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Rolling Hills Middle School hits impressive API score

School celebrates a 20 point gain over last year’s performance index  Rolling Hills Middle School’s Bengal Tigers faculty and students are roaring with pride over the recent release of statewide Academic Performance Index scores that showed the 1,000-student middle school easily surpassed the 900 level for the first time. The state API measures the year-over-year […]

Comments Off / September 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mittelman murder trial: Ex-wife’s autopsy results revealed

A litany of health problems threatened a premature end to the life of Valerie Rita Mittelman. But it was a single gunshot wound to the head that ultimately killed the 63-year-old El Dorado Hills woman on June 17, 2010. El Dorado County jurors Tuesday learned that Valerie Mittelman suffered only one injury on the evening […]

Comments Off / September 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mittelman trial: Defendant videotaped during detainment

Steven Mittelman sits in court during the first day of his trial.

While handcuffed and detained in the back of a patrol car parked outside of his El Dorado Hills apartment, Steven Howard Mittelman watched El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies investigate the reported suicide of his ex-wife on the evening of June 17, 2010. It was earlier that night when Mittelman dialed 911 and frantically told an […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trial begins for El Dorado Hills man in ex-wife’s death

Steven Howard Mittelman, according to prosecutors, had too many women in his life. In addition to sharing a small El Dorado Hills apartment with his wife, Gale Mittelman, 56, also lived with his ex-wife, 63-year-old Valerie Rita Mittelman. But Mittelman also had a blossoming relationship with a third woman — one prosecutors say he kept […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Crime Watch: Sept. 14-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Uninvited Sept. 21: A Manchester Drive resident reported that an unknown person had entered her home without consent. Locks no match Sept. 21: Vehicle burglars struck again on Stephens Lane, this time forcing their way into a locked vehicle parked on the street. Ran away […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Head to El Dorado Hills for spooktacular fun

 The public is invited to “saunter in” to a 2,600-square foot Old West Ghost Town created in the “New Orleans” building of El Dorado Hills Town Center. A team of more than 25 volunteers have spent three months designing, building and decorating the amazing venue, which includes extravagant moving props such as a crumbling mine shaft […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical Center unaffected by nursing strikes

Marshall Medical Center, headquartered in Placerville, is not and will not be affected by the current nursing strike affecting at least 34 Kaiser and Sutter locations statewide, officials announced today. “Marshall would like to recognize the exceptional nursing and clinical staff working at Marshall, who provide our patients compassionate care day and night,” states a press […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »