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4 days ago

You’ve seen or heard them — television, billboard and radio ads offering to file lawsuits for medical patients who have been diagnosed, treated and/or prescribed medication by a doctor.

The ads allege that the doctor may have treated your ailment improperly or prescribed unnecessary or even harmful medication. Not only do these ads unfairly demonize doctors, they prey upon unsuspecting patients.

These ads are not about protecting patients and other medical consumers. They are recruitment tools for unscrupulous personal injury...

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4 days ago
Gene Mancebo of the Amador Water Agency. ALD file photo by Eric Winslow

The Water Agency has undertaken several conservation projects over the past decade to conserve precious water, which in turn helps maintain water rights for the future of Amador County.

The Agency’s latest project would put water currently flowing in the mostly earthen Amador Canal into a pipeline. Less than half of the water put into the beginning of the canal makes it down the entire 18-mile canal to the New York Ranch Reservoir. Leakage and evaporation claim an estimated 1,800 acre-feet — about half-a-billion gallons of water...

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Via Press Release
4 days ago

Recently, a Gwen Clayton supporter questioned (District 4 Supervisor) candidate Frank Axe’s residency and his qualifications to run for county supervisor in District 4.

Frank and his wife, Kathy, have been my neighbors in the Pine Grove area for more than 10 years. In contrast, it is my understanding that Gwen moved to Pine Grove in late 2014, after living in Sutter Creek and Fiddletown.

Frank has a 30-year record of accomplishments in industry and education. It is obvious from his background that he is a detailed planner. In...

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4 days ago
As we drive about the county, specifically in the area from Pine Grove and to the east, we see those dense bushes with the bright yellow flowers alongside the roads. You see them in Pine Grove east of the elementary school, in Volcano on Ram’s Horn Grade, on Shake Ridge Road and in Pioneer and Buckhorn. They are also frequent on the Community Leach Field property owned by the Amador Water Agency and land administered by the BLM. The flowers and the green foliage of the plant present a beautiful contrast of colors, but don’t be... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago

To present and future residents, business and landowners of Amador County:

Why does the Amador Water Agency board of directors wish to put the Amador Canal in a small-diameter pipe? Is this project really in the interest of present and future Amador county residents, businesses and landowners? These are the questions that I have repeatedly asked the AWA directors and to which I have received no answer.

The Amador Canal has a 142-year history, during which it has constantly supplied the economy and eco-system of southern Amador...

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2 weeks ago

To: Susan Grijalva, Amador County Planning Director

From: Edith Hannigan, Board Consultant, State Responsibility Area

The California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection would like to issue comment on the scope and contents of the Amador County General Plan Update Draft Environmental Impact Report, specifically the Draft EIR Hazards and Hazardous Materials analysis.

In particular, the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection is concerned about plans to provide for adequate ingress and egress to developed land in high or...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

Gardeners in Plymouth should prepare their beds

Wise gardeners will not purchase plants for their gardens until they have first prepared the beds.

This saying comes to mind as I contemplate the 500-new-homes project for Plymouth.

Thanks to readers Brackett and Swanson, who have already voiced their concerns. And I was heartened to read in the May 6 edition of the Ledger-Dispatch (p. A10) that the Plymouth City Council had approved a special tax assessment on each new home to be used for such purposes as road and sidewalk...

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2 weeks ago

In a recent Pine Grove candidate forum, Amador County Supervisor Louis Boitano referred to the Foothill Conservancy in a way that could be misinterpreted in the context of the pending primary election. We’d like to make clear that our 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization does not and cannot support candidates for public office. Our individual members and officers, however, are of course free to exercise their rights as citizens and engage in the political process.

In 1992, when we were organized under a different section of...

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Guest Commentator
3 weeks ago

On April 19, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law two significant pieces of legislation aimed at improving enforcement of California’s Surface Mining and Reclamation Act. The Governor signed SB 209 (Pavley) and AB 1142 (Gray), two complementary bills that together represent significant reform to SMARA.

This long-sought mining reform legislation will protect communities against the dangers of mining, while also ensuring current mining operations will continue to provide the raw material for building a better California. The...

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3 weeks ago

The U.S. Drought Monitor states that much of California is currently in extreme and exceptional drought conditions.

What’s contributing to severe drought conditions in our area? “Human activity, burning oil, gas and coal, has made droughts longer and stronger and hotter and drier in many places, including Northern California. If we continue on our current path on unrestricted carbon pollution, we will be sharply increasing the chances of mega-droughts in our area.” Stanford University Study (in the Bulletin of the American...

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3 weeks ago

Note: Letters to the Editor supporting or opposing candidates in the June 7 Primary Election must be in the editor’s possession by May 24, for publication on Friday, May 27, to allow time for rebuttal.

The Sutter Creek ducks are not dead!

Last week, Mark Miller lamented the fact that this year the ducks did not return to Minnie Provis Park for the Great Sutter Creek Duck Race. There are many factors behind the decision to not run the race in 2016, not the least of which was the fact that the park was undergoing a facelift...

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Eric Winslow
3 weeks ago
The best way forward for Amador County's economic development - taking into consideration the veritable paradise of cultural, geographical and historical traits that comprise our beautiful countryside, our adorable towns and our unique community - is to extend the current success of our local agriculture, food, wine, art, hospitality and entertainment industry into the current trend in slow food, fork-to-farm, non-GMO, organic, local/sustainable and other such "foody" movements to which Americans (especially Californians) are now... [Read more]
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4 weeks ago

I just want to say how much I enjoy the writings of Brent Parsons. Sometimes I think it is the best thing in your paper. Please do not leave his column out. Fewer photos of people would be welcomed, as they are really only of interest to their friends and family in most cases.

Brent can take any subject and make it sound interesting. I especially enjoy his way of “turning a phrase” in an unexpected way, reminding me of Mark Twain.

Thank you!

Dorothy Wall

Pine Grove

Thank you, Dalton family

I wish to commend...

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4 weeks ago
In 1990, having just recently moved into Amador County, my family went to an event called The Great Sutter Creek Duck Races. It turned out to be a fantastic, family-oriented weekend of food, fun, games, prizes, duck races, duckling races, foot races, search-and-rescue demonstrations and much more. One of my sons even won a bicycle. This was a great introduction to what a small county and small community could really be. From then on, our extended family went every year to the event. One year, I even won a prize in the final race. I... [Read more]
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4 weeks ago

Needless to say, I had to respond to the allegations made by Mark Spears in the April 22 edition of this paper. He alleged that I was somehow improperly using the County road crews and their resources to my own ends as they did work on Clinton Road and the neighborhood where I live, Jackson Pines. Sometimes one can be quick to assume that all people possess the same character defects that one possesses themselves.

I will say simply that I have never requested nor have I received any special response or treatment from any of the...

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Tami Tran
4 weeks ago
Today, one in 68 children is on the Autism Spectrum. For boys, it’s one in 42. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a life-long developmental disorder and requires a range of support based on the level of needs. According to the Center for Control and Prevention, between 2000 and 2012, autism in the U.S. increased by 119.4 percent, making it the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. Autism affects individuals with a wide range of impairments identified in the areas of social and communication behavior, overload of sensory... [Read more]
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04/21/2016 1:10 PM

According to 97 percent of the world’s climate scientists, global climate change is here. Major corporations agree and are working to minimize the negative effects of climate change on the economy. Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank are two prominent international financial institutions that are transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Wells Fargo and Bank of America have recognized that the world economy needs to become more carbon-neutral and have invested billions in companies working towards this goal.

These financial...

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04/21/2016 1:33 PM

On behalf of the entire Dalton family, we are saddened by the recent loss of our dear friend of many years, Mr. Jack Thomas. Jack will always be one of the greatest and most memorable men that Amador County ever produced. He was a good friend of my late father, Earl Dalton Sr., who always spoke highly of both Jack and Larry Thomas and admired them for their impressive logging trucks. My father drove a logging truck for most of his life as well and throughout the years our families became very closely bonded.

I remember as a young...

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Jack Mitchell
04/21/2016 1:16 PM

Have you recently enrolled in Medicare, or will you in the near future?

If so, let me be the first to say, welcome! What should your first step be as a new Medicare beneficiary? I recommend taking advantage of the “Welcome to Medicare” preventive-care benefit.

During the first 12 months that you have Medicare Part B, you can get a “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit with your doctor. This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health. Your doctor will also offer education and counseling...

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04/21/2016 1:07 PM
Editor’s note: more than 1,000 bicyclists from the Sacramento Wheelmen participated in last weekend’s Sierra Century bike ride through Amador and El Dorado counties. One of the routes offered to the riders passed through parts of Amador County protected by the volunteer members of the Lockwood Fire Protection District. Titled, “The Metric Century,” the route included 65 miles of cycling, with 4,500 feet of climbing, following rolling oak woodland from the Amador County Fairgrounds, in Plymouth, to Ione, then on to Sutter Creek,... [Read more]
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