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Union investment pays off

EDITOR: In the last two El Dorado Hills Fire Board elections, the firefighters’ union has paid 100 percent of the re-election costs for John Hidahl, Jim Hartley and Barbara Winn’s campaigns ($31,538). These three board members recently provided a significant return on the union’s investment. The new 3.5 year contract will provide EDH firefighters/management the ability […]

1 Comment / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Village Life picks

Shiva Frentzen for District 2 Considering the chaos that was the special election to fill ousted supervisor Ray Nutting’s seat nearly two years ago, it’s nice to see things have calmed down in District 2. Voters have two qualified candidates from whom to choose and we support keeping Supervisor Shiva Frentzen on the job. Since she was […]

Comments Off / May 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Beth Gaines: 3 strikes and you’re out

EDITOR: There have been three candidate forums where the four other District 1 supervisor candidates in El Dorado Hills showed up and gave answers and had a lively debate. Beth Gaines was a no-show all three times. She is either cowardly or arrogant; either way she does not deserve your vote. On top of that […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Le’t re-elect Judge Brooks

EDITOR: I attended a Taxpayers Association meeting and heard the candidates for El Dorado County Superior Court judge speak. I was most impressed with our current judge, Nelson Keith Brooks. I was the assistant county assessor and the county assessor for 16 years and I have known Judge Brooks for 10 years. I can spot […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: A mother’s magic

There are all kinds of mothers in the world. Some are strict, others more laid back. Some mothers are more verbal, expressing their delight or frustration with ease. Other mothers are more quiet, but with a single look their children know exactly what they want to convey in that moment. Some moms are persistent, like […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Measure E is too risky

Measure Y returns to the ballot this year, brought to voters by the letter “E” and malcontents who can’t accept the voting majority’s 2008 decision to modify El Dorado County’s traffic control initiative. Let’s start with a little history. Voters originally approved Measure Y in 1998. Its main provisions, as explained by County Counsel, included: a prohibition of […]

7 Comments / May 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Serrano HOA election

EDITOR: When considering the issues surrounding the Serrano homeowners’ election, Julie Samrick’s article, “Serrano election marks turning point,” is a good starting point. I say “starting point” because, as they say on TV, “But wait. There’s more.” So much more. Serrano HOA board member Dean Getz was swept into office two years ago by voters who wanted […]

1 Comment / May 08, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »