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Don’t paint our youth with a broad brush

El Dorado Hills’ teenagers and young adults have made a few headlines over the last week — and not in a good way. It started with allegations that teenage spectators at the Oak Ridge High School varsity girls basketball game shouted racial slurs at McClatchy High School players during a late-February home game. Add to […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Broken Windows 2.0

Broken Windows theory was introduced in 1982 by social scientists James Wilson and George Kelling. The theory states that law enforcement targeting minor crimes helps to create an atmosphere of lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes. Kelling was hired as a consultant in New York City in 1985 and the theory was put in practice over the […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Ensuring proper nutrition

Have you ever had a loved one who eats too much or doesn’t eat much at all? When cleaning out their refrigerator do you find old meat or spoiled milk? I don’t doubt that all of you have experienced taking care of someone who you know would benefit from a healthy diet. Many factors play a role […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Supervisor Mikulaco and roads

EDITOR: Supervisor Ron Mikulaco acted like the worst of politicians in his letter to the editor on March 7. Rather than own his votes to gut General Fund spending on road maintenance, he tried to confuse the facts. The facts are simple: He and the four other county supervisors voted to gut all General Fund […]

2 Comments / March 13, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Your a.m. time makes your day

In her book “A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume Two,” Joyce Sequichie Hifler comments on the importance of how you start your day. Joyce offers the following thoughts: “Make a quality decision to put aside anything that makes you worry the first thing in the morning. Keep morning as putty in your hands — that time to […]

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

In Health: Do the hard work

Do you want to lose weight? Of course you do. This is a common goal for most people starting an exercise program. In my opinion, this is the wrong approach in starting an exercise program. In my office I emphasize lifestyle choices for my patients. The goal of exercise should not be to lose weight. When […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Town Center … Plaza?

We’ve visited my mom, two sisters and their families in Sonoma for years, but suddenly I’m seeing somewhere I’ve spent countless times, the heart of that town, in a new light because it’s gotten me thinking about El Dorado Hills. The Sonoma Plaza is at the center of Sonoma — a green, shaded park, a […]

1 Comment / March 09, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »