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EDH roads not that great

EDITOR: I would like to respond to some of the responders to a recent People Talk question: “What do you think of road conditions in El Dorado Hills?” I don’t where these people are driving besides the El Dorado Hills Boulevard interchange; because most of the roads and streets are in a really bad condition. […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Less drugs, more life

By Dr. Vicki Barber Recently I had a conversation with a young man who was planning to work on my car. He’s personable, easy to talk with, and very candid in his conversation. As we chatted, he mentioned he had difficulties with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He said he earned a 3.0+ grade point average in high school […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

What are we supposed to eat, then?

Julie Samrick

My kids now say, “Ewwww!” whenever we drive past a McDonald’s. Those pictures of warm, tasty nuggets on billboards don’t deceive them now that they’ve seen how they’re really made. Apparently that pink goo in the photo circulating around the web isn’t strawberry milkshake, but the beginning of “chicken nuggets.” We are barraged with confusing […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Struggling to live while facing death

Richard Esposito

Grace walked into the Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Florida with her newest hard cover puzzle book featuring an assortment of mind benders and Sodukos. Working crossword puzzles helps pass the time and at age 69 Grace’s skill level is ranked somewhere between amateur and professional. On this particular day, Grace would […]

No Comment / April 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The Knightly News: Recreation and beauty abounds

Supervisor John Knight

Last November I was riding on an elevator with two other men who were excited about the early snow and were expecting another great ski season. While the winter months brought limited precipitation, our spring has poured out rain and snow. All is blooming with recreational sports abound. El Dorado County is such a wonderful […]

No Comment / April 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID has been cutting expenses and employees

EDITOR: EID’s financial metrics in the past decade show a history of rising revenues and rising costs during the tenure of Ane Deister as general manager, which ended on Dec.31, 2007. Following that the history is of dropping revenues and major cost cutting, first by Interim GM Tom Gallier, then on a more comprehensive scope […]

3 Comments / March 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Finding love in all the wrong places

Bob Billingsley

The magazine “Mental floss” noted the following strange courtship ritual: “The Apple of My Arm: Taking a bite out of this apple really is a sin. At dances in the 19th century, eligible Austrian girls would keep an apple slice crammed under their armpits. When the night ended, the girl would hand the slice to […]

No Comment / March 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »