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Consider the 401k plan

EDITOR: I’m a resident of El Dorado Hills and a current EID customer. I have just finished reading the Letters in the March 13 edition of the Village Life regarding EID salary and pension issues. I lost my pension about nine years ago at the age of 51. My company was able to ditch their […]

No Comment / March 19, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Welcome to the family mobile phone wars

Want to become unpopular in a hurry with your middle school children? Tell them they can’t have a mobile phone when many of their friends are running around with the devices. It’s a struggle my wife and I are managing at home these days. We’re sticking to our guns, and the boys, ages 12 and […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: The importance of getting the documents in place

It’s never easy to think about what will happen to a loved one in the future but not having direction or the proper documents in place can make it a challenge when the need arises particularly for the person who is trying to help. My mother recently became a widow and is looking to me […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Good things can happen in prison

Hayley was a happy, 17-year-old high school senior before she became a convicted felon.  “I was the Homecoming Queen,” she said, reflecting back on her life before making terrible, life-altering decisions. “As a kid I had a good group of friends. And as an only child I was, and still am, very close to my […]

No Comment / March 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Rigid, uptight people not welcome

Recently I completed a self-evaluation regarding the people I have coffee with and the people I hang around with. None of these people are doomsday types, and none are rigid, uptight people. • Life is too short to spend time with boring people. You don’t learn anything from boring people, and they make you feel […]

No Comment / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID deal not real reform

EDITOR: This week the El Dorado Irrigation District board on a 4-1 vote, I voted against it, put in place a new agreement with the employees association. It is being touted as a big deal, big savings, real reform of EID’s health care costs, pension costs and salary costs. It isn’t. I voted against this […]

3 Comments / March 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The truth about EID compensation

EDITOR: Greg Prada’s letter to the editor (“EID passes 7 percent wage hikes”) is misinformed and wrong. Although he was present for the February 25 EID Board meeting, this self-proclaimed “ratepayer advocate” seems less interested in facts than in political spin. Mr. Prada would have readers believe that salaries are driving EID’s rates. They are […]

2 Comments / March 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »