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My turn: EDC’s problems are with its CAO

Something is terribly wrong in El Dorado County. A survey of county employees and the latest grand jury report point to dysfunction that is startling. While it isn’t always a boss’ fault, it is her responsibility to fix the problems. And when the boss is the problem, it’s time for her to go. But the […]

No Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: You don’t have to fight to win

In his book “Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life,” Dr. Wayne Dyer states the following, “Don’t fight colds, illnesses or even serious afflictions. Don’t fight with family members, or against political opinions. Don’t fight addictions, and most important, don’t fight yourself. If you have cancer or arthritis cells in your body, talk to them […]

No Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Have you seen my cat?

EDITOR: I have lost my cat near Wilson Boulevard and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. She is very sweet and timid. She is not an outdoor cat and will most likely be very frightened and hungry. If you see her please contact (916) 337-1415. Her name is Sofia. She weighs 10 pounds is a Tabby with […]

No Comment / June 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The IRS, on June 10, 2014, released a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” intended to better communicate to taxpayers their existing statutory and administrative protections. Modeled after the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights and a document of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the 10 broad provisions were announced at a news conference at IRS […]

No Comment / June 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: June 2014

Summertime … the greatest time of the year! Warm weather is finally here. Too hot for some, but I love it and so do my tomatoes! This time of the year there are many activities to enjoy; just being in the sun and open air is so much better than the cold winter months. But, […]

No Comment / June 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Congratulations winners

The most interesting election night outcome was the voter’s selection from among six candidates running for the District 5 supervisorial seat. The top two vote-getters are Sue Novasel from South Lake Tahoe and Kevin Brown from Pollock Pines. District 5 for a long time has been a South Lake Tahoe seat. District 2, now held […]

No Comment / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Every Sunday could be Father’s Day

My uncle is in the end stages of ALS and was moved into comfort care this week. Though my dad has four daughters, the family he created with my mom, he’s said it’s a lonely feeling to be losing the last remaining member of his original family. At 67 years old, my dad’s even used […]

1 Comment / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »