Opinion

Letter to the Editor: No charges, where’s the justice?

Isn’t it about time things change in El Dorado County? Doug Hus, EDH Fire board member, should have been charged! Isn’t going to Mr. Applegate's home and using mart ...

Letter to the Editor: Good old boy mentality in EDH

Glad I don't live in corrupt good old boys club in El Dorado Hills. Just funny how public officials are never charged for their actions. Mr. Applegate has a fractured nose, bro ...

Letter to the Editor: Need to get the whole story

The article published about the Applegate/Hus case is by far the most ridiculous, one-sided account possible! Perhaps this paper should interview Doug Hus for his side of the story ...

From Where I Sit: And now, here’s Sparky!

It has been over four years since Hooch, our Doberman, went running into the fields of dog heaven. Pets have a way of becoming their own special members of the family. We decided t ...

The Real McCoy: Advantages of working with a 1031 tax exchange

Dear Kari, My girlfriend at work who owns a second property has been bragging that she saved a bunch of money with this process she refers to as a 1031 tax exchange. How can I tak ...

Honored, inspired, grateful

After nearly six years writing for the Folsom Telegraph and El Dorado Hills Telegraph newspapers, I have decided to move in a different direction with my career. Looking back at a ...

From Where I Sit: Just not feeling it

The human psyche is a funny thing. The Greek word for “soul,” transliterated “psuchay,” is the root for our English word “psyche” and its attend ...

Olga on Investments: Getting yourself to make the choice

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is actually make a choice. Oftentimes we know what the issue is and where we want to be, but taking the dive and making changes is the hardest par ...

The Real McCoy: The impact of a low appraisal

Dear Kari, We put our house up for sale with our agent and received and rejected three low offers within the first week. I think our agent was just a little upset over this. Then ...

Letter to the Editor: Tired of lice, nit-picking

This is an open letter to the Buckeye Union School District and the new principal at Oak Meadow School in El Dorado Hills. My grandsons attend Oak Meadow School and last year we h ...

From Where I Sit: Scattered summer surmisings

These are the dog days of summer. They are called this because these hottest days of the year occur when the dog star Sirius is rising at sunrise. I’m not intelligent enough ...

The Real McCoy: Pest control work, who pays?

Dear Kari: My husband and I have had our home for sale for four months. We finally got an offer which about gave my husband a heart attack as it was so low. We tried counteri ...

Olga on Investments: Now that I am retiring, shouldn’t I be moving money into cash?

This idea stems from the thought that as we approach our life goal, we may want to make our investments more conservative. This is done so that the money that has been saved is les ...

Letter to the Editor: A sign of the times

The sign ordinance article (Aug. 4) missed the mark on so many points I'm nearly speechless. Nearly. The majority of resident input on this issue was that 'enforcement' ...

From Where I Sit: Eventually becoming “that guy”

From when I was younger, I remember a joke about old people and their “organ recitals.” This happened when an older person would tell you, whether you asked them or not ...