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A dose of Dan: Playground safety gone wrong

While the huddled masses of our country are preoccupied with political madness ranging from the government shutdown to Obamacare, parents of elementary and middle school children nationwide need to tune into a surging concern involving the safety of our local playgrounds. Children safety experts from the U.S. to Canada have weighed in over the past […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little blessings create big joy

My granddaughter, Rebecca, called me recently and said, “Papa, I’m in trouble.” It sounded like she had been crying or was about to cry. Like many grandparents, my first reaction was, “Oh my God, what’s going on?” I felt immediately relieved when she told me she had locked her keys in her car. She had […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: November 2013

Christmas party … plus banana splits  Make your reservations soon while there is plenty of seating. Sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Senior Nutrition lunch program, this annual Christmas party will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the EDHCSD gym on Harvard Way. Doors […]

No Comment / November 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Bay Delta conservation plan threatens future of Folsom Lake

All Californians have a stake in the outcome of efforts to solve our water crisis and ensure continuous, reliable water supplies for the entire state. Unfortunately, the water proposal that was recently discussed at the State Capitol, more commonly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, would impose upon our region a one-sided solution that […]

No Comment / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Random act of kindness

EDITOR: On Nov. 14 some of the homes in Cameron Park were greeted with notes on their mailboxes saying “Thank you for being you” (at least ours did) and there was a flower in the mailbox. I live on Country Club and all the boxes in my sight had them. I have a friend who […]

No Comment / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Leaving a skilled nursing facility

Do I have to stay in a nursing home? I broke my hip several weeks ago and was sent to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. I have been receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy several times a week and am improving. My family is worried if I go home, I may fall and break […]

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

Billingsley’s Bullets: Should I see a marriage counselor?

Recently our neighbors, Wendy and Paul Chafer, were invited to join us for some conversation and treats. We landed on a discussion about what we would do if our spouses died. Wendy asked Monika how she would handle me being gone. Monika replied, “I would replace him with a miniature French poodle.” Paul and Wendy […]

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