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Don’t give us all the credit

EDITOR Your news story June 3 about how Bill Center and I influenced the slow-growth movement in the county over the last two decades was a bit exaggerated (Darth Vader, Voldemort, light sabers?) and gave us far too much credit. For the record … a group called Taxpayers for Quality Growth led the effort on the […]

No Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Pride can only be earned

Can you tell what this is? It’s a clay gorilla, created in its entirety by my 7-year-old daughter. The school assignment was to create a rain forest animal at home and to search for facts for their first little research report. It was a great idea. I loved watching her learn how to take simple […]

No Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Freedom in the balance

Three major developments have occurred within the last two months that are each disturbing by themselves, but extremely alarming when viewed together. The first was the revelation that for more than two years, one of the most powerful and feared agencies of the federal government was used to harass and intimidate individual Americans based upon […]

No Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

What about separation of church and state?

EDITOR: Although I may differ politically and socially from Sam Pierson and Todd White, I appreciate the freedom of speech that America embraces. I represent the tolerant, accepting, embracing American. Mr. White and Mr. Pierson should clearly be aware of the constitutional responsibility of separation between church and state. Simply, discussion of God, any God […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Reliving the past is OK — sometimes

Some of our readers have challenged my position that it’s better to let go of the past and live for the right now — the present. A little elaboration on my part may be necessary. • When I recommend “let go of the past,” I am referring to the negative past. Don’t spend energy reliving […]

No Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: County sports talk from EDH Golf Course to EDHS ‘Wall of Fame’

I love sports as much as the next guy, and of course, I also enjoy spirited debate. So I couldn’t avoid offering my own opinions on two sports-related debates brewing real-time in our fair county. The first debate involves the El Dorado Hills Community Services District calling for a special meeting June 3 to discuss […]

No Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Claims simply don’t hold water

EDITOR: El Dorado Irrigation District customers should be aware of two items of EID news. One is new information on California water rates throughout California in 2011; the other is 2012 audit results adopted at the Monday, June 24, board meeting. The rate survey used a benchmark of monthly cost when consuming 1,500 cubic feet […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »