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LLAD assessments under the microscope

El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff is wading through complex Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District assessments to provide greater clarification to property owners, according to interim EDHCSD General Manager Kevin Loewen. The ongoing process was spurred by the 2015-16 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report that notes that the EDHCSD needs “clearer methodology” when determining assessments, […]

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Second EDH woman sentenced in tax fraud case

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. recently sentenced Sherry Taggart, 57, of El Dorado Hills, to two years in prison and ordered her to pay $757,412 in restitution for conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Taggart pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 23. Taggart […]

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EDH fee refunds on hold

El Dorado Hills property owners who paid the Public Safety Development Impact Fee will have to wait a bit longer for promised refunds. At the Dec. 6 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton and County Counsel Mike Ciccozzi told the board refunds will be delayed as the county recently received a claim for payment from an attorney […]

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Election count complete, certified

Four weeks ago El Dorado County voters performed their civic duty by casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. While some voted absentee or provisional, more than 83 percent voted overall. The total number of votes cast was 97,024 out of 116,459 registered voters, according to Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz. Schultz sent the data […]

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Medical device CEO gets prison term

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills, to 12 months and one day in prison for tax evasion, U.S. attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Dec. 2. During the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue […]

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EDH woman headed to prison for tax scheme

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Barbara Antonucci, an unlicensed tax preparer, to three years and six months in prison and ordered her to pay $1,895,833 in restitution for conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, United States attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Dec. 2. Antonucci and her co-conspirator, Sherry Taggart, 56, […]

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Food bank fills holiday tables

Every Christmas season in El Dorado County something special happens: Individuals, families, church groups, service clubs, local businesses, Scouts and many more come together to ease the burden on neighbors who struggle to make ends meet by providing all the fixings for a good Christmas dinner to 1,000 local, at-risk families. The Food Bank of […]

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