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EDH fee refunds on hold

El Dorado Hills property owners who paid the Public Safety Development Impact Fee will have to wait a bit longer for promised refunds. At the Dec. 6 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton and County Counsel Mike Ciccozzi told the board refunds will be delayed as the county recently received a claim for payment from an attorney […]

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Election count complete, certified

Four weeks ago El Dorado County voters performed their civic duty by casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. While some voted absentee or provisional, more than 83 percent voted overall. The total number of votes cast was 97,024 out of 116,459 registered voters, according to Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz. Schultz sent the data […]

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Medical device CEO gets prison term

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills, to 12 months and one day in prison for tax evasion, U.S. attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Dec. 2. During the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 25-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Nov. 25 Noon. A man reported his passport missing on Post Street. 2:30 p.m. Deputies arrested a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and identity theft tools on Powers Drive. Nov. 26 9:19 a.m. Mail theft was reported on Powers […]

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EDH woman headed to prison for tax scheme

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Barbara Antonucci, an unlicensed tax preparer, to three years and six months in prison and ordered her to pay $1,895,833 in restitution for conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, United States attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Dec. 2. Antonucci and her co-conspirator, Sherry Taggart, 56, […]

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Shopping buddies fill carts with necessities, cheer

They partnered up two by two — Bigs and Littles, uniforms and sneakers, excited children and even more excited adults — to shop, eat and have fun together at the eighth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Snowball Christmas shopping event on Dec. 3. Adult volunteers helped children from needy families make Christmas dreams come true. Target shopping carts […]

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Students work for those ‘Without a Roof’

Some Oak Ridge High School students are in the practice of giving to those less fortunate — not just during the holidays but every month of the year. Junior Lauren Irizarry was making hygiene kits for homeless girls two years ago when she learned about the lengthy process refugees must complete to be allowed legal […]

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