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Credit card scams on the rise

There seems to always be another scam to watch out for these days, some are new and some are just rehashed versions of past scams. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has received several calls recently regarding a credit card scam in our area. According to victims, this is how the transaction occurs. Your phone […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Guilty: Mittelman convicted of first-degree murder

MURDER DEFENDANT Steven Howard Mittleman and his attorney, Bob Banning, confer before Judge Proud enters the chambers and the guilty verdict is read. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Steven Howard Mittelman was convicted of the June 2010 first-degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after jurors began their deliberations. A jury of six men and six women found Mittelman, 56, guilty of murdering his ex with a single gunshot to the head on the evening June 17, […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch Sept. 22-27

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Disconnected Sept. 27: A 58-year-old woman reported that someone stole her cell phone left inside her vehicle parked on Richardson Circle. Dust up Sept. 27: Deputies responded to a fight report on King Edward Drive. Neither of the parties involved desired prosecution. Too much […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Compassion grows in Holy Trinity garden

Holy Trinity School elementary students Matthew Janicki, 7, of Cameron Park, Rachel Harvey, 8, of Cameron Park and Solita Miller, 7 1/2, of El Dorado Hills, left to right, enjoy looking at the pumpkins growing in their new school garden. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Holy Trinity School students gathered amongst squash, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, herbs and Biblical plants like bay and artichokes to officially dedicate their school garden Tuesday. Principal Trisha Uhrhammer said she’s advocated for the garden since taking her leadership role at the El Dorado Hills school. “I realized some children never had any experience in a […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mittelman trial: Ex-wife’s slaying manslaughter, attorney says

Steven Howard Mittelman always wanted to be a father. Wife Valerie, already with children from a previous relationship, was against the idea of starting a family with a husband eight years her junior. Only several years after the fact did Mittelman learn that Valerie, in 1979, had an abortion while they were still a couple. […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Where there’s smoke there’s fire

CAMINO — “There is no getting around it, smoke alarms save lives. It is your first line of defense in a structure fire. Fifty-one percent of residential structure fires resulting in a fire death occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and 55 percent of these deaths occur in the bedroom so it is critical […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Waste Connections hits it straight for charity

SACRAMENTO — Waste Connections Inc. sponsored and helped fundraise $145,000 during Sierra Forever Families’ seventh annual Golf Classic for Kids tournament at Serrano Country Club on Sept. 12. The funds raised during this year’s tournament will help more than 20 children living in foster care find permanent placements with loving families. This success of the […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »