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Hometown Hero: Brian Smith

Airman Brian Smith

Air Force Airman Brian S. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

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

5th-grader earns Student of the Month award


The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Brooks Elementary 5th-grader Gabe Stribik as Student of the Month. Wednesday morning Gabe and his family attended Rotary’s breakfast meeting, where his teacher Heidi MCFarlin praised Gabe’s efforts in the classroom. In addition to a plaque, Gabe received a $100 savings bond for his academic excellence.

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

D’Agostini names brother-in-law undersheriff

Rich Williams, undersheriff

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini has announced his selection of Yolo County Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Williams for the position of undersheriff. As undersheriff, Williams will become the Sheriff’s Office’s second in command. Williams, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, is currently the commander of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Administrative Division. “I have known Rich Williams […]

No Comment / January 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Huber posts new office hours

Alyson Huber

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Alyson Huber has announced that she will continue to hold office hours as she did for the past two years; however her office notes that details have slightly changed. With the opening of the Rancho Cordova district office in Sacramento County last year, mobile district offices will only be held in Amador and […]

No Comment / January 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mercy gives $1.1 million in grants

35 local non-profit organizations receive funding SACRAMENTO — Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), which operates the local Mercy hospitals, and Mercy Foundation have awarded $1,183,907 in grant funding to 35 nonprofit organizations in El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties. The CHW grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will impact health issues ranging from mental illness […]

No Comment / January 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man accused of raping 14-year-old

A Placerville man was arrested last week after authorities said he sexually assaulted a Shingle Springs girl. Brett Michael Davis, 20, was targeted by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies Jan. 4 after the 14-year-old victim was reported missing. Sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz described the victim and Davis as “acquaintances” and said the two were found […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Animal Services investigates dog trainer

El Dorado County Animal Services is investigating a Placerville dog trainer after allegations of abuse arose last week. Animal Services Chief Henry Brzezinski said Regina Collins, of El Dorado Hills, filed a formal complaint Jan. 3 against Ridley K9 Academy, alleging her 3-month-old standard poodle Chance was abused over a span of several days. Because the […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »