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Former El Dorado Hills man indicted for fraud

By Cole Mayer Staff writer A former El Dorado Hills man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 18 counts of wire fraud. Daniel Chartraw, 39, was charged with a “series of schemes to defraud numerous individuals,” a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagoner stated. Between Jan. 1, 2007 and Nov. […]

No Comment / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Betchley battle goes back and forth

By Cole Mayer Staff writer Until a week before his first sentence modification hearing, Rick Betchley had been collecting volumes of data to prove his innocence. Testimonies, e-mails, IRS and FTB data and more comprised the stack of papers based on a case that started in 2006. It started when Betchley asked a social group […]

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Con or corruption? Betchley tries to modify sentence

By Cole Mayer Staff writer A man who pleaded no contest to charges of embezzlement, securities fraud and tax evasion tried to get his sentence modified on May 4, to no avail. But while deputy district attorney James Clinchard and 13 victims say Rick Betchley is a con man, Betchley claimed perjury and corruption in […]

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McClintock’s campaign sticks with familiar message

Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, is seeking his third two-year term as U.S. Representative in California’s 4th Congressional District. His low-key campaign emphasizes the anti-regulation, anti-tax, pro-business and pro-competition themes that have been the hallmark of a career in California politics that dates back to 1979. El Dorado and Placer counties make up 70 percent of […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Public invited to Zoning Ordinance meetings

El Dorado County has scheduled a series of meetings to collect public comment on the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The environmental scoping meetings were announced following the Board of Supervisors approval of the Notice of Preparation for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance update on May 15. The Notice […]

No Comment / May 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Environmental hurtle trips dog park

Stonegate Village residents questioned a proposed, but not funded, dog park in the little-used northeast corner of  Community Park on environmental grounds before the El Dorado County Planning Commission last week. The neighbors pointed out that the grass in Folsom’s dog park has died, resulting in a dusty dog play area. Dust in El Dorado […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »