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Jefferson movement and the Brits

EDITOR: It didn’t take long for many of us to recognize the parallels between the Brit’s win for independence from the European Union and the efforts to separate from the state of California, by residents in 21 northern, rural counties. Brits, like Jefferson supporters, feel they have been over-regulated, lost their economic freedom and independence. It […]

1 Comment / July 06, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Letting go is a smart move

I’ve recently run across the phrase “let go” or “letting go” a lot. The idea of letting go comforts me. When I think about letting go it reminds me of the phrase “out with the old, in with the new.” Letting go can also hurt deeply. When my stroke struck 18 months ago, I realized I would have […]

No Comment / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: July 2016

As you read this, you are probably baking in the heat. I know I am. Need an escape? The Moni Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills hosts weekday activities from 8a.m. to as late as 10 p.m. in air-conditioned comfort! We even offer Saturday classes and you can join one of our year-round weekly or […]

No Comment / June 29, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Do gays make schools unsafe?

EDITOR: In your June 15 issue of Village Life you published an op-ed by Dr. John Jackson of William Jessup University. He complained that a new state law in order to receive taxpayer funding might require their facility to be open to gay and lesbian students. His reason: “Students choose faith-based universities to find a place […]

1 Comment / June 29, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Summer’s better when we save energy together

EDITOR: The sun is shining, the kids are out of school and the air conditioner is running. Higher temperatures can also mean higher energy use. PG&E wants our customers to know we are here to help them make smarter energy choices and manage their energy costs. There is a variety of ways we can help. Here […]

No Comment / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden Guru: Hi, hydrangea

Talk about an amazing range of showy colors. Say hello to summer’s spectacular pastels presented by hydrangeas. If you are not familiar with the interesting chemistry involved between the soil’s pH and the ultimate show of hydrangea color, it’s all about the range of acid to alkaline. The colors of some hydrangea blooms can change […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Chairman Mikulaco has to go

EDITOR: I recently attended a county budget hearing at the Board of Supervisors chambers. Given the county is on its fourth Chief Administrative Officer in just a few years, I thought the hearing went relatively well. It was a positive start, giving the board members and the public an open forum into the budget process. The […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »