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Backroads: Local angels step up

In the third and final episode of Village Life reporter Mike Roberts’ reflection on gratitude, he recaps local friends and professionals who were instrumental in getting his 87-year-old mother Martha, who suffers advanced COPD, moved across country and settled in Placerville. Anyone within earshot of me from August through December of 2011 heard about my mother’s […]

No Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Millie Smith

Valentine’s luncheon coming soon Don’t wait too long as it’s time to make your reservations for the annual Valentine’s Day party sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Support Council, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Senior Nutrition Lunch Program.  The date is Friday, Feb. 10, and the event will be held in […]

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

New York City attractions gun owners should avoid

Richard Esposito

For those considering spending some vacation time in New York City let me remind you to keep your handgun at home. Meredith Graves, a registered nurse from Tennessee visited more than Manhattan’s 911 Memorial during her stay in the Big Apple. She saw the inside of New York’s 43rd police precinct while being booked for […]

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Backroads: Moving Martha to Placerville

In part two of Backroads, columnist Mike Roberts’ three-part reflection on gratitude, his 87-year old mother, suffering with COPD in Illinois, agrees to give up her independence. Getting Martha to Placerville requires a team effort. Late in November, with Mom just three days out of rehab (pulmonary rehab, not Charlie Sheen rehab), and me back […]

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Living on the edge is dumb

There are some people who have a style of talking that is a tad abrasive. The way they say things or the words they use have an edge to them. This abrasive, edgy style of talking is noticeable in every third or fourth comment they make, no matter what the subject is. With the abrasive […]

No Comment / January 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Backroads: My sincerest gratitude

In part one of this three-part series, Backroads columnist Mike Roberts shares his frustration over trying to manage his 87-year-old mother’s declining health from afar, and how an assortment of people helped out along the way. My family has a versatile expression that describes the last half of 2011 for both my mother and I: […]

No Comment / January 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Please return my grandson’s medal

EDITOR: On Saturday, Jan. 7, while at Mountain Mikes Pizza on Embarcadero Way at approximately 6 p.m. my grandson accidentally left his silver medal for wrestling that he won that afternoon at a tournament at Union Mine High School in the men’s room at the restaurant. When we realized what had happened we contacted the restaurant […]

No Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »