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Hometown Hero: Sherman Mcvay

Air Force Airman Sherman E. Mcvay graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 an associate in applied science […]

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Don’t become a victim this holiday season

During the holiday season, most people are thinking of last-minute shopping and getting together with family and friends. However, not everyone considers the holidays a time to celebrate, but rather an opportunity to commit crimes. Busy parking lots and hurried shoppers are just two factors working in favor of criminals. Often times, we make their […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Pretty petty Dec. 5: Petty thefts were reported on King Richard Drive, Kings Canyon Drive and Templeton Drive. Too much Dec. 6: Deputies arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication at an Embarcadero Drive bar. Wallet lifted Dec. 6: A man reported his wallet […]

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Wells Fargo supports CASA kids

CASA Executive Director John Adams accepts a check from Wells Fargo employee Haley Reinhardt Dewhurst. Sponsors like Wells Fargo ensure more El Dorado County children get the advocates they need. Courtesy photo

PLACERVILLE — Every day is a normal day for most of us, but it’s never a “normal” day for abused and neglected kids. They didn’t ask to be born into the mess they find themselves in and they desperately need help. These children need a CASA advocate who will advocate for them in court and consistently guide […]

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Sacramento kicks off the Chanukah holiday

FOLOSM — The community will embrace the true spirit of freedom and the holiday season (community and freedom) with the eighth annual Chanukah Wonderland. Taking place this year at the Folsom Community Center on Natoma Street from 2 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to share in the Chanukah celebration that will serve as a preparation […]

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Littles shop big during special event

Village Life reporter Wendy Schultz helps Dino Anderson, 5, choose a toy during the Snowball Holiday Shopping event at Target in El Dorado Hills on Saturday. Photo by Laurie Edwards

There might be no better combination than a hot pancake breakfast and some rapid-fire retail therapy — especially just in time for Christmas. If you toss a visit with Santa into the mix and stir it up with a candy cane, you’ve got the fourth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Snowball Shopping event. On […]

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Center Stage dancers pirouette, tap for charity

Ballerinas Amanda Luong, Allie Mahaney, Annika Paull, Agatha Goluszek, Claire Hunsaker, Katelyn Vissiere, Emily Seabourne and Gabby Grimenstien, left to right, will perform with other Center Stage dancers at charity shows this Saturday. The performances will be held at Holy Trinity Parish. Courtesy photo

Center Stage Dance Academy will celebrate the Christmas season by giving 100 percent of its holiday dance benefit proceeds to local charities. “This is our 11th year giving back and we couldn’t be more excited,” said director and owner of the studio Georgina Coleman. This year’s holiday show will be held three times on Dec. 13 at […]

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