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The public shouldn’t ignore our fire department’s activities

EDITOR: The El Dorado Hills Fire Board’s 689th meeting occurred Dec. 6. The board, fire employees, potential contractors, a Latrobe Fire representative and me were in attendance. The public is not very interested. It should be. The board will soon approve $1,000,000 for a new aerial ladder fire truck. Only one vendor qualified. Bids were […]

No Comment / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: ‘Pi’ is a movie with it all, arguably best of the year

Why is it that fresh, smart story lines have taken a backseat to visual gymnastics at kids’ movies lately? The bigger the budget, the more tricks we see, but this often means less in the way of character and plot development. That is until “Life of Pi,” the new film based on the 2001 novel […]

No Comment / December 11, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Make a pound puppy happy this Christmas

EDITOR: My name is Robin and I own Bark Avenue in El Dorado Hills. We have kicked off our fourth annual Presents for Pound Puppies and Kitties Too. It’s a great cause for our local shelters. Call me at (916) 941-7400 if you have any questions. ROBIN MIZELL El Dorado Hills

No Comment / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Kids need concrete tools to combat bullying

The American Journal of Public Health reports suicides have surpassed car crashes as the nation’s leading cause of injury-related deaths. Even our own community has been hit hard by suicide with the untimely deaths of three young Oak Ridge students this year alone. The too common stories of troubled American teens at large are getting […]

No Comment / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

12 days of fitness

Sue Spencer

By Sue Spencer The holidays are here! It is so easy to get caught up in the madness of shopping, parties and trips to grandma’s house that before we know it we haven’t exercised in weeks — and yet we’re exhausted! With January right around the corner it becomes very tempting to say “I’ll start next month.” […]

No Comment / December 06, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: T-shirt love at first sniff

Have you read or heard about pheromone parties? Before the party, you ask those invited to bring a slept-in T-shirt that will be smelled by other party attendees. After smelling the T-shirts, you pick your partner, the one whose T-shirt smell you like the best. These parties give smelly T-shirts a whole new image. Instead […]

No Comment / December 02, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: California dreaming — Can our state be great again?

A handful of news reports over this past week got me thinking about the fate of the Golden State, and specifically whether California, once the jewel of the country in terms of innovation, education and infrastructure, could be great again. No matter which side of the political fence you sit, everyone can agree California is […]

No Comment / December 02, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »