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Suspended EDH fire captains exonerated after two years

Fire district faces federal lawsuit The El Dorado Hills Fire Board has reinstated Capt. Dave Merino, who spent two years on paid administrative leave along with fellow Capt. Steve Maranville for allegedly violating the district’s Non-Harassment Policy. Both captains were placed on leave when firefighter Robyn Toy, the subject of the alleged harassment, filed a […]

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Colver: Tylar ‘did it for us’

STEVEN COLVER, seen here with attorney Dain Weiner, took the stand at his murder trial.

After three weeks of attorneys telling and re-telling the story of Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt, Colver was finally called to the witness stand Thursday to testify in his own defense. Colver, 21, told jurors that Tylar, his then 14-year-old girlfriend, called him to the house she and her mother shared on the […]

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Colver trial: Attorneys debate DNA evidence

DEFENSE ATTORNEY Dain Weiner, left, enters court with attorney Robert Blasier and defendant Steven Colver, behind. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Attorneys in the Steven “Boston” Colver murder trial spent much of Wednesday and Thursday arguing over DNA evidence that could be used by jurors to link the defendant to the murder of El Dorado Hills woman Joanne Witt. Deanna Kacer, a senior criminologist with the state’s Department of Justice, testified Wednesday that male DNA was […]

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Life is anything but drag for racing family

FAMILY IN DRAG — Team Clevenger€ is an El Dorado Hills family that includes three generations of drag racers. Josh and Makinna Clevenger, back and front, are 16 and 18 respectively, and have been racing since they were 8 and 10 years old. Their father, Curtis Clevenger, back right, has been racing with his father, Ron, not pictured, since the late 1970s. Melanie Clevenger, left, is team mom and marketing director. The team hopes to land a sponsor for Makinna, who at 17 was the youngest person to ever qualify as for an "Advanced E.T." license. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Makinna Clevenger wants you to believe she’s a normal teenager. She just graduated from Oak Ridge High School, where she was a good student, played rugby and was a popular cheerleader. But unlike the other cheerleaders, this 18-year-old spends her free time rocketing down a race track at 200 miles per hour. So much for normalcy. […]

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Road construction reminder: EDH offramp closing June 10

The El Dorado County Department of Transportation will be closing the eastbound U.S. 50 loop offramp to northbound El Dorado Hills Boulevard from 11 p.m. on Friday, June 10, until 5 a.m. on Monday, June 13. The weekend closure is necessary to reconstruct a portion of the offramp as part of DOT’s project to add […]

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Colver trial: DNA expert takes the stand

An abbreviated day of testimony Wednesday in the Steven “Boston” Colver trial yielded new DNA evidence that could be used to implicate the 21-year-old suspect in the 2009 murder of El Dorado Hills woman Joanne Witt. Deanna Kacer, a senior criminologist with the state’s Department of justice, testified that male DNA was found in the […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Kings come to El Dorado Hills

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

ROYAL TREATMENT — Town Center Magnate Tony Mansour, right, chats with Sacramento Kings owner Gavin Maloof, left, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, center, in Town Center on June 8. The mayor and the Kings brought an optimistic message about the team’s future in Sacramento, especially in a new sports arena, and encouraged a VIP audience […]

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