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Garden guru: Pretty in pink

As our broader community wrestles with smart ways to conserve the precious resource of water, one of the simpler and more brilliant steps one can take is to capture the water in our showers that normally run down the drain while we wait for the water temperature to heat up.  By having a bucket or […]

No Comment / April 24, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Keep Bill Schultz on the job

Periodically someone thinks it might be worth a shot at running for election against Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz. As usual they waste their money paying the filing fee. This year’s competitor, who registered to vote in late February, was too busy to appear at the first candidates’ forum sponsored by the Tea Party in the Hills. […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The Region Builders initiative is a scam

Another El Dorado initiative was recently filed by Region Builders, a Sacramento-based commercial developers group. A goal of Region Builders is to lower road improvement fees for their commercial development projects. We all pay state gasoline and fuel taxes. Every year, the “State” returns $9 million of these funds to El Dorado County for local […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Aging in Community

A recent American Society on Aging Journal, “Generations” devoted the entire issue to Aging in Community, asaging.org. Being a social worker working with older and their families for many years always draws me to professional publications and programs that deal with the issues. It was on a recent vacation with friends that I began reading […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Retain Joe Harn as auditor

Whether it’s $150 haircuts for welfare recipients or secret pay raises for some favored appointed department head, we have always counted on El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn to bring these government misdeeds to light. When Supervisor Charlie Paine disappeared from office, moving to Costa Rica with his girlfriend, Harn stopped his automatic check deposit […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hoffman for judge

T here are two candidates for Superior Court Judge, Office 5. One is a court commissioner, primarily in South Lake Tahoe and apparently performing that function well. The other is attorney Joe Hoffman, 44, who in 2012 came very close to unseating a recently appointed judge. We endorsed Joe Hoffman then and we endorse Joe […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Utter nonsense

EDITOR: Village Life’s coverage of last week’s town hall meeting reflects the reasons why I resigned from EDH APAC (last) week. APAC and the county have demonstrated ignorance, prejudice and denial of factual reality that can easily be checked by anyone. One point is that the Mather Master Plan reduces the airport’s cargo capacity, with the single […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »