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Home invasion: Elderly couple battered, shot

A home invasion in Diamond Springs late Tuesday ended Wednesday morning with an elderly couple seriously injured. El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch received a call from one of the victims at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday. She told the dispatcher that she and her husband had been held hostage since before midnight, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s […]

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Cameron Park vet survived Battle of the Hurtgen Forest

Tom Vano holds a portrait of himself taken when he was in the Army during World War II.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

As one of eight survivors of a platoon of 48; a Silver Star awardee from an encounter in the Hurtgen Forest where Allies were surrounded for 21 hard winter days; being wounded three times; a participant in the battle of the bridge at Remagen; successful in the career he loved and the husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: December 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Grab and go Dec. 1: Unidentified suspects entered a Palmer Drive business and stole more than $1,200 worth of merchandise. Suspect descriptions and their vehicle’s license plate number were turned over to detectives. Double trouble Dec. 1: Deputies arrested a 37-year-old man and a […]

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Reindeer mischief prompts display removal

A minor act of vandalism of Christmas decorations was reported in El Dorado Hills over the holiday. According to Mike Root, who owns a home on Phillip Court, eight or nine wire reindeers on his front lawn were twice moved and then rearranged in R-rated positions. He said the first time it happened was a week before […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Kipuke to represent as student trustee

Omba Kipuke

You want ideas? Omba Kipuke has plenty of ideas for engaging his fellow students of the Los Rios Community College District in the “community” of community college. How about a food drive to stock a pantry with non-perishable items for needy Los Rios students? How about a student-led fundraiser for the district’s vital Student Emergency […]

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Horses and riders connect

Cassidy Riedel, 15 from El Dorado HIlls nuzzles her 5-year-old Arabian  named Mina Asseefah at a horse ranch in Shingle Springs.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

It became clear from the start that the beautiful dark bay Arabian horse had a real connection with 11-year-old Timothy Moss when the mare was added to the family five years ago. Little did they imagine, however, that by the summer of 2014 the youngster would be standing by his beloved Sami holding a ribbon […]

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New EDHCSD board ready for 2015

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District recently welcomed one new board member and two returning board members to the CSD’s Board of Directors. The board also elected Wayne Lowery as president and Terry Crumpley as vice president. Board committee members will be decided at the Jan. 8 board meeting. Priest is the board’s newest member, who […]

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