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Summer’s better when we save energy together

EDITOR: The sun is shining, the kids are out of school and the air conditioner is running. Higher temperatures can also mean higher energy use. PG&E wants our customers to know we are here to help them make smarter energy choices and manage their energy costs. There is a variety of ways we can help. Here […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden Guru: Hi, hydrangea

Talk about an amazing range of showy colors. Say hello to summer’s spectacular pastels presented by hydrangeas. If you are not familiar with the interesting chemistry involved between the soil’s pH and the ultimate show of hydrangea color, it’s all about the range of acid to alkaline. The colors of some hydrangea blooms can change […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Chairman Mikulaco has to go

EDITOR: I recently attended a county budget hearing at the Board of Supervisors chambers. Given the county is on its fourth Chief Administrative Officer in just a few years, I thought the hearing went relatively well. It was a positive start, giving the board members and the public an open forum into the budget process. The […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Bill violates religious freedom on campus

Passed by the state Senate and now pending in the Assembly, Senate Bill 1146 is a flawed measure that denies faith-based universities in California the ability to function based on religious beliefs and constitutional principles. Although this may not be the intention of Sen. Ricardo Lara and his colleagues, the bill is discriminatory and violates […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Thank you from Judge Nelson Keith Brooks

EDITOR: I would like to sincerely thank the voters of El Dorado County for your support in last Tuesday’s election. I cannot adequately express my thanks for the honor of serving you on the El Dorado County Superior Court. I appreciate your trust in re-electing me and I will do my very best to serve […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Throw a bad shoe away

There have been a few times in my life when a shoe rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning. It seems like nothing I tried eliminated the rub. I tried wearing double socks but the rub prevailed. A large band-aid did not solve the problem. Cutting out the side of my tennis shoe provided […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Serrano land grab

EDITOR: When El Dorado Hills residents voted 91 percent in opposition to your money grab, we thought the message was clear. There should be no approval of any rezoning in the El Dorado Hills area. When residents purchased their homes (from Parker Development) this land was meant to be open space in perpetuity. Now, after convenient (for Parker’s and the […]

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