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Oak Ridge grad makes the grade at CHP academy

Officer Brian Guthrie

Brian Guthrie of Placerville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He was assigned to duty at the CHP’s Hayward area office. Cadet training included vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, apprehension and arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Training also included traffic control, report […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Seesawing CSD race still undecided

Bill Vandegrift, left, and Chuck Hammond await the outcome of the Nov. 2 election. One will be names an El Dorado Hills Community Services District director

For Bill Vandegrift and Chuck Hammond Election Day has lasted a bit longer than the normal 24 hours. The two El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors candidates are locked in a race still too close to call. The most recent county Elections Department update has Vandegrift leading by 21 votes but about […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supermarket fundraiser = money for schools

Randy Wehman, store director at Nugget Markets in El Dorado Hills, presents Buckeye Education Foundation's Jack Peterson with a $2,500 check as part of the recent matching funds drive hosted by Nugget and Food4Less. In total, the two-week drive raised $5,397 for local Buckeye Union schools. Photo by Lynn Machon

SHINGLE SPRINGS – A representative from Nugget Market and Food 4 Less presented an oversized check for $2,500 to the Buckeye Education Foundation on Nov. 5 — the result of a successful fundraising partnership. During a two-week matching fund drive held Oct. 20 to Nov. 3 guests at both Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall pitches Cameron Park cancer center

In a unusual twist of “shop globally, but buy locally,” Marshall Medical Center has asked the community to support a cancer treatment facility in Cameron Park. El Dorado County supervisors heard a presentation from long-time Marshall surgeon Dr. Albert DiVittorio during its afternoon session last Tuesday. “What’s going on at Marshall is we have all […]

1 Comment / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Testimony: Mittelman said he hugged ex-wife after he shot her

A trio of law enforcement professionals took the stand last Wednesday in an El Dorado County courtroom to offer new information in suspected killer Steven Howard Mittelman’s case. Mittelman, 55, is charged with the first degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman, 63. The victim’s body was discovered June 17, 2010, by sheriff’s deputies in […]

No Comment / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Keep your kitchen sink ‘FOG’ free

Turkey Day is just around the corner, and El Dorado Irrigation District officials encourage you to keep your sink fat-free this holiday season. Throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, people pour the byproducts of cooking down the sink drain. Fats, cooking oils and grease (FOG) can coat and clog pipes and cause sewer […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Veterans recognized in El Dorado Hills

THE POW-MIA FLAG hoisted Wednesday morning reminds Americans not to forget those left behind during foreign wars. Village Life photos by Andy Laughlin

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center celebrated Veterans Day and the Marine Corps’ birthday Wednesday morning with a guest speaker and several local veterans sharing their stories. Local author Bev Moglich discussed her book, “Memoirs of a Navy Brat,” written about her experience as a teenager living in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor bombings. Several […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »