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A bad fairy tale

EDITOR: Once upon a time a discovery was made, not gold, but danger in these hills. Naturally occurring asbestos in the land, not the fault of anyone, but a poor choice for profit if you own it. Some people say it can be found everywhere. True. The state rock is serpentine, they say. True. It […]

3 Comments / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Response to Mik’s statements

EDITOR: I am writing in response to Supervisor Mikulaco’s comments published on Nov. 15 in “Mik responds to recall notice.” I have been the owner of Lot 72 on Clarksville Road in Green Springs Ranch since 1986. This property is not only adjacent to the Dixon Ranch proposed project, it also happens to share a […]

3 Comments / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

California Rambling: Christmas arrives early in the Sierra

El Dorado County’s ski areas unwrapped an early Christmas present this autumn, experiencing their best start in a decade. “So far, it has snowed at least once a week,” said John Rice, general manager at Sierra at Tahoe. Rice shares an “optimistic” outlook for this year’s ski season with Kevin Cooper at Kirkwood and Cassandra […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Recall explanation

EDITOR: Recall has been a fundamental part of our governmental system since 1911 when Article II was amended to the California Constitution by voters. Recall has been used by voters to express their dissatisfaction with their elected representatives. The effort to recall the El Dorado County supervisors has been brought forward by a countywide group […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Where are developers going to get the water?

EDITOR: Regarding Parker Development’s plan to build 1,000 more water-consuming homes, I don’t know about other residents, but this resident does not want to be forced into even more draconian water shortage measures just to feed some developer’s desire to saturate El Dorado Hills with another thousand water-consuming homes. And remember folks, these numbers do not include the […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ask a care manager: The circle of life — change

Most people do not like change. Change will happen throughout our lives and we need to find appropriate ways to cope. A good example: teenagers who do not want their parents telling them when to be home, who to be friends with and when to get their chores done. Teens eventually mature and realize that their […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Parents are powerful

When was the last time you called your parents to say hello? Have you ever thanked them for all they did for you? I am not talking about a one-sentence “thank you” on the phone. You need to arrange a face-to-face thank you with no interruptions, including the TV going or the telephone ringing or texting […]

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