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Sex offender found guilty

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of 39-year-old Eric Lee Hatfield. A guilty verdict came back on 11 felony counts of forcible penetration of a person younger than 14 years and 12 felony counts of forcible oral copulation of a person younger than 14. One of the counts of forcible penetration of a person younger than 14 years […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Prop. 57’s passage worries local officials

Local officials say the passage of the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act, aka Proposition 57, on the November ballot could potentially cause an upswing in criminal activity. Speaking on behalf of El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, Sgt. Tasha Thompson called Prop. 57 “deceptive.” “With the passing of Prop. 57 California is going to witness the overturn […]

2 Comments / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Make sure you pay your taxes on time

The first installment of the secured property tax bill will be delinquent if not paid on or before Dec. 12, according to El Dorado County Tax Collector C. L. Raffety. This year the date takes into account the fact that the normal delinquent date falls on a weekend and consequently the law provides for an extension […]

Comments Off / November 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDHCSD employees may strike

Full-time employees at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District have taken a unanimous vote of no confidence in the EDHCSD Board of Directors followed by another unanimous vote to authorize a strike. New, three-year contracts were supposed to be finalized five months ago, in June, but remain at impasse. The dispute between the employees’ union […]

2 Comments / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Committee gives big to veterans

More than $51,000 has been allocated for distribution to local veterans’ causes by the Serrano Salute to Valor committee. The third Serrano Salute to Valor golf tournament was hosted by members of the Serrano Country Club in September for the benefit of local veterans and their families. “Salute to Valor is now the largest, non-governmental source of […]

1 Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Auditor Harn warns of budget crisis

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn informed the Board of Supervisors last month that the county’s unfunded obligation to CalPERS now exceeds $280 million. CalPERS is the acronym for the California Public Employees Retirement System of which the county is a participant. Most county employees are members of the CalPERS retirement system. Representing more than […]

Comments Off / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Three injured in Saturday wreck

Three people were injured in a solo traffic collision Saturday evening in El Dorado Hills. On Nov. 12 at approximately 5:43 p.m. Gianni Gambetta, 17, of El Dorado Hills was driving a 2013 Ford Focus westbound on Serrano Parkway just east of Silva Valley Parkway when, for unknown reasons, the Focus, which was traveling at 40 to […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »