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Murder mystery

Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder last week but details remain scarce. Eric Mehlmauer, 57, was arrested on Jan. 15; Ronald Garcia, 53, and Brian Daly, 31, were arrested on Jan. 16. They are currently in El Dorado County Jail in Placerville and being held without bail. El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Tom Murdoch […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope asks for haunting help

Hands4Hope is in the process of determining whether to move forward with a 2015 Haunted House. The local nonprofit dedicated to developing youth leadership and community involvement through service learning and community outreach has created and hosted a haunted house nearly every year in El Dorado Hills Town Center since 2010. The Haunted House is […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Alaina Baxter

Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Dr. David Roth poses with Rolling Hills Middle School Principal Debbie Bowers, Rotary Student of the Month Alaina Baxter, proud mom Patti Baxter, teacher Helen Brissenden and Alaina's twin sister Carina Baxter, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rolling Hills Middle School eighth-grader Alaina Baxter continued a family tradition — receiving a Rotary Student of the Month award just as her mother had done years earlier. The 13-year-old was honored at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting Wednesday. Principal Debbie Bowers called Alaina “service oriented.” One of Alaina’s favorite school projects […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 8-14

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bad influence Jan. 8: Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly gave marijuana to minors and smoked with them at a Valley View Parkway residence. Burgled Jan. 8: Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Rimini Way. Fight Jan. 9: Deputies responded to a […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Training today leads to faster, safer rescues tomorrow

After removing the door using the jaws of life and peeling back the roof, firefighters use their equipment to lift the dash, simulating that a victim's legs are trapped underneath it. Village Life photo by Noel Satck

In about an hour, El Dorado Hills firefighters turned a Ford station wagon into a real fixer-upper. The “firefighter tested and approved” vehicle suffered busted windows, dinged and removed doors, a choppy convertible conversion and charred seats — all in the name of training as firefighters and this Village Life editor tested their skills and re-familiarized […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH, Latrobe fire districts make it official

ON THE JOB — Latrobe-based firefighters were pinned at Saturday's ceremony. Left to right: Matthew Colgan, Sean Bates, Eric Haydt, Mark Jukes, Laurel Soekland and David Cope. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A special Jan. 10 ceremony and open house solidified the Latrobe Fire Protection District’s annexation into the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. The long-awaited celebration at Latrobe’s Station 91 followed years of long discussions, compromises and late nights during which board members from both districts, along with fire chiefs and many others, hammered out a deal to ensure […]

Comments Off / January 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vigil celebrates Khrista Ibarolle’s life

Crystal Wilson, a member of Rolling Hills Church, left, reads a message on her phone from Khrista Ibarolle's family in South Dakota to mourners at a candlelight vigil held at 39 Handles Sunday night. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Friends and supporters held a vigil for Khrista Ibarolle Sunday evening. They gathered at 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills, the bar Ibarolle was leaving when she was allegedly murdered by Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland, who reportedly tied to carjack Ibarolle and her friend Kesha Patrice. The well-attended candlelight vigil was organized by nearby […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »