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Billingsley’s Bullets: Coworkers should be compassionate

Recently I wore a very bright-orange “Christmas gift” shirt to work … That was a mistake! I expected my coworkers to be kind, considerate and supportive of my very bright shirt … I was wrong! • The following coworkers’ comments were not solicited, but gladly offered: — “It’s nice to see the county jail inmates […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Innovation vs. inanity

Four elected department heads are facing challengers in the June 3 primary and four are unopposed. However the election turns out, one thing remains constant for us. Elected department heads remain more responsive to the public, do a better job of adhering to their budgets and are leaders in innovation. For budgeting we particularly cite […]

2 Comments / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: What today’s girls need

“Those girls are so nice to their mom,” my second-grade daughter innocently declared as we watched the original film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” recently. The classic film marks a sharp deviation from how most girls are depicted in shows today. My daughter then asked to watch it over and over again, reminding me […]

No Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Sign the petitions

EDITOR: Don’t know if you are aware of a grassroots effort by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (headed by Lori Parlin) to get three initiatives on the November ballot in El Dorado County. We are attempting to get control from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and developers in El Dorado County back to […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Driving Speed

EDITOR: Residents driving through St. Andrew’s Village, please slow down. Remember our streets are narrow and there are no sidewalks. We all must share the road: bicycles, dog walkers, strollers, students and older walkers. Surely the consequences of too much speed do not outweigh the few minutes of time that might be saved. MARIAN CIAS […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Survey no surprise

The survey results from El Dorado Hills are no surprise. Most folks there want more public open space and parks. At the same time they think El Dorado Hills has enough houses. But there is an inherent contradiction here. There are two kinds of open space. First, there is open space that is somebody’s private […]

No Comment / March 04, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mind the drought

EDITOR: I think it is important to participate in one’s own government by taking ownership in your own community. One of our current problems is the drought issue. The government is searching for solutions, the El Dorado Irrigation District has issued a stage 2 water warning and we should be reflecting on our own households […]

No Comment / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »