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Crib Notes: ‘American Idol’ was the baby years

Certain songs bring back memories of distinct periods in our lives and so do television shows. When I think of “Days of Our Lives” I think of elementary and junior high school. Shirley Temple was weekend mornings with my sisters. “Melrose Place” makes me think of college. I don’t watch regular TV much as an […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Communication and Alzheimer’s disease

Communication is an important part of our life; it allows us to relate to one another. Communication is more than just talking and listening; it involves understanding and interpreting. In people with dementia, nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls memory, thinking and judgment are damaged, interrupting the passage of messages between […]

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Support Shiva Frentzen

EDITOR: I have worked with District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen on several community related matters since I first met her more than 10 years ago. As a long-time resident of El Dorado County, she has proven herself to be a true business and civic leader. During her two terms as director for the Cameron Park […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

I’m supporting Cristi Nelson

EDITOR: In the crowded contest for the 6th Assembly District, Cristi Nelson is my choice to succeed Beth Gaines in the California State Assembly. Cristi Nelson is a local businesswoman with the experience we need. As the owner of a Roseville-based technology company, she has first-hand knowledge of the difficulties facing small businesses today. She […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Potential record voter turnout

The 2016 elections are shaping up to be possibly some of the busiest El Dorado County has experienced. We currently have 106,022 registered voters in our county. We have the Presidential Primary election on June 7 and the Presidential General Election on Nov. 8. Both of those elections should see approximately 70 to 75 percent of our voters using […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Spend your time wisely

Lately it seems like everywhere I go someone is discussing the presidential debates. People argue, debate and often become angry before they leave the scene. The talking and occasional shouting appear to be a waste of time. Nobody changes his/her mind and compromise sails out the window. Why do people waste 45 minutes on an […]

Comments Off / April 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Vietnam veterans honored

EDITOR: To Supervisor Ron Mikulaco: As a Vietnam veteran with multiple tours of duty in county I appreciate your support and the support of the other members of the Board of Supervisors approving the March 22 proclamation to recognize, honor and thank our Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during the Vietnam […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »