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Recall explanation

EDITOR: Recall has been a fundamental part of our governmental system since 1911 when Article II was amended to the California Constitution by voters. Recall has been used by voters to express their dissatisfaction with their elected representatives. The effort to recall the El Dorado County supervisors has been brought forward by a countywide group […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Where are developers going to get the water?

EDITOR: Regarding Parker Development’s plan to build 1,000 more water-consuming homes, I don’t know about other residents, but this resident does not want to be forced into even more draconian water shortage measures just to feed some developer’s desire to saturate El Dorado Hills with another thousand water-consuming homes. And remember folks, these numbers do not include the […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ask a care manager: The circle of life — change

Most people do not like change. Change will happen throughout our lives and we need to find appropriate ways to cope. A good example: teenagers who do not want their parents telling them when to be home, who to be friends with and when to get their chores done. Teens eventually mature and realize that their […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Parents are powerful

When was the last time you called your parents to say hello? Have you ever thanked them for all they did for you? I am not talking about a one-sentence “thank you” on the phone. You need to arrange a face-to-face thank you with no interruptions, including the TV going or the telephone ringing or texting […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID’s water waste

EDITOR: This entire year we, customers of the El Dorado Irrigation District, have been asked to do whatever we can to save water. Let your lawn go brown, flush your toilet less frequently, don’t wash your car, etc. On Thanksgiving morning my neighbor and I noticed a water leak coming from the waterline between my […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Support legislation

EDITOR: Thanksgiving is a time to remember our many blessings. These often include family, health and a free country. There are millions of people in other countries who do not enjoy these benefits, and it is in times like Thanksgiving that we should pause and think of ways to help those less fortunate. One way to help is by encouraging […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Preparing loved ones with dementia for the holidays

Maude sat in her comfortable chair and looked at the crowd gathered around her. Sounds of holiday music playing and children running through the home echoed in her ears. “Who are these people? Why are they in my house?” Maude became upset and anxious. People she didn’t recognize kept speaking to her and asking questions […]

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