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CEO guilty of tax evasion

SACRAMENTO — Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, during the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service, despite receiving at least $2 million in […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: August 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Aug. 1 12:38 a.m. Deputies cited a 25-year-old man for alleged drug-related offenses on Coach Lane. Aug. 2 9:03 a.m. A light bar was reported stolen from a vehicle on La Crescenta Drive. 12:44 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Coach Lane. 7:15 […]

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Woman uses talents to help flood victims

El Dorado Hills resident Danyelle Woodley, right, delivers a second door wreath to friend Kim Trier. Woodley is making autumn door wreaths to benefit flood victims in her Louisiana hometown. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

While El Dorado Hills mother of three Danyelle Woodley watched a youth soccer game recently, her parents called to say their Louisiana home was flooding. During the four-day period that followed, rain pounded the Baton Rouge area, causing the national media to name it The Great Flood of 2016. “Many have even called the devastation […]

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Rescue seeks hosts for Chinese student delegation

The Rescue Union School District will welcome students and teachers from Baochu Pagoda Experimental School inChina later this month and is looking for local families to host them for five nights. Approximately 100 students ages 10 to 14 and 20 teachers will arrive in the delegation. The groups will be staggered into two groups. First, 50 […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Church channels a higher power

Rolling Hills Church unveiled its new solar powered system Sunday. The church will save thousands of dollars in energy bills that staff say will be used for church ministries instead. Courtesy photo

Sunday afternoon Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills introduced its new solar roof system to the community and celebrated the fact that it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in power bills and put that money where church officials say it is really needed. Sunworks installed the solar roof-mounted system, which produces 332,322 kilowatt-hours. (One kw […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

BUSD, teachers strike a deal

The Buckeye Teachers Association and the Buckeye Union School District have agreed to a 3 percent pay raise for district employees after being at impasse over negotiations since last spring. Friday, 90 percent of BTA employees voted to accept the one-year agreement but declined to accept it as a two-year deal. Since April the district […]

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Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

Victor Gruen

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

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