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Avoid a boating accident this 4th of July

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Boating and Waterways reminds boaters to use caution on the water this 4th of July. DBW’s boating accident data shows that more boating accidents occur during this holiday than any other. Waterways are crowded and people boat in groups or with many people aboard their vessels. Distractions are numerous. “Operator inattention […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dirt bike accident gives EDH man new perspective

Josh Cooper stands beside his Yamaha 250 at his home in El Dorado Hills. Will he ride again after a summer accident nearly left him paralyzed? He hasn't decided yet. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A dirt bike accident in June nearly left 21-year-old Josh Cooper in a wheelchair for the rest of his life but the El Dorado Hills resident credits his family and friends for his speedy recovery. “I’m about 80 percent recovered,” Cooper said a little more than two months after he flew off his dirt bike. […]

1 Comment / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge grad dies in work-related accident

Josh Ruff

Josh Ruff, 23, began working at David Girard Winery on June 1, 2011. It was an accident there that led to his death on Wednesday. “We all loved Josh, each and every one of us,” winery owner David Girard said. “We’re devastated …. We’re in shock.” Ruff, an assistant winemaker at the winery, had been […]

2 Comments / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH woman critical after horrific Jeepers Jamboree accident

An accident during the 60th annual Jeepers Jamboree severely injured an El Dorado Hills woman on July 28. Rachel Anne Gray, 21, was flown to UC Davis Medical Center after her vehicle rolled down a hill near the middle of Cadillac Hill on the Rubicon Trail in Placer County, according to California Highway Patrol officer […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Court of honor: Basketball court named for accident victim

United for Josh —€” Anderson family friend Robyn Steward and CSD Director Bill Vandegrift join Josh Anderson's mother Kelley, and brothers John and Jeff, standing left to right, as well as Josh's father Joseph, seated, at the site where the CSD will build the Josh Anderson Basketball Court. The project is scheduled to begin next spring. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Joseph Anderson couldn’t stop from tearing up Thursday evening. Joy and sadness overcame the father as the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors approved a resolution to name the planned Community Park basketball court after Josh Anderson, Joseph and Kelley Anderson’s son who tragically died in a car wreck on El Dorado […]

1 Comment / October 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Child dies in tragic accident

HunterWEB

RESCUE — A 2-year-old boy died Sunday after his father, driving a pick-up, accidentally backed over him. Emergency responders pronounced Hunter Wilson dead at the scene — the family’s home on Sanford Drive in Rescue — California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark said. William Wilson, 51, was reportedly backing his Ford F-150 into the driveway […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

An old story, but a new marker

Bill Mackay puts the finishing touches on the grave marker on the grave of Amelia Plucker at the Placerville Union Cemetery in Placerville.  Cameron Park photo by Pat Dollins

Amelia was only 18 years old when she decided that life was not worth living without the man she loved. Her story could have happened at any time in history, including current times, but it was in 1896 that she took her life in the Central House Hotel in Placerville. “When I read her story, I cried; it was so sad,” […]

No Comment / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

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