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Man killed on Green Valley Road

The early shift of barbers at World Famous Barber Jon’s on Green Valley Road first heard then witnessed the outcome of a fatal traffic accident on the morning of Oct. 16. Greg Benson, 52, was crossing Green Valley Road on foot, south to north, roughly 150 feet east of the barbershop when he was struck […]

3 Comments / October 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation takes in neglected, pregnant horses

PREGNANT AND ABUSED — The mare named “Friday” was visibly pregnant when she arrived at the Grace Foundation in April from Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville. Veterinarians at Grace have since found that an estimated 17 other mares from the 56 abused horses recovered from the derelict ranch are pregnant. Sadly, Friday experienced complications giving birth and her foal did not survive.

She hates to do it, but Grace Foundation Director Beth DeCaprio is asking for help. Her El Dorado Hills-based animal rescue and rehab organization has accepted 56 starving and abused horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch of Susanville. At least 18 of the recovering horses are pregnant. “This case has truly haunted us,” DeCaprio […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High school district welcomes public comment on proposed student calendars

The El Dorado Union High School District is in the process of developing its student calendars for 2012–13 and 2013–14 school years, in cooperation with input from district management, district principals, district bargaining groups, and elementary and middle school superintendents. A number of critical assumptions have been used as the basis for developing the school calendar: […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

People Talk: Which Republican presidential candidate do you like?

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trick or Treat safety tips

CAMINO – “Whatever time of year it is, safety is our number one concern. Preventing an injury or illness before it happens maybe difficult to measure as far as statistics go, but it is everyone’s primary mission, especially when it comes to children,” said Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan. “Halloween is an enchanting […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County annual tax sale set

C. L. Raffety, El Dorado County treasurer and tax collector reports that the county’s auction of tax defaulted property is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Board Room (Building A) at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. Prominent on the list of properties up for bid this year are approximately […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Racist headstones finally replaced

FOLSOM PRISON INMATE Derrick Bonar, 26, places a 90-pound grave marker with fellow inmates Steve Abujen, 50, left, and Larry Plummer, 60, right, Wednesday at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetary. Village Life  photo by Krysten Kellum

Truth and a measure of justice were served Wednesday when the last of three dozen new gravestones were installed at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery. The project helps close a controversial chapter in race relations, government insensitivity and ignorant foul play. In 1954 the Army Corps of Engineers dug up the remains of hundreds of bodies […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »