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Crib notes: Do something

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about advice another mother shared years ago. In so many words she said when someone is going through a hard time, the worst thing we can do is nothing. We shouldn’t hide because it’s uncomfortable or we don’t want to be a bother. She shared how people said and […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: A snowy illusion

Being a “transplant” from the colder, frosty hinterland of winter land of the Midwest, my eyes are often fooled by the apparent appearance of snow upon the foliage of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Maybe this is why I have an inherent love for variegated plant material? Botanically speaking, variegated foliage possesses a soft to striking […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Guest column: My analysis of EID

By Dale Coco In preparation for this report I met with staff, toured facilities and reviewed relevant documents. This involved multiple encounters lasting two to five hours each and extensive travel. I did this for two reasons: to fully inform myself about EID in order to perform my duties as a director to the best […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: An unwelcome visitor arrives

On Nov. 20 my body was attacked by a stroke, leaving the right side of my body weak and miserable. I could not write or walk more than a few paces without fear of falling down. My speech was slurred, and I had double and fuzzy vision; and I felt disoriented and confused. The stroke […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fireside chat: Public safety is my priority

As your newly elected director to the El Dorado Hills County Water/Fire District, I would like to first thank the voters for their trust in giving me the opportunity to serve the community as an elected official. I’m looking forward to working with the current board to help guide the department in a prudent, efficient […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Private Practice: Don’t drink and drive

Driving While Intoxicated (known as DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (known as DUI) involves operating a vehicle with alcohol in your blood stream. This is a serious offense that can result in a suspension of your driver’s license, hefty fines, increased insurance rates and even jail time. The state of California does its best to […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: December 2014

The Christmas Luncheon was fabulous I know the 275-plus seniors who attended our annual Christmas Luncheon all had a wonderful time! From the entertainment by Oak Ridge High School groups (jazz band, dance team and choir) to the visit by Mr. and Mrs. Claus (thank you El Dorado Hills Fire Department), the chicken cordon bleu lunch […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »