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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Innovation vs. inanity

Four elected department heads are facing challengers in the June 3 primary and four are unopposed. However the election turns out, one thing remains constant for us. Elected department heads remain more responsive to the public, do a better job of adhering to their budgets and are leaders in innovation. For budgeting we particularly cite […]

2 Comments / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: What today’s girls need

“Those girls are so nice to their mom,” my second-grade daughter innocently declared as we watched the original film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” recently. The classic film marks a sharp deviation from how most girls are depicted in shows today. My daughter then asked to watch it over and over again, reminding me […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Sign the petitions

EDITOR: Don’t know if you are aware of a grassroots effort by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (headed by Lori Parlin) to get three initiatives on the November ballot in El Dorado County. We are attempting to get control from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and developers in El Dorado County back to […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Driving Speed

EDITOR: Residents driving through St. Andrew’s Village, please slow down. Remember our streets are narrow and there are no sidewalks. We all must share the road: bicycles, dog walkers, strollers, students and older walkers. Surely the consequences of too much speed do not outweigh the few minutes of time that might be saved. MARIAN CIAS […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »