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Chairman Mikulaco has to go

EDITOR: I recently attended a county budget hearing at the Board of Supervisors chambers. Given the county is on its fourth Chief Administrative Officer in just a few years, I thought the hearing went relatively well. It was a positive start, giving the board members and the public an open forum into the budget process. The […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Bill violates religious freedom on campus

Passed by the state Senate and now pending in the Assembly, Senate Bill 1146 is a flawed measure that denies faith-based universities in California the ability to function based on religious beliefs and constitutional principles. Although this may not be the intention of Sen. Ricardo Lara and his colleagues, the bill is discriminatory and violates […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Thank you from Judge Nelson Keith Brooks

EDITOR: I would like to sincerely thank the voters of El Dorado County for your support in last Tuesday’s election. I cannot adequately express my thanks for the honor of serving you on the El Dorado County Superior Court. I appreciate your trust in re-electing me and I will do my very best to serve […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Throw a bad shoe away

There have been a few times in my life when a shoe rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning. It seems like nothing I tried eliminated the rub. I tried wearing double socks but the rub prevailed. A large band-aid did not solve the problem. Cutting out the side of my tennis shoe provided […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Serrano land grab

EDITOR: When El Dorado Hills residents voted 91 percent in opposition to your money grab, we thought the message was clear. There should be no approval of any rezoning in the El Dorado Hills area. When residents purchased their homes (from Parker Development) this land was meant to be open space in perpetuity. Now, after convenient (for Parker’s and the […]

1 Comment / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: I love New York

Every summer vacation I’m reminded of the lessons learned when my four kids are away from the classroom, when they have the chance to take their noses out of textbooks and their bodies aren’t set on scheduled time. Our oldest child spent the last week on an eighth-grade trip to the East Coast. First, I […]

1 Comment / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Fall prevention — what can you do to protect yourself?

Mrs. Hill lives in her own home and is fiercely independent. She is very active and enjoys attending bunco with her ladies group every week. However, last week on her way to the car, Mrs. Hill tripped over an extension cord in the garage and fell. She was transported to the emergency room with a […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »