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Crib Notes: Take me out to the ball game

By the time this column publishes, we will know who our new president is. Regardless of the outcome, divisions in the country run deep. There were moments during the election season I felt so disheartened I didn’t even want to turn on the television or read past the newspaper headlines. As my children caught snippets […]

No Comment / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little things add up to big

In her book “A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II,” Joyce Sequich Hifler notes the following daily meditation: “The small things that make up our lives are pleasant and filled with sweet silences that soothe the soul. But even more commonplace, a lunch, a walk, the companionship of a sweet friend, our dog. So many […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Beth Gaines unavailable

EDITOR: I’ve attempted to call and contact Beth Gaines for the last several days and despite leaving a message and phone number she has yet to contact me. In fact, after discussing this same fact with others, they also have had similar problems with Ms. Gaines not contacting her constituents. She claims to have an […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Vote local: Hidahl for supervisor

EDITOR: The election for District 1 supervisor provides a clear and distinct choice between a long time resident John Hidahl and a current state assemblywoman who very recently moved to District 1 in order to be eligible to run for supervisor. John has lived in El Dorado Hills for 38 years and knows our community […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Knight for trustee

EDITOR: Recently I had a very good discussion with John Knight. John is running for re-election as trustee for the Los Rios Community College, District 3. The Knight family has always been dedicated to the betterment of education. John has served this community in several capacities, including as our District 1 supervisor. His knowledge of our […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Vote for Beth Gaines

EDITOR: A lot has been said about both candidates running for District 1 supervisor. People on both sides have categorized both candidates as seasoned politicians. One thing is for sure: The current representation District 1 has on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is not only ineffective but is bringing more harm to the […]

8 Comments / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gaines’ unconscionable attack mailers

EDITOR: I have now received two attack mailers from Beth Gaines attempting to portray John Hidahl as some kind of monster not worthy of a vote for the El Dorado County District 1 supervisor. The first mailer called Mr. Hidahl a “career politician.” Oh, really? John Hidahl has never made a living wage from an […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »