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Officers who cracked Mittelman case honored

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England and Det. Sgt. Tom Hoagland honor Det. Paul Hadjes, Det. Mike Lensing, deputy Steven Fulton and Det. Ken Barber, left to right, as the club's Officers of the Year. Not pictured, deputy Simon Brown. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

They said it was a suicide. It wasn’t. Shortly after arriving at the home of victim Valerie Rita Mittelman in June 2010, El Dorado County sheriff’s officers knew things weren’t right and an investigation began that ended with Steven Howard Mittelman’s first-degree murder conviction earlier this year. Wednesday, the five key players in the investigation — […]

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Road construction almost wrapped up

Drivers head down the newly paved and complDrivers head down the newly paved and widened El Dorado Hills Boulevard/Latrobe Road. Construction on this project, which included work on the local roadway and Highway 50, will wrap up before the end of the year. Village Life photo by Shelly Thoreneetely opened El Dorado Hills Boulevard/Latrobe Road. Construction on this project, which included work on the local roadway and Highway 50, will wrap up before the end of the year. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The El Dorado County Department of Transportation and its contractor, Nehemiah Construction, have a Christmas present for El Dorado Hills residents — no more road construction. That’s right. By the end of the year drivers won’t see any orange cones or lane closures … at least not near the Highway 50/Latrobe Road intersection. “We just […]

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Tour beautiful ‘Homes for the Holidays’

Santa greets visitors to the home of Debra Bogowitz in El Dorado Hills. Bogowitz' home and five others are on the Assistance League of the Sierra Foothills' Homes for the Holidays tour. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Can you imagine decorating your home for Christmas in September? Debra Bogowitz can. When the leaves change color in her El Dorado Hills neighborhood the local business owner pulls out the decorations — a garage almost full of them — and begins to turn her home into a holiday wonderland. This year everyone will get […]

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‘Tis the season … for giving

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While you’re out shopping for Uncle Lou and Granny, why not pick up a toy for a child in need? For the first time Remi Vista Inc. Youth and Family Services in El Dorado Hills is holding a toy drive for the displaced children the organization serves. “There’s such a need,” said Gina Downing, Remi […]

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El Dorado Hills Community Vision honors youth

The annual Youth STAR Awards, sponsored by of El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. The ceremony will include a formal banquet for 150 guests to recognize local youth for their outstanding contributions to community […]

No Comment / November 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Experience holiday magic at Town Center

The holiday season officially kicks off in El Dorado Hills Town Center with a full calendar of community events to celebrate the season. “We are officially rolling out the red carpet on Nov. 26 with a visit from Santa and our annual holiday tree lighting,” said Natalie Buerki of El Dorado Hills Town Center. “This […]

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Cartoonist coming to Democrat office

Rubes cartoonist Leigh Rubin will appear at the Mountain Democrat 6:30p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. This is Rubin’s second appearance at the Mountain Democrat, who proved a popular and entertaining speaker last year for more than an audience of more than 100. Rubin began his cartooning career in 1978 by establishing his own greeting card company, […]

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