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Mercy gives $1.1 million in grants

35 local non-profit organizations receive funding SACRAMENTO — Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), which operates the local Mercy hospitals, and Mercy Foundation have awarded $1,183,907 in grant funding to 35 nonprofit organizations in El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties. The CHW grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will impact health issues ranging from mental illness […]

No Comment / January 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man accused of raping 14-year-old

A Placerville man was arrested last week after authorities said he sexually assaulted a Shingle Springs girl. Brett Michael Davis, 20, was targeted by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies Jan. 4 after the 14-year-old victim was reported missing. Sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz described the victim and Davis as “acquaintances” and said the two were found […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Animal Services investigates dog trainer

El Dorado County Animal Services is investigating a Placerville dog trainer after allegations of abuse arose last week. Animal Services Chief Henry Brzezinski said Regina Collins, of El Dorado Hills, filed a formal complaint Jan. 3 against Ridley K9 Academy, alleging her 3-month-old standard poodle Chance was abused over a span of several days. Because the […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The Center’s class to teach compassionate communication

The Center for Violence-free Relationships is giving individuals an opportunity to improve their relationships by focusing on compassionate communication that fosters connection and respect. “Communicating from Your Heart,” a four-week workshop, starts on Feb. 7 and will meet on Mondays at 6 p.m. at The Center, 344 Placerville Drive, Suite 11, Placerville. The workshops will […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Christina Sudtell

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Army National Guard Pvt. Christina N. Sudtell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What are your fitness goals for 2011?

Elizabeth Rosendahl, 7, El Dorado Hills “I’m getting strong for basketball. I’m on the Monarchs at the CSD. We'€™re the only all girls team in a boys' league.”

Asked at the El Dorado Hills Sports Club Elizabeth Rosendahl, 7, El Dorado Hills “€œI’m getting strong for basketball. I’€™m on the Monarchs at the CSD. We’€™re the only all girls team in a boys’ league.”€ Gina Parker, Camino “We’re a running family. My husband and I are training for a half marathon in April, […]

No Comment / January 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

O’Camb named interim EDH fire chief

Interim El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Jim O'Camb

El Dorado Hills Fire District Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb will become interim chief when outgoing Chief Brian Veerkamp steps down Jan. 19. The decision was announced before a packed house at a special Jan. 5 board meeting, and allays concerns of firefighters and administrators — many of whom were present — that the board would […]

1 Comment / January 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »