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My turn: Community College: What’s in it for students (and for citizens)?

California’s community college system enrolls more students (a total of about 2.1 million) and offers more programs (at least 175 different technical fields) than any other post-secondary education system in the Unites States. In fact, one of every four community college students in the nation attends one of the 112 community college campuses in California. According […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s ink: Was this trial all for ‘Nutting?’

Now that the dust has settled following the trial of Supervisor Ray Nutting, many readers are wondering what cost to county taxpayers was spent on this losing endeavor? Losing you ask? Wasn’t Supervisor Nutting found guilty of something? Let’s see. District Attorney Vern Pierson charged Supervisor Nutting with four felonies and at the end of […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Coco’s campaign promises

EDITOR: Are we headed toward debt reduction with Dale Coco? I do recall the campaign promises of Mr. Dale Coco. One of those was to cut the agency’s $370 million debt. Does that sound like a large amount for a county of our size? Mr. Coco stated it was far out-of-line and reported he had “studied […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

It is NOT a subsidy!

EDITOR: At Monday’s (July 14)EID Board meeting countless farmers of all sizes repeatedly and abundantly made clear that the price they pay for the EID water they use is NOT subsidized. Okay. The subsidized facts are now known to all. But, if you walked into the grocery store and bought a gallon bottle of drinking […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Pradaling about with small farms

EDITOR: If you went to grocery store A and purchased five apples for $1 each you spent $5 for five apples. If you went to grocery store B and spent $1.25 for four apples and received the fifth one free you still spent $5 for five apples. Mr. Prada would complain that grocery store B is […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Shane’s Village is grateful

EDITOR: What an amazing community we have! We had over 45 Shane’s Village volunteers show for the El Dorado Hills Jubilee KidZone on July 3. Shane was so proud because we sold over 400 tickets to the KidZone area in just 3.5 hours! We’re still gathering numbers from the other vendors that opted to give our […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Ask a care manager: What is a family?

After a number of years we’re having a family reunion. In fact, having attended several of these throughout 35-plus years, we volunteered to help host this year’s event. It will be here before we know it. The interesting thing that this brings up is what is a family? It started easily enough. We would invite any/all […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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