Dolores Wadsworth, of Shingle Springs, was ecstatic when her named was announced as the 2013 El Dorado Rose at the El Dorado County Fair on June 13. “I am so happy,” Wadsworth, 64, said. “I am just thrilled. I’m going to make El Dorado County prouder than we are already are.” Dianna Row, 68 from [...]
Two miners accused of illegally mining appeared in court Friday afternoon to have their trial pushed back. Deputy district attorney Gloria Mas said she received two different 995 motions, motions to dismiss charges or the case, from the two defendants, Richard Churches and Joseph Hardesty. She received them last week, but due to being at [...]
It’s been three years since California’s Public Safety Realignment Plan (AB 109), one of the most significant changes to California’ criminal justice system in decades, went into effect. Due to overcrowding in state prisons, on Oct. 1, 2011, California state legislature shifted responsibility from the state to counties for the custody, treatment and supervision of [...]
A Thursday hearing for Ray Nutting was taken off the court calendar and now awaits reassignment. Nutting was due to be arraigned by Judge Warren Stracener on Thursday morning, but the hearing was taken off the court calendar by Presiding Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, a court bailiff said Thursday morning. The case awaits reassignment by Kingsbury, [...]
The judge assigned to the case regarding an El Dorado County Supervisor recused himself and rescheduled the arraignment in a new courtroom.
Judge Daniel B. Proud recused himself from the matter as Ray Nutting had been Proud’s son’s wrestling coach. “It’s my decision to recuse myself,” he told a packed courtroom. He then said that they could proceed with the arraignment, but it would be improper to do anything else. The other option would be to send the case to Presiding Judge Suzanne Kingsbury for reassignment.
Deputy district attorney James Clinchard, joined by Peter Williams of the state Attorney General’s office, said …
A man who was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, the unlawful taking of a vehicle, vandalism exceeding $400 and battery was sentenced to five years of probation and one year in county jail on Friday.
Tom Hazelwood, found guilty of the three felonies and misdemeanors by a jury on May 9, sat quietly as he was first told that he faced up to four years and four months in state prison. Judge Daniel B. Proud noted that there were 15 letters that had been submitted in support of Hazelwood.
The court first heard from Jack Podsedly, the man who was run over by his own ATV trike, with Hazelwood at the wheel. After Podsedly had served a three-day eviction notice, Hazelwood became angry, lashing out.
“I can’t understand this kind of thinking,” Podsedly told the court, saying that he thought Hazelwood would feel better if, instead of just being hurt, he had been permanently crippled.
Podsedly expressed his wish that, once Hazelwood was released, he would “get a new life somewhere else.” He would not be welcomed back, as Podsedly said he “feels (Hazelwood) has no remorse even after all he did to us.”
A woman accused of child stealing appeared in court for a brief hearing Friday morning to push her trial back. Judge Daniel B. Proud began the hearing regarding Jennifer Kendall by asking if both deputy district attorney Jamie Verwayen and defense attorney Tom Johnson were prepared for a six-day trial beginning May 28. Instead of [...]
EL DORADO — Union Mine High School’s yearbook, the Rattler, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 11, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, [...]
A hearing Tuesday afternoon set a trial date for the Union Mine coach accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Deputy district attorney Jamie Verwayen and defense attorney Shannon Baker, who phoned in her portion of the proceedings, agreed to a Sept. 17 start date for the Robert Freeman trial. They confirmed with [...]
What: Future Chefs of El Dorado County Teen Culinary Competition Who: Future Chefs of El Dorado Foundation Where: Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion, 643 Bee St. in Placerville When: Sunday, May 5, doors open at 2 p.m. and things get cooking at 3 p.m. Cost: $15 for general admission and $25 for premium tickets Information: 530-626-4042 “I don’t like gourmet cooking or “this” cooking [...]
A motion to dismiss charges against a director of nurses, charged with elder abuse in connection with the death of a patient, was denied and a trial date was set Friday morning. Judge Daniel B. Proud said to defendant Donna Palmer and her attorney, Patrick Hanly, that he would first make a ruling regarding a [...]
A man accused of two counts of attempted murder entered a not guilty plea Friday afternoon. Defense attorney Adam Weiner entered a not guilty plea and denied all special allegations on behalf of Austin Schwartzler as friends and family, wearing yellow ribbons in support, looked on. Weiner then told Judge Daniel B. Proud that he [...]
The woman who allegedly stole her own son and fled to Seattle is ready to stand trial with her newly re-retained lawyer. Kristy Kellogg, standing in for defense attorney Tom Johnson, told El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud that Jennifer Kendall would be re-retaining Johnson as her attorney of record and that [...]
A motion for a new trial was denied on April 12 in the case of a bail bondsman accepting sexual acts for half of a bail bond. Attorney Daniel Karalash filed a motion for a new trial on behalf of his client, bail bondsman Kenneth Waters, on five grounds that the original trial should be [...]
The case involving the Big Cut Mine was set to go to trial after a demurrer was denied Friday afternoon. Judge Daniel B. Proud noted that he heard oral arguments regarding the demurrer earlier in the week and that his tentative ruling from then still holds — the demurrer for multiple counts was denied for [...]
The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Univeristy of California, Davis, in conjunction with SFJAZZ, is proud to announce this year’s members of the Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars. The seven person ensemble includes music students from two area high schools with five returning members and two new members. Returning ensemble [...]
A preliminary hearing Wednesday in the case of two attempted murders was found to have enough evidence for the case to begin pretrial proceedings. The hearing for Austin Schwartzler began in Department 7, but Judge Douglas C. Phimister, who had other preliminary hearings, told defense attorney Adam Weiner and deputy district attorney Lisette Suder that [...]
A convicted bank robber was sentenced 70-years-to-life on March 1 by Judge Daniel Proud. Mark Allen Quinn, 51, was charged in 2012 with two counts of robbing banks. The first charge involved the South Lake Tahoe Bank of America on April 16, 2012. The second count was for the March 12, 2012, robbery of a [...]
he Placerville Elks Lodge No. 1712 put out a call for creative writers in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades to craft an essay on “What does the National Anthem mean to you.” The students in El Dorado County responded with an excellent group of papers. Students were given information about the National Anthem [...]
The two men in charge of the Big Cut Mine appeared in court Monday to announce a demurrer had been filed. Joseph Hardesty and Richard Churches sat in the audience as Churches’ attorney, Glenn Peterson, told Judge Daniel B. Proud that a demurrer — a document intended to have the charges dismissed — had been [...]