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A dose of Dan: Playground safety gone wrong

While the huddled masses of our country are preoccupied with political madness ranging from the government shutdown to Obamacare, parents of elementary and middle school children nationwide need to tune into a surging concern involving the safety of our local playgrounds. Children safety experts from the U.S. to Canada have weighed in over the past […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Fly the greyhound skies

As I flew to Texas earlier this year, cramped in the back of a commercial airplane, a realization hit me: Traveling by commercial airplane today sure feels like riding the bus. I’m not a travel snob, but if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to pack onto a bus for a trek of several hours — […]

No Comment / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Oak Ridge science teacher honored for passion

As an Oak Ridge High School science teacher with more than 25 years of experience, Barbara Olson is unquestionably passionate about teaching chemistry and physiology to her students. But Olson becomes particularly excited to discuss motivating her female students to pursue advanced science studies and, ideally, a technical education and career. “Back in my day, […]

No Comment / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Summer road trip, Clark Griswold-style

Most fathers will admit to having a little Clark Griswold in them. Clark Griswold is the goofy yet doting father portrayed by Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Vacation movies. Griswold always planned vacations with the right intentions for his family to enjoy memorable experiences, but of course, life keeps getting in the way of Griswold’s plans. We […]

No Comment / August 29, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Francisco forms new company in El Dorado Hills

A high-tech industry public relations consultant announced the launch of Integrity Global Management, a new business management company focused on global business expansion, strategy and execution for its clients. Based in El Dorado Hills, Integrity Global is designed to help clients achieve their business growth objectives with a trio of expert services focused on sales development, marketing […]

No Comment / August 21, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A dose of Dan: The ROI of a college degree is all in the choice

Working in the communications field the past two decades, I admit I suffer from a slight education inferiority complex. As a technology public relations resource the past 15 years after starting as a journalist, most of the technologists and executives I work with sport impressive degrees in complex fields from engineering to economics. It’s not […]

No Comment / August 06, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: County sports talk from EDH Golf Course to EDHS ‘Wall of Fame’

I love sports as much as the next guy, and of course, I also enjoy spirited debate. So I couldn’t avoid offering my own opinions on two sports-related debates brewing real-time in our fair county. The first debate involves the El Dorado Hills Community Services District calling for a special meeting June 3 to discuss […]

No Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »