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El Dorado Hills man, mother enter guilty pleas

An El Dorado Hills man and his mother pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering and concealing a felony, according a Department of Justice news release. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Tuesday that Anthony Portillo, 41, pleaded guilty a day earlier to money laundering while Portillo’s mother, Betty Gracia, 61, pleaded guilty to concealing a […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food bank blitz a success

MIKE SPROULL with the Food Bank of El Dorado County, left, and two Hands4Hope volunteers pose with some of the food collected during Hands4Hope's Food Bank Blitz. Courtesy photo.

Local community outreach organization, Hands 4 Hope – Youth Making A Difference, held its annual Spring Food Bank Blitz on Saturday, April 2. More than 200 volunteers from Sacramento and El Dorado counties worked shifts at grocery stores from Placerville to Orangevale, handing out flyers that explained how shoppers could help the hungry in our […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Blake Krekelberg

Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The course is designed to train servicemembers to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain, and distribute […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Catalytic converter thefts on the rise

Over the last month, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has taken 15 (15) theft reports for catalytic converters. These thefts have occurred from March 29 and April 10. The thefts are occurring throughout the week but seem to be occurring during overnight hours from approximately 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Most of these crimes […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Applications now available for Design Review Committee seats

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District is accepting applications for one regular and two alternate members on the Design Review Committee for consideration by the district’s Board of Directors. The DRC consists of five regular members and several alternate members appointed to two-year terms of office and currently meets every Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the district’s […]

No Comment / April 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

ORHS student headed to Germany

Kristin Guess

Kristin Guess of El Dorado Hills has been awarded a scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year and will join a group of 50 American high school students sponsored by ASSE International Student Exchange Programs who will live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for one academic year. Since 1983, the United States Department […]

No Comment / April 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Residents get another look at Capital Southeast Connector

GETTING THE FACTS - Four Seasons residents Diane Salem, far left, and Sandra Parsons, left, get information about air quality impacts from Shannon Hatcher, right (behind the poster-board), with ICF International. Three to four dozen people attended the Capital Southeast Connector JPA workshop Tuesday evening. Village Life photo by Noel Stack.

Quality of life discussions surrounded nearly every poster-board at the Capitol Southeast Connector JPA workshop Tuesday evening as residents, many from El Dorado Hills’ Four Seasons community off White Rock Road, studied a road project they say will ruin their peaceful neighborhood. “It just doesn’t make much sense to us,” said Sandra Parsons. “I don’t […]

No Comment / April 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »