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My Turn: Civil Grand Jury 101

Amid much speculation of the highly publicized news that last year’s El Dorado County Civil Grand Jury (2012-2013) was disbanded before its term ended, the members of this year’s jury (2013-2014), now half way through our term, felt the time is right to provide insight into our progress, our goals and objectives and how the […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: March 2014

Spring Fling luncheon Our next big party, a Spring Fling party, will be held on May 9 in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. It is sponsored by the CSD, the Senior Council and the Senior Nutrition lunch program from Placerville. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., live entertainment starts at 11 […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Where will the water come from?

EDITOR An informational inundation is taking place regarding potential land development in our beloved El Dorado Hills and surrounding communities. Issues of greater traffic, loss of trees, and increased crime are legitimate concerns in any community, especially when populations increase. These issues will pale in comparison to the potential problem of a water shortage. Recently […]

1 Comment / March 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: What you know, what you don’t

Bert made the phone call after copying down the 800 number shown during the commercial. He was worried about his mother since his father’s death and this might be the answer. She was elderly and lived in the family home several miles out of town. Plus, they said, “No cost, no obligation.” They could help […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Coworkers should be compassionate

Recently I wore a very bright-orange “Christmas gift” shirt to work … That was a mistake! I expected my coworkers to be kind, considerate and supportive of my very bright shirt … I was wrong! • The following coworkers’ comments were not solicited, but gladly offered: — “It’s nice to see the county jail inmates […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Innovation vs. inanity

Four elected department heads are facing challengers in the June 3 primary and four are unopposed. However the election turns out, one thing remains constant for us. Elected department heads remain more responsive to the public, do a better job of adhering to their budgets and are leaders in innovation. For budgeting we particularly cite […]

2 Comments / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: What today’s girls need

“Those girls are so nice to their mom,” my second-grade daughter innocently declared as we watched the original film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” recently. The classic film marks a sharp deviation from how most girls are depicted in shows today. My daughter then asked to watch it over and over again, reminding me […]

No Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »