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Muse & Veerkamp have my vote

EDITOR: I have known Mary Muse and Lori Veerkamp for many years and had the privilege of serving with them on the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees. Mary and Lori are deeply committed to educating all students in a safe environment and providing them a rigorous curriculum and excellent career technology […]

3 Comments / October 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Educators fear deeper cuts

Driving around our expansive El Dorado County — sprawling from the valley up through the foothills and forests to Lake Tahoe — I am constantly amazed at the diversity and beauty of the terrain. I am equally impressed by the diversity of our school districts. Yet after a quarter century of striving to improve the […]

9 Comments / October 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Support the Petersens

EDITOR: Let’s put out the fire on runaway spending on our El Dorado Hills Fire Board. I’m voting for Sherry & Craig Petersen, and encourage everyone else to consider doing so as well. Much like at EID we have very long term incumbents that, despite a blistering Grand Jury report, seem to think things are […]

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Think before you vote for the Petersens

EDITOR: Sherry and Craig Petersen are running for the El Dorado Hills County Water District Board (El Dorado Hills Fire Department). Two people living in the same home and serving as elected officials on the same board are one step away from violating California’s open meeting law, otherwise known as the Brown Act. The Brown […]

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Re-elect Cochran

EDITOR: My friend, Terry Cochran, is currently a member of the governing board for the Los Rios Community College District. He has chosen to run as a candidate for reelection to this position. I have watched and noted his invaluable work over a number of years. He is truly committed and has made many fine […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The message of “Won’t Back Down” gains momentum

Is education reform the civil rights issue of today? That’s the question being asked more frequently and it’s getting louder as parents, teachers and concerned citizens aren’t willing to sit back in resignation and accept that our nation’s public school system is collectively failing. The new movie “Won’t Back Down” begins with a heart-breaking scene […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Read dog food labels carefully when dieting

Since gaining weight I’ve been more inclined to reading the labels on the back of cans. Knowing the ingredients helps reduce those unwanted and unsightly pounds. On one particular can I found it included fish broth, peas, spinach and sunflower oil. All these appeared to be healthy foodstuffs — for a dog. Ollie, our “not […]

Comments Off / October 04, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »