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Ask a care manager: As an adult child, when Is It time?

Lucille lived alone and had since her husband had died 10 years before. After going through the grieving and getting accustomed to living alone, she adapted. Her children didn’t live close by but regularly checked in. She did fine for some time, but a telephone call from Lucille’s neighbor to the adult children revealed Mom was doing some strange things. […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Gun range could ruin Shingle Springs

EDITOR: Usually once or twice a week I have the privilege of driving my children to their elementary school. A very special school nestled in rolling green hills and under the shadows of century old oak trees. Sometimes it feels a bit like driving back in time. Shingle Springs is a uniquely beautiful place to […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Asking the tribe to be a good neighbor

EDITOR: A 29-lane, outdoor commercial gun range and tactical live-fire shoot house is being built by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians on recently acquired, off-reservation trust land located at the southeast corner of Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive. The proposed range will be within 1,000 yards of two public elementary schools and […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Who cares?

EDITOR: Who cares about El Dorado County? Who cares how many housing tracts and houses are built in El Dorado County? Who cares about how congested the roads become, and how many new streets are planned and how many will be widened to four lanes? Who cares about the drought and plants that die out? Large […]

1 Comment / March 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: What’s the point of youth sports?

Finally, someone’s speaking out on the increasing madness of youth sports. Last week the El Dorado Hills Community Services District notified parent coaches that a former professional athlete turned coach, now father of two, would be speaking at Harris Center for the Arts. During a national lecture tour promoting his book “Changing the Game: The […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Thanks for giving parents the choice

EDITOR: On Feb. 10, 2015, the El Dorado Union High School District Board voted unanimously in favor of a dual boundary attendance zone for the Blackstone community in El Dorado Hills. Parents will now have a choice to send their children to either Ponderosa or Union Mine High School based on the best interests of […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Applause for EDUHS Board

EDITOR: We purchased a home in Blackstone in El Dorado Hills in early 2013 and soon learned that the high school boundary for our development was less than ideal. Even with two high schools closer in proximity, our children’s future high school experience would consist of being bused two hours round trip to Union Mine […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »