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Support libraries with a ‘Yes’ on Measure L

EDITOR: Our public library system is an essential and diversified contributor to education, literacy and the acquisition of knowledge in El Dorado County. Over 900,000 items are checked out of our county system each year. Library funding is supported primarily by local taxes. Currently, the assessment amount for local library taxes varies significantly by region, […]

No Comment / October 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Wisdom from Utah

Monika and I recently returned from our annual trip to Eden, Utah. As tradition dictates, the following “wisdom sign” statements are noted: • “Stupidity is not considered to be a handicap — Park somewhere else!” • “The screw-up fairy has visited us again.” • “Flying lessons — $1 to fly … $50 to land.” • “The dust keeps […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Take me to the river

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”  —Henry David Thoreau Rivers call out to me. They have for years now, melodically enticing me to escape the thoughts and cares of the world and slip into the peace of a stream — fly rod in […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH Fire Department needs new board members

EDITOR: Sherry and Craig Petersen care about the future of our fire department and want to bring their business and medical backgrounds to the fire board. As the Sacramento Bee stated last year, El Dorado Hills needs to “rein in a fire agency run amok.” Sherry and Craig are excellent candidates who have stepped up […]

7 Comments / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

It’s morning in America

EDITOR: The telephone rings at 1:05 a.m., Sept. 4, on the eve of Labor Day. The person says he’s calling from Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital and asks if I am the parent of Timothy Parsons.  Yes. He will call again in several minutes after conferring with doctors Thankfully, he called back in 10 minutes with a […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News

Millie Smith

Oktoberfest is just around the corner  Oktoberfest is coming soon, so make your reservations now! This party will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. It is sponsored by the Senior Support Council and the Placerville Nutrition lunch program. The CSD provides the sausages for […]

No Comment / September 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: A third political party with some clout

Each election season many reach a saturation point where we’re numb to the political propaganda being pumped at us by both of our great nation’s largest political parties. Presidential elections generally make the saturation point occur more quickly. I suspect I am already reaching my saturation point this season. I realize we’re still more than […]

No Comment / September 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »