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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 […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Church channels a higher power

Rolling Hills Church unveiled its new solar powered system Sunday. The church will save thousands of dollars in energy bills that staff say will be used for church ministries instead. Courtesy photo

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 […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Prison time for Workers’ Comp scheme

SACRAMENTO — Former El Dorado Hills resident Gregory J. Chmielewski, 46, was sentenced recently by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to three years and five months in prison for mail fraud in connection with his misappropriation of funds from his insurance business into his own personal accounts for his personal use, Acting U.S. Attorney […]

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

Judge Brooks off the job

Judge Nelson Brooks

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 […]

Comments Off / August 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »