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He should have been thanked

EDITOR: Regarding the letter to the editor, “What happened to community policing?’ I am always outraged when I hear stories like this. Larry Ayers should have been thanked for taking control and stepping up to the plate especially because he was trained in this sort of thing. He very well may have saved a life […]

No Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Don’t use our taxes to build arena

EDITOR: Dear supervisors, In today’s Sacramento Bee there is a report regarding the funding for the construction of Sacramento downtown arena using tax dollars. The reported statement made by Vice Chair of El Dorado County Board of Supervisors John Knight raised some concerns. First, as always made clear by Mayor Johnson, building the arena at […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: A case for year-round school

Julie Samrick

As a student and a teacher, I always reveled in long, lazy summers. In fact, I still think of time in terms of school years, not calendar years. Nevertheless, I’m convinced that it’s time we did away with the anachronism that is summer vacation and adopted year-round school (and it’s not because I’ve been home […]

2 Comments / July 08, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

What happened to community policing?

EDITOR: I want to share my experience that happened to my family and I on Friday night June 24. My family and I had spent the day at Sun Splash in Roseville and had a wonderful family day that concluded with dinner around 8 p.m. We live in El Dorado Hills near Ridgeview Drive. My […]

No Comment / June 28, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior news

Millie Smith

Summer is here at last Hope all of you are enjoying these nice warm days as much as I am, especially doing yard work and watching everything grow except my tomato plants. I have six plants and two tomatoes; isn’t that a good crop! My friends at the Senior Center are doing well. They come […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ is the summer blockbuster for kids?

Julie Samrick

It’s fitting that the big blockbusters come out this time of year. Summer is about reconnecting with family, and watching movies together is one good way to do that. My husband and I have been showing the kids movies at home from our own childhoods lately. Last week we showed them “Big” with Tom Hanks […]

1 Comment / June 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Senior news

Millie Smith

Cinco de Mayo luncheon Another big party was a great success! The event was sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council and the County’s Senior Nutrition Lunch Program. The strolling mariachi band was very festive and many nice prizes were given away. Local merchants who donated gift cards included: Raley’s, Nugget, Safeway and Big […]

No Comment / May 20, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »