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Cameron Park Soroptimist to hand out grants

Soroptimist of Cameron Park will host its annual Grant Awards Night at 5:30 on June 29 at Sierra Vista Bank in Cameron Park. The recipients of this year’s grants will be Partners in Care, Court Appointed Special Advocates, The McKinney-Vento Girl’s Empowerment Project of the Placerville Union School District, Ponderosa Sober Grad Night, Buckeye Education […]

No Comment / June 08, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Colver murder trial: Tylar’s stare ‘as if her mom didn’t exist,’ witness testifies

TYLER WITT waits in court. She testified against her former boyfriend, Steven Colver. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When 16-year-old Tylar Marie Witt confessed to killing her mother in the hopes of receiving a lesser sentence, she agreed to lead authorities to the knife allegedly used by her former boyfriend, Steven “Boston” Colver. But testimony Tuesday afternoon in a Placerville courtroom revealed that the weapon used in the June 12, 2009, murder of […]

No Comment / June 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver trial: Read letter day in court

The third week of Steven “Boston” Colver’s murder trial began Tuesday morning with witnesses reading a good-bye letter penned by Colver who, along with his former teenage lover, had planned on killing himself after the June 2009 slaying of Joanne Witt. Jeremy Buckman, an El Dorado County sheriff’s crime scene investigator, read aloud a letter […]

No Comment / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH woman takes top job at Gold Oak Union School District

The Gold Oak Union School District announced today that Wendy LaDue has been selected as their new superintendent/principal. LaDue replaces Dick Williams, who has served as both superintendent of Gold Oak and Pioneer School districts for the past six years. The Gold Oak School Board has been engaged in the search for this position since Williams announced […]

No Comment / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scouts honor

Courtesy photo

Boy Scouts William Austin (Vipers patrol), Austin Lindholm (Vipers patrol), Mason Lindholm (Thunderbirds patrol) and Garrett Underwood (Thunderbirds patrol), left to right, executed the Memorial Day Flag Remembrance Ceremony using the U.S. flag located a the El Dorado Hills Blue Shield campus. Promptly at 8 a.m. on Memorial Day 2011 the Scouts with BSA Troop 454 […]

No Comment / June 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Santo Cielo! Sogno Winery blossoms into Cielo Estates

BEAUTIFUL VENUE —€” Cielo Estates co-owner John Quiroz hopes he and his business partners can turn their Shingle Springs vineyard and winery into a family desitnation. The grounds are also ideal for weddings and special events. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

  There’s new wine, new grapes and new blood at the former Sogno Winery in Shingle Springs. There’s also a new name: “Cielo Estates.” John Quiroz of El Dorado Hills and his partners Bill Manson and Carrie Nave-Manson have taken the reins of the 41-acre estate which holds the distinction of being the Sacramento region’s […]

No Comment / June 06, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire Chief Roberts sworn in

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

ROBERTS TAKES THE OATH — El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director Jim Hartley, right, administers Dave Roberts, left, the Fire Chief’s Oath of Office. The pinning of the badge was subsequently handled by Roberts’ father, retired Army Master Sergeant Dave Roberts Sr., with help from Roberts’ wife Sondra. Later in the ceremony recently promoted Capt. […]

No Comment / June 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »