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A dose of Dan: Fly the greyhound skies

As I flew to Texas earlier this year, cramped in the back of a commercial airplane, a realization hit me: Traveling by commercial airplane today sure feels like riding the bus. I’m not a travel snob, but if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to pack onto a bus for a trek of several hours — […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Being ‘always right’ is wrong

In his book “Real Magic,” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states, “Relinquish your need to be right. This is the single greatest cause of difficulties and deterioration in relationships — the need to make the other person wrong, or to make yourself right. To win the argument.” • When you are obsessed with always being right, […]

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Senior News: October 2013

Christmas party and banana splits  Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. It is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, the EDHCSD and the Senior Nutrition Lunch program. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with entertainment shortly thereafter. Lunch […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Editorial board does not care about EID ratepayers

EDITOR: The Mountain Democrat’s Oct. 23 endorsement of Dale Coco for director over Jake Flesher is a slap in the face to EID ratepayers. The local Placerville paper chose to endorse a candidate whose campaign is richly financed by developers, and special interests. The EIDBoard of Directors is supposed to represent the ratepayers and direct […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Coco, Prada endorsed

Our editorial board having spent nearly an hour each with three candidates running for the El Dorado Irrigation District board, we have a different take on them than many of the establishment groups supporting one candidate or another. For Division 4, it was crystal clear to us that Dr. Dale Coco is an outstanding candidate […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Vote for Coco!

EDITOR: Whether you’re a farmer, rancher, businessman or resident in El Dorado County, the El Dorado Irrigation District is a big problem. I moved to the county in 1959 and have never seen such absurd choices as the board has made lately. We need new management at EID! We need solutions not slogans. Dr. Dale […]

5 Comments / October 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Coco is the candidate with depth

EDITOR: On Tuesday, Nov. 5, there will be an election for the EID Board of Directors for Divisions 2 and 4. As all Californians know, our history shows that water is thicker than blood. In addition to future rate hikes, there are many other factors that affect our water supply and quality. For those of […]

1 Comment / October 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »