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NO on Proposition 46

EDITOR: To our valued patients and members of the community, I wanted to share my opinion about an important topic up for vote this election day, and to urge you to vote no on Proposition 46. As the CEO of Marshall Medical Center, I can tell you how diligently we work to make healthcare accessible […]

No Comment / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Unintended consequences

There are three complicated growth measures, M, N and O on the Nov. 4 ballot; each would amend the El Dorado County General Plan. State planning law requires every county to adopt and maintain a blueprint for development throughout the county: a general plan. This general plan is the county’s basic planning document and is […]

No Comment / October 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior news: October 2014

Many to thank for Oktoberfest It takes lots of volunteers to pull off a party with more than 200 people in attendance! The Senior’s Oktoberfest Luncheon was just a fantastic event. The Senior Center’s Senior Council works very hard to put on these events for us. Thanks to those of you who worked in the kitchen, […]

No Comment / October 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The residents and history behind ballot initiatives M and O

Since 2008, numerous El Dorado county residents have become actively involved in educating El Dorado County staff about how we want our community to look and feel. Many of us moved out of the Bay Area, Southern California and other congested areas to escape the high-density development that occurred there, along with the corresponding challenges […]

8 Comments / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Keep McClintock in the Congress

EDITOR: Congressman McClintock is one of the few members of Congress who consistently conducts himself according to the founding principles of our country. This has caused some voters to question his commitment to his constituents because he does not secure special favors or grants for constituents or projects in his district. We seem to have forgotten […]

1 Comment / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Building a resort?

EDITOR: Taj Mahal No. 2 is on its way. The old EDH Francisco Fire Station 84 is gone. A 10,000-square-foot edifice will replace it. A 2013 public meeting described a $3,000,000 building on the old site plus $1,000,000 more to outfit it. But wait, the approved 2014-15 budget announced Sept. 18 now allocates $6 million without […]

2 Comments / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: What is your excuse?

During my waltz through life, I have heard several people blame their former spouse or spouses for making their past or present life difficult. The favorite phrase of these “spouse blamers” is, “If it weren’t for …” In some cases, they have been divorced for 30 years or more. • It’s true that there are […]

No Comment / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »