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Government-minded teens head to Girls, Boys State

Oak Ridge High School juniors Camryn Barrett and Tyler Barth have been selected to represent their school at Girls State and Boys State this June, a participatory program within the American Legion in which students from across the state they are representing spend a week at a college campus to take part in a mock […]

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Tragedy strikes local rugby player

By Village Life Staff BERKELEY Calif. — El Dorado Hills resident Robert Paylor, a sophomore on the Cal-Berkeley rugby team, was seriously injured in the May 6 national championship game against Arkansas State at Santa Clara University, according to a statement from his family and multiple press releases. Paylor, 20, was partially paralyzed early in […]

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NCL grows in its second year

The National Charity League El Dorado Hills chapter held its annual award ceremony May 7 at Golden Hills School where its first class of graduating seniors, including Jessica Prettyman, Allie Mahaney, Madeline Almeida and Lizzy Murphy, were honored. The National Charity League, a mother/daughter organization focused on philanthropy, culture and leadership, was founded more than […]

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EDH Crime Watch: May 4-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: May 4 9:30 a.m. Deputies arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of smoking marijuana in a public place on Latrobe Road. 9:43 p.m. A 12-year-old girl was taken to juvenile hall after she allegedly punched a hole in a door at her grandmother’s Valley […]

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Be rattlesnake safe this spring

With warmer weather conditions snakes are through hunkering down, making human encounters more likely. Although most native snakes are harmless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends steering clear of the venomous rattlesnake — and knowing what to do in the event of a strike. Rattlesnakes are widespread in California and are found in a […]

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Stay safe in the sun

With summer right around the corner, several El Dorado agencies are teaming up to spread the word about the importance of sun safety, especially for children. The El Dorado County Public Health Division, City of Placerville’s Community Services Department, Marshall Medical Center and El Dorado Community Health Center are now promoting skin cancer prevention and awareness. Skin […]

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Cal Fire chief retires

Amanda Williams After serving the fire fighting community for 30 years, Cal Fire Unit Chief Mike Kaslin is hanging up his helmet. “I’m literally out the door at 54,” Kaslin joked. “I don’t like the word retirement,” he added. “I’d like to come up with another word … just say the next step.” Kaslin has […]

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