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Garden guru: Glad for Gleditsia

Brent Dennis

July has always been a big month for birthdays in my family — my son Derek’s on the 9th, my father’s on the 12th, my daughter Ashley’s on the 22nd and my sister Dawn’s on the 26th. It seemed like we were constantly eating cake and ice cream during some of the hottest weeks of the summer. During […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: July 2014

Millie Smith

We are keeping “our cool” at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center! Come on down for friends, food, games and activities, guest speakers, special events, live band concerts,  classes and more in air-conditioned comfort! Senior Nutrition lunches Delicious and nutritious lunches are served weekdays at noon (check in at 11:30 a.m.) at the El Dorado […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Community College: What’s in it for students (and for citizens)?

California’s community college system enrolls more students (a total of about 2.1 million) and offers more programs (at least 175 different technical fields) than any other post-secondary education system in the Unites States. In fact, one of every four community college students in the nation attends one of the 112 community college campuses in California. According […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Was this trial all for ‘Nutting?’

Now that the dust has settled following the trial of Supervisor Ray Nutting, many readers are wondering what cost to county taxpayers was spent on this losing endeavor? Losing you ask? Wasn’t Supervisor Nutting found guilty of something? Let’s see. District Attorney Vern Pierson charged Supervisor Nutting with four felonies and at the end of […]

2 Comments / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Coco’s campaign promises

EDITOR: Are we headed toward debt reduction with Dale Coco? I do recall the campaign promises of Mr. Dale Coco. One of those was to cut the agency’s $370 million debt. Does that sound like a large amount for a county of our size? Mr. Coco stated it was far out-of-line and reported he had “studied […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

It is NOT a subsidy!

EDITOR: At Monday’s (July 14)EID Board meeting countless farmers of all sizes repeatedly and abundantly made clear that the price they pay for the EID water they use is NOT subsidized. Okay. The subsidized facts are now known to all. But, if you walked into the grocery store and bought a gallon bottle of drinking […]

1 Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Pradaling about with small farms

EDITOR: If you went to grocery store A and purchased five apples for $1 each you spent $5 for five apples. If you went to grocery store B and spent $1.25 for four apples and received the fifth one free you still spent $5 for five apples. Mr. Prada would complain that grocery store B is […]

1 Comment / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »