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Crib Notes: A homeschooling summer

As I’m gearing up to have four kids home all summer, I’m remembering what it took me a few previous summers to realize. There just isn’t as much time to hang out with them during the traditional school year and there are lots of things to learn that don’t happen in a classroom. Before they […]

No Comment / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Have you had the conversation?

After my husband’s father suddenly passed away, my mother-in-law had to manage her life. She had always been a strong and independent woman. Nevertheless, after the loss of her partner of almost 50 years, she acknowledged her vulnerability. Mary became proficient in the management of all finances (with the assistance of her financial advisor), she […]

No Comment / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Serrano HOA election: Another ‘Peyton Place’?

EDITOR: After witnessing Parker Development’s involvement in the last El Dorado Irrigation District board election, many of us have recognized the same pattern emerging in this seemingly minor Serrano Homeowners’ Association board election. Parker’s actions in these elections indicate a need to seat certain candidates on various boards who would be inclined to render policy decisions […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EDH Fire’s ‘5-star restaurant’

EDITOR: We were recently treated to a fabulous dinner hosted by the crew at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department and wanted to express our appreciation for their hospitality, fine cuisine and the after dinner rides in the buckets. Our neighbors, Drew and Lois Horning, won the very generous bid at a recent Hands4Hope auction and […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Appreciation — the ultimate compliment

When anyone tells you that they appreciate you, your world suddenly becomes special, maybe even perfect, at least for a while. It also means that whatever you did or said to deserve your compliment made a difference in that person’s life — sometimes for the moment and sometimes for a lifetime. • The appreciation compliment […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

EDITOR: April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. While those with Parkinson’s, like my husband, Ron, and their families are aware of the disease every day of every month of every year, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease doesn’t have to be perceived as the end of someone’s active life. Instead, it can be the beginning of a […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My turn: Save our water

Editor’s note: The following remarks were made by Rep. McClintock in the House Chambers in Washington, D.C. on April 22. California is now in its fourth year of the worst drought on record. Hydrologists estimate it is the worst drought in 1,200 years. The Sierra Snowpack today is just six percent of normal. Many of […]

1 Comment / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »