic Performance Index scores that showed the 1,000-student middle school easily surpassed the 900 level for the first time. The state API measures the year-over-year […]

No Comment / September 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »