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Thank you for a successful visit

EDITOR: Thank you to your writer Julie Samrick, who covered our story on the delegation from Chihuahua, Mexico. We (The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce) were thrilled to be part of this delegation, hopefully one of many more to come. I did want to share how this came to be as I know it […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Grand Jury uses facts, not personal opinion

EDITOR: Bob Luca clearly is unaware of what the Grand Jury heard in testimony about Ron Mikulaco. I was a member of that Grand Jury, and am bound by law to hold such information secret. Only the contents of the Grand Jury’s reports are public. However, it’s possible to get a sense of bullying and […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Mik got it wrong

EDITOR: In a recent article reported on June 24 on this year’s Grand Jury, the jury wrote a report “A sign of the Times” on the conduct of District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco. In a defensive assertion alleging that “The Grand Jury was disbanded recently for misconduct” Supervisor Mikulaco was undoubtedly referring to the El Dorado […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: Here’s to nice guys and girls finishing first

While my 11- and 13-year-old sons recently watched the NBA draft they noted there were players who weren’t getting picked as early as my sons thought their skills warranted because of bad behavior off the court. I stopped what I was doing and took notice. As my boys watched the screen, I watched them and […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden guru: No fuss fescue

Many gardeners have turned their focus upon drought-resistant plants lately and one excellent, showy ornamental grass to consider would be blue fescue. Blue fescue is botanically known as Festuca glauca and is indigenous to the European continent. In the United States this bluish-gray (glaucous) color grass is hardy in Zones 4-8. Blue fescue grass is a […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Sour grapes grand jury

EDITOR: The recent grand jury report critical of El Dorado County Auditor Joe Harn and District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulako, in my opinion, was a personal attack on two public servants who look out for taxpayer money and strongly represent the people who elected them. Both Joe and Ron ask the difficult questions on spending proposals […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Be safe this 4th of July

EDITOR: Summer in California is officially under way. These warm temperatures bring increased outdoor activities. The 4th of July is no exception. Many Californians and tourists will be celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks. Cal Fire wants to stress the importance of fireworks safety and the state’s zero tolerance against illegal fireworks. El Dorado County does not […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »