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Waterford recall unwarranted/ Paul Raveling

Waterford’s recall election is absolutely unwarranted. This HOA has worked diligently to take reasonable action on behalf of all of its homeowners; it is the recall supporters who have fallen far short of honoring reality and reason. Please see the special section on www.sierrafoot.org; its “What else?” page reviews 18 false claims made by recall […]

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

Utter nonsense

EDITOR: Village Life’s coverage of last week’s town hall meeting reflects the reasons why I resigned from EDH APAC (last) week. APAC and the county have demonstrated ignorance, prejudice and denial of factual reality that can easily be checked by anyone. One point is that the Mather Master Plan reduces the airport’s cargo capacity, with the single […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Choose the better candidate

This November’s El Dorado Irrigation District election involves questions of judgment and insight, not only for candidates but also for the public. The most recent example is the meaning of support of two candidates by a Political Action Committee, El Dorado County Farmers, Businesses and Homebuilders for Responsible Water Policy. The PAC member with the […]

2 Comments / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Voodoo math

New material in the “EID 2013″ section of sierrafoot.org includes two more issue fact checks and a direct response to the article published in mid-July by candidate Greg Prada. These updates can be reached directly through links in a “new minor updates” box on the sierrafoot.org home page. Mr. Prada’s writing presents many factual problems, but one […]

1 Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Website shares the facts

EDITOR: There’s a new section on sierrafoot.org, my personal website, named “EID 2013.” Its purpose is to do updated fact checks and to add a modest amount of analysis. Because one of the current candidates, Greg Prada, publicly has accused me falsely of fabricating data and trying to deceive readers, I’m stepping up my level of […]

No Comment / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Claims simply don’t hold water

EDITOR: El Dorado Irrigation District customers should be aware of two items of EID news. One is new information on California water rates throughout California in 2011; the other is 2012 audit results adopted at the Monday, June 24, board meeting. The rate survey used a benchmark of monthly cost when consuming 1,500 cubic feet […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Life after Life

Is there life after Life? I’m about to find out. I write this on my 59th birthday, but it’s not a retirement. It’s a stepping back. And yes, I’m going to spend some time with my family. Julie Samrick will take my place. She’s an El Dorado Hills mom and a good journalist who’s been […]

32 Comments / June 09, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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