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Bay Delta conservation plan threatens future of Folsom Lake

All Californians have a stake in the outcome of efforts to solve our water crisis and ensure continuous, reliable water supplies for the entire state. Unfortunately, the water proposal that was recently discussed at the State Capitol, more commonly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, would impose upon our region a one-sided solution that […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Random act of kindness

EDITOR: On Nov. 14 some of the homes in Cameron Park were greeted with notes on their mailboxes saying “Thank you for being you” (at least ours did) and there was a flower in the mailbox. I live on Country Club and all the boxes in my sight had them. I have a friend who […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Leaving a skilled nursing facility

Do I have to stay in a nursing home? I broke my hip several weeks ago and was sent to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. I have been receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy several times a week and am improving. My family is worried if I go home, I may fall and break […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Should I see a marriage counselor?

Recently our neighbors, Wendy and Paul Chafer, were invited to join us for some conversation and treats. We landed on a discussion about what we would do if our spouses died. Wendy asked Monika how she would handle me being gone. Monika replied, “I would replace him with a miniature French poodle.” Paul and Wendy […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Our fire department is fantastic

EDITOR: We really appreciate El Dorado Hills Fire Department. On Friday, Nov. 8, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Color Guard,  in addition to their Pipe and Drum Corp, sponsored our annual Veterans Tribute held at the Senior Center. Both groups performed amazing, and very touching, ceremonies to honor our veterans. The Firefighter’s Association also […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: Keep talking

I served as a juror in Placerville a few weeks ago and, along with 11 of my peers, I found the defendant guilty. Charged with drug crimes, it was a tragedy to see a young man squandering his life away. I kept thinking of my own sons, ages 9 and 11, and how someone just […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Talk Supe with ‘Mik’

My role of District 1 supervisor is to represent the people and their best interests given the law and the spirit of the law and utilizing the overall community’s input, needs, best interests and concerns. This has challenges because not everyone has the same opinions on all matters. District 1 includes the vast majority of […]

Comments Off / November 07, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »