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Nutting loses appeal, drops lawsuit

Former El Dorado County District 2 supervisor Ray Nutting lost an appeal in the Third Appellate District Court Nov. 29. The appeal challenged a 2014 court ruling that, while acquitting him of four felony charges, found Nutting guilty on misdemeanor charges, including receiving money from county employees and a contractor who regularly does business with the county and was […]

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Puppy broker sentenced to jail

Ginger Turk, 46, formerly of El Dorado Hills, was sentenced Nov. 18 in El Dorado County Superior Court by Judge Kenneth Melikian for felony animal cruelty, operating without a license and 11 other counts related to her sale of puppies imported from South Korea. Turk, a puppy broker, imported tiny, underaged, un-weaned, high-priced ($4,000 plus) puppies from […]

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Sex offender found guilty

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of 39-year-old Eric Lee Hatfield. A guilty verdict came back on 11 felony counts of forcible penetration of a person younger than 14 years and 12 felony counts of forcible oral copulation of a person younger than 14. One of the counts of forcible penetration of a person younger than 14 years […]

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Prop. 57’s passage worries local officials

Local officials say the passage of the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act, aka Proposition 57, on the November ballot could potentially cause an upswing in criminal activity. Speaking on behalf of El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, Sgt. Tasha Thompson called Prop. 57 “deceptive.” “With the passing of Prop. 57 California is going to witness the overturn […]

2 Comments / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Make sure you pay your taxes on time

The first installment of the secured property tax bill will be delinquent if not paid on or before Dec. 12, according to El Dorado County Tax Collector C. L. Raffety. This year the date takes into account the fact that the normal delinquent date falls on a weekend and consequently the law provides for an extension […]

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EDHCSD employees may strike

Full-time employees at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District have taken a unanimous vote of no confidence in the EDHCSD Board of Directors followed by another unanimous vote to authorize a strike. New, three-year contracts were supposed to be finalized five months ago, in June, but remain at impasse. The dispute between the employees’ union […]

2 Comments / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Committee gives big to veterans

More than $51,000 has been allocated for distribution to local veterans’ causes by the Serrano Salute to Valor committee. The third Serrano Salute to Valor golf tournament was hosted by members of the Serrano Country Club in September for the benefit of local veterans and their families. “Salute to Valor is now the largest, non-governmental source of […]

1 Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »