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My Turn: Pay no attention …

In the 1939 musical comedy “The Wizard of Oz” Dorothy and her dog Toto are launched into an adventure. On her journey to the Emerald City Dorothy meets and befriends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The Wizard sends them on a quest with the reward and promise of a return home for Dorothy, a […]

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Vote for Hartley and Giraudo

EDITOR: As the November election nears, local topics in El Dorado Hills are heating up at a rapid rate. Between the recent crime issues, El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, school boards and the El Dorado Hills Fire Board, I feel it’s important to educate yourself prior to checking the […]

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Gaines and Smith have my vote

EDITOR: Recently I was fortunate to have candidates Beth Gaines District 1 supervisor) and Charles Smith (EID board, Division 5) in my home for discussions. I was impressed by the knowledge they both had on important concerns in our district and county as whole. Water and law enforcement were two main topics. We got information from […]

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Senior News: Oct. 2016

Happy fall! Thanks to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s special events team, we enjoyed a festive and fabulous Gilmore Center 10th anniversary celebration a few weeks ago. CSD and El Dorado County dignitaries were on hand to blow out the candles on our birthday cake. Now, onto the second decade of even more Gilmore Center […]

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Ask a Care Manager: I can’t see to cook, what do I do now?

Terry Flattley, MA Jack recently had an appointment with his eye doctor. However, at this visit the ophthalmologist informed Jack that there was nothing more he could do for him. Eyeglasses were not going to fix his problem. He needed to give up driving even though he lives 20 minutes from town. “The bus doesn’t run out there,” […]

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Experience, not politics

EDITOR: I prefer to vote for a candidate with experience, not a professional politician. For example, in the race for El Dorado County supervisor, District 1 in  El Dorado Hills, we have a candidate, John Hidahl, who has lived here for 38 years. He has served on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board and on many planning […]

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Response to the Buckeye Union School District settlement

EDITOR: The recent Buckeye Union School District’s teacher salary settlement was welcome news to our community, but union leader Austin Smith’s recent comment that “neither side” ended up “happy” is an inaccurate assessment of the outcome. The truth behind the dispute shows a very different story. Here are three undisputed facts that Mr. Smith doesn’t […]

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