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EID board majority cut costs

EDITOR: Alan Day wrote strongly recently about his objections to an EID board action, accepting updates to EID’s agreement with its employees. What he didn’t say is that the updates decrease EID’s costs and did not involve merit raises. He argued that existence of merit raises was a reason to avoid the cost-cutting actions that […]

7 Comments / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Lack of LGBT support in our community

EDITOR: As an openly queer student in El Dorado Hills, I have first handedly experienced the harassment from fellow peers and community members. Understanding the fact that sexual orientation is an avoidable topic, I find it hard to locate any support throughout our community. There are many students who feel the same way and live […]

1 Comment / March 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Consider the 401k plan

EDITOR: I’m a resident of El Dorado Hills and a current EID customer. I have just finished reading the Letters in the March 13 edition of the Village Life regarding EID salary and pension issues. I lost my pension about nine years ago at the age of 51. My company was able to ditch their […]

No Comment / March 19, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Welcome to the family mobile phone wars

Want to become unpopular in a hurry with your middle school children? Tell them they can’t have a mobile phone when many of their friends are running around with the devices. It’s a struggle my wife and I are managing at home these days. We’re sticking to our guns, and the boys, ages 12 and […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: The importance of getting the documents in place

It’s never easy to think about what will happen to a loved one in the future but not having direction or the proper documents in place can make it a challenge when the need arises particularly for the person who is trying to help. My mother recently became a widow and is looking to me […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Good things can happen in prison

Hayley was a happy, 17-year-old high school senior before she became a convicted felon.  “I was the Homecoming Queen,” she said, reflecting back on her life before making terrible, life-altering decisions. “As a kid I had a good group of friends. And as an only child I was, and still am, very close to my […]

No Comment / March 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Rigid, uptight people not welcome

Recently I completed a self-evaluation regarding the people I have coffee with and the people I hang around with. None of these people are doomsday types, and none are rigid, uptight people. • Life is too short to spend time with boring people. You don’t learn anything from boring people, and they make you feel […]

No Comment / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »