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New investigator position to focus on elder abuse

Sheriff John D’Agostini recently announced the addition of a new investigator position that will be added to the sheriff’s detective bureau. This new position will solely be used to investigate elder abuse and financial crimes. There is a large population of elderly citizens residing within El Dorado County. The county’s elderly population is 31.62 percent […]

1 Comment / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County residents improving reading, health and financial literacy

SACRAMENTO – Three projects funded by United Way California Capital Region are making significant differences in the lives of hundreds of El Dorado County residents, CEO Steve Heath said during a recent town hall meeting in Placerville. “We are working with several partner nonprofits to produce measurable results on issues of vital importance to El […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Community Vision Coalition celebrates exceptional young people

Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, left, and coalition coordinator Raeann Jones, right, pose with Youth Star Award winner McKenzie Jones, Raeanne's daughter. In addition to receiving an award, McKenzie helped serve the awards banquet's delicious dinner Friday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Celebrating young people seemed more important than ever Friday night at the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s annual Youth Star Awards. In the wake of what happened across the country in Connecticut, a lengthy moment of silence opened the ceremony at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. Vision Coalition Board President Roger Taylor […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Watchman

John Mansker started the Neighborhood Watch program in Ridgeview Village and also improved the community's signs. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

John Mansker had the perfect tool when recruiting people for the Ridgeview Village Neighborhood Watch program — his Australian shepherd Lucy. He and his dog-loving neighbors regularly walk their pooches in Ridgeview Park. It’s where the Neighborhood Watch idea was born about two years ago, thanks to friend Ginna Geren, and where Mansker started recruiting […]

3 Comments / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Work out this mystery Dec. 5: An Oak Ridge High School student reported his iPhone stolen from his PE locker. Deputies have no suspects or leads. Beer run Dec. 5: A caterer reported beer stolen from her truck parked on Raleigh Way. Busted Dec. […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Seniors tinker with toys

Peter White, far right, talks about his toy collection of pre-World War II wind-ups during an El Dorado Hills Senior Center event. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fond memories of zipping up and down the street on a bicycle, playing with dolls and enjoying pretend tea brought smiles to local seniors’ faces Tuesday as toy collector Peter White gave a presentation at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. White, proprietor of White House Railway and Trading Co. in Fair Oaks, showed off pre-World […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mik’ names picks

Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco won his District 1 seat in the June primary, giving him ample time to decide on an administrative assistant and fill a couple dozen appointments that go with the job. He named former manufacturing executive Michelle Elliston, 45, as administrative assistant and also announced Rich Stewart, 53, as his choice for the […]

Comments Off / December 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »