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El Dorado Hills, Tahoe offer redistricting challenges

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The redistricting process must adjust the boundaries of El Dorado County’s five supervisorial districts to equalize populations, all the while respecting its ever evolving but loosely defined “communities of interest.” County attorney Ed Knapp, who’s helping oversee the process, contends that two things are certain: It won’t be easy, and someone’s not going to like […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

War stories: Korean War hero opens up, part 1

MARINE VETERAN Dick Grinnell, 75, recalls his days of service in the Korean War. Grinnell lied about his age and first enlisted at 16. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

It’s been 58 years since El Dorado Hills Korean war veteran Dick Grinnell told his story to a reporter. Back then he was lying flat on his back at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, healing from wounds suffered during a heroic rescue mission in what’s now called North Korea. A grateful military awarded him the […]

5 Comments / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver murder trial delves into strained family dynamic

Life inside of Joanne Witt’s El Dorado Hills house might have appeared normal to outside observers, but testimony from the first week of Steven “Boston” Colver’s murder trial revealed Witt’s daughter felt her relationship with her mother was far from idyllic. Tylar Witt, 16, pleaded guilty to murdering Joanne Witt in September 2010 as part […]

No Comment / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People talk: How would you rate President Obama’s job performance?

Al Rodriguez, Cool "I'm apolitical and it doesn't matter to me who's in office or what they've done. I think one guy is just as bad as the next."

Al Rodriguez, Cool “I’m apolitical and it doesn’t matter to me who’s in office or what they’ve done. I think one guy is just as bad as the next.” Floyd McIntosh, Cameron Park “Given the circumstances he’s managed the country. I think the Osama bin Laden thing was a matter of good timing.”   Jen […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fallen Warriors car, motorcycle show on tap

THE CLASSICS will again be on dispaly at the Fallen Warriors car show at Town Center May 28. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

The sixth annual Fallen Warriors poker run, motorcycle and car show promises a day of patriotism, classic cars, show bikes, raffles, prizes and fun for the whole family in El Dorado Hills Town Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. The event benefits the Fallen Warriors Scholarship fund. Classy cars and bikes will […]

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

Colver trial: Defendant confesses to ‘God’

Attorney for Steven Colver, Dain Weiner, prepares for Wednesday's proceedings.mocrat photo by Shelly Thorene

The morning after Joanne Witt was stabbed to death, Steven “Boston” Colver showed off the bloody murder weapon and confessed to the killing, said the defendant’s frequent drug partner and former boyfriend. Matthew Widman, 19, nicknamed “God” by friends, testified Thursday in Placerville’s Main Street courthouse that Colver, 21, admitted to killing the mother of […]

No Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park CSD Director Rich Green resigns

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In a surprise move, Richard Green resigned from the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors at the board’s meeting on Wednesday, May 18. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, and before the board adopted the evening’s agenda Green said he would like to say something. He then stood up and read a prepared statement, […]

No Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »