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daVinci system not all it’s cracked up to be

EDITOR: In regards to the “news release” in your paper recently publishes about the daVinci assisted robotic surgery system, there are some disadvantages the readers should know about and are not mentioned in the story. Maybe someone from your staff forgot to vet the article, and the following information is taken from Wikipedia. So there […]

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

Government regulations waste time and money

EDITOR: How often do we see, after 3 p.m. each day, a long line of cars trying to get onto Highway 50 off the East Bidwell on onramp only to have to wait for one car at a time to get onto a freeway that is often wide open and usually free of anything approaching […]

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

The interchange won’t destroy Clarksville

EDITOR:The Clarksville Region Historical Society is responding to the comments made by Sue Taylor at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 25 concerning items 70 and 72 relating to the Silva Valley interchange. Sue Taylor has every right to voice her opinion on any issue as long as her information is correct. In this […]

4 Comments / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Remember EID’s 2009 holiday greetings?

EDITOR:  As the El Dorado Irrigation District closes its first six months of 2013, an activist friend from Bass Lake asked for a copy of EID’s Dec. 17, 2009, Proposition 218 notice — the one that was overlooked in many people’s holiday mail but announced EID’s intention to raise rates 80 percent over five years. […]

1 Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Don’t give us all the credit

EDITOR Your news story June 3 about how Bill Center and I influenced the slow-growth movement in the county over the last two decades was a bit exaggerated (Darth Vader, Voldemort, light sabers?) and gave us far too much credit. For the record … a group called Taxpayers for Quality Growth led the effort on the […]

No Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

What about separation of church and state?

EDITOR: Although I may differ politically and socially from Sam Pierson and Todd White, I appreciate the freedom of speech that America embraces. I represent the tolerant, accepting, embracing American. Mr. White and Mr. Pierson should clearly be aware of the constitutional responsibility of separation between church and state. Simply, discussion of God, any God […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Claims simply don’t hold water

EDITOR: El Dorado Irrigation District customers should be aware of two items of EID news. One is new information on California water rates throughout California in 2011; the other is 2012 audit results adopted at the Monday, June 24, board meeting. The rate survey used a benchmark of monthly cost when consuming 1,500 cubic feet […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »