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Psych eval sought for EDH murder suspect

Accused murderer Anderson Swift, right, speaks with his attorney Mark Ralphs in  Department 2 Superior Court in Placerville Monday, Feb. 2. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A preliminary hearing was set in a Monday hearing for the man accused of killing an El Dorado Hills woman during a carjacking last month. Anderson Swift appeared with appointed attorney Mark Ralphs to set a preliminary hearing date, which prosecutor Bill Clark noted would require a Spanish interpreter for witnesses. The preliminary hearing is anticipated […]

No Comment / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Knorr named CAO for a year

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors has unanimously appointed Pamela Knorr as the chief administrative officer for an interim period of one year, after which time, the board will conduct a competitive recruitment for a permanent CAO. Knorr has been a dedicated public servant for more than 28 years while working in the areas […]

No Comment / February 04, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Kids dress well thanks to Operation School Bell

Angelika Stolecki, 10, shows off her new pink pants purchased at the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Operation School Bell shopping spree at Target Saturday morning. She had a lot of pink clothes in her cart. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing to children in need. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Children and their parents/guardians lined up in the El Dorado Hills Target’s lobby on Jan. 31 for a special, early morning shopping trip courtesy of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. The group’s Operation School Bell program provided each child with $70 to $100 to shop for school clothes. Chapter president Sharon Heilman took Village Life around the store while children […]

No Comment / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Safety improvements OK’d ahead of interchange

Cars won't be able to fly up or down this portion of Serrano Parkway any longer. A 4-way stop will be installed at Village Green (entrance to the Serrano Visitor's Center) ahead of the Silva Valley interchange completion. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick.

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved county staff’s recommendation to add an additional 4-way stop intersection on Serrano Parkway before the Silva Valley interchange opens in 2016. John Kahling, deputy director of engineering for the Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, presented the county’s analysis and traffic findings to the board last week following a […]

No Comment / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Barber Jon gets stolen items back

Barber Jon poses with the stolen goods mysteriously returned Sunday morning. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“Awe” is the word owner Jon Rivera used to describe his feelings after items stolen from Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop and his Museum of Curiosities and Oddities last month mysteriously reappeared Sunday morning. In the early morning hours of Jan. 21 thieves broke into the Green Valley Road barber shop and took more than $1,000 in cash, […]

No Comment / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Transportation workshop to focus on goals

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission will host community workshop for the El Dorado County Regional Transportation Plan 2015-35 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Marshall Room at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The Regional Transportation Plan is developed to provide a clear vision of the county’s regional transportation goals, objectives and […]

No Comment / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Church hosts spirituality, aging series

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane, is presenting a series on Spirituality and Aging on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 18 through March 25. In Joan Chittister’s book “The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully” she writes, “We’re ‘old’ — translate ‘useless,’ translate ‘unwanted,’ translate ‘out of place,’ translate ‘incompetent.’ We are the over-the-hill gang, our […]

No Comment / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »