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Billingsley’s Bullets: A stroke makes you a prisoner

On Nov. 20, a stroke attacked me and floored me. Within half an hour I was at my doctor’s office and was immediately taken by ambulance to the hospital. Four days later I was transferred to Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo for 13 days. As soon as you receive your room, an alarm belt […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ears to the ground

EDITOR: From the (Dec. 31 Village Life) “Supes: ‘Silent majority’ must be heard,” Chris Daley reports that the board is looking for “a program designed to increase and improve citizen participation in county government.” Since when do the “silent” citizens take priority over the noisy ones? Seems the Board of Supervisors doesn’t like what they hear […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: Do something

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about advice another mother shared years ago. In so many words she said when someone is going through a hard time, the worst thing we can do is nothing. We shouldn’t hide because it’s uncomfortable or we don’t want to be a bother. She shared how people said and […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: A snowy illusion

Being a “transplant” from the colder, frosty hinterland of winter land of the Midwest, my eyes are often fooled by the apparent appearance of snow upon the foliage of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Maybe this is why I have an inherent love for variegated plant material? Botanically speaking, variegated foliage possesses a soft to striking […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Guest column: My analysis of EID

By Dale Coco In preparation for this report I met with staff, toured facilities and reviewed relevant documents. This involved multiple encounters lasting two to five hours each and extensive travel. I did this for two reasons: to fully inform myself about EID in order to perform my duties as a director to the best […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: An unwelcome visitor arrives

On Nov. 20 my body was attacked by a stroke, leaving the right side of my body weak and miserable. I could not write or walk more than a few paces without fear of falling down. My speech was slurred, and I had double and fuzzy vision; and I felt disoriented and confused. The stroke […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fireside chat: Public safety is my priority

As your newly elected director to the El Dorado Hills County Water/Fire District, I would like to first thank the voters for their trust in giving me the opportunity to serve the community as an elected official. I’m looking forward to working with the current board to help guide the department in a prudent, efficient […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »