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What a ride for the Bodacious Biking Babes

The Bodacious Biking Babes celebrated 15 years of friendship, fitness and charitable giving earlier this month and toasted their team captain (in duplicate cutouts) Michele Ruscito at the event. Back row left to right: Kitty Czarnecki, Terry Shapiro, Carolyn Newcomer, Lori Scheel, Debby Stone, Cindy Freeman, Michele Ruscito, Lori Molitor, Vicki Summers, Geraldine Jimenez, Lori Blank, Diana Bolton, Sue Fry, Robin Ailman, Karen Welch, Maria Popovich. Front row left to right: Wendy Slepian, Kim Fish, Michele Elliston, Alice Carpenter, Dori Keast, and Lorraine King. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Women’s cycling group Bodacious Biking Babes of El Dorado Hills has reason to celebrate. In the 15 years they’ve been riding for fun, fitness and friendship the group has grown to include 60 active participants and they’ve raised more than $750,000 for charity. “These women are not your traditional athletes looking to test their endurance and […]

No Comment / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 6-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 6 8 p.m.  Deputies arrested a 16-year-old boy on Park Drive after they discovered the teen had a warrant. Aug. 7 10 p.m. A battery was reported on Salmon Falls Road. Two people, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, were reportedly injured. […]

No Comment / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Folsom prisoners riot; one killed

FOLSOM — California State Prison-Sacramento administrators are investigating the cause of a riot that occurred Wednesday afternoon during which inmate Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and several others were injured. At 12:55 p.m., approximately 70 inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s maximum-security general population yards. Inmate-made weapons were used in the riot. Correctional […]

No Comment / August 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 30 through Aug. 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 30 8:19 a.m. A water pump was reported stolen from an El Dorado Hills Boulevard construction yard. 8:40 p.m. Someone found marijuana on Halifax Way and turned it over to sheriff’s officials. July 31 10:29 a.m. A burglary was reported on Arenzano Way. […]

No Comment / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Oak Ridge ready for student surge

Principal Paul Burke and student greeters welcome each student back to school Monday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

A chorus of greeters could be heard from blocks away Monday morning as Oak Ridge students returned to school. Principal Paul Burke and student Link Crew members clad in matching blue shirts welcomed each student who walked into the school’s main entrance with rousing cheers and high fives. “It’s always fun,” Burke said about the first […]

No Comment / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Slain deputy’s wife supports immigration reform, creates foundation

The Oliver family continues to grieve the loss of Danny, seen here with wife Susan and daughters Melissa and Jennie. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County resident Susan Oliver has joined the illegal immigration debate, speaking up about the Davis-Oliver Act, an immigration enforcement bill named after her husband Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Det. Michael Davis Jr. who were killed in the line of duty last year. Accused murderer Luis Bracamontes, AKA Marcelo Marquez, an […]

No Comment / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Life without parole for murderer

Anderson Swift walks toward the elevator in the courthouse after being sentenced to life without parole on Aug. 7. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Tears and hugs followed murderer Anderson Swift’s sentencing Friday. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James Wagoner sentenced the Oakland man to life in prison without parole for the murder of Khrista Ibarolle in El Dorado Hills on Jan. 7 and other crimes related to a crime spree that began with a carjacking in Oakland and […]

No Comment / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »