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Crib Notes: The smoke and mirrors of GPAs

In his essay ‘”Where All Grades are Above Average” former Duke University professor Stuart Rojstaczer wrote, “The last time I gave a C was more than two years ago. That was about the time I came to realize that my grading had become anachronistic. The C, once commonly accepted, is now the equivalent of the […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Talk Supe with Mik: A few developments in the district

Of the many issues facing our community right now the King fire is an ongoing situation. Moving forward, recovering from the fire will be a long and difficult challenge. I would like to personally thank all the people and agencies who are contributing toward the effort. The outpouring of assistance from outside communities has been […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Private practice: Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. These laws impose the responsibility of investigating, preventing and stopping sexual harassment in the workplace on the employer. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Vote no on disastrous Measure M

Measure M gives Caltrans absolute control over the El Dorado County General Plan. Before proceeding to detailed discussion of this ill-conceived measure, it is important to remind our readers that El Dorado County is one of the few if not only counties in California that collects development impact fees for Highway 50, an interstate highway […]

7 Comments / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Time for new thinking on EDH Fire Board

EDITOR: The El Dorado Hills Fire Board elections are coming. Critical fiscal and service issues impacting EDH citizens are at stake. Succinctly the major issues are: The extravagant Francisco fire station is projected at $4.9 million, $1 to $2 million above the initial proposed costs. The union PAC manipulated department rules and regulations in the past election and contributed […]

2 Comments / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

No, no, no

EDITOR: I would like to think that most of us have a few things in common. We are living in an economy that is so regulated that it is very difficult to make a living. Many of these regulations are federal and environmental as Obama has stopped the building of the Keystone Pipeline, and he […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News: September 2014

It is time for Oktoberfest! It is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner! And you know what that means … it’s time for our annual Oktoberfest Luncheon! We hope you can join us at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, on Friday, Oct. 10. The doors open […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »