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We hope to see you soon at your Senior Center. You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you around. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information regarding the programs mentioned in this article. Senior […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Round and round we go

El Dorado County has a new chief administrative officer — the third in less than a year. Almost immediately after Larry Combs’ name was released, the speculation and rumors began. People jumped to defend former CAO Pamela Knorr; another group applauded the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous decision to hire someone new; others […]

Comments Off / June 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s better not to be stupid

Joyce Sequichie Hifler wrote the book “A Cherokee Feast of Days.” This is a book of daily meditations. She wrote, “If you argue with stupid reasoning you end up being stupid – Expressing an opinion can run you out of bounds and into areas that are not yours to argue. And no one has any […]

Comments Off / June 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Avoid doomsday people

Every morning we choose an attitude to start the day. We can have an optimistic approach and look forward to the day unfolding or we can dread the day, assuming there is no joy ahead. • You start each day in bed. If you share a bed, one of you may say, “You snored all […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Seniors and the Affordable Care Act

Jodi Stewart Geriatric care manager The face of health care has changed rapidly over the past five years since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We often relate the ACA to healthcare insurance exchanges and employer mandates, but the benefits of the law affect every demographic. Most seniors continue to maintain coverage primarily through Medicare, […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The arrogance of sovereignty

EDITOR: According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s report of Wednesday, May 6, Holly Fonseca said, “Because they were on the Rancheria property she said rules are different and she could kill and bury them without anyone caring.” This report was made when she threatened the life of friends. This is a very sad situation […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden guru: Flax takes no flack

As we wrestle with the plant palette of our gardens and landscapes during the fourth year of California’s dramatic drought, one striking water-smart champion to consider is the flax. In particular, the New Zealand flax plant, botanically known as Phormium cultivars and hybrids. With just little to moderate water requirements to flourish, the flax plant enjoys […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »