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Dirty truth about disposable diapers

EDITOR: Have you ever thought about the impact that disposable diapers have on the environment? Every day we make choices that have some impact on the environment. One very common choice that families make is to use disposable diapers. But, the concern scientists have is what happens to a disposable diaper once it’s served its […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

BS Alliance

The Business Alliance in El Dorado County is made up of the El Dorado Builder’s Exchange, the El Dorado County Association of Realtors and the Chamber of Commerce. They claim their goal is to “engage and inform” the public. Thus, I am floored by the arrogance of the assertions made in their latest newsletter, beginning […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Where will the water come from?

EDITOR An informational inundation is taking place regarding potential land development in our beloved El Dorado Hills and surrounding communities. Issues of greater traffic, loss of trees, and increased crime are legitimate concerns in any community, especially when populations increase. These issues will pale in comparison to the potential problem of a water shortage. Recently […]

1 Comment / March 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Sign the petitions

EDITOR: Don’t know if you are aware of a grassroots effort by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (headed by Lori Parlin) to get three initiatives on the November ballot in El Dorado County. We are attempting to get control from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and developers in El Dorado County back to […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Driving Speed

EDITOR: Residents driving through St. Andrew’s Village, please slow down. Remember our streets are narrow and there are no sidewalks. We all must share the road: bicycles, dog walkers, strollers, students and older walkers. Surely the consequences of too much speed do not outweigh the few minutes of time that might be saved. MARIAN CIAS […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Mind the drought

EDITOR: I think it is important to participate in one’s own government by taking ownership in your own community. One of our current problems is the drought issue. The government is searching for solutions, the El Dorado Irrigation District has issued a stage 2 water warning and we should be reflecting on our own households […]

Comments Off / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

We need the RCU initiative

EDITOR: Why is the RCU “Fix Highway 50 First” Initiative necessary? Why, indeed! Because the balance of power determining how the El Dorado County General Plan is implemented is weighted on the side of residential development. You experience the results of this imbalance in deteriorating traffic patterns, countywide. In a fair and balanced world, the […]

Comments Off / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »