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Annie Le’s killer pleads guilty

The man accused of killing Placerville woman Annie Le pleaded guilty to felony murder Thursday morning, more than one year after Le’s body was discovered hidden behind a wall at a Yale University research center. Public defenders for Raymond John Clark III, 26, told news outlets earlier this week that the former animal research technician […]

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

Carolyn Brooks named new El Dorado Hills Library manager

Photo by Mike Roberts

Fresh off her final interview for the top job at the El Dorado Hills Library, Youth Librarian Carolyn Brooks helps young readers Quentin Hardy, 5, and twins MacKenzie and Gavin Hardy, 6 expand their “read at night” material with some “James and the Giant Peach.”El Dorado Hills mom Trish Hardy, not pictured, said she appreciated Brooks’ hands-on philosophy. Outgoing branch Library […]

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

Mercy hands out scholarships

CONGRATULATIONS to all Mercy scholarship winners. VIllage Life photo by Mike Roberts

Mercy Hospital’s Auxiliary gathered at Serrano Country club on Friday, March 18, to award $1,200 scholarships to 11 applicants planning careers in health care. The gala awards luncheon included overviews of the recipients’ accomplishments, flowers for each and brief acceptance speeches. Most of the winners of this year’s scholarships hailed from local high schools: Oak […]

1 Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Big Brother for life

BROTHERLY BANTER — Big Brother Steve Rotz and Jabari Miller joke around at Yogaberry in Town Center. Distance can't keep these two apart; they've been a partof ech other's life for 26 years. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Steve Rotz and Jabari Miller keep tabs on each other El Dorado Hills family man Steve Rotz hails from Michigan, but found himself in Baltimore right out of college in the mid 1980s, working hard all week, far from family and friends. “I was there alone and looking for more out of life,” he recalled. […]

No Comment / March 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park stakepark closed; meeting set

 The Cameron Park Community Services District will hold a series of town hall meetings for residents to voice opinions over the recently closed skateboard park at Christa McAullife Park. On Wednesday the CSD board voted to temporarily close the skateboard park after the “Skate Park Ad Hoc Committee,” formed last August, voiced its concerns over […]

1 Comment / March 19, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Nutting looks to the past to prepare for a brighter future

SUPERVISOR Ray Nutting speaks at the annual El Dorado County Chamber Of Commerce Business Awards luncheon Friday. Photo by Jamie Angi

The future of El Dorado County could very well depend on a renewal of past industry, according to Supervisor Ray Nutting. The District 2 supervisors and forester told the crowd at the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards luncheon Friday that while “Our forests are managed better than most,” county and U.S. Forest […]

No Comment / March 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Lake Forest grand opening delayed

Due to the continued wet weather condition the grand opening of Lake Forest Park, scheduled for April 9, has been delayed. A new date has not been scheduled at this time. The park is complete except for the installation of a fire road on the north side of the property. The installation of the fire […]

No Comment / March 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »