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Roth trial date nears

Roy Roth, the Latrobe man accused of murdering his wife, briefly appeared  in court on Monday morning with public defenders Susan Gellman and Dina Stone for a readiness and settlement conference. The defense requested more time and said they were not ready for a jury trial. “We have conferred with the people and are still waiting for […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Hidahl focused on long-term planning

John Hidahl

“A natural fit,” is how John Hidahl described his decision to run for El Dorado County District 1 supervisor. After a long history of volunteering in the community, the recently retired aerospace engineer said it’s time to focus full time on the district he’s called home since 1978 when he and his wife Eileen moved […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Log: April 14-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: April 14 1:13 a.m. A 57-year-old suspect identified in an outside agency’s case was located and arrested on Alexandra Drive. 7:05 a.m. Deputies arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of burglary after an overnight Rushcliffe Court break-in, during which a phone, credit cards and […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH man accused of rape

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced Friday the arrest of an El Dorado Hills rape suspect. Romeo Andre Alfonso Vallar, 18, is currently in custody in the El Dorado County Jail in lieu of $150,000, according to the inmate report posted online at press time yesterday. He’s accused of three felonies: incest, rape of a person who […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

DUI checkpoint helps CHP nab three

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Placerville California Highway Patrol organized a sobriety checkpoint in El Dorado County Wednesday night and surprised some drivers; three people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The checkpoint was set up at 7 p.m. and continued through the evening at El Dorado Hills Boulevard at Crown Drive in El Dorado Hills. CHP officers were on […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

TIM fees going down

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved an updated Traffic Impact Mitigation fee program that down the line will make building new homes and commercial facilities in the county more affordable. TIM fees are used exclusively to pay for roads projected to be impacted by new residential or commercial development as well as roadway related improvements […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student film encourages others not to stay silent

Oak Ridge drama student Julianne Yonano plays a bully with a change of heart in a locally made student film that has gone viral.
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In the locally made student film “Silent” a deaf teenager is bullied by her classmates until another girl realizes the pain they are inflicting. Oak Ridge sophomore Julianne Yonano plays the bully with a change of heart and explained why she believes the film’s message is resonating with so many. Since it was posted on […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »