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Cabinet hosts an evening of inspired giving

El Dorado Hills Endowment cabinet granted $3,000 to Canine Companions for Independence at its gala last Tuesday. Celebrating the grant are, left to right, CCI board member Kathy Zastrow with dog in training Loki, CCI advocate/guide dog recipient Peggy Di Nocco with dog Felice and EDH Endowment cabinet member Shelbi Bennett. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado Hills Endowment Cabinet celebrated inspiration at its annual grant giving gala last week, handing out $25,000 to local, nonprofit organizations. Before checks were presented the dozens gathered at the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills heard inspiring messages from two past grant recipients, both teachers who saw first-hand how a little help goes […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Crib notes: The sweet spots of growing pains

When my youngest child was 9-months-old she arched her back and turned away, refusing to nurse even one more time from that moment on. She went from nursing three to four times a day to nothing, just like that. I had this inexplicable and ridiculous sounding feeling that she didn’t need me anymore and I […]

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Second EDH woman sentenced in tax fraud case

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. recently sentenced Sherry Taggart, 57, of El Dorado Hills, to two years in prison and ordered her to pay $757,412 in restitution for conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Taggart pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 23. Taggart […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH fee refunds on hold

El Dorado Hills property owners who paid the Public Safety Development Impact Fee will have to wait a bit longer for promised refunds. At the Dec. 6 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton and County Counsel Mike Ciccozzi told the board refunds will be delayed as the county recently received a claim for payment from an attorney […]

Comments Off / December 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Election count complete, certified

Four weeks ago El Dorado County voters performed their civic duty by casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. While some voted absentee or provisional, more than 83 percent voted overall. The total number of votes cast was 97,024 out of 116,459 registered voters, according to Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz. Schultz sent the data […]

Comments Off / December 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Medical device CEO gets prison term

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills, to 12 months and one day in prison for tax evasion, U.S. attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Dec. 2. During the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue […]

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

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 25-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Nov. 25 Noon. A man reported his passport missing on Post Street. 2:30 p.m. Deputies arrested a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and identity theft tools on Powers Drive. Nov. 26 9:19 a.m. Mail theft was reported on Powers […]

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