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Who’s planning EDH growth?

EDITOR: We are having a huge “land use” problem in El Dorado County, and people need to be responding accordingly. Chris Daley wrote a great synopsis of the current Measure Y issue as presented to our Board of Supervisors on Aug. 26 (mtdemocrat.com/news/pro-growth-no-growth-slow-growth-bos-listens-to-public-points/). How many people remember Measure Y? If you are a developer, you […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Tough tree trio

By Brent Dennis Fall is an excellent time to consider planting trees in your yard in advance of the coming winter rainy season. When one desires to achieve a low-maintenance landscape design, the primary backbone and overall structure of the outdoor spaces are usually achieved by the proper selection and placement of trees. In the […]

No Comment / September 19, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Protecting your savings

Mrs. Hendricks lives alone. All of her children live out of state and visit once a year at Christmas. Mrs. Hendricks values her independence but is suffering from mild memory impairment although she denies it. Once while shopping at a local grocery store, Mrs. Hendricks was approached by a well-dressed gentlemen who told her that […]

1 Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Website shares the facts

EDITOR: There’s a new section on sierrafoot.org, my personal website, named “EID 2013.” Its purpose is to do updated fact checks and to add a modest amount of analysis. Because one of the current candidates, Greg Prada, publicly has accused me falsely of fabricating data and trying to deceive readers, I’m stepping up my level of […]

No Comment / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Disagreeing with the Dalai Lama

Occasionally the Dalai Lama and I don’t agree. In the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar, the Dalai Lama states: “It is ironic that the more serious problems emanate from the more industrially advanced societies. Science and technology have worked wonders in many fields, but the basic human problems remain.” It seems to me that […]

No Comment / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Oak Ridge science teacher honored for passion

As an Oak Ridge High School science teacher with more than 25 years of experience, Barbara Olson is unquestionably passionate about teaching chemistry and physiology to her students. But Olson becomes particularly excited to discuss motivating her female students to pursue advanced science studies and, ideally, a technical education and career. “Back in my day, […]

No Comment / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Supervisor Ray Nutting

EDITOR: I have been keeping track of the situation involving Supervisor Ray Nutting. I will admit that I don’t have or know all of the details. However, from what I have read, given my background in business, it appears to me that Supervisor Nutting did what every good businessman does. He has taken advantage of […]

No Comment / September 09, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »