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Mittelman murder trial: Living dynamic explored; stories change

Jilted and broke, Valerie Rita Mittelman called her ex-husband and pleaded for financial help in November 2008. By Thanksgiving that year, she traded her life in Georgia for a tiny El Dorado Hills apartment occupied by Steven Howard Mittelman and then-wife, Gail. Valerie worked tirelessly at Mittelman’s Placerville liquor store, taking home $30 a week […]

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Promontory fire burns an acre

Dry grass is scorched on a Promontory hillside. The cause of last week's fire is under investigation. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Sirens woke Promontory residents late Thursday night, Sept 22, as El Dorado Hills and Folsom fire engines responded to a grass fire that consumed an acre of dry grass at 4547 Carmen Drive. ]The fire worried neighbors but never threatened any structures, according to El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Brad Ballenger, who said the fire started […]

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People Talk: What physical accomplishment are you most proud of?

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Caltrans, CHP team up to protect workers

SACRAMENTO — Concerned about a spike in highway worker deaths, the California Department of Transportation has partnered with the California Highway Patrol to provide enhanced speed and DUI enforcement in highway construction and maintenance zones across California. Four Caltrans workers have died in traffic-related incidents in the last year. Three of them were killed within 48 days, during May and […]

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El Dorado Transit observes Columbus Day

El Dorado Transit will operate on a limited service schedule Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. The limited service schedule will include the following: • Local Saturday Express (Placerville and Pollock Pines) • Sacramento Commuter Route No. 6 AM and PM with service to all Park-and-Ride facilities • Limited Dial-A-Ride El Dorado Transit’s business office will be closed. […]

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Dog park funding

The El Dorado Dog Owners Guild is sponsoring the planned El Dorado Hills dog park and another in Cameron Park. EDDOG members are actively raising funds to pay for the parks. Thus far they’ve raised $53,000 of the estimated $200,000 cost of the El Dorado Hills dog park, according to their website: eddog.com. The El […]

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CSD approves park environmental update

Community Park Master Plan

Dog park, basketball court, playgrounds and bathrooms in latest master plan update The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors adopted an update to the Community Park’s 2002 environmental report during a special board meeting and hearing last week, a prerequisite for future improvements to the park, most notably a dog park. The Community […]

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