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Hometown Hero: Joshua Deguzman

Airman 1st Class Joshua G. Deguzman

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua G. Deguzman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

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My Turn: Privatization of public services

One of my concerns is the inefficacy in the way our public services are delivered to taxpayers. Let’s call them customers. There should be a California law that allows private companies to compete for delivery of public services to its customers. Whether it’s maintenance services, education, correctional institutions, revenue collection, emergency services and anything the […]

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Where’s Coco?

EDITOR: According to his campaign promises about being tanned, rested and ready to tackle the problems at EID, why, as of July 28, has he missed approximately 20 percent of the meetings, including a recent meeting dealing with all important CID (Capital Improvement Projects) agenda? I guess that statement meant as much to him as his promise […]

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Betrayed by Coco

EDITOR: I campaigned for EID board member Dale Coco because I believed he would follow through on what he promised — that is to “focus on real solutions to the $370 million debt and stop runaway rate increases.” However, Dr. Coco voted yes with the other directors while Alan Day and Greg Prada voted no on a shaky […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Occasionally I am stupid

Last month I went to see my doctor after several sleepless nights of coughing and hacking. X-rays revealed that I had pneumonia, an acute infection of the lungs. A fever accompanied the pneumonia, and my doctor said not to go to work the next day, and no strenuous activity, such as tennis, for a couple of […]

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Hometown hero: Angel Silverbush

Angela E. Silverbush has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The graduate received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Senior cadets have the opportunity to serve as academy cadet officers who provide leadership, motivation and direction for the cadet wing and demonstrate effective officership in […]

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Supes delay one initiative, OK another

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors effectively quashed a citizen initiative related to land development July 29. Without killing it directly, the board sent it for a “30-day review” specifically for analysis of its potential economic impact to the county. That process would extend beyond the statewide deadline of Aug. 8 to qualify for […]

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