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Senior news: September 2013

Party time! Our next big party, Oktoberfest, will be held on Friday, Oct. 11. Sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Placerville Senior Nutrition lunch program, the event will be held in the CSD gym on Harvard Way. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Entertainment starts […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Who’s planning EDH growth?

EDITOR: We are having a huge “land use” problem in El Dorado County, and people need to be responding accordingly. Chris Daley wrote a great synopsis of the current Measure Y issue as presented to our Board of Supervisors on Aug. 26 (mtdemocrat.com/news/pro-growth-no-growth-slow-growth-bos-listens-to-public-points/). How many people remember Measure Y? If you are a developer, you […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Tough tree trio

By Brent Dennis Fall is an excellent time to consider planting trees in your yard in advance of the coming winter rainy season. When one desires to achieve a low-maintenance landscape design, the primary backbone and overall structure of the outdoor spaces are usually achieved by the proper selection and placement of trees. In the […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Protecting your savings

Mrs. Hendricks lives alone. All of her children live out of state and visit once a year at Christmas. Mrs. Hendricks values her independence but is suffering from mild memory impairment although she denies it. Once while shopping at a local grocery store, Mrs. Hendricks was approached by a well-dressed gentlemen who told her that […]

1 Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Website shares the facts

EDITOR: There’s a new section on sierrafoot.org, my personal website, named “EID 2013.” Its purpose is to do updated fact checks and to add a modest amount of analysis. Because one of the current candidates, Greg Prada, publicly has accused me falsely of fabricating data and trying to deceive readers, I’m stepping up my level of […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Disagreeing with the Dalai Lama

Occasionally the Dalai Lama and I don’t agree. In the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar, the Dalai Lama states: “It is ironic that the more serious problems emanate from the more industrially advanced societies. Science and technology have worked wonders in many fields, but the basic human problems remain.” It seems to me that […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Oak Ridge science teacher honored for passion

As an Oak Ridge High School science teacher with more than 25 years of experience, Barbara Olson is unquestionably passionate about teaching chemistry and physiology to her students. But Olson becomes particularly excited to discuss motivating her female students to pursue advanced science studies and, ideally, a technical education and career. “Back in my day, […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »