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New undersheriff in town

Randy Peshon is El Dorado County's new undersheriff. He's worked with the department since 1987. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

During his career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Peshon consistently took on challenging jobs and every time he moved to another department, the one he left was better than when he came. On Feb. 17, the 59-year-old captain took on a new role — undersheriff. As a division commander running both El Dorado County jails, Placerville and […]

1 Comment / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff releases annual report; crime slightly up

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office annual crime report was released to the public, showing a slight increase in most types of crime, along with detailing facts about the department as a whole. The Sheriff’s Office, which has 358 employees and six K-9 officers, spent about $49 million to cover the approximate 180,600 citizens of […]

Comments Off / February 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

A message from Sheriff D’Agostini

Sheriff John D'Agostini

A year of achievements The year 2011 is wrapped up, and so is my first year as your sheriff. This year end report is to provide you, the community we serve, with information outlining some of the achievements by the men and women that make up your Sheriff’s Office. I believe it is my obligation […]

2 Comments / January 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Life … It’s all about numbers

Richard Esposito

According to the United Nations, the human population exceeded 7 billion this month. Not surprising news given today’s advances in medical research and technology. Despite the recent downward trend in birthrates people are living longer — much longer. This year’s census data reflects the United States contributed 300 million of the 7 billion people inhabiting […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Racist headstones finally replaced

FOLSOM PRISON INMATE Derrick Bonar, 26, places a 90-pound grave marker with fellow inmates Steve Abujen, 50, left, and Larry Plummer, 60, right, Wednesday at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetary. Village Life  photo by Krysten Kellum

Truth and a measure of justice were served Wednesday when the last of three dozen new gravestones were installed at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery. The project helps close a controversial chapter in race relations, government insensitivity and ignorant foul play. In 1954 the Army Corps of Engineers dug up the remains of hundreds of bodies […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Offensive headstones will be replaced

Thirty-six racially offensive gravestones have been removed and will be replaced by new stones at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery in El Dorado Hills. El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Terri Daly signed an agreement with the California Prison Industry Authority June 8, under which inmates will provide both skilled and unskilled labor for the project. […]

Comments Off / June 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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