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Supervisor Ray Nutting trial begins

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and wife Jennifer enter the courthouse for the first day of his trial Tuesday morning April 22. Nutting faces felony charges from alleged misuse of state grant money. Nutting is also accused of violation of conflict-of-interest laws after failing to recuse himself while voting on county contracts involved with state funds distribution for fire prevention. Krysten Kellum/Village Life

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting says one thing to the public while doing another in private. That was the opening statement of the Nutting trial, which began Tuesday, presented by Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and half of the prosecution. Nutting, Williams alleges, takes state tax money to improve his own […]

1 Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Homeowners urged to maintain defensible space

SACRAMENTO — Cal Fire inspectors have begun conducting Defensible Space inspections throughout the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area in California. “Creating and maintaining defensible space is critical for the protection of homes,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Cal Firedirector. “It has never been more critical to strengthen our fire prevention efforts in light of […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado County agencies team up to combat fraud

Committing welfare fraud and avoiding prosecution in El Dorado County is difficult thanks to the diligence of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and District Attorney’s Office, who are working together to identify, investigate and prosecute cases. Last year alone, their administrative oversight and teamwork resulted in the referral of 200-plus cases […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Knights of Columbus of Holy Trinity collect Easter hams for food bank

Pay Shields-Maher, left, and Art Aguilar stand buy the hams Holy Trinity parishioners donated to feed dozens of families during a food drive for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

The Knights of Columbus at Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills graciously hosted an Easter Ham Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Holy Trinity’s Knights of Columbus collected almost 1,300 pounds of hams and more than $400 in financial donations. “Knights of Columbus has proven to be a steward […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run For Courage race registration now open

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Registrants can participate in 5K and 10K races. Other race options include a 9.8 mile race and a kids’ fun run. Festivities kick-off at 7:15 a.m. with special speakers, events for the […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Comment on the targeted General Plan amendment

The El Dorado County Community Development Agency, as the lead agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU).  The DEIR is being prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the CEQA guidelines. This DEIR is available for public and agency review […]

No Comment / April 21, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Drug Take Back on April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sheriff John D’Agostini, along with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will give residents of El Dorado County another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring […]

No Comment / April 21, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »