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My Turn: Paying for infrastructure without soaking the taxpayer

President-elect Trump has many difficult fiscal tasks ahead — one of which is to promote long-overdue infrastructure construction at a time when the national debt exceeds our entire economy and interest costs alone are eating us alive. Some have said that a rebounding economy resulting from tax reform will pay for it. That may be, but […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

LLAD assessments under the microscope

El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff is wading through complex Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District assessments to provide greater clarification to property owners, according to interim EDHCSD General Manager Kevin Loewen. The ongoing process was spurred by the 2015-16 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report that notes that the EDHCSD needs “clearer methodology” when determining assessments, […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The Leftism is in remission and we are going home

EDITOR: The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills is sending its militia/supporters home. We got together in 2010 to protect the Constitution of the United States because we knew our basic constitutional freedoms were under assault. We watched helplessly as President Obama moved the Affordable Care Act and its 28,000 pages of text, regulations […]

3 Comments / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

$2 break revoked for Cameron Park taxpayers

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors voted last month to rescind a $2 tax reduction passed in April. The new resolution returns the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions tax to the rate of $12 per year. The move to rescind the April resolution was prompted by an error on property tax statements, which placed […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Puppy broker sentenced to jail

Ginger Turk, 46, formerly of El Dorado Hills, was sentenced Nov. 18 in El Dorado County Superior Court by Judge Kenneth Melikian for felony animal cruelty, operating without a license and 11 other counts related to her sale of puppies imported from South Korea. Turk, a puppy broker, imported tiny, underaged, un-weaned, high-priced ($4,000 plus) puppies from […]

1 Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Capital Stage presents holiday favorite ‘The Santaland Diaries’

Misty Day Capital Stage Back by popular demand, “The Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris returns to Capital Stage with Benjamin T. Ismail as Crumpet The Elf. Recommended for mature elves only, this play takes you to the retail heart of the holidays through Macy’s Herald Square Santaland Display and skewers it with the kind of candid […]

Comments Off / November 27, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Veterans Day ceremonies to recognize service, sacrifice

Veterans Day ceremonies (being held Friday at 11 a.m. at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument; 360 Fair Lane, Placerville) will recognize an El Dorado County veteran who died as a result of injuries incurred while serving in Afghanistan, honor an El Dorado County chaplain who has devoted his life in service to military veterans, their […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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