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EID board votes to support small farms

EDITOR: The EID board voted 3-2 at a contentious board meeting on July 14 to continue to support the small farm water rate with “qualified” livestock added to the mix. The comments by the farming community were interesting: Dr. Robert Shuman: “Farming is the music of life.” My question for Dr. Shuman is: “Do you really […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Promises, promises at EID

EDITOR: We become too accustomed to the politician who breaks his or her promises. It seems to be a fixed quality of the species. When new EID board member Dale Coco ran for office, he promised to “stop runaway rate increases.” Mr. Coco had firmly proposed to freeze rates for five years. I believed what he […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden guru: Glad for Gleditsia

Brent Dennis

July has always been a big month for birthdays in my family — my son Derek’s on the 9th, my father’s on the 12th, my daughter Ashley’s on the 22nd and my sister Dawn’s on the 26th. It seemed like we were constantly eating cake and ice cream during some of the hottest weeks of the summer. During […]

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Senior News: July 2014

Millie Smith

We are keeping “our cool” at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center! Come on down for friends, food, games and activities, guest speakers, special events, live band concerts,  classes and more in air-conditioned comfort! Senior Nutrition lunches Delicious and nutritious lunches are served weekdays at noon (check in at 11:30 a.m.) at the El Dorado […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Community College: What’s in it for students (and for citizens)?

California’s community college system enrolls more students (a total of about 2.1 million) and offers more programs (at least 175 different technical fields) than any other post-secondary education system in the Unites States. In fact, one of every four community college students in the nation attends one of the 112 community college campuses in California. According […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Was this trial all for ‘Nutting?’

Now that the dust has settled following the trial of Supervisor Ray Nutting, many readers are wondering what cost to county taxpayers was spent on this losing endeavor? Losing you ask? Wasn’t Supervisor Nutting found guilty of something? Let’s see. District Attorney Vern Pierson charged Supervisor Nutting with four felonies and at the end of […]

2 Comments / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Coco’s campaign promises

EDITOR: Are we headed toward debt reduction with Dale Coco? I do recall the campaign promises of Mr. Dale Coco. One of those was to cut the agency’s $370 million debt. Does that sound like a large amount for a county of our size? Mr. Coco stated it was far out-of-line and reported he had “studied […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »