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Compassion grows in Holy Trinity garden

Holy Trinity School elementary students Matthew Janicki, 7, of Cameron Park, Rachel Harvey, 8, of Cameron Park and Solita Miller, 7 1/2, of El Dorado Hills, left to right, enjoy looking at the pumpkins growing in their new school garden. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Holy Trinity School students gathered amongst squash, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, herbs and Biblical plants like bay and artichokes to officially dedicate their school garden Tuesday. Principal Trisha Uhrhammer said she’s advocated for the garden since taking her leadership role at the El Dorado Hills school. “I realized some children never had any experience in a […]

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

Mittelman trial: Ex-wife’s slaying manslaughter, attorney says

Steven Howard Mittelman always wanted to be a father. Wife Valerie, already with children from a previous relationship, was against the idea of starting a family with a husband eight years her junior. Only several years after the fact did Mittelman learn that Valerie, in 1979, had an abortion while they were still a couple. […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Where there’s smoke there’s fire

CAMINO — “There is no getting around it, smoke alarms save lives. It is your first line of defense in a structure fire. Fifty-one percent of residential structure fires resulting in a fire death occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and 55 percent of these deaths occur in the bedroom so it is critical […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Waste Connections hits it straight for charity

SACRAMENTO — Waste Connections Inc. sponsored and helped fundraise $145,000 during Sierra Forever Families’ seventh annual Golf Classic for Kids tournament at Serrano Country Club on Sept. 12. The funds raised during this year’s tournament will help more than 20 children living in foster care find permanent placements with loving families. This success of the […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Mittelman trial: Former flame called to testify; prosecution rests

ACCUSED MURDERER Steven Mittelman, right, talks with his attorney Robert Banning before proceedings Tuesday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Needing an escape from the two women in his life, Steven Howard Mittelman sought out a third. It had been more than 30 years since Mittelman last spoke to Judy Fuellenbach, but when the stresses of his home and work lives became too much, Mittelman tracked his former lover down. “He wanted to be free,” […]

No Comment / September 27, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Planning to evacuate: Are you set to go?

CAMINO — “Maybe it’s a wildfire or maybe it’s some other type of disaster or incident that results in an area wide evacuation, either way you and your entire family should be prepared to evacuate in as little as five or 10 minutes” Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan said. “Preparing now to […]

No Comment / September 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »