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Judge Brooks off the job

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Nelson Brooks cleared his court calendar as of Aug. 8 for undisclosed reasons. The judge is assigned to Department 7, handling criminal matters. Village Life reached out to Brooks via his wife, Tish Starr. She declined to comment on her husband’s absence from the courtroom. Court staff contacted by Village life […]

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Brent Dennis resigns

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis has resigned from the job he’s held for four years to take a position in Anaheim. Dennis plans to start his new job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim after Labor Day, though details of his last day at the EDHCSD are still […]

6 Comments / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Suspect chased through three counties

A 40-year-old man is in jail after he allegedly led authorities on a three-county RV chase Saturday morning. Paul Erik Nelson was arrested in Plymouth on suspicion of evading officers, vandalism, vehicle theft and probation and parole violations at the conclusion of a high-speed pursuit that began in Sacramento County, continued through El Dorado County and […]

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Local races set on November ballot

With so much attention focused on the presidential race, voters shouldn’t forget that many other spots on local city councils, water, school, fire and other boards will be filled this November. In some cases, no candidates have filed for a seat or an insufficient number have filed. El Dorado County Elections Department officials said if there is an insufficient […]

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New resident calls out dated CC&Rs

While purchasing a home with her husband in the Lakeridge neighborhood within Lakehills this spring, Lieselotte Foster was shocked to read a clause in her community’s Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, or CC&Rs, that she says has no place in 2016. CC&Rs are a neighborhood’s contractual limitations that owners sign when buying property. Most refer to […]

2 Comments / August 17, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting files civil suit against the county, officials

Ousted District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting has filed a civil suit in United States District Court, Eastern District of California, seeking monetary damages of up to $2.7 million from El Dorado County and various current and former county leaders ($100,000 each) for alleged improprieties related to his removal from office in 2014. The filing notes that […]

1 Comment / August 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors, public take Measure E 101

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors hosted a nearly four-hour presentation along with public comment on the recently voter-approved Measure E. Tuesday’s board workshop clarified a number of points the measure includes but left several yet to be explored. Focused primarily on differences between existing policies and those contained in Measure E’s language, deputy […]

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