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EDITOR: Thanksgiving is a time to remember our many blessings. These often include family, health and a free country. There are millions of people in other countries who do not enjoy these benefits, and it is in times like Thanksgiving that we should pause and think of ways to help those less fortunate. One way to help is by encouraging […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Toys for Tots needs your help

EDITOR: Christmas comes just once a year. I’ve just finished my household chores, the dust bunnies vanquished for the present moment. Yet Christmas is a time of year that has immense meaning and a cause for great joy and celebration for all of us. Holli, myself and many community members volunteer our time, setting aside our […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Mello-Roos never go away

EDITOR: I got a good laugh out of all the El Dorado Hills residents thinking that somehow their Mello-Roos taxes were going to go away (“Serrano residents want school financing end date,” Nov. 11 Village Life). One of the first rules of thumb when buying a house is to make sure there are no Mello-Roos […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Raising rates, again

EDITOR: On Nov. 9, by 3-2 vote, the El Dorado Irrigation District board voted to raise rates for 2016 by 5 percent to pay for more debt. Not once were employee costs discussed even though they represent 57 percent of operating expenses. Since 2003 EID boards have been very irresponsible in managing compensation. In 2004 the EID board voted to […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Beth Gaines’ candidacy

EDITOR: If you look up the word “carpetbagger” in the dictionary it says: “A carpetbagger is a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connection.” It is also a noun that means “derogatory” in the thesaurus, which seems to be appropriate in context. Beth Gaines is seeking the El […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My view on Measure E

EDITOR: The question is simple: Should the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors re-zone the approximately 100 acres of the former executive golf course in El Dorado Hills from its current land use as open space/recreation to allow the building of new residential housing and commercial development? Thanks to Measure E, you get to voice […]

2 Comments / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

All about Equine very grateful

EDITOR: All About Equine Animal Rescue Inc. wants to thank the ASPCA for the generous grant of $10,000 to help us better serve our rescued equines. The funds will be used to purchase additional shelters (mare motels) for our horses. AAE serves a variety of horses, young and old, domestic and wild. The additional shelters […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »