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Con or corruption? Betchley tries to modify sentence

By Cole Mayer Staff writer A man who pleaded no contest to charges of embezzlement, securities fraud and tax evasion tried to get his sentence modified on May 4, to no avail. But while deputy district attorney James Clinchard and 13 victims say Rick Betchley is a con man, Betchley claimed perjury and corruption in […]

No Comment / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock’s campaign sticks with familiar message

Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, is seeking his third two-year term as U.S. Representative in California’s 4th Congressional District. His low-key campaign emphasizes the anti-regulation, anti-tax, pro-business and pro-competition themes that have been the hallmark of a career in California politics that dates back to 1979. El Dorado and Placer counties make up 70 percent of […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch May 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Illegal shoppers May 10: A 50-year-old woman reported a vehicle burglary on Post Street. Her credit cards were later used by the suspect(s). Another smasher May 10: A second vehicle was burglarized nearby on Town Center Boulevard. Too much May 11: A 37-year-old woman […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Public invited to Zoning Ordinance meetings

El Dorado County has scheduled a series of meetings to collect public comment on the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The environmental scoping meetings were announced following the Board of Supervisors approval of the Notice of Preparation for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance update on May 15. The Notice […]

No Comment / May 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tennis group remembers lost friend

A rock memorial celebrates Les Henry, a member of the tennis group that plays at Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills. Henry died last year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Friends and tennis buddies paid tribute to teammate and worthy opponent Les Henry Wednesday morning, honoring the man they called a “gentle giant” and “the best guy I’ve ever known” with a rock memorial in front of the tennis courts at Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills. “In memory of Les Henry. A treasure […]

2 Comments / May 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Emergency responders, hospital staff recognized during EMS Week

Paramedics, emergency medical technicians, firefighters and local hospital medical staff in El Dorado County are being recognized during National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 20-26. “EMS Week is a great time to say thank you to the dedicated men and women in El Dorado County who make saving lives their mission,” said Richard Todd, administrator […]

No Comment / May 15, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Environmental hurtle trips dog park

Stonegate Village residents questioned a proposed, but not funded, dog park in the little-used northeast corner of  Community Park on environmental grounds before the El Dorado County Planning Commission last week. The neighbors pointed out that the grass in Folsom’s dog park has died, resulting in a dusty dog play area. Dust in El Dorado […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »