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Billingsley’s bullets: Advice from my psychiatrist

When I visit my dental hygienist, Katrina, it feels like I am in a psychiatrist’s office. She has me lie down on a couch/chair that could fit well into any psychiatric office. Katrina then asks me if I have had any problems since I last visited her. Her soft, friendly voice relaxes me. Her counseling […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

It is good to know who your friends are at EID

EDITOR: On the EID board the ratepayers have two friends, directors Day and Prada. I had hoped that in Mr. Coco, we would have a third ally on the board. It seems that Mr. Coco has chosen to favor the developers and agricultural interests of the county over the residential ratepayers who actually elected him. Contrary to his […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Education becomes locally controlled

A new era in education has ushered in changes of epic proportions that shift decision-making power from the state to our local districts. It is our duty as educators, parents and community members to fully understand the products of this ground-breaking transition and opportunity to shape our own future. The Common Core State Standards have […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Both initiatives should be on the ballot

EDITOR: I was disheartened to read in Village Life (Aug. 6) of the decision of the Board of Supervisors to delay “Initiative to Reinstate Measure Y,” effectively blocking it from the November ballot. I think this was a mistake on several levels. I believe that the competing initiative “Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/ Keep Us […]

No Comment / August 12, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Coco flip-flops at EID

EDITOR: Director Dale Coco said in February that the Faux Farm (Fake Farm) issue had to be cleaned up and reformed because it was unfair to other EID ratepayers. Instead, he flip-flopped and went back on his own promises, yet again. He’s been doing that a lot in his short time at EID (for example, […]

No Comment / August 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID water rate misrepresentation

EDITOR: EID’s water rate subsidy to small farmers is much greater than previously represented to the EID board and public by General Manager Jim Abercrombie. On April 25, 2014, and again on June 23, 2014, Abercrombie represented to the EID board and public that small farm rate recipients pay $514 per acre foot of EID […]

No Comment / August 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Painting political messages

EDITOR: Regarding Marian Cias’ comments on painting political messages on the rocks, the last time I checked there are no rules for painting the rocks with whatever message you want to put on them (of course profanity should not be included!). I view the rocks as an open forum for thoughts. I have no problem with […]

No Comment / August 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »