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Solution to high school boundaries issue

EDITOR: With regard to the dilemma that some Serrano residents are facing with high school boundaries, there is a simple, cost saving solution. Instead of three school districts in El Dorado Hills (Rescue, Buckeye and El Dorado Union High School), why not have just one district for our community? We’d be eliminating redundant administration costs […]

No Comment / July 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Celebrating Independence Day in El Dorado Hills

EDITOR: This year on July 3 I attended the Town Center Fireworks Jubilee with my Boy Scout troop.┬áThere were thousands of people at the celebration and it looked like they all had fun. Independence Day, or Fourth of July, is a holiday that I think a lot of people misunderstand. For many it is just […]

No Comment / July 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Leave animal rehab to the professionals

EDITOR: Sierra Wildlife Rescue appreciates our rescuers of orphaned or injured wild mammals and birds more than we can say, and we could not do our job without the kind and compassionate members of the public who call us when they find an animal in need. Wild babies, particularly, are adorable and we understand that […]

No Comment / July 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: Boys are now the ones slighted

Certain themes in education were trendy as I earned my teaching credential in the mid-1990s. Gender equity in the classroom was heating up as studies showed boys hogged all the attention in classrooms, while girls fell silently behind. Boys either had the confidence to speak up in class, or they subconsciously demanded attention by acting […]

No Comment / July 06, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Water: How much is the right amount?

By Dr. Steven Long One of the most common questions people ask me is how much water should I drink everyday? Let me explain without drowning you in too much information. You have probably heard these tales. You need to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Drinking 2 liters per day is the […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Jakowatz claims about EID inaccurate

In a letter to the editor written by Jon Jakowatz on July 3 and updated on July 4 he accuses El Dorado Irrigation District of denying access of thousands of public documents to the public as a result of the installation of our new website. He also implies that the district has been less that […]

9 Comments / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Education first: A safe place for our students

Vicki Barber

Education plays an important role in the future of our children, community, state and country. At the El Dorado County Office of Education we use every resource available to ensure our students are better prepared and equipped to succeed in the future. The people of California gave us one key resource when they approved Proposition […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »