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Cameron Park Life Crime Watch: September 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Sept. 1 4:33 a.m. Deputies arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of disorderly conduct on Country Club Drive. 9:04 a.m. A stolen vehicle was located on Coach Lane and a 29-year-old man was arrested. 12:52 p.m. Vandalism was reported on Woodleigh Court. 8:30 p.m. […]

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Folsom Dam’s new spillway almost done

Kylan Kegel, U.S. Army Corps lead engineer of design for the Folsom Auxiliary Spillway project, gives El Dorado Irrigation District officials a tour of the facility. Photo by Laurie Edwards

California may be in its fifth year of drought, but that hasn’t stopped construction of an auxiliary spillway for Folsom Dam should the weather suddenly turn. Designed to provide a minimum 200-year flood protection to the Sacramento region, the spillway is a joint federal project involving the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Central Valley […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Home invaders headed to prison

The four men arrested in connection with home invasion robberies in El Dorado Hills earlier this month will each spend nearly 14 years in prison. Derrick Dwayne Fields, 19; Ezekiel Nelson Caesar, 19; Walter Lee McGee, 20; and Brandon Omari Waters, 20, each pleaded guilty in El Dorado County Superior Court to two separate counts of […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH woman on a mission

Oak Ridge High School graduate Lauren Kolenda leaves for Italy soon to continue working to end human trafficking. She's seen during an  outreach trip to Tanzania in 2014. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Lauren Kolenda leaves for Rome, Italy, in early October to continue the work she said has been her passion since she was a freshman at Oak Ridge High School. For the next two years she will work as a mission intern to help combat human trafficking with the ReachGlobal Organization. “Italy is […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vardas earns Eagle wings

Oak Ridge junior Nathan Vardas recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Courtesy photo

Nathan Vardas of Troop 645 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Court of Honor ceremony was held Aug. 13. For his Eagle Scout service project, the 16-year-old Oak Ridge junior created an area at Marina Village Middle School where students may gather to socialize or to use the space as an outdoor classroom. […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 15-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Sept. 15 7:57 p.m. A male suspect reportedly stole lottery tickets from a Francisco Drive gas station. Sept. 16 10:09 p.m. A juvenile party was reported on Park Drive. Sept. 20 11:39 a.m. Jewelry was reported stolen from a Macpheadris Court home. 12:23 p.m. […]

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EDH woman guilty of tax fraud

SACRAMENTO — Sherry Taggart, 56, of El Dorado Hills, recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Taggart and her co-conspirator, Barbara Antonucci, an unlicensed tax preparer, prepared tax returns for clients seeking to maximize their refunds from the Internal […]

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