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Billingsley’s Bullets: Is periodic blindness normal?

Recently I ended up in the hospital emergency room with a swollen hand, forearm and elbow. The culture they took showed a staph infection in the bursal fluid. One of the people who was very helpful and nice in the emergency room was Mo Brutko. She quickly deduced that the reason I was there was […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

BS Alliance

The Business Alliance in El Dorado County is made up of the El Dorado Builder’s Exchange, the El Dorado County Association of Realtors and the Chamber of Commerce. They claim their goal is to “engage and inform” the public. Thus, I am floored by the arrogance of the assertions made in their latest newsletter, beginning […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Civil Grand Jury 101

Amid much speculation of the highly publicized news that last year’s El Dorado County Civil Grand Jury (2012-2013) was disbanded before its term ended, the members of this year’s jury (2013-2014), now half way through our term, felt the time is right to provide insight into our progress, our goals and objectives and how the […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: March 2014

Spring Fling luncheon Our next big party, a Spring Fling party, will be held on May 9 in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. It is sponsored by the CSD, the Senior Council and the Senior Nutrition lunch program from Placerville. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., live entertainment starts at 11 […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Where will the water come from?

EDITOR An informational inundation is taking place regarding potential land development in our beloved El Dorado Hills and surrounding communities. Issues of greater traffic, loss of trees, and increased crime are legitimate concerns in any community, especially when populations increase. These issues will pale in comparison to the potential problem of a water shortage. Recently […]

1 Comment / March 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: What you know, what you don’t

Bert made the phone call after copying down the 800 number shown during the commercial. He was worried about his mother since his father’s death and this might be the answer. She was elderly and lived in the family home several miles out of town. Plus, they said, “No cost, no obligation.” They could help […]

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

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 »