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Crib Notes: Keep talking

I served as a juror in Placerville a few weeks ago and, along with 11 of my peers, I found the defendant guilty. Charged with drug crimes, it was a tragedy to see a young man squandering his life away. I kept thinking of my own sons, ages 9 and 11, and how someone just […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Talk Supe with ‘Mik’

My role of District 1 supervisor is to represent the people and their best interests given the law and the spirit of the law and utilizing the overall community’s input, needs, best interests and concerns. This has challenges because not everyone has the same opinions on all matters. District 1 includes the vast majority of […]

Comments Off / November 07, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Fly the greyhound skies

As I flew to Texas earlier this year, cramped in the back of a commercial airplane, a realization hit me: Traveling by commercial airplane today sure feels like riding the bus. I’m not a travel snob, but if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to pack onto a bus for a trek of several hours — […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Being ‘always right’ is wrong

In his book “Real Magic,” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states, “Relinquish your need to be right. This is the single greatest cause of difficulties and deterioration in relationships — the need to make the other person wrong, or to make yourself right. To win the argument.” • When you are obsessed with always being right, […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: October 2013

Christmas party and banana splits  Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. It is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, the EDHCSD and the Senior Nutrition Lunch program. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with entertainment shortly thereafter. Lunch […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Editorial board does not care about EID ratepayers

EDITOR: The Mountain Democrat’s Oct. 23 endorsement of Dale Coco for director over Jake Flesher is a slap in the face to EID ratepayers. The local Placerville paper chose to endorse a candidate whose campaign is richly financed by developers, and special interests. The EIDBoard of Directors is supposed to represent the ratepayers and direct […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Coco, Prada endorsed

Our editorial board having spent nearly an hour each with three candidates running for the El Dorado Irrigation District board, we have a different take on them than many of the establishment groups supporting one candidate or another. For Division 4, it was crystal clear to us that Dr. Dale Coco is an outstanding candidate […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »