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Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s smart to start anew

If you finished up 2011 feeling depressed, angry or very sad, you need to figure out what happened to you and make sure it doesn’t happen again in 2012. To start anew means to do something different. Do not allow old scripts to dominate your life. Maybe your family decided you were “the lazy child” […]

No Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

2012 predictions leave me tingling

Richard Esposito

According to the ancient Mayan calendar, something will occur on Dec. 21, 2012, that could lead to the demise of the human race. Just what that event is no one knows. Could it be a rare cosmic alignment of planets and stars threatening our existence? Will the sun spew a “super” solar storm disrupting all […]

No Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Addicted to my smart phone

Julie Samrick

One day last summer I was enjoying myself at the State Fair with my kids until I lost my brand new iPhone. I’d put it in my back pocket so that I’d hear my parents call when they arrived. Next thing I knew it was gone. That hot, itchy, hive-like pang of panic reminded me […]

1 Comment / January 06, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Message from the EID General Manager: Cost-of-Services Study completed

By Jim Abercrombie EID general manager  In the fall of 2011 the El Dorado Irrigation District completed an extensive Cost-of-Services Study to review our rates and ensure that costs were fairly allocated for all of our customers. As a result of the study, a model was developed to allocate the district’s operating and debt costs […]

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

Preschool helps reading

By Dr. Vicki Barber Debates continue about whether or not preschool is important for children. For some of us it’s not a debate; we know it works for children. Two states in the nation, Georgia and Oklahoma, have mandated preschool programs and have consistently shown that preschool gives children a jump start in their learning. […]

No Comment / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Plucking can be painful

Just hearing the words “threading your eyebrows” sounded painful. So when our eldest daughter put in a request to have her own eyebrows threaded I winced. Hmm …this was something I wasn’t going to miss. Being at the Roseville Galleria the day after Christmas was painful enough. Locating a parking space was causing my knuckles […]

No Comment / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The CSD needs to be transparent

Until recently most El Dorado Hills residents have felt that steps were being taken to resolve the differences between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District board and Mr. Skeel. Based on the latest newspaper article stating that Mr. Skeel has been terminated it clearly begs the question, “What is going on at the CSD”? […]

2 Comments / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »