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Censuring will not censor me

As headlined Wednesday in VIllage Life, the EID Board of Directors voted 3-2 to censure me in its Nov. 10 board meeting. Censure has no impact other than an attempt by three special interest board members to unjustly inflict public disgrace upon me. The real reason for the censure attack against me is that three […]

No Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Let’s separate the issues with Common Core

Do the Common Core State Standards provide the rigor American education as a whole lacks? Or are they a step back for academic progress, dumbing our kids further down the educational food chain? Some even believe they’re a sinister scheme to nationalize the education system and do away with states’ rights. The only thing federal […]

1 Comment / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Developers and the General Plan

EDITOR: I would like to know what is going on? The Board of Supervisors is approving projects without the backing of the community that elected them. The General Plan is not being followed and our town is being over run by high-density projects that do not match our community. It seems to all come down the […]

No Comment / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

You can’t trust the process

EDITOR: The county’s approval of high-density apartments in Town Center (Nov. 4) was a slap in the face to El Dorado Hills residents. Loss of county revenues and jobs potential were not enough to stop the supervisors in their mission to approve it. With zero discussion they chose to overrule the Planning Commission recommendations, disregard the […]

No Comment / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Start your day with thankfulness

How does your day normally start? I start each day with a short meditation that basically gives thanks to the Great Spirit for my many blessings. After giving thanks, I turn on the coffee pot and enjoy the comforting coffee aroma and taste while I read the newspaper. No negative thinking allowed in my first […]

No Comment / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Thank you

EDITOR: Both Colleen and I are humbled and grateful for the encouragement we have received over the past year. Thank you to all the supporters of El Dorado County and voters in District 4. I couldn’t have done it without you. This race was never about Michael Ranalli. This election was about changing the way […]

No Comment / November 12, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden guru: Scarlet star of the season

Liquidambar styraciflua

Fantastic fall color abounds during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. The beauty of the landscapes around us in El Dorado Hills is certainly something to be thankful for this time of year. Stellar specimens of the deciduous type have to include the American sweet gum trees. Botanically known as Liquidambar styraciflua, the sweet gum […]

No Comment / November 09, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »