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Don’t get caught with your boots off

Colder winter weather is coming and El Dorado County health officials are asking residents to take steps to prepare. “By planning ahead, before the cold weather arrives, individuals can ensure that their home, loved ones and pets are protected,” said Kristine Oase Guth with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. According to […]

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Children treated to shopping spree, breakfast

JUST MY SIZE! - Joseff Johnson, 11, of Placerville holds up a 49er's jersey to check the size while shopping with Big Brother Glen Ingram of Diamond Springs. More than 170 children were treated to a Target shopping spree and Rotary pancake breakfast during the Snowball Holiday Shopping event Saturday morning in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Christmas came early for more than 170 children Saturday morning. Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County hosted its annual Snowball Holiday Shopping event at the El Dorado Hills Target. The children, teamed up with a volunteer, shopped for toys, clothes and other goodies thanks to donations from El Dorado Disposal, the Steers family […]

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New investigator position to focus on elder abuse

Sheriff John D’Agostini recently announced the addition of a new investigator position that will be added to the sheriff’s detective bureau. This new position will solely be used to investigate elder abuse and financial crimes. There is a large population of elderly citizens residing within El Dorado County. The county’s elderly population is 31.62 percent […]

1 Comment / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County residents improving reading, health and financial literacy

SACRAMENTO – Three projects funded by United Way California Capital Region are making significant differences in the lives of hundreds of El Dorado County residents, CEO Steve Heath said during a recent town hall meeting in Placerville. “We are working with several partner nonprofits to produce measurable results on issues of vital importance to El […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Community Vision Coalition celebrates exceptional young people

Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, left, and coalition coordinator Raeann Jones, right, pose with Youth Star Award winner McKenzie Jones, Raeanne's daughter. In addition to receiving an award, McKenzie helped serve the awards banquet's delicious dinner Friday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Celebrating young people seemed more important than ever Friday night at the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s annual Youth Star Awards. In the wake of what happened across the country in Connecticut, a lengthy moment of silence opened the ceremony at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. Vision Coalition Board President Roger Taylor […]

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The Watchman

John Mansker started the Neighborhood Watch program in Ridgeview Village and also improved the community's signs. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

John Mansker had the perfect tool when recruiting people for the Ridgeview Village Neighborhood Watch program — his Australian shepherd Lucy. He and his dog-loving neighbors regularly walk their pooches in Ridgeview Park. It’s where the Neighborhood Watch idea was born about two years ago, thanks to friend Ginna Geren, and where Mansker started recruiting […]

3 Comments / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Work out this mystery Dec. 5: An Oak Ridge High School student reported his iPhone stolen from his PE locker. Deputies have no suspects or leads. Beer run Dec. 5: A caterer reported beer stolen from her truck parked on Raleigh Way. Busted Dec. […]

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