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Ask a care manager: After the big reunion

When there are nine children on each side of the parent family and nine children of their own plus their children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren that span a number of years, it’s safe to say that planning a family get-together — a reunion — can be a very big deal. With the original parents gone and […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Residents Enjoying Shared Parks Engaging Cooperatively Together = RESPECT

EDITOR: With El Dorado Hills residents out in their parks enjoying a wide variety of activities, it is almost inevitable that some park user activities overlap or come into conflict with others, resulting in unfortunate incidents or confrontations. To a great extent many of our El Dorado Hills Community Services District park policies were adopted to […]

1 Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Chris Amaral for supervisor

EDITOR: The recent Sand Fire demonstrated some huge problems in El Dorado County. So far as I can tell, only one supervisor candidate is talking about a solution. Chris Amaral recently noted that areas of the county not only lack high-speed Internet connection, but lack cell service. How are we supposed to let people know […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Advice from my psychiatrist

When I visit my dental hygienist, Katrina, it feels like I am in a psychiatrist’s office. She has me lie down on a couch/chair that could fit well into any psychiatric office. Katrina then asks me if I have had any problems since I last visited her. Her soft, friendly voice relaxes me. Her counseling […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

It is good to know who your friends are at EID

EDITOR: On the EID board the ratepayers have two friends, directors Day and Prada. I had hoped that in Mr. Coco, we would have a third ally on the board. It seems that Mr. Coco has chosen to favor the developers and agricultural interests of the county over the residential ratepayers who actually elected him. Contrary to his […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Education becomes locally controlled

A new era in education has ushered in changes of epic proportions that shift decision-making power from the state to our local districts. It is our duty as educators, parents and community members to fully understand the products of this ground-breaking transition and opportunity to shape our own future. The Common Core State Standards have […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Both initiatives should be on the ballot

EDITOR: I was disheartened to read in Village Life (Aug. 6) of the decision of the Board of Supervisors to delay “Initiative to Reinstate Measure Y,” effectively blocking it from the November ballot. I think this was a mistake on several levels. I believe that the competing initiative “Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/ Keep Us […]

No Comment / August 12, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »