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Attorneys arrested in alleged loan scam

SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the arrests of the owners and managing attorney of a law firm that took thousands of dollars in up-front loan modification fees for services that were never performed for homeowners, many of whom ended up losing their homes. Gregory Flahive of El Dorado Hills, 39, Cynthia Flahive […]

No Comment / March 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Land use policy changes under way

A team of county managers and planners led by Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kim Kerr publicly unveiled a package of land use policy updates Tuesday night in El Dorado Hills. Roughly 80 residents turned out, many concerned about growth in El Dorado Hills. Several spoke out against specific proposed projects in their neighborhoods. The county-dubbed […]

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Change your clocks, check your supplies

As Daylight Saving Time approaches on March 11 the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Preparedness section encourages residents to check their home emergency preparedness supply stocks to make sure they are up to date when they change their clocks. “The best time to check supply kits is in the spring […]

No Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH sewer plant permit in doubt

The El Dorado Hills Wastewater Treatment Plant’s permit is in limbo after a tie vote failed to advance the permit renewal process. A request to approve a $56,000 consulting contract to aid the permit renewal process got a no vote from El Dorado Hills-based Director Alan Day Feb. 27. “I have a real problem voting […]

No Comment / March 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Betchley sentenced

By Cole Mayer Richard Betchley, the man convicted of scamming Serrano investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, was sentenced Friday to one year in county jail with three years of felony probation. Betchley, who swindled investors using fraudulent businesses he owned and property he defaulted on, pleaded no contest to three felonies — one […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Do you think Social Security benefits should be means tested?

Shannon Pifer, El Dorado Hills: “No. That’s not the way it was envisioned. Changing it would require restructuring the whole program, and you’d probably need to let people opt out.”

1 Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel files claim against CSD

John Skeel has begun the process of suing his former employer, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. On Feb. 26 he filed a tort claim against the district, outlining his claims against several named parties in broad strokes, a procedural prerequisite to a lawsuit that seeks as yet unspecified damages. The claim alleges the […]

2 Comments / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »