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Pat Lakey

Slain woman’s friends piece together ‘a life lost too soon’

Dianna Redmon was known for piecing together incredibly beautiful quilts before her death in January, a death her friends say was too soon for the woman they described as having a heart every bit as beautiful as the stunning stitchery that went into her needlework.

Becky Zsoka and Rene Crichton decided they would speak for their slain friend so that others might catch a better glimpse of the woman they each called friend for more than 20 years.

EDH man dies days after wreck

A 68-year-old El Dorado Hills man has died of injuries he received in an accident nearly a week earlier, according to the California Highway Patrol. Cletus Nezbeth was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his wife, Fredericka Nezbeth, as the pair traveled westbound on Highway 50 up in the American River Canyon just east […]

August 30, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Rabid skunk bites man in Shingle Springs

A man visiting a local plant nursery was bitten by a skunk that proved to be rabid in an incident earlier this month that has El Dorado County Animal Services issuing a reminder to the public about avoiding such perilous contact with wildlife. The man’s identity including his age and where he lives were not […]

September 05, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Woman reports kidnapping, sexual assault; 2 men arrested

A woman who approached an employee of the Target store in El Dorado Hills late Friday evening told a harrowing story of being kidnapped and assaulted at a Cameron Park motel. Her reported ordeal resulted in the arrest within hours of two men who were taken to the El Dorado County Jail; charges lodged against one include kidnapping and rape while the other was taken into custody on a felony warrant out of Sacramento County.

Placerville homicide: Suspect arrested near the border

The man suspected of the June 13 stabbing death of a Placerville woman and of savagely wounding a child in the same incident – the subject of a widespread alert issued by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department – was arrested in Southern California less than three days later, some 10 miles from the Mexican […]

June 21, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Murder suspect caught

A man suspected of stabbing to death a Placerville woman on June 13 has been arrested in El Centro, near the Mexican border. El Dorado County sheriff’s officials were informed at 2 a.m. Friday that Bernardo Castillo, 24, was taken into custody after a suspicious vehicle was checked out earlier by El Centro authorities. The […]

June 17, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged

Cunningly cute corgis spread joy

Writer’s note — This is about Tanner and Emma, two wonderful Pembroke Welsh corgis who are licensed with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and love nothing more than going to different places to spread joy with their humans, Ann-Marie and Jim L’Etoile of Cameron Park. The pair of pooches, who will tail their own tail below, […]

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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