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Oak Ridge crashes its way to victory

Oak Ridge's Hailey McCoy works her way around a Granite Bay defender during Friday's game. The Lady Trojans came out on top thanks to strong rebounding efforts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

On a night shots were there but weren’t consistently falling, the Oak Ridge girls more than overcompensated with a strong rebounding effort to power past visiting Granite Bay 53-29 in Sierra Foothill League action Friday evening. The Trojans’ rebounding success, especially offensive, made for more opportunities to score after initial shot attempts rimmed out. “Our pursuit of […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local doctor killed in crash

Dr. Doug Pleatman

Dr. Doug Pleatman, 59, was killed Friday morning in the crash of his 1961 PA-24 Piper Comanche airplane near Garberville. The local weather at the time of the crash was fog and rain. Witnesses said they did not hear an engine and that a wing clipped a tree and the aircraft cartwheeled to the ground […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Car show dedicated to organ, tissue donation

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes as a […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local woman’s car hit by train in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, ND — On Aug. 27 Grand Fork sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a train colliding with a car, later found to belong to an El Dorado Hills woman. Deputies responded to North Washington Street and 23rd Avenue NE at about 1:14 a.m., according to a press release. They were advised that […]

Comments Off / September 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

I’m opposed to Mather air cargo expansion

EDITOR: I have been a resident of El Dorado Hills since 2005. Prior to moving here I was employed by the FAA as a supervisor for an air traffic facility in Oakland. I have been around airplanes all my life, both as a pilot and as a profession. In the 30 years of work I […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Life without parole for murderer

Anderson Swift walks toward the elevator in the courthouse after being sentenced to life without parole on Aug. 7. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Tears and hugs followed murderer Anderson Swift’s sentencing Friday. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James Wagoner sentenced the Oakland man to life in prison without parole for the murder of Khrista Ibarolle in El Dorado Hills on Jan. 7 and other crimes related to a crime spree that began with a carjacking in Oakland and […]

No Comment / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 »

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