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Want to know about your EID bill? Just call

EDITOR: Greg Prada’s latest letter raised two points involving EID. The more important one was repetition of an incorrect claim, that EID had added $9 million in new IT projects to its Capital Improvement Plan for IT projects. There are no new IT projects in EID’s CIP. It’s easy to mistakenly believe otherwise because there […]

1 Comment / June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

50 shades of destruction to our kids

Julie Samrick

I can see why “50 Shades of Grey” has enamored grown women everywhere. The story of recent college graduate Anastasia Steele’s dark and sexually charged relationship with extremely wealthy, dashingly handsome Christian Grey has only one hitch — Grey’s kinky, S&M fetishes are non-negotiable if Ana wants to be his girlfriend.  Christian is as deviant […]

4 Comments / June 08, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Get well soon, Rusty Dupray

EDITOR: I have learned today that Rusty Dupray was in a motorcycle accident this week and is recovering at Sutter Hospital in Roseville. I am certain that everyone who knows Rusty will keep him in their thoughts and prayers and wish him a speedy and complete recovery. Whether you agreed with Rusty when he was on […]

No Comment / June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Finally … taking the reins of Facebook

Well, I’ve done it. I finally succumbed to the peer pressure. I’m now on Facebook. Just to clarify, it was the technical savvy of daughter No. 2 that made it all possible. Without her help I would still be staring at Facebook’s introduction page. With the recent media hype over Facebook’s IPO stock offering and […]

No Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: A bad start can create disaster

Perhaps the first hour of your day controls the next 23 hours of your day. If you stub your toe immediately after you get up, you have at least two choices to make about what kind of day you will experience. • A stubbed toe can convince you that this will be a terrible day […]

No Comment / June 01, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: ‘Deer tunnel is no laughing matter to us deer’

One of the many pleasures of contributing to Village Life is receiving feedback from readers and community members. Sometimes the feedback is related to a recent column, other times it’s just a story idea that is passed along. In this rather unique case, I was recently contacted by a member of the animal kingdom — […]

No Comment / June 01, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID bills again don’t add up

EDITOR: Every January and for every EID rate hike over the past two years, EID ratepayers have received a version of the following message referring to indecipherable calculations of their bills: “New rates in effect as of April 1, 2012: Our billing system does not allow us to show your prorated calculations on the bill. But […]

1 Comment / June 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »