In the courtroom, Ray Nutting, a four-term county supervisor, faces prosecution for alleged misconduct related to state grants he took for clearing brush on his family ranch. But it is the spectacle surrounding his case that envelops this county east of Sacramento.

The Foresthill Bridge has received a face-lift, including a fresh coat of green paint, 220,000 bolts and more than 2.3 million pounds of new steel, part of a seismic retrofit that began in 2011.

Folsom’s AgreeYa Solutions has almost doubled it revenue since 2008, concrete confirmation for managing partner Ajay Kaul that spinning off the firm’s mobile practice was the right decision a few years ago. … Farmer Thaddeus Barsotti, co-owner of Capay Organic, shares his thoughts on Wal-Mart’s decision to expand its organic food line. … After a successful debut in 2013, PG&E and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento again team up to help the region’s teens find summer jobs in a challenging labor market.

Nimbus Hatchery on the American River will offer a public presentation May 3 on how salmon are affected by the drought.

A team of Folsom youths will travel to St. Louis next week to compete in a national competition testing its skill in robotics, engineering and teamwork.

An El Dorado Hills resident and chief executive officer for a software development company was arrested today on suspicion of state income tax evasion.

Highway 50 in El Dorado County will close for two hours Sunday as crews blow up a stubborn slab of volcanic rock underneath the freeway median at Silva Valley Parkway.

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials say two days of searches by divers and helicopter crews have turned up no evidence of a body that a hiker reported seeing in Cascade Lake near South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday.

Two popular recreation areas along the south fork of the American River in El Dorado County will be closed two days next week for a weed-control project.

Environmental groups have filed a complaint with California regulators, alleging that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s operation of Folsom and Nimbus dams is harming salmon and steelhead.

The El Dorado County Superior Court is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on the county’s 2014-15 civil grand jury.

Parham “Avi” Shekarlab, 42, of El Dorado Hills had the honor of writing the last word in a new Torah for the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Folsom. The Torah is the sacred text for the Jewish faith and comprises the five books of Moses.

Placerville police said that the cleanup of homeless camps has included the collection of guns, syringes and garbage.

A federal grand jury in Sacramento returned a 28-count indictment Friday against two El Dorado Hills women, accusing them of preparing bogus tax returns and receiving illegitimate refunds.

Rescue Union School District is enrolling students in the Rescue COOL School Virtual Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

The public is invited Sunday to the dedication of a new Torah scroll at the Chabad Jewish Community Center of Folsom.

The promoter of last summer’s hydroplane racing on Folsom Lake called “Big Wake Weekend” was arrested for defrauding the event vendors.

Three Placerville teen-agers were arrested Tuesday and booked into the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe on suspicion of auto theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.

The El Dorado County Health Officer warned Wednesday that warming temperatures signal tick season.

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency reports that a team effort with the District Attorney’s Office to combat welfare fraud resulted in the referral of more than 200 cases and recovery of more than $340,000 last year.

Law enforcement officials escaped injury after a Pollock Pines man called 911 threatening to blow up his home, then apparently did as authorities arrived.

A wet-weather closure of dirt roads and trails in the Eldorado National Forest will be lifted Tuesday.

The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to conduct a prescribed burn at the Cameron Park unit of the Pine Hill Preserve during the first week of April.

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