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El Dorado Hills embezzler faces prison time

Jeffrey Lamson, 51, of El Dorado Hills, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Aug. 18 before Judge John A. Mendez. Lamson was charged in connection with a scheme to misappropriate funds from his former employer, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, from 2009-2011 Lamson embezzled upwards of $400,000 from a business […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s robot inspects suspicious item in EDH

A suspicious container found in the Bank of America parking lot off Park Drive prompted business closures and a call to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department’s Explosive Ordinance Detail last week. “The item was a clear, 5-gallon plastic container containing a yellowish liquid with grey streaks, capped by a rubber glove that was taped over the […]

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Fire Department hopes to put the brakes on speeding in gated communities

Are speed bumps the answer to reducing speeding? Also called traffic calming measures or vertical deflection devices, are they the only answer? What is the role of the fire department in addressing the problem in gated communities? Considering these questions led to a lengthy and lively discussion at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Board […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Residents asked to weigh in on parks plan

Want more parks and trails? How about a new community center? El Dorado Hills residents are encouraged to vote on their most desired parks and facilities improvements during an Aug. 20 workshop as the El Dorado Hills Community Services District continues to update its five-year master plan. The last master plan revision was in 2007. […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Judge pulled from duty

Judge Dylan Sullivan

El Dorado County District Attorney officials have excluded El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan from proceedings until further notice. DA officials cite California Civil Code 170.6 to back up their action. The code states, “A judge, court commissioner or referee of a superior court of the state of California shall not try a civil […]

1 Comment / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom prisoners riot; one killed

FOLSOM — California State Prison-Sacramento administrators are investigating the cause of a riot that occurred Wednesday afternoon during which inmate Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and several others were injured. At 12:55 p.m., approximately 70 inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s maximum-security general population yards. Inmate-made weapons were used in the riot. Correctional […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Possible ‘peeping’ victims sought

El Dorado County sheriff’s detectives are looking for female victims who were allegedly secretly recorded by “peeping Tom” suspect Andrew Lee. Officials arrested the 49-year-old El Dorado Hills resident on July 14. “After the arrest, a search warrant was executed on Lee’s home and his business,” states a Sheriff’s Department press release. “El Dorado County […]

2 Comments / August 03, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »