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UPDATED: Woman killed in EDH; suspect arrainged

Anderson Swift

An El Dorado Hills woman died after an apparent robbery gone wrong outside 36 Handles Irish Pub shortly after midnight on Jan. 7. Shooting suspect Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland is being held in the El Dorado County Jail without bail. He was arraigned on multiple charges, including murder, Friday. Swift allegedly tried to rob Khrista Ibarolle, […]

2 Comments / January 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes begin year with budget woes, data shortcomings

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors greeted the new year with a large measure of concern over the county’s finances. To make matters worse, the actual data are somewhat clouded and difficult to ascertain because of old computer systems and programs that cannot provide real-time information. During a scheduled budget update at the board’s […]

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Grace Foundation animals caught in limbo, county paying bill

Animal Services and volunteers are now caring for about 50 horses and several other animals that were in the Care of the Grace Foundation when the animal rescue organization closed last year. Village Life file photo by Noel Stack

Since the Grace Foundation’s land lease was terminated Nov. 20, El Dorado County Animal Services has taken custody of 90 horses and other livestock, including several goats, pigs and chicken, that made their home at the 600-acre equine therapy and animal rescue ranch off Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills. While a county is responsible for animals […]

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CSD pavilion needs new roof; options weighed

The 25-year-old EDHCSD pavilion's roof started leaking during the last storm. Staff say patching it up isn't going to work anymore; it needs to be replaced. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Heavy rains in December were the last straw for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion’s roof. Despite a recent interior makeover, the 25-year-old roof needs to be replaced before more heavy rains, according to Parks Facilities Supervisor Kent Malonson. At last Thursday’s monthly Board of Directors meeting, Malonson requested a funding transfer of […]

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EDH resident earns top CSLB job

Cindi Christenson

El Dorado Hills resident Cindi Christenson, 57, is the newly promoted Registrar of Contractors of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). The Contractors State License Board is one of 40 bureaus, boards or commissions under the Department of Consumer Affairs. It is responsible for the licensing and regulating of 285,000 licensed contractors statewide, 2,540 of […]

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Friends remember Khrista

Khrista Ibarolle

Khrista Ibarolle was a people person. “She was the kindest person, she would do anything for others,” said Marina Texeira, owner of the Torch Club in Sacramento, where Ibarolle frequented. “That’s the irony.” Ibarolle was allegedly killed during a carjacking just after midnight on Jan. 7 in the parking lot of the 36 Handles Pub […]

2 Comments / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Swift arraigned on murder charge

Accused killer Anderson Swift enters an El Dorado County courtroom Friday for an arraignment. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

The man accused of murdering a woman during a carjacking in El Dorado Hills was arraigned Friday afternoon. Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland, was arraigned in Department 7 by Judge Dylan Sullivan. After being appointed by the Public Defender’s Office as Swift’s counsel, attorney Mark Ralphs entered a not guilty plea to all seven counts and […]

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