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Le’t re-elect Judge Brooks

EDITOR: I attended a Taxpayers Association meeting and heard the candidates for El Dorado County Superior Court judge speak. I was most impressed with our current judge, Nelson Keith Brooks. I was the assistant county assessor and the county assessor for 16 years and I have known Judge Brooks for 10 years. I can spot […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: A mother’s magic

There are all kinds of mothers in the world. Some are strict, others more laid back. Some mothers are more verbal, expressing their delight or frustration with ease. Other mothers are more quiet, but with a single look their children know exactly what they want to convey in that moment. Some moms are persistent, like […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Measure E is too risky

Measure Y returns to the ballot this year, brought to voters by the letter “E” and malcontents who can’t accept the voting majority’s 2008 decision to modify El Dorado County’s traffic control initiative. Let’s start with a little history. Voters originally approved Measure Y in 1998. Its main provisions, as explained by County Counsel, included: a prohibition of […]

7 Comments / May 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Serrano HOA election

EDITOR: When considering the issues surrounding the Serrano homeowners’ election, Julie Samrick’s article, “Serrano election marks turning point,” is a good starting point. I say “starting point” because, as they say on TV, “But wait. There’s more.” So much more. Serrano HOA board member Dean Getz was swept into office two years ago by voters who wanted […]

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

Misleading ballot measure signs

EDITOR: There probably isn’t a law in this county to prohibit election signs from misrepresenting ballot issues, but to see the huge “Vote No on E and G” signs that are lining our roadways is beyond frustrating. A no vote on these measures is going to protect our open space? Really? Voting no on Measure […]

3 Comments / May 04, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Dismal 1 percent offer

EDITOR: Buckeye Union School District is a district of excellence. Despite whatever outcome occurs with our current labor dispute, we will continue to do our jobs with pride and devotion. We teachers will continue to teach and care for our students long after the current administration and board have changed. We will continue to work […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gee, this is a mess — vote no on Measure G

El Dorado County’s tag-team ballot measures E & G offer voters these slogans — “Keep Us Rural” and “Save Our County.” Save it from what? Obviously not ballot box planning, which, unless every voter is well-versed in planning laws, local ordinances and the El Dorado County General Plan, can turn disastrous. These measures are the […]

3 Comments / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »