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Supes OK fee refunds

It won’t be this month and probably won’t be next month, but one of these days some El Dorado County residents will get a check from the county as a refund for fees they paid back when the county and Sheriff’s Department planned to build a substation in the El Dorado Hills/Cameron Park area. The plan was shelved […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 21-27

The following information comes from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 21 3:07 p.m. A laptop was reported stolen from a Cabrito Drive home. 9:02 p.m. A man told deputies three men pushed him during an altercation on Town Center Boulevard. July 22 9:30 a.m. Mail theft was reported on Rimini Way. 9:44 a.m. Mail theft […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Couple celebrates two milestones

Ed and Bernice Salata recently celebrated their 90th birthdays and will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this fall. Village Life photo Nicholas Trylovich

It was April 1946 and Edward Salata had just been honorably discharged from the Navy. He served in both the Pacific and Europe during World War II and was in the third wave of soldiers to storm the beaches in Normandy, one day before his 18th birthday. “I always remember my birthday,” Ed said. “June […]

2 Comments / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Busy Bees get passports to explore

Cailin Keegan, left, and Giulianna Kisling learn to use chopsticks at one station earlier this year as part of Busy Bees Preschool's new Early Explorers enrichment program. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Busy Bees Preschool in El Dorado Hills is going beyond ABCs and 123s, offering young students the chance to travel the globe and learn about the food, language and cultures of other countries. The Early Explorers pre-kindergarten enrichment program is open to children who will be 4 years old by December. They may attend three-day-a-week preschool programs […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family hosts blood drive as a ‘thank you’

The Beckett family sustained injuries after a head-on collision in June. Pictured in Sharon's hospital room are Good Samaritan Kaela Hererra, daughter Sarah Beckett and husband Matt Beckett. Courtesy photo

Two months ago Sarah Beckett, 14,  graduated eighth grade. On June 3 she and her parents, El Dorado Hills residents Matt and Sharon Beckett, headed to the coast to camp. “We were trying to enjoy summer; we were headed to Fort Bragg,” said Matt, 44. The family was on Highway 20, west of Willets, when […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Murder suspect in court: ‘I killed her’

Murder suspect Roy Roth, right, confers with his defense attorney, Susan Gellman in an earlier court appearance. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

During an emotional hearing Monday Roy Allen Roth confessed to murdering his wife. Crying as he read a letter in El Dorado County Superior Court in front of his family, Roth admitted that during their 30-year marriage he and Deborah fought a lot and he “snapped.” “On Tuesday, March 31, she accused me of sleeping […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: July 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 1 3:50 a.m. Deputies arrested a 24-year-old man on Cameron Park Drive after reportedly finding him in possession of methamphetamine and brass knuckles. 11:02 a.m. A petty theft was reported on Deer Trail Lane. July 2 9:51 a.m. Deputies arrested two women, ages 57 […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »