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Colver trial jury selection begins

Jury selection for the trial of suspected murderer Steven Paul Colver began Tuesday morning in Placerville’s Main Street Courthouse. Jury selection is expected to last two days, a court official told the Mountain Democrat. Colver, 21, is accused of helping his former girlfriend plan and execute the murder of her mother in 2009. Colver’s former […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Smoke-free policies adopted by some multi-unit housing

Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in homes, condominiums and apartment complexes remains a problem for many people, especially children and individuals with asthma or other chronic medical conditions. The El Dorado County Tobacco Use Prevention Program provides information and resources for community members and property owners/managers of multi-unit housing complexes on ways to effectively manage secondhand […]

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Bring your treasures for antique evaluations

VOLUNTEER APPRAISER Gary Cox takes a look at a piece brought in on Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — On Saturday, May 21, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification at Treasures From Grandma’s Trunk: Antique Evaluations on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their antiques and collectibles. Appraisers […]

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Habitat for Humanity receives local grants

El Dorado County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity officials announced the receipt of grants to support the upcoming Cameron Park build and to benefit the daily operations of the Habitat Chapter office — $3,000 was donated by El Dorado Savings which will be allocated to purchase much needed office software. Another generous grant of $5,000 […]

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Interact & Rotary on yard duty

WEED LOVER? Not really, but Oak Ridge Junior Erik Jordan did keep this whopper close until he reached the garbage can.

Dozens of Oak Ridge High School Interact Club and El Dorado Hills Rotary members teamed up with Rebuilding Together Sacramento on Saturday, April 30, to help a homeowner in need. The team cleaned up a monstrously overgrown yard — pulling weeds, cutting down tall grass, tossing broken pots and moving plants to make the space […]

No Comment / May 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden?

Bill Vandegrift, El Dorado Hills “I’m thrilled. What a great day for this country. I’m especially thankful for the 9/11 victims and their families.”

  Bill Vandegrift, El Dorado Hills “I’m thrilled. What a great day for this country. I’€™m especially thankful for the 9/11 victims and their families.” Charles Puckett, Orange County “€œIt’€™s great for the country. The prior generation had Pearl Harbor and VJ Day. We had 9/11 and today. It’€™s amazing to me that he avoided […]

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Escape to Gardens of the Hills

ITALIAN GETAWAY — The mastermind behind this garden loves all things Italy and incorporated many items from the European country into her beautiful garden. Village Life photos by Pat Dollins

Roses, azaleas, perennials … oh, my. This year’s Gardens of the Hills tour hosted by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills has more blossoms and greenery than ever before. For two days visitors are invited to marvel at some of the community’s most beautiful gardens, all while raising money for good causes. The Assistance League of […]

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