Home » Commentary You are browsing entries filed in “Commentary”

Senior news: October 2014

Many to thank for Oktoberfest It takes lots of volunteers to pull off a party with more than 200 people in attendance! The Senior’s Oktoberfest Luncheon was just a fantastic event. The Senior Center’s Senior Council works very hard to put on these events for us. Thanks to those of you who worked in the kitchen, […]

No Comment / October 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The residents and history behind ballot initiatives M and O

Since 2008, numerous El Dorado county residents have become actively involved in educating El Dorado County staff about how we want our community to look and feel. Many of us moved out of the Bay Area, Southern California and other congested areas to escape the high-density development that occurred there, along with the corresponding challenges […]

8 Comments / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Keep McClintock in the Congress

EDITOR: Congressman McClintock is one of the few members of Congress who consistently conducts himself according to the founding principles of our country. This has caused some voters to question his commitment to his constituents because he does not secure special favors or grants for constituents or projects in his district. We seem to have forgotten […]

1 Comment / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Building a resort?

EDITOR: Taj Mahal No. 2 is on its way. The old EDH Francisco Fire Station 84 is gone. A 10,000-square-foot edifice will replace it. A 2013 public meeting described a $3,000,000 building on the old site plus $1,000,000 more to outfit it. But wait, the approved 2014-15 budget announced Sept. 18 now allocates $6 million without […]

2 Comments / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: What is your excuse?

During my waltz through life, I have heard several people blame their former spouse or spouses for making their past or present life difficult. The favorite phrase of these “spouse blamers” is, “If it weren’t for …” In some cases, they have been divorced for 30 years or more. • It’s true that there are […]

No Comment / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ranalli endorsed for District 4

Mike Ranalli is our choice for Supervisor, District 4. The voters in the primary whittled things down to the top two candidates. Having interviewed both candidates, we feel confident Ranalli is the best choice for the voters of District 4. We consider him most knowledgeable about county government by virtue of the number of years […]

1 Comment / October 12, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: The great white ghost

Sycamores like this one in the EDHCSD parking lot can become immense, growing to more than 100 feet in height and spreading to a 70 foot canopy diameter. Photo courtesy of Brent Dennis

Growing up as a kid in northwest Ohio, my Grandpa Dennis used to take me for walks in the woods to teach me my trees. One of the more majestic trees that he nicknamed “The Great White Ghost of the Forest” was the American Sycamore. Known botanically as Platanus occidentalis, this massive, fast-growing, over-story shade […]

No Comment / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »