SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin), Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) and Assemblyman Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park) along with their counterparts in the Nevada legislature encouraged their legislative colleagues to support Gov. Jerry Brown and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s recently negotiated bi-state compromise involving Nevada Senate Bill 229/271 and California Senate Bill 630 (Pavley-D), claiming the [...]
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, announced that an important measure that allows for commercial fishing of crayfish in Lake Tahoe has passed the Assembly. Assembly Bill 165 is a response to worsening clarity of Lake Tahoe. There are many natural and human impacts over time have decreased the clarity of Lake Tahoe. One contributing [...]
At about 10 p.m. on May 15, 1910, Courthouse janitor Roy Taylor noticed something was wrong with the building. Outside, passersby saw smoke and flames. Attorney Fred Irwin saw the flames from his backyard. A fire had started in the basement of a rear wooden building of the Courthouse used as a storage and wood room.
The conflagration claimed the Courthouse and a not insignificant portion of downtown, the Mountain Democrat reported at the time. Apart from El Dorado County Superior Court Judge N.D. Arnot, the Courthouse housed 12 jail cells, the county Assessor’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and County Clerk’s Office; documents held by the county saw heavy losses.
FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH: My friend John Chapman forwarded the following “Advice from the Solar System” T-shirt statement: “Follow your own path * Give yourself some space * What goes around comes around * Be attractive * Pull yourself together * Have a stellar attitude * Stay centered!” HOME AND GARDEN SHOW TODAY! The El [...]
Sen. Ted Gaines will host an informal Community Coffee to get in touch with the public directly on Wednesday, May 8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Zia’s Italian Caffe & Gelato Bar at 312 Main Street, Suite 101 in Downtown Placerville. This informal event is an opportunity for Sen. Gaines to meet with residents [...]
Local residents are probably passingly familiar with the big Gold Country Retirement Community on Golden Center Drive just off Missouri Flat Road. It’s been there since 1984 and offers Independent living apartments, assisted living quarters and skilled nursing care facilities. Currently about 275 people call Gold Country home. What local folk may not know is [...]
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, vice chair of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issued the following statement regarding State Auditor Elaine Howle’s report on California’s specialty license plate program. “I am extremely disappointed in the results of the audit report released today on California’s specialized license plate program. Last year, Sen. DeSaulnier, D-Concord, [...]
Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, will be in El Dorado Hills to host her third in a series of community coffee meetings this Friday. “These gatherings are the perfect chance for me to meet one-on-one with constituents,” Gaines said, “and listen to what they have to say about the state issues affecting them, their businesses and [...]
SACRAMENTO – Although it received bi-partisan support, Senator Ted Gaines’ (R–Rocklin) bill to repeal the illegal fire tax (Senate Bill 17), failed recently in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on a four-to-three vote (with two members abstaining). “I am extremely disappointed that the Committee failed to pass this bill. It was an [...]
ONGOING put rinconart 329 here Rinconart Studio and Gallery, 440 Main St. in Placerville, — a new name and a new owner (formerly Iron Willow Gallery) — continues to feature the same incredible artists that have been in the gallery, along with some great new talent including artist/owner, Ana Rincon. Showcasing the talents of more [...]
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) recently highlighted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (Cal Fire) decision to temporarily hold off on sending out additional $150 fire “fee” bills while the agency sorts through the mounting complaints they’ve received challenging the billing data. “While I am pleased Cal Fire has decided to apply [...]
Three Golden Hills School seventh graders placed in the Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair held on March 9 and one of them will be taking her science project to the California State Science Fair.
Paloma DiMugo, 12, took first place in the regional competition in the category of Physical Science with her project that explored why birds fly in a V formation during migration. “I had a hard time thinking of a project to do and one morning when I woke up there were two birds flying in a V outside my house. I wanted to know why they did that,” said Paloma.
IRISH BLESSING: Fay Harnage of Placerville provided the following Irish Blessing: “May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all that your heart might desire.” DINNER, RAFFLE AND PRIZES: The [...]
Thousands of El Dorado County homeowners could get relief from the state Fire Prevention Fee if proposed changes to state responsibility area boundaries are approved by Cal Fire and the State Natural Resources Agency. If the new maps are fully signed off by July 1, 2013, the relief would begin in 2014. Proposed changes to [...]
The Tea Party in the Hills will be hosting a meeting at American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, in Shingle Springs on March 12 at 7 p.m. The invocation will be given by Magaret Homburg. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Marlene Weldens’ quartet will sing two patriotic songs. Sam Parlin will give a brief follow [...]
Sen. Ted Gaines is inviting the public to an open house event at his new El Dorado Hills constituent service center. Open from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 12, visitors can: • Tour the new office • Discuss goals and priorities for 2013 • Share concerns about state issues • Meet District and Capitol staff • [...]
Ted and Beth Gaines were in El Dorado Hills last week to update the Tea Party Patriots on what they’re doing in Sacramento to protect taxpayers.
Both were elected in 2011, Beth to the reconfigured Assembly District 6, which now contains El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park, plus portions of Placer and Sacramento Counties, Ted to California Senate District 1, which encompasses the northwest corner of the state, including all of El Dorado County.
Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, arrived fresh off two days of hearings on the California Parks Department slush fund scandal.
CAMINO – Matt Cox, senior policy advisor for Sen. Ted Gaines’ office, will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 20, 2013 meeting of the Amador-El Dorado Forest Forum. The meeting will take place at the Crystal Basin Bistro, located at 3590 Carson Road in Camino. Cox will provide information on three senate bills that [...]
VERY LOGICAL STUDENT: Thanks to Carlyn White, we have the following “Children Are Quick” statement: “TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ‘I.’ MILLIE: I is . . . TEACHER: No, Millie . . . Always say, ‘I am.’ MILLIE: All right … ‘I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.’” BOOSTER CLUB FUNDRAISER: The [...]