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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 »

Billingsley’s Bullets: How to spot a troubled marriage

Bob Billingsley

A marriage where either spouse or both spouses feel like they are constantly “walking on eggs” is in trouble. These “walking on eggs” relationships usually occur when one spouse has an explosive temper, and you never know when they will blow up. When they blow up, they are usually insulting to everyone around them. • […]

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

EID again holding secret labor negotiations

Ratepayers again didn’t get a seat at the table on June 25 as the El Dorado Irrigation District initiated new, behind-closed-door labor negotiations. Literally millions of dollars of EID employee compensation and lavish benefits are secretly being discussed … including current per employee $78,000 average salaries, $18,500 medical plans, $12,800 pension contributions, and up to […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID denies access to public documents

The El Dorado Irrigation District has denied access to thousands of public documents. The installation of EID’s completely new website the overnight June 28-29 has turned off access to all public documents except the few directly available on the website. This latest move by EID’s general manager wasn’t mentioned at the June 25 Board of […]

3 Comments / July 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »