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Sex offender found guilty

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of 39-year-old Eric Lee Hatfield. A guilty verdict came back on 11 felony counts of forcible penetration of a person younger than 14 years and 12 felony counts of forcible oral copulation of a person younger than 14. One of the counts of forcible penetration of a person younger than 14 years […]

No Comment / November 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Prop. 57’s passage worries local officials

Local officials say the passage of the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act, aka Proposition 57, on the November ballot could potentially cause an upswing in criminal activity. Speaking on behalf of El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, Sgt. Tasha Thompson called Prop. 57 “deceptive.” “With the passing of Prop. 57 California is going to witness the overturn […]

2 Comments / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Make sure you pay your taxes on time

The first installment of the secured property tax bill will be delinquent if not paid on or before Dec. 12, according to El Dorado County Tax Collector C. L. Raffety. This year the date takes into account the fact that the normal delinquent date falls on a weekend and consequently the law provides for an extension […]

No Comment / November 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘She is … gone!’ Janet Kenneweg bids farewell

Janet Kenneweg stands near the Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills, where she has spent the last decade building senior programs and making many friends. Kenneweg retired on Nov. 12. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Recreation Supervisor Janet Kenneweg was given a big, blue send-off at her retirement party last Friday. The diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan was feted by her husband, family and 200 of the close friends she has made during her nearly 20 years working at the EDHCSD. Kenneweg was hired […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD employees may strike

Full-time employees at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District have taken a unanimous vote of no confidence in the EDHCSD Board of Directors followed by another unanimous vote to authorize a strike. New, three-year contracts were supposed to be finalized five months ago, in June, but remain at impasse. The dispute between the employees’ union […]

2 Comments / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 10-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Someone stole an 89-year-old woman’s purse while she loaded her groceries in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Nov. 11 7:19 a.m. Neighbors allegedly got into an altercation (street not specified). No one was arrested. Noon. Stolen mail was found on […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Student of the Month

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month Ruby Matsumoto, holding plaque, poses for a photo with Buckeye Union School Superintendent David Roth, mom Louisa Matsumoto, dad Frank Matsumoto, Marina Village Middle School Principal George Tapanes and Rescue Union School Superintendent David Swart, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and Marina Village Middle School recently celebrated the achievements of eighth-grader Ruby Matsumoto, naming the 14-year-old Student of the Month. Reading a letter from one of Ruby’s teachers, Marina Village Principal George Tapanes called Ruby a “once in a career student” who is dedicated and motivated. Ruby was […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »