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A dose of Dan: Those oldies but goodies remind us of youth

Dan Francisco

I’m not afraid to admit that my last couple of music purchases on iTunes took me a back a few years. I dipped deep into the mental historical archives and picked up songs by ‘80s rockers, .38 Special and Loverboy. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to follow up those buys with tunes by Survivor […]

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

Crib notes: Happy Birthday Girl Scouts! May you have at least 100 more

Julie Samrick

The experiences I had as a Girl Scout back in the 1970s and ‘80s still rank in the top 5 memories of my childhood — like the “tippy test” at camp each summer, when we had to flip a canoe over in the middle of a cold lake, fully clothed, and then get back in […]

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

Unhappy about beaver’s death

EDITOR: Cubby the Beaver and family are being trapped and drowned in the quiet, pristine community of Four Seasons in El Dorado Hills, just off White Rock Road. This morning at 8:07 I witnessed an employee of Dept. of Fish & Game carrying Cubby’s dead body. What’s worse is that my husband and I, along […]

3 Comments / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Beaver debate getting too personal

EDITOR: Regarding the recent Village Life article “Neighbors battle over beaver:” I would like to take exception to the writer’s characterization of Scott Jefferson, the Four Seasons general manager, as “intransigent” in his insistance that the decision on the beaver’s fate is sealed. This would imply that Scott refuses to compromise on that decision, assuming […]

No Comment / March 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Check fixeid.org’s facts

Reporter Mike Roberts of El Dorado Hills Village Life characterized the fixeid.org web authors as watchdogs. The analogy is apt: They’re vicious and dangerous to both EID and its customers. I’ve begun a new section on www.sierrafoot.org titled “What’s wrong with FIXEID.” The main part in terms of size of content is a reference section, slightly over […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

El Dorado Hills should take back its water

EDITOR: My water and sewer bill has doubled to over $500 per 2-month period through the summer and to over $300 per 2-month period this fall from an average $250 for the same periods in summer and $130-ish in winter the past several years. My house is 1,970 square foot single residence home built in the […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Don’t die before your time

Bob Billingsley

When asked about what surprised him the most about humanity, the Dalai Lama provided the following response: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being […]

1 Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »