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At the Foresthill Union Divide School District Regular Board Meeting on March 9, 2020, I was greatly distressed to observe demeaning and bullying behavior by the Board President, Mr. Sean Salveson. He spoke about the lack of substitute teacher availability because as he stated “…they do not …

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The word “unprecedented” is fitting for the coronavirus crisis that is now savaging both the health of countless Americans as well as our nation’s economy.

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The anguish in people’s voices as they call our office every day is heart-breaking.  Many are wondering how they can pay their bills, whether their job will still exist in a week, whether their retirement savings have been decimated or whether they’ll lose the shop they’ve spent their lifeti…

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I am among the 1,200 plus Foresthill water rate payers who objected to the FPUD “water rate study” and to its potential implementation.  I also support recalling the current FPUD Board and replacing them with people who will take  our community concerns under advisement.

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STOP! Before signing this recall ask yourself whose best interest is being served by recalling an entire board? Is it the litigants? Is it a group that suppo11s the litigants? Does it make sense to incur a costly recall when two positions are up for Election in November?

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Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor.

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Of the many conclusions that can be drawn from the March primary election in California, perhaps the most notable is that money doesn’t always translate into political success.

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Yes, you can build a strong immune system!  At least as strong as is possible for what whatever you have going on inside.  Our immune system is what we were given to fend off pathogens of all kinds, and because we are exposed to them every.single.day, it has a lot of work to do, we give ours…

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Have you ever done something you were so ashamed of that you doubted God would forgive you? King David did.

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No surprise, it's been another busy month working for you and all of the citizens of Placer County! If you've been receiving my monthly updates for awhile, you know that almost every month, I've talked about fire insurance. This is one of the most crucial issues facing Placer County resident…

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Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) introduced a measure to protect driver's information collected by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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There is a growing rift between Foresthill residents and the FPUD Board of Directors and the management of the Foresthill Water District.  Contributing factor is a lack of trust in transparency of the financials that the consultant relied upon to draft the proposed rate structure planned for…

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Foresthill Pool is excited to begin our fundraising season! This year we are starting off with a brand-new fundraiser and are excited to see the turn out for this event!

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At a Special Meeting of the FPUD Board of Directors, on the evening of February 13 at Memorial Hall, HF&H Consultants of Walnut Creek made the third presentation of four meetings regarding proposed new water rates for FPUD customers. Previous sessions related to this subject occurred on …

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It seems to be even more important now to protect yourself from catching the nasties, as the stakes could be higher than missing a few days of work, given the news lately.  Fortunately there are many things you can do to help your body fight off foreign invaders by strengthening your immune …

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The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy.

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The “Proposition 13” on the March 3 ballot is a $15 billion school construction bond, but it would cost taxpayers far more than $15 billion. That’s why the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is opposed to this Proposition 13. This measure would increase the state’s debt and interest costs, …

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Let’s take a short break from the healthcare debate as we currently look at it, and focus for a bit on the unique position we have at our fingertips, if we care to take a look at it.

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The Community Advisory Committee, (CAC), has issued a statement on their position regarding the 2019 Water Rate Study and Protest.  They urge FPUD customers to, “get the facts” prior to making a decision.  So let’s examine some of those facts.  Once the CAC was chosen, they were given a targ…

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Knowing first hand the pain of caring for a loved one with cancer, as well as surviving breast cancer, Healing Pastures @ C Horse Ranch is once again offering a group for caregivers and one for survivors.

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Home improvement shows such as Flip or Flop and Property Brothers are fairly common these days. In each episode, people who seem to have almost unlimited financial resources purchase a house that is well past its prime and then fix it up for resale. Usually, they end up making a great deal o…

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A few weeks ago, this column recounted how progressive labor interests and their allies in government have stacked the deck against taxpayers in their efforts to qualify and pass the infamous “split roll” initiative. The measure, entitled the California Schools and Local Communities Funding …

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When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:

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While 1773 and 1978 may seem like they have nothing in common, both years go down in history books as two famous taxpayer revolts.

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Both ends of California have had an unpleasant welcome to the Holiday Season.  Northern California dealt with the wind-whipped Kincade Fire in Sonoma County while blowtorch-like winds in Southern California fueled the Maria Fire in Ventura County.  I thank all First Responders, like the Neva…

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In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also reveals,

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In a bit of irony, this March there will be a Proposition 13 on the California statewide ballot. But unlike the landmark taxpayer protection of 1978, the Prop. 13 of 2020 will put taxpayers on the hook for $27 billion.

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Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when they’ll have the most competition.

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