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Auditor’s race: Candidate’s comments worry EDH fire chief

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts said his phone blew up following a debate between Auditor Controller Joe Harn and challenger Mike Owen last week, during which Owen accused Harn of favoring the El Dorado Hills Fire Department by giving the district more tax revenue than other El Dorado County fire districts. “The Auditor-Controller does […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting trial: Jury begins deliberation

The defense’s closing argument in the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial was trying to get the jury to see only specific trees, not the forest. That was the sentiment of deputy district attorney James Clinchard’s rebuttal argument. Defense attorney David Weiner was focusing on a few specifics when they were not even needed for a guilty […]

No Comment / May 09, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Closing arguments begin in Nutting trial

The beginning of the closing statements from the prosecution and defense painted wholly different pictures of Supervisor Ray Nutting on May 8: That he was a hypocrite from the prosecution or that he was simply a man who made inadvertent mistakes from the defense. Politicians are held to higher standards than normal citizens, Deputy District […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County schools earn ‘distinguished’ awards

Ten El Dorado County elementary schools, representing five school districts, received recognition as 2014 California Distinguished Schools.The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors schools with demonstrating educational excellence for all students and in showing significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Northside Elementary from Black Oak Mine Unified School District; Silva Valley Elementary, Oak […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Women’s Fund to award grants June 5

The public is invited to Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual Grants Gala, set for June 5 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner; tickets and information are available online at womensfundeldorado.org. “We welcome everyone to attend and learn more about Women’s Fund as well as the […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Car show dedicated to organ, tissue donation

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes as a […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting takes the stand in own defense

Tuesday’s trial of Supervisor Ray Nutting got off to an inauspicious start with Mark Stewart, a registered professional forester who had previously worked for Nutting, repeating his desire to take the fifth against self-recrimination. This led Judge Timothy Buckley to strike his testimony and the jury admonished to disregard it. Later in the day, Teresa […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »