Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Vote for Coco

EDITOR: Vote for Coco. Whether you’re a farmer, rancher, businessman or resident in El Dorado County, the El Dorado Irrigation District is a big problem. I moved to the county in 1959 and have never seen such absurd choices as the board has made lately. We need new management at EID. We need solutions not slogans.

Dr. Dale Coco is willing to take on this challenge and he has the skills to be the kind of director we need. As a physician, he managed a large and complex organization as a hospital chief of staff — a challenging task indeed. In retirement, he has spent years devoting himself to studying this county’s water issues, meeting with concerned citizens and groups and focusing on developing practical solutions. He will see that EID reduces its debt, stops balancing its books on the backs of us ratepayers and insure adequate supplies for our future needs.

He is endorsed by a broad range of leaders in the county from vintners, Realtors and the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce to the American River Conservancy president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club; plus Alan Day, the only “ratepayer advocate” on the EID board, endorses him, not to mention many district residents like me. Sometimes your vote can make a difference. This is one of those times.

STEVE TRUAX
Placerville

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  • "Tried and true methodologies" is not a slogan?October 24, 2013 - 6:58 pm

    Steve, Steve, Steve. At the one candidate forum Coco showed up for, everyone sniggered when he repeatedly was stumped for details and instead evasively talked about solving EID's problems with his "tried and true methodologies". You call that practical solutions? That hollow rhetoric better is called practical evasion. Coco's practical solutions are limited to taking $20+ grand from Parker Development and selling out to the developers instead of standing tall and not creating a huge conflict of interest against the best interests of EID's ratepayers. As they say in Texas where Coco is from, Coco is "all hat, and no cattle".

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 24, 2013 - 7:49 pm

    ". . . selling out to the developers", ". is just a slogan. It is a simple sound bite designed to appeal to simple people. It is an insult to the intelligence of the rate payers. Paul Raveling, EDH, did some leg work and looked a little deeper. LINK - " . . . So I called Kirk Bone at Parker and asked some questions. He said very candidly that Parker’s interest was in security of EID water rights. The PAC had interviewed all four candidates for two seats on the EID board, found that two were very attentive to water rights, and two were not so attentive. The PAC decided to support the candidates who were more likely to pursue secure water rights, and the PAC member with the most money (Parker) paid most of the cost for a couple mailers. . . . Not only did this PAC feel that Dr. Dale Coco was the most qualified person for the EID Board in Division 4, but so did the Slow- and No-Growth advocates. Why did both sides choose Dr. Coco? He is the better candidate." . . . adding my personal stamp here - Prada - Fifty Shades of Fool

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  • Rosco_P_ColtrainOctober 28, 2013 - 5:49 pm

    Dear Mr. Veerkamp, Kin you pleaze point me to the slo n noe growth grupes that hav endorzed Prada? Eye cude veri easli be laybeled as such, but eye am not, an sew I wunder hu edorzed Mr Coco? Thank yu in advanze for yure repli.

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  • Rosco_P_ColtrainOctober 28, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    I dunno wat I wuz thankin, I ment Coco, no Prada on thu endorsment.Dag Durn it.

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  • WhattheheckOctober 28, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Dr. Coco was our family doctor and was my neighbor's family doctor.,.......if he runs EID as bad as he was at doctoring then everyone should be very, very concerned.......we know who we are voting for.........

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 28, 2013 - 10:53 am

    You AND your neighbor stuck with a BAD Dr.? Then you'll have no problem with the ACA . . . easy transition . . . smooth sailing . . . you're lucky . . . good on y'all

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  • James E.October 28, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    Roscoe, I don't know -- you just seem to remind me of someone.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 28, 2013 - 7:50 pm

    James, Roscoe IS NOT related to Jethro in any way whatsoever.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 28, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    At least Jethro has his GED.

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  • James E.October 28, 2013 - 8:03 pm

    Phil, OK, you know he just seems so familiar.

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  • Little RickyOctober 29, 2013 - 9:14 pm

    Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, will chair a blue ribbon committee tasked with studying marijuana legalization in the state. This was announced at a joint press conference Thursday with the ACLU of California. Gavin Newsom The panel will “engage in a multi-year research effort to help voters and policy makers as they consider proposals to enact a strict tax and regulation scheme that will enable California to benefit from billions of dollars of potential revenue annually while protecting the health and safety of our children and communities.” Joining Newsom on the panel will be “leading legal, academic and policy experts from across the state and nation.” The ACLU also released new polling data which revealed that 65% of Californians support legalizing and regulating marijuana, while only 32% were opposed and 3% undecided. You can view the full poll results here. “This development is just a further illustration of how the debate over marijuana legalization has moved from the fringe into the mainstream,” stated NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri. “An overwhelming majority of Californians are ready to legalize and regulate marijuana and it is encouraging to see key figures within the state move to address the issue in a forward thinking and serious manner. With a voter initiative likely in 2016, this new survey data also confirms that the people of California are ready to move forward to end their state’s marijuana prohibition, with or without state legislators.” NORML will keep you updated as this effort moves forward.

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  • Little RickyOctober 29, 2013 - 9:17 pm

    WASHINGTON, DC – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved two clinical trials to assess the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive plant cannabinoid, in the treatment of intractable pediatric epilepsy. The two approved trials will take place at New York Medical School and at the University of California at San Francisco, according to an online report in the journal O’Shaughnessy’s. The cannabidiol formulations in the trials will be provided by British biotechnology firm GW Pharmaceuticals, which produces organic cannabinoid extract medicines, including Sativex. Cannabidiol has been documented to possess a variety of therapeutic properties in preclinical models, including anti-epileptic activity. Clinical trials have shown the oral administration of CBD to be “safe and well tolerated” in healthy subjects. In recent months, several national broadcasts have highlighted the use of CBD-rich oils to treat seizures associated with a pediatric form of intractable epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome.

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