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Salmon Falls manslaughter case moves along, slowly

The case of the Rocklin man accused of killing three passengers in a 2009 Pilot Hill solo vehicle accident continued at its sluggish pace Monday afternoon. Prosecutors allege Mark Steven Barrera, 21, was engaged in a type of street racing on Salmon Falls Road when he lost control of a friend’s vehicle and slammed into […]

2 Comments / January 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man accused of stealing from veterans groups

El Dorado resident Robert Laudermilk was arrested Jan. 14 for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from two different veterans organizations. Laudermilk, 73, was found by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies at his residence after the Disabled Veteran Organization in Cameron Park accused him of using the group’s bank account as his personal piggy bank. Laudermilk […]

No Comment / January 25, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Help deer navigate wrought iron fencing

While wrought iron fencing can be a beautiful addition to any home, it can also pose some problems for deer. Young deer (fawns and even yearlings that are too small to jump over the fence) often try to squeeze through the middle, according to information provided by Sierra Wildlife Rescue (SWR). Their shoulders are narrower […]

No Comment / January 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Go red’ for women in your life

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Heart disease is now the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. To help raise awareness of this important issue, several organizations in El Dorado County will actively participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 4, and encourage members of the public and other agencies to do the same. […]

No Comment / January 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Lake Forest Park almost ready

A NEW PLAY PLACE — El Dorado Hills CSD Special Projects Manager Kent Oakley, right, and CSD General Manager John P. Skeel talk about the new equipment at Lake Forest Park on Francisco Drive. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The fences at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s newest park will come down soon, possibly by the end of this month. Then it’s games on at Lake Forest Park where children will enjoy a playground with endless imaginative possibilities while sports and exercise enthusiasts take advantage of the park’s bocce ball court, two […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen Center turns 4

Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

CELEBRATION — With cake, candles and about 30 smiling faces, youths at the El Dorado Hills Teen Center took a break from homework, tutoring and games of Guitar Hero to celebrate the center’s fourth anniversary Thursday afternoon. Pictured left to right: Ahmed Ballal, 13; Kami Lally, 14; Ryan Enochs, 12; Frankie Casazza, 16; Kelsey Ruso, […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Defensible space and weed abatement: It’s everyone’s responsibility

By Battalion Chief Mike Webb Cameron Park Fire Department Now is the time to start thinking about and creating “Defensible Space” around your home or to begin the clearing and cleaning of the vacant lots under your ownership. Just as your local fire agencies are gearing up and preparing for our fast approaching fire season, […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »