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Four arrested after home invasions

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested four men suspected in two home invasion robberies and at least one attempted home invasion in El Dorado Hills Sunday. On Sept. 11 the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received reports of incidents on Northam Place, Lago Vista Drive and Ventura Court, all occurring within a 40-minute time span in the different El […]

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County students make the grade

Recently released test scores for California students showed El Dorado County students doing better overall than the statewide average. On a statewide basis 49 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts/literacy standard, according to a California Department of Education information released Aug. 24. This was an increase of 4 percentage points over last year. In El Dorado […]

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CEO guilty of tax evasion

SACRAMENTO — Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, during the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service, despite receiving at least $2 million in […]

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Rescue seeks hosts for Chinese student delegation

The Rescue Union School District will welcome students and teachers from Baochu Pagoda Experimental School inChina later this month and is looking for local families to host them for five nights. Approximately 100 students ages 10 to 14 and 20 teachers will arrive in the delegation. The groups will be staggered into two groups. First, 50 […]

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Church channels a higher power

Sunday afternoon Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills introduced its new solar roof system to the community and celebrated the fact that it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in power bills and put that money where church officials say it is really needed. Sunworks installed the solar roof-mounted system, which produces 332,322 kilowatt-hours. (One kw […]

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BUSD, teachers strike a deal

The Buckeye Teachers Association and the Buckeye Union School District have agreed to a 3 percent pay raise for district employees after being at impasse over negotiations since last spring. Friday, 90 percent of BTA employees voted to accept the one-year agreement but declined to accept it as a two-year deal. Since April the district […]

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Teen arrested for alleged threats

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” Oak Ridge High School. Friday’s on-campus arrest came after School Resource Officer Deputy Dave Turnage received information from another juvenile student that the 14-year-old posted the alleged threat on Snapchat Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm addressed a message to the […]

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