The March for Science

What was the March for Science about? Was it physical science or political science? It was about political science because federal research and development (R&D) funding hasn’t changed much in the last 40 years. The federal budget has grown rapidly in the last 20 years due to increased spending on social services not discretionary services. […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Can you hear me now, Tom?

EDITOR: To United States Representative Tom McClintock, My name is Mitchell Cichella. I am a constituent from Cameron Park. I am writing to you today because I am tired of leaving you voicemails. I called your Roseville and D.C. offices every day last week. In D.C. I left messages. In Roseville I listened to your message […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Ask A Care Manager: Affording home care

Mrs. Jenkins is an active older adult in the community. She volunteers at the senior center, drives her neighbors to medical appointments and was her husband’s primary caregiver until his passing. Mrs. Jenkins is on a limited income, does not have long-term care insurance and recently suffered a stroke. In order for her to return […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

EID opposes proposed water use standards

During the recent multi-year drought, El Dorado Irrigation District customers and the community within EID’s service area stepped up to conserve when water supply conditions warranted conservation and in accordance with EID’s Drought Management Plan. The State responded with emergency conservation regulations that reflected a one-size-fits-all approach to managing our water supplies. While the Governor […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: UC Davis Arboretum

I’ve always had a keen interest in the natural world around me.  I spend as much of my free time as I can playing outside in the amazing place we are so lucky to call home.  Spending a lifetime roaming the hills and mountains of my native California has given me a modest amount of […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Crib notes: You know you’re in EDH update

It’s been fun hearing from readers since the last Crib Notes was published, adding things to the You know you’re in EDH if…list. If you recall, I couldn’t help starting a list since we moved here more than 14 years ago because so many things are unique to El Dorado Hills alone. I appreciate your […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Healthcare in America

EDITOR: Failure to overhaul Obamacare was heralded by the left as a great victory for Americans. Are we so delusional that we don’t understand that Obamacare was created to get a government controlled plan without consideration of the financial and social costs? Unforgettable quotes came out of the process with no Republican support: Nancy Pelosi: […]

May 03, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,