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Billingsley’s Bullets: Never quit exercising

On Oct. 17, my doctor, Susan Shiells, e-mailed me that I no longer had pneumonia after she reviewed my follow-up x-rays. During the last five months, I have had pneumonia twice. The first time around, I did not follow Dr. Shiells advice, which may have contributed to my second bout with pneumonia, which occurred six […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The 13th Amendment

Amendment XIII Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution […]

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Senior News: November 2014

The Christmas Luncheon is here On Friday, Dec. 5, we will once again host the famous Christmas Luncheon/Banana Split Extravaganza at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym. Make your reservations soon to hold your spot. This is the biggest celebration of the year and seating is limited. The fabulous Oak Ridge High School students will […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mikulaco Village

EDITOR: Mikulaco Village, an apartment complex in El Dorado Hills Town Center that boasts four stories and a capacity of 250 apartments. 250? Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus for at least some of us. Imagine, an apartment block of 250 apartments of 650 square feet up to 1,200 square feet ranging between $1,600 for studios to $2,400 for […]

1 Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Prada censure — the truth

EDITOR: On Nov. 10, 2014, EID’s board “censured” Director Greg Prada for “threatening litigation” against any ratepayer that voiced an “opinion” contrary to his own. Prada’s censure had nothing to do with “telling ratepayers the truth” about EID, as Prada claims. It had 100 percent to do with “ratepayers telling the truth” about Prada and his attempts […]

1 Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Censuring will not censor me

As headlined Wednesday in VIllage Life, the EID Board of Directors voted 3-2 to censure me in its Nov. 10 board meeting. Censure has no impact other than an attempt by three special interest board members to unjustly inflict public disgrace upon me. The real reason for the censure attack against me is that three […]

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Crib Notes: Let’s separate the issues with Common Core

Do the Common Core State Standards provide the rigor American education as a whole lacks? Or are they a step back for academic progress, dumbing our kids further down the educational food chain? Some even believe they’re a sinister scheme to nationalize the education system and do away with states’ rights. The only thing federal […]

1 Comment / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »