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Do gays make schools unsafe?

EDITOR: In your June 15 issue of Village Life you published an op-ed by Dr. John Jackson of William Jessup University. He complained that a new state law in order to receive taxpayer funding might require their facility to be open to gay and lesbian students. His reason: “Students choose faith-based universities to find a place […]

June 29, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Summer’s better when we save energy together

EDITOR: The sun is shining, the kids are out of school and the air conditioner is running. Higher temperatures can also mean higher energy use. PG&E wants our customers to know we are here to help them make smarter energy choices and manage their energy costs. There is a variety of ways we can help. Here […]

June 29, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Hi, hydrangea

Talk about an amazing range of showy colors. Say hello to summer’s spectacular pastels presented by hydrangeas. If you are not familiar with the interesting chemistry involved between the soil’s pH and the ultimate show of hydrangea color, it’s all about the range of acid to alkaline. The colors of some hydrangea blooms can change […]

June 22, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Chairman Mikulaco has to go

EDITOR: I recently attended a county budget hearing at the Board of Supervisors chambers. Given the county is on its fourth Chief Administrative Officer in just a few years, I thought the hearing went relatively well. It was a positive start, giving the board members and the public an open forum into the budget process. The […]

June 22, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

My Turn: Bill violates religious freedom on campus

Passed by the state Senate and now pending in the Assembly, Senate Bill 1146 is a flawed measure that denies faith-based universities in California the ability to function based on religious beliefs and constitutional principles. Although this may not be the intention of Sen. Ricardo Lara and his colleagues, the bill is discriminatory and violates […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Thank you from Judge Nelson Keith Brooks

EDITOR: I would like to sincerely thank the voters of El Dorado County for your support in last Tuesday’s election. I cannot adequately express my thanks for the honor of serving you on the El Dorado County Superior Court. I appreciate your trust in re-electing me and I will do my very best to serve […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Throw a bad shoe away

There have been a few times in my life when a shoe rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning. It seems like nothing I tried eliminated the rub. I tried wearing double socks but the rub prevailed. A large band-aid did not solve the problem. Cutting out the side of my tennis shoe provided […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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