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New bird aviary opening at Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

The Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary will cut the ribbon on the new $105,000 bird aviary at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4. The new aviary will be home to rescued ravens, red-tailed hawks and an eagle. A second eagle is expected to arrive this summer. “The beautiful new structure has four exhibit spaces to […]

No Comment / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wet spring brings hidden dangers for Memorial Day weekend

SACRAMENTO — This spring’s above average rainfall has led to an abundance of grass, brush and water throughout the state. While the weather is ideal for Californians and tourists to enjoy recreating in the outdoors, Cal Fire officials remind everyone of the importance of safety this holiday weekend. Despite rain as recent as this week, the […]

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Folsom Asst. City Attorney Wang trades public service for military service

SHIPPING OUT — Assistant city attorney Steven Wang will have to postpone bicycling on Folsom's trail with boss Bruce Cline until next summer when he returns from serving in Afghanistan. Photo by Roberta Long

  FOLSOM — Assistant city attorney Steve Wang will exchange his signature white-collar dress shirts and suspenders for desert cammies on June 1, when leaves his legal duties for a 400-day tour in Afghanistan. Looking at his calendar, he said he’ll just miss the 2012 Folsom Pro Rodeo. “I’ll be back July 5.”   Capt. […]

No Comment / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver Murder trial postponed

MURDER DEFENDANT Steven Colver, left, and his defense attorney Dain Weiner, walk toward the courtroom Tuesday morning in Placerville's Superior Court. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

What had been the most anticipated day of the Steven “Boston” Colver murder trial took an unexpected turn Thursday when testimony was postponed for unspecified reasons. Colver, 21, is accused of stabbing the mother of 16-year-old Tylar Marie Witt, his former girlfriend, in June 2009. Last year, Tylar Witt pleaded guilty to her mother’s first-degree […]

No Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family ties: Genealogy search stirs up memories

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Founding member of the El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society Trevor Thomas recently made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He volunteered to dig into my family past in exchange for a little publicity about the society’s monthly mentoring sessions. My mother’s side of the family hails from rural Tennessee and is full of interesting characters […]

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War stories: Grinnell wins, then loses Silver Star

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  This is the second part of Dick Grinnell’s story he shared with Village Life. The first part was published on May 25 and can be found on villagelife.com. Last week we met 75-year-old former U.S. Marine Dick Grinnell, who used a fake birth certificate to enlist at age 16 in 1952, during the Korean […]

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Colver trial: Tense dinner recalled

The father of suspected killer Steven “Boston” Colver was called by prosecutors Wednesday morning to testify about his son’s decision to move into the El Dorado Hills home of Joanne Witt several months before she was found stabbed to death in her bed. Richard Colver told jurors that his son approached him with the idea […]

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