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Re-elect Judge Brooks

EDITOR: The current election has one contested judicial contest. Current Superior Court Judge Nelson “Keith” Brooks has an opponent. I have known Judge Brooks for over 20 years. Whether as a judge or as an attorney, I have found Nelson”Keith” Brooks to be honest, fair and decisive — a man of his word. At a recent League of Women […]

No Comment / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden Guru: Ice, ice baby

Ice Plant grows well in many harsh conditions and the colorful blooms add beauty to any landscape. Photo by Brent Dennis

Last year one of my “bucket list” trips found me in South Africa with the fortune of experiencing an amazing botanical garden in Cape Town. I witnessed and learned firsthand the indigenous homeland of a plant I have seen extensively along the highways and beaches of California. The ice plant is native to South Africa […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Bad for business

EDITOR: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce has shared the following with its membership why Measure E and Measure G are bad for business: Beware of ballot box planning proposed by special interests that have been repeatedly rejected at the polls. These measures are not limited to large residential projects. They effectively stop all non-residential […]

2 Comments / May 25, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News: June 2016

Summer has sprung in El Dorado Hills. Come down to your Senior Center and join in one of our many programs. We have something for everyone. If you don’t see it – let us know and we will do our best to provide it. Many of our programs are scheduled immediately prior to or after […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Halldin for Assembly

EDITOR: I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Bill Halldin for more than a decade. Bill is the candidate most qualified to represent our district in the Assembly. As the owner of a successful business and a long-time community leader, Bill can be counted on to put his practical experience to work […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Everyone needs access to modern emergency communications

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief David Roberts As a fire chief, “record-setting” years are not something I look forward to. But as of June last year fire conditions in California were already the “worst on record.” By year’s end the 2015 wildfire season was the costliest in U.S. history since 1960, with more than $1.7 billion […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 »