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Swift case moves along

Accused murderer Anderson Swift was back in El Dorado County Superior Court last week only to have another hearing set next month. Swift and his attorney Mark Ralphs appeared in Judge James Wagoner’s courtroom. The Oakland man is accused of murdering Khrista Ibarolle, 31, during an apparent carjacking in front of an El Dorado Hills restaurant on Jan. 7. Swift […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Recycling water all the rage

Director of Government Relations for Parker Development Company Kirk Bone checks out a meter for reclaimed water used for irrigation at a new home construction site in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the drought forcing water districts to find ever-more creative ways to conserve, recycling programs have turned out to be fortuitous long-term investments. Currently the El Dorado Irrigation District is the only water district in the county operating such a program. Those operations are carried out at two of its four wastewater treatment plants: one at Deer Creek in […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Looks like Gaines in District 1 race

Beth Gaines

California Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, currently representing District 6 has not officially announced that she will seek the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors; however, a marquee announcement in downtown Placerville and the fact that Gaines has changed her address strongly indicate Supervisor Ron Mikulaco will have some competition next year. Her Assembly Chief […]

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No taking a bite out of this cake

The EDHCSD has a topiary birthday cake on display to continue its 25th birthday celebration. Courtesy photo

To continue the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s 25th birthday celebration, a live birthday cake made out of succulent plants is on display next to the pavilion. Approximately 1,500 cuttings were used to create the cake, according to creator and parks staff member Aimee Nunez. “The majority of the succulents are a species called […]

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Trio of mail, identity theft suspects caught

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested three people suspected of using stolen credit cards and stealing mail after responding to a theft call at Target last month. At about 12:55 p.m. on June 29 deputies arrived at the El Dorado Hills Town Center business. In the parking lot, they approached 38-year-old Heston Schmucker of Placerville, 23-year-old Mariah Schmucker of […]

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CSD director Priest discusses goals, golf course

Allan Priest

Allan Priest, the newest addition to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors, talked with Village Life about why he ran for the seat last fall and what influence he hopes to have during his four-year term. The married father of two teenagers has lived in El Dorado Hills since 2000. When […]

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New grand jury sworn in

The Honorable Dylan Sullivan presided over the swearing in of El Dorado County’s 2015-16 Grand Jury and filed the formal notice June 25. This year’s jury includes the following, plus several alternate members: Kenneth Cater, Richard Coffin, Hal Erpenbeck, Dan Kelly, James Kern, Peter Marty, Thomas Orth, Jeanne Ott, Roger Pickler, Rodney Pimental, Debbie Rice, Julie Ryan, Jan Sawyer, Thomas Simpson, George Turnboo, Richard White, Gatha Willyard, Laura Anne Winston and Colleen […]

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