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Arrest leads to more fireworks

Evan Lyons

A man suspected of using illegal fireworks reportedly spat on and threatened a deputy and his family following the suspect’s arrest on July 4 in El Dorado Hills. At 11 p.m. that night a deputy heard what sounded like fireworks near the El Dorado Hills Library, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff wants unwanted prescriptions

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, El Dorado County residents have a great opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department hosts a prescription drug take-back day during which residents can bring unwanted medications in pill or liquid form to […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 25-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Warranted June 25: Deputies arrested an 18-year-old man on a misdemeanor warrant on Mertola Drive. Struck June 25: A 17-year-old girl reported that someone threw something at her windshield, causing damage, on Silva Valley Parkway. Break-in June 26: A thief broke into a vehicle parked […]

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EDH boy fires deputy’s lost gun

A 10-year-old El Dorado Hills boy accidentally discharged an off-duty police officer’s 9 mm pistol while playing on the field at West Coast Airsoft Park in Plymouth, Amador County, on June 29. “Thinking it was a dropped airsoft pistol, he picked it up on the playing field and discharged it, luckily not striking himself, the […]

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EDH home destroyed

A family lost everything in this early Sunday morning blaze on Merriam Lane in El Dorado Hills. Photo courtesy of EDH fire

A family lost its home in a Sunday morning blaze. El Dorado Hills firefighters responded to the fire call on Merriam Lane at about 2 a.m. “Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing through the roof of a two-story residential structure,” EDH Division Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Lilienthal told Village Life. “A strong wind was blowing embers […]

3 Comments / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Good-bye weeds; hello garden

Braeden Sellwood holds up a bunch of weed he pulled in the space that will soon become the Blue Oak Garden, a living classroom for about 800 students. Photo by Janna Weiss

Students returning to Blue Oak Elementary and Charter Montessori schools this August will have a new place to learn — the Blue Oak Garden. Leading the project is Blue Oak Principal Paul Stewart and Blue Oak secretary/garden coordinator Kellee Sellwood. With the help of parent and community volunteers and donations, the 80-foot by 80-foot area has […]

1 Comment / June 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: June 2015

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Funny money June 1: A counterfeit bill was collected from a Cameron Park Drive business. Close call June 1: An attempted burglary was reported on Sudbury Road. On a spree June 1: Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly stole a woman’s debit card […]

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