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Food Bank of El Dorado County announces Holiday Outreach 2011

DIAMOND SPRINGS — Food Bank of El Dorado County has announced details for its 2011 Holiday Outreach event. This annual outreach provides the fresh resources for a complete holiday meal to over one thousand families from right here in El Dorado County who may otherwise go without during the holiday season. The 2011 Holiday Outreach presented […]

No Comment / December 08, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Christmas tree safety tips

CAMINO — “Christmas trees cause approximately 240 house fires each year in this country resulting in $16.7 million dollars in direct property loss. Although these types of fires are not common, when they occur they are costly and often deadly,” cautions Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan. “Electrical problems caused one-third of these fires so check […]

No Comment / December 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burglary suspects arrested in armed incident

Two burglary suspects were arrested Tuesday evening in an incident that involved residents in the North Shingle Road area reporting a man armed with a rifle terrorizing the neighborhood. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Central Dispatch received a call of a robbery that just occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the Sleepy Hollow residential area. A […]

No Comment / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Keegan Swinney remembered as a ‘big ray of sunshine’

A photo of Keegan Swinney with his trademark smile greeted mourners at his memorial Tuesday at Silva Valley Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Keegan Swinney loved scary movie night with his family, was always eager for a snack at school (even gluten-free crackers) and had an infectious smile. These memories and so much more were shared at the memorial service held for the 10-year-old Tuesday afternoon at Silva Valley Elementary in El Dorado Hills. Students, teachers, parents and […]

No Comment / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hamlin denied parole

The El Dorado Hills attorney who terrorized his wife and children will spend at least 10 more years behind bars. The California Board of Parole Hearings denied parole for Richard Hamlin, who is currently serving his sentence at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga. Richard’s ex-wife Susan and their four children strongly opposed his parole. “We […]

5 Comments / December 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Family, community mourn loss of Keegan Swinney

Gifts left at the painted rock pay tribute to young Keegan Swinney, who died last week after a friend accidentally shot him with a pellet gun. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

By Noel Stack and Jim Ratajczak Ten-year-old Keegan Swinney died last week after a tragic pellet gun shooting accident near his home in El Dorado Hills. The Silva Valley Elementary School student, who was shot in the chest by a 10-year-old friend, made it back to his Waterman Court home before collapsing. Family members administered […]

No Comment / December 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pressure to bring back Skeel intensifies

Plot thickens with reinstatement petition, recall meeting and dissension on board   El Dorado Hills residents frustrated with stalled negotiations to reinstate Community Services District General Manager John Skeel, who’s now spent more time on paid leave than he did working, have begun taking matters into their own hands. An online petition calling for Skeel’s immediate […]

3 Comments / December 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »