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Halldin for Assembly

EDITOR: I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Bill Halldin for more than a decade. Bill is the candidate most qualified to represent our district in the Assembly. As the owner of a successful business and a long-time community leader, Bill can be counted on to put his practical experience to work […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Everyone needs access to modern emergency communications

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief David Roberts As a fire chief, “record-setting” years are not something I look forward to. But as of June last year fire conditions in California were already the “worst on record.” By year’s end the 2015 wildfire season was the costliest in U.S. history since 1960, with more than $1.7 billion […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Union investment pays off

EDITOR: In the last two El Dorado Hills Fire Board elections, the firefighters’ union has paid 100 percent of the re-election costs for John Hidahl, Jim Hartley and Barbara Winn’s campaigns ($31,538). These three board members recently provided a significant return on the union’s investment. The new 3.5 year contract will provide EDH firefighters/management the ability […]

1 Comment / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Village Life picks

Shiva Frentzen for District 2 Considering the chaos that was the special election to fill ousted supervisor Ray Nutting’s seat nearly two years ago, it’s nice to see things have calmed down in District 2. Voters have two qualified candidates from whom to choose and we support keeping Supervisor Shiva Frentzen on the job. Since she was […]

Comments Off / May 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Beth Gaines: 3 strikes and you’re out

EDITOR: There have been three candidate forums where the four other District 1 supervisor candidates in El Dorado Hills showed up and gave answers and had a lively debate. Beth Gaines was a no-show all three times. She is either cowardly or arrogant; either way she does not deserve your vote. On top of that […]

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

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 »