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Serrano election correction

EDITOR: Regarding the article “Serrano election marks turning point” published April 13: This article was well written, and was quite fair and balanced. One error was the statement that each lot owner gets three votes. The correct number is two votes. I raise this point as it may raise questions with owners, who are just about to […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Who created your conscience?

In her book “Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee writes, “Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchmen, is his conscience.” I’ve always thought we had two small areas in our brain labeled “OK” and “not OK.” These areas each have a door. When we open the door, to either OK or not OK, we decide […]

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My Turn: Restore local control for drought management

During its March 28 meeting the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to rescind the drought emergency that has been in continuous effect since Feb. 4, 2014. In fact, the board would have unanimously rescinded its drought declaration entirely were it not for the state’s mandate to continue to implement the district’s drought […]

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Crib Notes: ‘American Idol’ was the baby years

Certain songs bring back memories of distinct periods in our lives and so do television shows. When I think of “Days of Our Lives” I think of elementary and junior high school. Shirley Temple was weekend mornings with my sisters. “Melrose Place” makes me think of college. I don’t watch regular TV much as an […]

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Ask a Care Manager: Communication and Alzheimer’s disease

Communication is an important part of our life; it allows us to relate to one another. Communication is more than just talking and listening; it involves understanding and interpreting. In people with dementia, nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls memory, thinking and judgment are damaged, interrupting the passage of messages between […]

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Support Shiva Frentzen

EDITOR: I have worked with District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen on several community related matters since I first met her more than 10 years ago. As a long-time resident of El Dorado County, she has proven herself to be a true business and civic leader. During her two terms as director for the Cameron Park […]

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I’m supporting Cristi Nelson

EDITOR: In the crowded contest for the 6th Assembly District, Cristi Nelson is my choice to succeed Beth Gaines in the California State Assembly. Cristi Nelson is a local businesswoman with the experience we need. As the owner of a Roseville-based technology company, she has first-hand knowledge of the difficulties facing small businesses today. She […]

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