Embezzler gets prison time

An embezzler formerly of El Dorado Hills was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Garcia on Friday afternoon. Thomas Tanke, 68, will also face five years supervised release and will pay $243,403 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced in a press release. Tanke was […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

School boards, special districts looking for qualified candidates

More than 90 positions will be available on various local city councils, school and community college boards, parks, fire, conservation, recreation and utility districts in El Dorado County this November. Candidate filing for these positions will open July 16 and close Aug. 10. Citizens interested in serving and who are registered voters are qualified to […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

High school registration schedule

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS School location:     1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills Telephone:               (916) 933-6980, ext. 3050 Website:                    orhsonline.com The Counseling Office will reopen July 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Counselors will be available after Aug. 6. New Student Registration will take place in room A-1 as follows: […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Cameron Park Crime Watch: July

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Battery July 1: A 25-year-old man was reportedly attacked by an unknown person on Cameron Park Drive. Stolen July 2: A petty theft was reported on Sheridan Road. Carted away July 2: Suspects who allegedly stole a golf cart on Fallen Leaf Road fled […]

July 28, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Crime Watch: June 27 through July 4

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Too young June 27: Two 17-year-old boys received citations for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol at a Woedee Drive home after deputies responded to a possible overdose call. The boys were released to their parents. CSD hit again June 28: Vandalism on […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Tobacco sales to minors drop in El Dorado County

A recent survey conducted in El Dorado County showed that fewer merchants are willing to sell tobacco products to minors compared to just two years ago. Of the 100 tobacco retailers surveyed countywide, only 11 stores sold tobacco products to youth, resulting in a sales rate of 11 percent. In March 2010 a similar survey […]

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Learn what your treasure is worth

Volunteer appraisers will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their family treasures during Folsom’s Out of Grandma’s Trunk Appraisal Day on Saturday, July 21. Appraisers will draw on years of experience in providing an estimate of current market value as well as a verbal identification and evaluation of pieces. Collectors are invited to bring […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,