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My Turn: Time for more water storage

As most of California recovers from this historical drought, one thing we can count on is that history will repeat itself. Californians can take full credit for willingly sacrificing landscape and adjusting habits to save water supply for another year. Toilets have been replaced; lawn has been converted to plastic; leaks have been fixed; prime […]

August 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Let the legal battle begin

As predicted by Village Life, voter-approved Measure E has a date in El Dorado County Superior Court. The Alliance for Responsible Planning’s lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Measure E’s implementation violates constitutional and statutory law and is inconsistent with El Dorado County’s voter-approved general plan. Its arguments are backed up by the initiative’s analysis […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Coffee philosophy – accent the positive

The Four Seasons development has a comfortable lodge that offers free coffee in the morning. Several of us create discussion topics that offer lots of different opinions and conclusions. Usually we avoid discussing politics and religion because nobody ever changes his mind about politics or religion. Recently the subject of “Love in the morning” introduced […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: What questions should older adults ask the candidates?

Two-thirds of all people who are older than 65 in the entire history of the world are alive today. I am among them. According to Ken Dychtwald, PhD, Founder of Age Wave, the average life expectancy when the Constitution was written was 36 years old. Today there are more than 10,000 people a day turning 70 who […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Crib Notes: Meet my friend Curbi

Pokemon or pine trees? GymStops or sleeping under the stars? School has started and the only real struggle I had with my kids this summer vacation was how much was too much time they could spend on devices. During the school year we keep pretty tight reins on their use of technology, but summer vacation […]

August 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Gold medal winning

While the world and lover of international sport is focused upon Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games, I am choosing to pay tribute to my favorite “gold medal” caliber tree. This champion of arboriculture is actually more symbolic than botanic. The summer months have seen the generous gestures of many individuals, work groups, neighbors and families […]

August 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: It’s not too late

Whether you finished high school this May or you graduated 20-plus years ago, you still have the opportunity to enroll at Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center to start classes this August. You may have heard that getting into classes is difficult at a California community college – that is old news. In all but […]

August 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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