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Family hosts blood drive as a ‘thank you’

The Beckett family sustained injuries after a head-on collision in June. Pictured in Sharon's hospital room are Good Samaritan Kaela Hererra, daughter Sarah Beckett and husband Matt Beckett. Courtesy photo

Two months ago Sarah Beckett, 14,  graduated eighth grade. On June 3 she and her parents, El Dorado Hills residents Matt and Sharon Beckett, headed to the coast to camp. “We were trying to enjoy summer; we were headed to Fort Bragg,” said Matt, 44. The family was on Highway 20, west of Willets, when […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Murder suspect in court: ‘I killed her’

Murder suspect Roy Roth, right, confers with his defense attorney, Susan Gellman in an earlier court appearance. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

During an emotional hearing Monday Roy Allen Roth confessed to murdering his wife. Crying as he read a letter in El Dorado County Superior Court in front of his family, Roth admitted that during their 30-year marriage he and Deborah fought a lot and he “snapped.” “On Tuesday, March 31, she accused me of sleeping […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: July 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 1 3:50 a.m. Deputies arrested a 24-year-old man on Cameron Park Drive after reportedly finding him in possession of methamphetamine and brass knuckles. 11:02 a.m. A petty theft was reported on Deer Trail Lane. July 2 9:51 a.m. Deputies arrested two women, ages 57 […]

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Mik eyes fire board

Ron Mikulaco

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco has done all but formally file paper work to run for one of the two open seats on the five-person El Dorado Hills Fire Board, the governing body of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. Mikulaco, 48, told Village Life he plans to file by the Aug. 12 deadline. Current […]

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Planners approve memory care facility

The El Dorado County Planning Commission was in an obliging mood on July 28 as it approved all the items on its agenda. Approved on a unanimous vote was a conditional use permit for the Westmont Living Assisted Living-Memory Care Facility. To be located at the corner of Golden Foothills Parkway and Carson Crossing Drive in […]

Comments Off / August 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fee refunds coming soon?

El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park area residents who paid the Public Safety Impact fee could get their money back. An item on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday agenda asks the board to rescind two resolutions that established the fee, which was collected to fund a sheriff’s substation in El Dorado Hills, […]

Comments Off / August 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Bandage bandit’ suspect arrested in boxers

Law enforcement gathers in an El Dorado Hills neighborhood where a suspected bank robber was arrested Monday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A man believed to be the “Bandage Bandit,” a serial bank robber who wore bandages on his face to help conceal his identity, was apprehended Monday afternoon following a bank robbery in El Dorado Hills. David Jarrell, 22, of El Dorado Hills was arrested on suspicion of three counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery following […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »