As we were: Proposals to reshape EID

By From page B2 | January 14, 2013

Deibert Ken


25 Years ago

Jan. 13, 1988

Nielsen to mark debut with big splash


Some step tentatively into troubled waters, but new El Dorado Irrigation District director J. Mark Nielsen is jumping feet-first into the political pool at EID.

The first EID board meeting of 1988 will feature seven proposals from Nielsen that would not only send shock waves rippling throughout the district but could also ultimately reshape EID’s boundaries and way of doing business.

If Nielsen has his way, the ’88 board will meet only once a month, and after voter approval next November cut itself from seven directors down to five.

Nielsen is also requesting that the directors consider a flat rate of $500 per month compensation; eliminate standing committees; and direct EID staff to report on the feasibility of annexing all land within the districts sphere of influence and converting from bimonthly to monthly billing for water and sewer service …


70 Years ago

Jan. 14, 1943

Commission In WAACS Won

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Creighton, formerly of this city and for the past twenty years resident in San Mateo, will be interested to know their daughter, Miss Ester Creighton, has been commissioned a Lieutenant in the WAACS [Women Army Corps — U.S. Army Auxiliary] and has been assigned to duty at Des Moines, Iowa, as an instructor in administration.

Miss Creighton had been in training at Des Moines and was able to spend a seven-day furlough over the New Years at the home of her parents.

Lieut. Creighton is a grand-daughter of the late James Creighton, of Smith Flat, who was a former member of the county Board of Supervisors.

The family moved to San Mateo about twenty years ago and Miss Creighton was graduated at the University of California Dental School. Following graduation, she went to the Belgian Congo as a medical missionary …


105 Years ago

Jan. 11, 1908

A New Hardware Store

Henry Levy is about to launch into the hardware business on his own account, and will open in the building formerly occupied by the Ayers grocery store, near the Cary House. A large ware house is being constructed in the rear, and shelving put in, preparatory to installing an extensive stock of hardware and sporting goods.

Mr. Levy has been for six years head salesman with M. Q. Meehan, and he will bring into his own business venture a wide experience gained in years of prior service with the W.W. Montague Company of San Francisco …


Paying Off Time Checks

The El Dorado Lumber Co., notwithstanding the unfortunate predicament it finds itself in due to the tie-up occasioned by the failure of the California Safe Deposit and Trust Company, is rapidly paying off its time checks and on last Saturday over $15,000 was paid out by a local bank to employees of the company, clearing up most of the October checks. The company is shipping carloads of lumber daily to obtain money for this purpose …

Saturday last officials from the California Canners’ Association, the California Pine Box and Lumber Company and the Oakland Box Company came up from below and proceeded to Camino to place a value on the planing mill and box factory at that place, which plant, we understand, is the property of the California Pine Box and Lumber Company, and is to be taken over by the El Dorado Lumber Company under a contract …

Ken Deibert

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