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My Turn: Broken Windows 2.0

Broken Windows theory was introduced in 1982 by social scientists James Wilson and George Kelling. The theory states that law enforcement targeting minor crimes helps to create an atmosphere of lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes. Kelling was hired as a consultant in New York City in 1985 and the theory was put in practice over the […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Ensuring proper nutrition

Have you ever had a loved one who eats too much or doesn’t eat much at all? When cleaning out their refrigerator do you find old meat or spoiled milk? I don’t doubt that all of you have experienced taking care of someone who you know would benefit from a healthy diet. Many factors play a role […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rodgers & Hammerstein classic on Ponderosa stage

Ponderosa High School Drama brings the popular musical “Oklahoma!” to the stage this month. The final theatrical production for the school year opens March 10 at the Little Theatre, 3661 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. Students have been working hard on the production both onstage and behind the scenes. Actors have run through their lines […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Band or sports … why not both?

I appreciate Village Life writer Julie Samrick’s support regarding recognition of the value of instrumental music instruction within the schools here in El Dorado Hills. However, as a music educator for 31 years, the past 21 as the band director at Oak Ridge High School, I’d like to clarify the opinions recently expressed regarding opportunities for students to receive […]

1 Comment / March 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Do your part to reduce fire risk

Mike Kaslin Unit Chief, Amador-El Dorado Cal Fire There has certainly been a swing in the weather lately. Some long stretches of near 80-degree, windy days have begun to dry out our all too short winter. We have received some rain but we are still in a drought it will take many years of above average rainfall to end […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Double the laughter for Oak Ridge in ‘Being Earnest’

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“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a gem of high comedy — it sparkles with serious, yet comical observations and surprising twists. Oscar Wilde called his play “A trivial comedy for serious people.” The play’s farcical wittiness has had audiences laughing since its premiere in 1895 on Valentine’s Day and made “The Importance of Being […]

Comments Off / February 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Help our veterans now

Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom, and the dignity of the individual, have been more available and assured here than in any other place on earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high. But, we have never been unwilling to pay that price. Those who say we are in a time when there are […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »