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SWR teaches about tracks and scat

What is that animal you have coming into your back yard at night, leaving its tracks in your flower bed? Who has meandered down the hill in the snow? What is that strange noise you keep hearing?  You see their tracks, hear their calls and find funny little dollops of scat, but do you really […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

People Talk: What makes a good Irish pub?

Asked at Kinnee O’Reilly’s          

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pollock Pines woman missing

Sara Fawcett

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has turned to the public for help in finding a local woman who was last seen on Sept. 23. Sara Fawcett worked at the Placerville Wal-Mart and called in sick on Sept. 22. She was last heard from on on the morning of Sept. 23. According to the Sheriff’s […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom transient a murder suspect

Just before midnight on Saturday, Oct. 1, a Folsom Police officer was driving in the 600 block of East Bidwell Street when he observed a man run across the street in front of his marked patrol car.  When the officer caught up to the suspicious subject a couple of blocks away, the man directed the officer to a […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Irish pub brings pints of fun to EDH

Betsy and Dave Wohler opened Kinnee O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Restaurant in El Dorado Hills last week. The pub opened to rave reviews. Photo by Jeremy Sykes

Two hours after Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub opened to the public on Wednesday, Nathan Truka of Placerville emerged with a smile on his face and confessed, “I’m not sure what a real Irish pub is supposed to be like, but this feels like a good one.” Like Truka, most of us have never been to […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Credit card scams on the rise

There seems to always be another scam to watch out for these days, some are new and some are just rehashed versions of past scams. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has received several calls recently regarding a credit card scam in our area. According to victims, this is how the transaction occurs. Your phone […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Guilty: Mittelman convicted of first-degree murder

MURDER DEFENDANT Steven Howard Mittleman and his attorney, Bob Banning, confer before Judge Proud enters the chambers and the guilty verdict is read. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Steven Howard Mittelman was convicted of the June 2010 first-degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after jurors began their deliberations. A jury of six men and six women found Mittelman, 56, guilty of murdering his ex with a single gunshot to the head on the evening June 17, […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »