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Poker fundraiser makes a splash

Team parents and supporters get ready to play some poker at the Dealing for Devils fundraiser to benefit the Tasmanian Devils swim team. Courtesy photo

The  third annual Dealing for Devils party fundraiser for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team was held on Saturday evening at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills. Team parents and others from the community showed up in record numbers to enjoy gaming, food, wine and music.  The Tasmanian Devils Swim Team is in its 47th year and […]

Comments Off / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman arrested following crash

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Police arrested a 59-year-old El Dorado Hills woman on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday afternoon after she allegedly hit a van and caused it to flip on its side. Sharon Nolan-Maloff was allegedly pulling out of Grocery Outlet onto U.S. Highway 50 in a white 2012 Range Rover about 2:45 […]

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Former El Dorado Hills man indicted for fraud

By Cole Mayer Staff writer A former El Dorado Hills man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 18 counts of wire fraud. Daniel Chartraw, 39, was charged with a “series of schemes to defraud numerous individuals,” a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagoner stated. Between Jan. 1, 2007 and Nov. […]

Comments Off / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Betchley battle goes back and forth

By Cole Mayer Staff writer Until a week before his first sentence modification hearing, Rick Betchley had been collecting volumes of data to prove his innocence. Testimonies, e-mails, IRS and FTB data and more comprised the stack of papers based on a case that started in 2006. It started when Betchley asked a social group […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

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