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EDH Fire’s ‘5-star restaurant’

EDITOR: We were recently treated to a fabulous dinner hosted by the crew at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department and wanted to express our appreciation for their hospitality, fine cuisine and the after dinner rides in the buckets. Our neighbors, Drew and Lois Horning, won the very generous bid at a recent Hands4Hope auction and […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Appreciation — the ultimate compliment

When anyone tells you that they appreciate you, your world suddenly becomes special, maybe even perfect, at least for a while. It also means that whatever you did or said to deserve your compliment made a difference in that person’s life — sometimes for the moment and sometimes for a lifetime. • The appreciation compliment […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

EDITOR: April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. While those with Parkinson’s, like my husband, Ron, and their families are aware of the disease every day of every month of every year, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease doesn’t have to be perceived as the end of someone’s active life. Instead, it can be the beginning of a […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My turn: Save our water

Editor’s note: The following remarks were made by Rep. McClintock in the House Chambers in Washington, D.C. on April 22. California is now in its fourth year of the worst drought on record. Hydrologists estimate it is the worst drought in 1,200 years. The Sierra Snowpack today is just six percent of normal. Many of […]

1 Comment / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

We hope to see you soon at your Senior Center. You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center orientation program to learn detailed information or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you around. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information regarding the programs mentioned in this article. Activity guide is […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Yes, you can help make local government better

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the El Dorado County Grand Jury process is here. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government accountable to all of our county’s citizens. Applicants must be United States citizens, at least 18 years of age, have resided in […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: This drought emergency is ‘nuts’

“This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law … It affects lawns. It affects people — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water.” — Gov. Jerry Brown So there you have it. Our drought-time governor has officially declared an emergency. We’re still in a drought […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »