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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 […]

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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 »

Promontory fire burns an acre

Dry grass is scorched on a Promontory hillside. The cause of last week's fire is under investigation. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Sirens woke Promontory residents late Thursday night, Sept 22, as El Dorado Hills and Folsom fire engines responded to a grass fire that consumed an acre of dry grass at 4547 Carmen Drive. ]The fire worried neighbors but never threatened any structures, according to El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Brad Ballenger, who said the fire started […]

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People Talk: What physical accomplishment are you most proud of?

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Caltrans, CHP team up to protect workers

SACRAMENTO — Concerned about a spike in highway worker deaths, the California Department of Transportation has partnered with the California Highway Patrol to provide enhanced speed and DUI enforcement in highway construction and maintenance zones across California. Four Caltrans workers have died in traffic-related incidents in the last year. Three of them were killed within 48 days, during May and […]

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El Dorado Transit observes Columbus Day

El Dorado Transit will operate on a limited service schedule Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. The limited service schedule will include the following: • Local Saturday Express (Placerville and Pollock Pines) • Sacramento Commuter Route No. 6 AM and PM with service to all Park-and-Ride facilities • Limited Dial-A-Ride El Dorado Transit’s business office will be closed. […]

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