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New law requires carbon monoxide detectors in homes

SACRAMENTO — Starting July 1 new legislation will go into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California home; a move Cal Fire officials say will save lives. “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, each year claiming the lives of an average of 480 people,” said acting State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover. […]

No Comment / June 03, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Colver trial: Angels, demons and Witt’s multiple personalities

STEVEN COLVER looks to Tylar Witt, already seated at the witness stand, as he enters the courtroom Thursday morning. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Confessed killer Tylar Marie Witt apparently wasn’t the only one who needed the adoration of her former boyfriend Steven “Boston” Colver, as the 16-year-old testified Wednesday that supernatural beings living inside of her would have died if she lost her lover. Colver, 21, is charged with the 2009 first-degree murder of Witt’s mother, Joanne. Last […]

No Comment / June 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Witt admits lying for plea deal

TYLAR WITT  gets ready to testify Thursday morning in the murder trial of her former boyfriend Steven Colver. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Steven “Boston” Colver’s defense attorney Dain Weiner grilled Tylar Witt during cross-examination Thursday morning. Facetiously referring to her testimony last Sept. 9 as the “time when she was supposed to tell the truth,” Weiner repeatedly asked her if she were telling the truth now. He was trying to ascertain that her testimony regarding her former […]

No Comment / June 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver trial: Tylar Witt takes the stand

Tylar Witt is escorted to the courtroom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Tylar Marie Witt, the 16-year-old former lover of murder suspect Steven “Boston” Colver, was called by prosecutors Wednesday morning to testify against the man she was once willing to kill for. Witt, who last year pleaded guilty to her mother Joanne Witt’s 2009 murder, stoically recalled the first time she met Colver, now 21, at El […]

No Comment / June 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lindamood-Bell opening new seasonal learning clinic in El Dorado Hills

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, an internationally recognized leader in literacy research, remediation and professional development, will provide instruction this summer at a Seasonal Learning Clinic in El Dorado Hills, located at Golden Hills School, 1060 Suncast Lane. Summer instruction for children and adults will be available in both morning and afternoon sessions June 6 through July 29. […]

No Comment / May 31, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tylar Witt to testify Wednesday

TYLAR WITT is led into the courtoom Tuesday. Her testimony was put over to Wednesday after here defense attorney called in sick Tuesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Another day, another delay. The murder trial of 21-year-old Steven “Boston” Colver was postponed yet again Tuesday morning. This most recent delay came on the heels of Thursday’s abbreviated hearing, during which the testimony of Colver’s former lover, 16-year-old Tylar Marie Witt, was continued before she ever took the witness stand because of concerns over […]

No Comment / May 31, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pondo student headed to Berkeley leadership program

Aubrey Hutcheson, Ponderosa High School class of 2013, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Conference on Journalism and Mass Communication this summer at UC Berkeley. During the conference, Aubrey will attend specialized workshops and classes designed to develop the skills and traits that define a leader. Leading professionals and professors from […]

No Comment / May 31, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »