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127-year-old family Bible comes home

Richard Castile, 81, conjectures about how his grandfather’s 127-year-old family Bible ended up discarded as trash on the curb in an affluent San Francisco neighborhood more than 30 years ago. Former San Francisco sanitation worker Peter Ferraro, not pictured, saved the Bible from the landfill in the 1980s and later retired to El Dorado Hills. He recently asked El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society President Trevor Thomas, seated at right, to find the ornate old Bible’s rightful home. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Lost books are commonplace at the El Dorado Hills Library, but the one Peter Ferraro brought in recently was something altogether new, if a huge 127-year old Bible can be called new. The former San Francisco sanitation worker pulled the old Bible from the trash back in the 1980s and thought it was time to […]

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Driver dies in solo wreck

A solo vehicle accident left a 22-year-old dead in El Dorado Hills early Friday morning. Ashley Culver of Shingle Springs was driving a 1997 Pontiac heading eastbound on Highway 50 at the Bass Lake Road at 2:05 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway, said CHP Officer Frank Rodriquez. The car launched into the air […]

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Odyssey team heading to world stage

Oak Ridge's Odyssey of the Mind team is Michgan-bound. Back row: AJ Ives, Sam Schmall, Sam Miller; front row: Sue Lippuner, Calvin Phen, Anna Lippuner, Daniel Fong, Miranda Miller and Jim Miller. Photo by Jule Samrick

They’ve done the work and now the seven-member Oak Ridge High School Odyssey of the Mind needs help getting to the world finals in Michigan. The international, creative problem-solving competition has been a part of millions of kids’ lives from kindergarten through college for the past 25 years. Students are asked to solve an age-appropriate […]

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Interested in public service? Become a grand juror

The opportunity for citizens to take part in the 2013-14 El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government close to and responsible to all of the county’s citizens. Applicants must be Untied States citizens, […]

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May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month

“It’s that time of year to thank all of the foster care families in El Dorado County,” said Jayle Goucher, manager of the El Dorado County Foster Family Home Licensing Program. “Foster parents provide a critical role for children in our community who have been displaced from their homes because of neglect or abuse. These […]

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Hands4Hope feeds hungry crowd ready to give back

This year the Hands4Hope Youth Board recently hosted its second annual spaghetti feed fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hands4Hope charities. The evening was a major success, raising nearly $3,000.  About 175 people enjoyed a delicious spaghetti dinner served by the board members. “The youth board did an amazing job getting food donations, […]

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Eagle Scout Grant Snyder designs perfect project

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Grant Snyder of El Dorado Hills earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  Grant’s Court of Honor was held at Bertelsen Park on Aug. 11, 2012. Grant began scouting in first grade, starting as a Tiger Cub in Pack 789 in Gilroy. After moving to El Dorado Hills in 2002, Grant joined Cub Scout Pack 454 […]

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