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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 […]

No Comment / August 08, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sports greats and celebrities tee off in Tahoe

Previous American Century Championship winner and former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Mark Rypien tees off at the 17th hole at Edgewood Tahoe Gold Course. Repine won the tournament in 1990 and 2014. Village Life file photo by William A. Scales

American Century Championship Tahoe News release A blockbuster gathering of 90 major sports and entertainment stars — including Charles Barkley, Justin Timberlake and five NFL starting quarterbacks — have signed on for the 27th annual American Century Championship, July 22-24, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The 54-hole tournament will be televised live on NBC Sports […]

1 Comment / July 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Serrano CC hosts Junior Tour Invitational

Sixty golfers were at Serrano Country Club late last month for the 10th annual Junior Tour Invitational. Courtesy photo

In partnership with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, Serrano Country Club hosted 60 youth golfers at its 10th annual Junior Tour Invitational June 29. The World Golf Foundation created the national youth service organization The First Tee in 1997 to expose more young people to golf. Today there are 200 chapters of The First […]

Comments Off / July 10, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Placerville’s Bell Tower tolls for annual brewfest

CHEERS FOR BEERS! — Main Street Placerville will be taken over by craft beer enthusiasts for the annual Bell Tower Brewfest June 25. Village Life file photo by Krysten Kellum

Flowing like a lazy river of beer between the Jack Russell Brewery Downtown on Placerville’s Lower Main Street and the still under-construction Outbreak Brewery on Upper Main, is the 16th Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest. The brewfest will close Main Street to vehicle traffic from Sacramento Street to Clay Street on June 25, from 6-9 p.m. […]

Comments Off / June 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EID looks at solar/hydro power boosts

The need to invest in more energy generating projects was on the May 23 El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors’ meeting agenda. At previous meetings board members, in particular Directors Dale Coco and George Osborne, expressed concern that energy costs could double by 2020 due to the state’s goal of promoting renewable energy sources. The district spends 10 percent […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tireless senior celebrated

Hal Erpenbeck

El Dorado Hills resident Hal Erpenbeck was recognized by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and recently honored with a proclamation for his “dedicated service to the citizens of El Dorado County and El Dorado Hills.” Erpenbeck and his wife Barbara moved to El Dorado Hills from the Bay Area in 2002. Since then, […]

Comments Off / May 17, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Taylor Graham named inaugural Poet Laureate of El Dorado County

Taylor Graham poses for a photo with El Dorado County Supervisor Brian Veerkamp after a board proclamation named her Poet Laureate of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

Alisyn Gularte El Dorado Arts Council El Dorado Arts Council has inaugurated a Poet Laureate program for El Dorado County. This post, officially appointed by a conferring institution, is bestowed on a noted poet to honor his or her body of work and to celebrate poetry as an art form. Taylor Graham was chosen by […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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