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Measure E, the future

EDITOR: Sue Taylor did a nice thank you letter to the folks who voted for Measure E. What she omitted was, “What is Measure E going to look like in a few weeks/months/years?” Let’s remember a few historical facts here. Sue and her group sued the county over the apartments in Town Center. She won. […]

2 Comments / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Decisions determine your destiny … and your happiness

Decisions, decisions. We all make decisions in life. These decisions mold who and what we become, where we live and who we spend our lives with. Accept that promotion resulting in transferring out of the area and you meet your future husband. Attend USC instead of Berkeley and your career suddenly moves in a different […]

No Comment / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Self-determination pays off

Unlike a lot of people, I believe that you can fall in love at first sight. When that happens, it’s a miracle that you should appreciate. When love instantly reveals itself, you must do something about it. You need to move forward. Love will not stand behind the person you have fallen in love with […]

No Comment / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Dispelling the myth about firefighter compensation

Many organizations throughout California, and even the media, continue to attack firefighters in respect to their seemingly “lucrative” pay and benefits package. Unfortunately these groups often use deceptively limited data to attempt to prove their point and illicit emotion and anger from their constituents. These groups will run through the state reported compensation data and […]

No Comment / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A facility worth building

A strong community/law enforcement relationship begins with a strong and respected sheriff’s department. A strong and respected sheriff’s department begins with good leadership and unity. We have been impressed with Sheriff John D’Agostini’s leadership since he took office and he’s never lost sight of that goal of unity. This week the El Dorado County Board of […]

No Comment / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manger: Mental health awareness

Mental health awareness is a vital part of a healthy community.  Issues surrounding mental health are pervasive amongst all demographics and should not be overlooked as we age.  The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 20 percent of the aging population is struggling with some type of mental health disorder and these numbers are likely […]

No Comment / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Keep calm and show some respect

Pray for Orlando. Pray for Dallas. If not one city, tragedy strikes somewhere else on a monthly, now nearly daily, basis. Perhaps we should pray for our youth — that they will find a better way to rebuild our broken nation once they are in charge. This may be too tall an order since many children today […]

No Comment / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary,News | Read More »