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Boy drowns in Jenkinson Lake

A 6-year-old boy drowned July 21 in Jenkinson Lake in Sly Park. At about 4 p.m., El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies, sheriff’s marine units, U.S. Forest rangers, a USFS canine unit, local fire departments and a CHP helicopter responded to a report of a missing child in the Bumpy Meadows picnic area, a press release […]

Comments Off / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting gets new judge, new bail

Monday El Dorado County Supervisor Raymond J. Nutting was set to be arraigned on a Grand Jury indictment, which now supersedes the criminal complaint filed on May 24, 2013, with new bail being set in the felony matter in the amount of $20,000. The new judge assigned to the case, the Honorable Timothy S. Buckley, […]

Comments Off / July 23, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man dies in Tahoe plane crash

A single engine airplane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday morning from the South Lake Tahoe airport, killing the pilot and injuring the passenger. Multiple witnesses reported seeing the plane lose altitude after takeoff, a press release stated. The plane banked sharply toward woods to the east of the airport. It crashed into large pine trees […]

Comments Off / July 23, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Orthodontist Johnson climbs mountains while successor Kwong keeps patients smiling

Smiles abound at Dr. Johnson and Dr. Kwong’s orthodontic practice on St. Andrews Drive. A large welcome sign stands over the threshold where the front office staff greets each patient by name. A “mile of smiles” adorns the walls, each photo a time capsule of newly straightened teeth. The bright wheel in the exam area […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Oak Ridge constructing “phenomenal facility”

Oak Ridge's new principal Paul Burke, left, discusses the $4 million gym rennovation project with the foreman. When completed, the gym will house more spectators and include a brand new weight room. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High School staff and students will return this August to the sounds of the school bell and hammers as a construction crew transforms a large portion of the school’s athletic wing into what new Principal Paul Burke calls “a phenomenal athletic facility.” One wall of the large gym has been torn down to bump […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom man takes commission seat, aims to reduce mental illness stigma

Earlier this summer Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Folsom resident John Boyd to a three-year term on the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. The 16-member commission oversees services provided under the Mental Health Services Act. The act was created when voters approved Proposition 63 in November 2004. The Mental Health […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Highway 50 fire singes EDH neighborhood

The 50 Fire started next to eastbound Highway 50 in Folsom and traveled over the southern ridge. The fire was contained without harming homes in the Stonebriar neighborhood of El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Firefighters attacked a fast-spreading grass fire south of Highway 50 at the Folsom-El Dorado County line  Friday afternoon, knocking down the flames that scorched 163 acres in a matter of hours. Friday was another in a series of hot, dry days with light E-NE winds. The temperature was 95 degrees when the fire was reported […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »