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Billingsley’s Bullets: An unwelcome visitor arrives

On Nov. 20 my body was attacked by a stroke, leaving the right side of my body weak and miserable. I could not write or walk more than a few paces without fear of falling down. My speech was slurred, and I had double and fuzzy vision; and I felt disoriented and confused. The stroke […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fireside chat: Public safety is my priority

As your newly elected director to the El Dorado Hills County Water/Fire District, I would like to first thank the voters for their trust in giving me the opportunity to serve the community as an elected official. I’m looking forward to working with the current board to help guide the department in a prudent, efficient […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Private Practice: Don’t drink and drive

Driving While Intoxicated (known as DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (known as DUI) involves operating a vehicle with alcohol in your blood stream. This is a serious offense that can result in a suspension of your driver’s license, hefty fines, increased insurance rates and even jail time. The state of California does its best to […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: December 2014

The Christmas Luncheon was fabulous I know the 275-plus seniors who attended our annual Christmas Luncheon all had a wonderful time! From the entertainment by Oak Ridge High School groups (jazz band, dance team and choir) to the visit by Mr. and Mrs. Claus (thank you El Dorado Hills Fire Department), the chicken cordon bleu lunch […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Unique opportunities for Union Mine

EDITOR: It is time to recognize that the building of Union Mine High School was a mistake. It continues as a mistake and unless the folks of Diamond/El Dorado wish to see some major development it will always be a mistake. Given this truth, what can be done to fix the Union Mine dilemma? First: […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: This logic went out the window years ago

The best four words a father hears from his child are “Dad, I love you.” The second best four words this father heard recently from his daughter were, “I GOT A JOB!” It’s been three months since our youngest excitedly gave us the good news. I decided to wait the customary 90 days before sharing […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

‘Mik’ throws EDH under the bus

EDITOR: On Dec. 2, 2014, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved on a 4-1 vote the Town Center apartments, a 250-unit apartment complex in the heart of Town Center. The only dissenting vote was by District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen. What is so shocking about this vote is that after many volunteered hours […]

1 Comment / December 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »