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Mother of El Dorado Hills homicide victim speaks

The mother of the woman murdered in El Dorado Hills early Wednesday morning is speaking out. Khrista Ibarolle was just 31 when she was gunned down in the 36 Handles parking lot.

Khrista's family said she was inspired by nature. They called her a caring and compassionate woman.

Her mother, Lori Ibarolle, said on the phone from South Dakota that her daughter always lightened the mood with her vibrant smile.

"Khrista is going to be missed," Ibarolle said. "She had a big smile. She had a hug for everybody."

Ibarolle said if Khrista would have been allowed to live, she would have continued to work every day to make this world a better place.

"There was no stranger (for Khrista)," she said. "She had no prejudices as far as people. Everybody was part of her circle of love."

Victim identified in 36 Handles shooting in El Dorado Hills

The woman who was fatally shot Wednesday near 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills has been identified, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.

Khrista Ibarolle, 31, of El Dorado Hills, was identified as the victim by a coroner.

Ibarolle was shot and killed outside an El Dorado Hills bar while trying to run away from a gunman early Wednesday morning, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said.

Woman shot, killed during carjacking in El Dorado Hills


A woman was shot and killed outside an El Dorado Hills bar while trying to run away from the gunman early Wednesday morning, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said.

The suspect, identified as Oakland resident Anderson Swift, 41, approached two women leaving 36 Handles Pub at closing time with a gun and demanded their car keys and cash. The women refused and ran back towards the bar, whose doors were already locked. The sheriff's office said Swift caught one of the women, then shot and killed her.

Officials tell family to scale back luxury treehouse

GRANITE BAY (AP) - Northern California authorities are telling a Placer County couple to prune back their deluxe treehouse.

Mike and Pat Splinter's 500-square-foot treehouse features a full kitchen, bathroom and all the plumbing. The Animal Planet cable network highlighted the structure last month in the show "Treehouse Masters."

But Placer County deputy planning director E.J. Ivaldi tells the Sacramento Beethat the family already has a full guest cottage on their property. Because of that, authorities say the treehouse's full kitchen, and mattress, must go.

Elderly Diamond Springs couple found with serious injuries identified

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office identified two elderly victims injured in an assault in their Diamond Springs home Wednesday morning.

Sheriff's Lt. Tom Murdoch said 91-year-old Gerald Holderman underwent surgery for a possible gunshot wound. His wife, 82-year-old Faye Holderman, suffered injuries to her head and face. The couple was transported to a Placerville hospital for care.

Thursday afternoon, the Holdermans' family said they were optimistic about the couple's recoveries. Faye was sitting up in bed and talking and Gerald was "looking better" after surgery, his son said.

Gerald, a World War II veteran, had surgery for what doctors think is a gunshot wound.

Gerald and his wife just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Sheriff: Boy trades stolen guns for pot

El Dorado County sheriff's investigators say a 14-year-old boy traded his grandmother's guns for marijuana and they don't know who has the firearms now.

The boy, who is from Missouri but staying with his grandmother in Wilton (Sacramento County), took a sledgehammer to her safe, took her two guns inside, and drove off with her car Monday night, according to sheriff's Deputy Chris Stelz.

Tuesday morning, the grandmother reported to authorities that she spotted her grandson in her stolen car near Union Mine High School in El Dorado where he is a student. She saw him while driving a school bus for an El Dorado school district.

Union Mine and Charles Brown Education Center were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Responding deputies located the boy on the 6000 block of Pollock Avenue in El Dorado.

Two El Dorado school lockdowns lifted, suspect taken into custody

Both Union Mine High School and Charles Brown Elementary School were placed on precautionary
lockdown Tuesday morning Dina Gentry, a spokeswoman for El Dorado County Office of Education, confirmed.

The lockdown was placed at 8:21 a.m. while sheriff deputies located an unidentified individual. The individual was later taken into custody and t
he lockdown was lifted at 8:37 a.m. Classes continued in their normal fashion, Gentry said.

No information was given on why the suspect was taken into custody.