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Where’s the coverage of ‘Occupy Movement?’

EDITOR: Where’s the coverage? Last Monday morning I sat in Peet’s Coffee House in El Dorado Hills — minding my own business — when a rowdy mob came charging in, demanding change — and demanding it now. All four of the group had on dark green hooded sweatshirts, very antagonistic attitudes, and Converse tennis shoes. If […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements aren’t that different

Dan Francisco

I’ve wanted to check out one of these regional Occupy Wall Street rallies, but I just can’t seem to get away from work. Seriously, I’m interested in seeing the Occupy Wall Street crowd in action, to hear their complaints. However, as someone who runs his own service-based business, I can’t carve out the time to […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Why is it still called EID?

El Dorado Irrigation District has 39,000 water customers, of which 400 are agricultural customers. These 400 customers use 16 percent of EID’s water but pay a mere 1.5 percent of EID’s overall rate revenues. Meanwhile, 47 percent of EID’s rate revenues are for sewer services and 1.8 percent more are for recycled water services. EID’s […]

4 Comments / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Shedding light on the bulbs

Turning the clocks back an hour earlier couldn’t come at a better time at our house. Besides making life a tad bit depressing, the reduced sunlight during the day required more use of artificial light sources. It was this source of light that now affected my wife’s ability to perform the crossword puzzle. “What’s wrong […]

No Comment / November 07, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

We need to be reasonable in this school zone

EDITOR: Pleasant Valley Middle School is located on Green Valley Road in the middle of a 55 mph zone. There are signs indicating, “School Zone, 25 mph When Children Are Present.” The school itself is set back from the road with a parking lot and several buildings between the road and any playgrounds. If there […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

I want to see John Skeel back on the job

EDITOR: Presentation made to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District: I am Evelyn Weick, vice president of the Senior Support Council and a voting citizen of El Dorado Hills. I am speaking because I am so disgusted with you, this board, in the way I feel you are treating us, your voting citizens. Clear […]

6 Comments / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

In health: Childhood obesity can be deadly

Dr. Steve Long

By Dr. Steven Long There is an obvious trend in America. We all see it. I don’t mean to be cruel but we are the fattest nation on the planet. It is obvious that this problem is beginning earlier and earlier in our lives. Overweight children most often become overweight adults. Sure, there are those […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »