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Ask a Care Manager: Fall prevention — what can you do to protect yourself?

Mrs. Hill lives in her own home and is fiercely independent. She is very active and enjoys attending bunco with her ladies group every week. However, last week on her way to the car, Mrs. Hill tripped over an extension cord in the garage and fell. She was transported to the emergency room with a […]

No Comment / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you sure you want a second marriage?

At the Four Seasons coffee gatherings you learn a lot about people who are 55 or older. I have learned that couples older than 55 watch at least 35 hours of television each week. Most of the time these couples watch TV together. If you are going to spend that many hours watching TV, hopefully you have […]

No Comment / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Chipping away at criminal grand jury authority

Last year the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 227, which barred the use of grand juries in police deadly force cases. SB 227 was passed in large part based on the false narrative regarding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The narrative came down to this: Michael Brown was murdered while holding up […]

No Comment / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Alan Day for supervisor

EDITOR: I have been a resident of El Dorado Count for 36 years and for the past five years a close observer of the El Dorado Irrigation District. During this time I have gotten to know Alan Day as an EID director and have been very impressed to find that he is a man of […]

No Comment / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Re-elect Judge Brooks

EDITOR: The current election has one contested judicial contest. Current Superior Court Judge Nelson “Keith” Brooks has an opponent. I have known Judge Brooks for over 20 years. Whether as a judge or as an attorney, I have found Nelson”Keith” Brooks to be honest, fair and decisive — a man of his word. At a recent League of Women […]

No Comment / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden Guru: Ice, ice baby

Ice Plant grows well in many harsh conditions and the colorful blooms add beauty to any landscape. Photo by Brent Dennis

Last year one of my “bucket list” trips found me in South Africa with the fortune of experiencing an amazing botanical garden in Cape Town. I witnessed and learned firsthand the indigenous homeland of a plant I have seen extensively along the highways and beaches of California. The ice plant is native to South Africa […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Bad for business

EDITOR: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce has shared the following with its membership why Measure E and Measure G are bad for business: Beware of ballot box planning proposed by special interests that have been repeatedly rejected at the polls. These measures are not limited to large residential projects. They effectively stop all non-residential […]

2 Comments / May 25, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »