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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 […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Amgen 2014 brings two days of bicycle racing to local area

Professional bicycle road racing is becoming more popular in the United States, and the Amgen Tour of California is the biggest bicycle race in North America. Patterned after the famous Tour de France, which began in 1903, the ninth annual Tour of California is relatively new. Like its French forebear, it is segmented into stages […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Firefighting duo contains flames

Not on the clock … that didn’t matter last Wednesday morning to El Dorado Hills firefighter/engineer Matt Belleci and retired Sacramento firefighter Roy Cameron. The two were first on scene at a Crest Mar Court house fire that started in the garage just before noon on May 2. Thanks to their efforts with a garden […]

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Nutting trial: Witness read partial Miranda rights

The Supervisor Ray Nutting trial on May 1 featured a registered professional forester being read partial Miranda rights and advised to seek a lawyer. The morning started off with an out-of-jury conference between Judge Timothy Buckley, defense attorney David Weiner and co-prosecutors Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and James Clinchard of the […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Give Where You Live’ — bringing people, local non-profits together

With so many important and worthy causes all over the world, how does one choose which ones to benefit? How do you and when you do start? The answer is: Start where you live and do it on May 6. Tuesday, May 6, is National Day of Giving and the El Dorado Community Foundation has […]

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DA investigator testifies in Nutting trial

The afternoon part of the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial on April 29 saw a district attorney’s investigator take to the stand to show how the case against Nutting progressed. Before the investigator was called, one more witness testified about giving money to Nutting for bail: general engineering contractor Doug Veerkamp. Veerkamp told co-prosecutor Pete Williams […]

Comments Off / April 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trial turns toward money used for Nutting’s bail

Testimony on April 29 of the Supervisor Ray Nutting trial focused on money used to pay for bail. The first witness of the day was Katherine “Kitty” Miller, Nutting’s personal assistant. On May 28, 2013, she said she walked into Nutting’s office, where he was on the phone attempting to secure money for bail as […]

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