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Beware of Common Core

EDITOR: Parents need to be watchful and do their homework regarding the effect Common Core Standards might be having on your children. Some states where Common Core was implemented two or three years ago have filed litigation to opt out of these new education standards. There are efforts under way in ours and neighboring counties, […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ears to the ground

EDITOR: From the (Dec. 31 Village Life) “Supes: ‘Silent majority’ must be heard,” Chris Daley reports that the board is looking for “a program designed to increase and improve citizen participation in county government.” Since when do the “silent” citizens take priority over the noisy ones? Seems the Board of Supervisors doesn’t like what they hear […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Unique opportunities for Union Mine

EDITOR: It is time to recognize that the building of Union Mine High School was a mistake. It continues as a mistake and unless the folks of Diamond/El Dorado wish to see some major development it will always be a mistake. Given this truth, what can be done to fix the Union Mine dilemma? First: […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Mik’ throws EDH under the bus

EDITOR: On Dec. 2, 2014, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved on a 4-1 vote the Town Center apartments, a 250-unit apartment complex in the heart of Town Center. The only dissenting vote was by District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen. What is so shocking about this vote is that after many volunteered hours […]

1 Comment / December 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Mikulaco Village

EDITOR: Mikulaco Village, an apartment complex in El Dorado Hills Town Center that boasts four stories and a capacity of 250 apartments. 250? Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus for at least some of us. Imagine, an apartment block of 250 apartments of 650 square feet up to 1,200 square feet ranging between $1,600 for studios to $2,400 for […]

1 Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Prada censure — the truth

EDITOR: On Nov. 10, 2014, EID’s board “censured” Director Greg Prada for “threatening litigation” against any ratepayer that voiced an “opinion” contrary to his own. Prada’s censure had nothing to do with “telling ratepayers the truth” about EID, as Prada claims. It had 100 percent to do with “ratepayers telling the truth” about Prada and his attempts […]

1 Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Developers and the General Plan

EDITOR: I would like to know what is going on? The Board of Supervisors is approving projects without the backing of the community that elected them. The General Plan is not being followed and our town is being over run by high-density projects that do not match our community. It seems to all come down the […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »