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Do your part to keep out waterways clean

EDITOR: My name is Joshua Medina. I attend the fourth grade at Lake Forest Elementary School and have created an enviro-mercial (environmental commercial) about water pollution. Here is some knowledge that I have gained from my research: Did you know that all of California’s waterways are affected by pollution in some form? Water runoff carries […]

1 Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Good parents teach tolerance

EDITOR: In response to Julie Samrick’s article titled “Same-Sex Marriage & Kids”: Good parents are not determined by gender. The “ideal” parent leads by example, teaching tolerance and acceptance. Sherri Pellegrini El Dorado Hills

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

About kids and same sex marriage

Julie Samrick’s commentary about kids and same-sex marriage was articulate and well-intended, but is founded on some large assumptions. She states that the foundation of marriage is to conjoin with another person to begin a new family together, which usually means creating children. Conjoining two people in marriage does create a new family, but the […]

1 Comment / April 14, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Next Economy: Tell me it isn’t so

EDITOR: On March 19 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved melding our county’s business goals with several other counties including Sacramento, Placer, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties through a process called “Next Economy” (NE) primarily funded by Silicon Valley millionaires Jim and Becky Morgan. I believe that this was a mistake and done […]

No Comment / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

College tuition out of control

EDITOR: College tuition is out of control. Since 2000, the cost of a higher education has doubled. Today, two-thirds of students need financial aid. This is not a new issue, but the key to fixing the rising tuition is to ask questions. Why the rates are out of control? What we can do about it? […]

No Comment / March 31, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID board majority cut costs

EDITOR: Alan Day wrote strongly recently about his objections to an EID board action, accepting updates to EID’s agreement with its employees. What he didn’t say is that the updates decrease EID’s costs and did not involve merit raises. He argued that existence of merit raises was a reason to avoid the cost-cutting actions that […]

7 Comments / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Lack of LGBT support in our community

EDITOR: As an openly queer student in El Dorado Hills, I have first handedly experienced the harassment from fellow peers and community members. Understanding the fact that sexual orientation is an avoidable topic, I find it hard to locate any support throughout our community. There are many students who feel the same way and live […]

1 Comment / March 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »