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Pamper your pets this Christmas

Bark Avenue

All year they’ve greeted you with wagging tails, wet noses and soft purrs. Now it’s time to show your pet just how much you appreciate their fuzzy companionship. It’s time to fill their Christmas stocking … but with what? Let’s start with where your pet takes a nap. “It’s bed season,” said Robin Mizell, owner […]

Comments Off / November 18, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Perseverance, faith, hope saved Holocaust survivor

Marion Blumenthal, seen here at age 7, survived six-and-a-half years in refugee, transit and prison camps during Nazi Germany's occupation of Europe. Courtesy photo

Marian Blumenthal Lazan came to El Dorado County earlier this week and stole its heart. “Mine is the story that Anne Frank might have told if she had survived,” began Lazan. “It’s a story of perseverance, determination, faith and above all, hope.” Speaking to a mixed audience of hundreds of adults and children at the […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine

The Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency has wrapped up its community flu clinics for the season, and is now offering low-cost flu vaccine by appointment. The seasonal influenza vaccine is available in both the shot and nasal mist forms through Public Health for $10 per vaccination. No […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cal Fire shares Thanksgiving fire safety tips

CAMINO — Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan asks everyone to put “fire safety” at the top of their checklist as we begin the holiday season. “Taking a few minutes to review this article on preventing a fire, what to do in case of a fire and how to extinguish a small fire […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Christopher Fitchett

Christopher Fitchett

Christopher Fitchett graduated basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in September and is continuing his education for Security Forces at Lackland until mid-December. In January he will travel to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Fitchett has lived in El Dorado Hills for the past 15 years and graduated from Oak Ridge High […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buses quiet on turkey day

The El Dorado County Transit Authority will be closed in observance of the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will also be closed. Normal operation will resume on Saturday, Nov. 26. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 22, the dispatch center will be accepting Dial-A-Ride […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Officers who cracked Mittelman case honored

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England and Det. Sgt. Tom Hoagland honor Det. Paul Hadjes, Det. Mike Lensing, deputy Steven Fulton and Det. Ken Barber, left to right, as the club's Officers of the Year. Not pictured, deputy Simon Brown. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

They said it was a suicide. It wasn’t. Shortly after arriving at the home of victim Valerie Rita Mittelman in June 2010, El Dorado County sheriff’s officers knew things weren’t right and an investigation began that ended with Steven Howard Mittelman’s first-degree murder conviction earlier this year. Wednesday, the five key players in the investigation — […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »