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Phone scam targeting California residents

SACRAMENTO — The Federal Bureau of Investigation Sacramento field office has received numerous reports of individuals impersonating government agencies in an effort to scam the public. Currently, these unsolicited calls are placed by criminals who claim to be representatives of the FBI or other government agency and make demands for money. Several call recipients stated that Caller […]

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Woman convicted for mortgage fraud

SACRAMENTO — After a four-day trial, a jury in Sacramento found a Roseville woman guilty in a mortgage fraud scheme involving three properties, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert recently announced. Alla Samchuk, 45, was found guilty of six counts of bank fraud, six counts of making a false statement to a financial institution, one count of […]

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Measure E lawsuit filed

El Dorado County voters passed Measure E with about a three-point margin on June 7. Less than two months later a lawsuit seeks to prevent its implementation. Measure E aims to curtail certain development projects based on restrictions approved in the county’s 2004 General Plan and a 2008 revision of the 1998 Measure Y. The […]

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Supes OK fee refunds

It won’t be this month and probably won’t be next month, but one of these days some El Dorado County residents will get a check from the county as a refund for fees they paid back when the county and Sheriff’s Department planned to build a substation in the El Dorado Hills/Cameron Park area. The plan was shelved […]

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EDH Crime Watch: July 21-27

The following information comes from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 21 3:07 p.m. A laptop was reported stolen from a Cabrito Drive home. 9:02 p.m. A man told deputies three men pushed him during an altercation on Town Center Boulevard. July 22 9:30 a.m. Mail theft was reported on Rimini Way. 9:44 a.m. Mail theft […]

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Couple celebrates two milestones

Ed and Bernice Salata recently celebrated their 90th birthdays and will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this fall. Village Life photo Nicholas Trylovich

It was April 1946 and Edward Salata had just been honorably discharged from the Navy. He served in both the Pacific and Europe during World War II and was in the third wave of soldiers to storm the beaches in Normandy, one day before his 18th birthday. “I always remember my birthday,” Ed said. “June […]

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Busy Bees get passports to explore

Cailin Keegan, left, and Giulianna Kisling learn to use chopsticks at one station earlier this year as part of Busy Bees Preschool's new Early Explorers enrichment program. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Busy Bees Preschool in El Dorado Hills is going beyond ABCs and 123s, offering young students the chance to travel the globe and learn about the food, language and cultures of other countries. The Early Explorers pre-kindergarten enrichment program is open to children who will be 4 years old by December. They may attend three-day-a-week preschool programs […]

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