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EID water rates to surge another 49 percent

EDITOR: EID trivializes the new water rate hikes included in its just-sent Prop 218 Notice as just a few dollars. But they do a great job hiding that the Prop 218 Notice includes a 15 percent increase for the average water user in 2012 (counting the 5 percent increase just implemented in January): PLUS 11 percent in […]

No Comment / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The Knightly News: Getting down to business

Supervisor John Knight

By John Knight My wife Georgi and I have lived in our home for more than 18 years now and we decided it was time to begin an updating process for the house. So far all updates are going very well. We started with the exterior and replaced the roof two years ago and are continuing […]

1 Comment / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

More than oil spewing from Keysone pipeline decision

Richard Esposito

It’s been several years since the public last debated oil pipelines and the need to move this vital commodity from its source to the refinery. When oil was discovered at Prudhoe Bay in 1968 the entire country was abuzz. Environmentalists back then cast gloom and doom with tales of oil spills and their harm to […]

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

Crib notes: 5th Child (the sequel)

Julie Samrick

I’m not proud to admit it, but we’ve given away our 6-year-old lab. Some of you may have remembered the Christmas letter Dillon wrote on behalf of our family last year.  We adopted him when he was 3, thinking, perfect! He’ll already be trained and ready to play with the kids! A puppy would’ve been […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A message from Sheriff D’Agostini

Sheriff John D'Agostini

A year of achievements The year 2011 is wrapped up, and so is my first year as your sheriff. This year end report is to provide you, the community we serve, with information outlining some of the achievements by the men and women that make up your Sheriff’s Office. I believe it is my obligation […]

2 Comments / January 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Is it unpopular in America today to be successful?

I was intrigued with media reports earlier this month on a Florida college professor’s American dream essay assignment and the results his students turned in. According to reports, Valencia College economics professor Jack Chambless asked about 180 sophomore students from three classes to write an essay on what the American dream meant to them. The […]

1 Comment / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

High density for El Dorado Hills?

EDITOR: Open letter to Supervisor John Knight Re: Proposed amendment to county General Plan Dear Supervisor Knight, With the application to rezone Dixon Ranch from agriculture to residential on the county agenda (714 homes, near Highland View) and Wilson Estates (58 homes) at or near the entrance to Sterlingshire on Green Valley Road there is […]

1 Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »