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We need the RCU initiative

EDITOR: Why is the RCU “Fix Highway 50 First” Initiative necessary? Why, indeed! Because the balance of power determining how the El Dorado County General Plan is implemented is weighted on the side of residential development. You experience the results of this imbalance in deteriorating traffic patterns, countywide. In a fair and balanced world, the […]

No Comment / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: The greatest mystery of our time?

John Chapman forwarded a T-shirt statement that read, “Humpty Dumpty was pushed!” I asked seven people if they thought Humpty was pushed. Two people said “yes.” Four said “no” and one person thought he was just clumsy. • Perhaps the greatest question of our time is “Was Humpty Dumpty pushed? Did he jump of his […]

No Comment / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Turn your irrigation off please

Wonderful! The recent storms, with the snowfall and soaking rains, have been absolutely wonderful! You could almost hear the ground drinking it in. But the drought is far from over. Much like other water districts, here in El Dorado County at the El Dorado Irrigation District we have declared an emergency and are at a […]

No Comment / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: February 2014

Valentine’s Day party With close to 270 attending, this party was a great success. Thanks to all who attended. I know everyone had a good time with our Fun Time Band playing the music we all like and the dancers love to dance to. I will have to practice my Texas two-step and get out […]

No Comment / February 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Your Facebook life: Less is more

“Less is best” when it comes to privacy and sharing information on Facebook. According to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, the fastest growth among social networking users has come from those who are 74 and older. If you’re among that group and you’ve started using Facebook to keep in touch with family […]

No Comment / February 20, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Respectful workplace — an El Dorado County oxymoron?

EDITOR: The citizens of El Dorado County have been treated to a barrage of articles over the last year about bullying in the workplace in El Dorado County. We have had 11 HR directors in the last 10 years. And now the Board of Supervisors wants to spend $140,000 to employ a consultant to develop […]

No Comment / February 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

How to save water

When the El Dorado Irrigation District asked its customers to reduce water use 30 percent many customers thought EID would be checking their meters and making a list of who’s naughty and nice. Put your mind at ease. That ain’t going to happen. No. 1, they only have enough staff to read them every other […]

No Comment / February 12, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »