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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 […]

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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.”

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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 […]

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EDH resident named new Cal Fire division chief

Chief Brian Estes

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire recently announced the promotion of Battalion Chief Brian Estes, of El Dorado Hills, as his new assistant chief in charge of Southern Division Operations and Pine Grove Camp. “It was an honor that I had the opportunity to pin newly promoted […]

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Help is available for problem gambling

The Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is reminding residents that help is available for people who may be struggling with gambling issues. March 4-10 is National Problem Gambling Awareness Week. “Gamblers often don’t realize they have a problem,” said Christy White, supervising health education coordinator […]

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Two inmates suspected of murder

Two suspects have been identified and removed from the general population at Folsom State Prison following a homicide that occurred Feb. 25 in a medium-security unit. Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing-type weapon. Responding staff began life-saving procedures before he was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. Saturday in Folsom State […]

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Husband arrested in Cameron Airpark slaying

Todd Alan Winkler

By Cole Mayer A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a suspicious death in the Cameron Airpark. The body of Rachel Winkler, 37, was found in her home on Aeronca Way on Feb. 27. When El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene at 10:30 a.m. they came in contact […]

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