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Tax man catches up to former EDH attorney

A federal jury found an El Dorado Hills man guilty of tax evasion of nearly $450,000 last Thursday. Donald M. Wanland Jr., 53, an attorney in Sacramento, was found guilty of 28 tax-related criminal charges, “including attempting to evade personal income taxes for the tax years 2000 through 2003, failing to file tax returns for […]

Comments Off / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Chartraw sentenced

A former El Dorado Hills man who pleaded guilty to a multimillion-dollar wire fraud involving the supposed sale of precious metal-laden bars was sentenced to more than four years in prison and nearly $3 million in restitution on Aug. 29. After victims submitted many letters discussing the impacts of Daniel Chartraw’s actions, United States District Judge […]

2 Comments / September 03, 2013 | 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 »

Woman dies in early morning rollover

An El Dorado Hills woman died early Friday morning wreck, according to the California Highway Patrol. Talia Ferris, 33, was driving her 1999 Ford Expedition southbound on El Dorado Hills Boulevard south of Olson Lane at about 3:13 a.m. when she “allowed her vehicle to drift off the right shoulder,” CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. She […]

5 Comments / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Thomas to get prison diagnostic

Brandi Thomas, the woman convicted of a devastating DUI crash in El Dorado Hills that severely injured two bicyclists in 2008, will undergo an evaluation that will determine if she should be sent to prison. Thomas appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court last Wednesday, admitting to a probation violation. She faces seven years in state […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting, Pierson conflicts continue

El Dorado County District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting may have more conflicts of interest to explain, according to District Attorney Vern Pierson. “Last week our office discovered that District 2 Supervisor Nutting applied to be certified for Public Housing (Section 8), Housing and Urban Development as a landlord for property he owns in El Dorado […]

1 Comment / August 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Broken gas line sparks Serrano fire

A contractor working on Gresham Drive Friday morning broke a half-inch gas line, resulting in a fire that burned a tractor and the home’s front lawn The fire was originally reported as a machinery fire at 10:19 a.m., said El Dorado Hills Fire Battalion Chief Mike Lilienthal. When fire crews arrived, the encountered “thick, black smoke” […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »