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A dose of Dan: Community suffers more ways than one from loss of Waste Connections

The talk of the town on the business front in El Dorado Hills this past week was the decision by Waste Connections to move headquarters for its successful national garbage conglomerate from Folsom to Texas. Needless to say, public dialogue on Waste Connections’ decision has been extensive and varied. For some, the relocation is yet […]

No Comment / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Millie Smith

It was a great Christmas party! Our Christmas party held on Dec. 9 was a big success with more than 200 attending. Lunch was prepared by the Senior Nutrition Lunch program of Placerville and it was delicious and we thank them. Our local Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills donated and prepared the fantastic banana splits. […]

No Comment / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

New direction will make CSD stronger

Our El Dorado Hills Community Services District has endured a challenging period, and more hard work lies ahead. But I and fellow board members also view the general manager transition as an opportunity to take stock in our district, objectively evaluate and learn from past events, and take immediate actions to begin a process that […]

9 Comments / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

CSD drops coal in Skeel’s Christmas stocking

Miss Novak: “I guess we fought a lot, but losing a job at a time like this … is something you don’t wish …” Mr. Kralik: “On your worse enemy.” – The Shop Around the Corner In the 1940 classic movie “The Shop Around the Corner,” directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) sympathizes […]

3 Comments / December 18, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Suffering helps us to appreciate the blessings

Bob  Billingsley

I ran across a quote I liked by Guy A. Zona. The quote is: “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” I think this quote is talking about my belief that, if we never suffer, we forget how to be grateful or thankful. When you suffer bad health, you realize […]

No Comment / December 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Healthy holiday travel tips

By Dr. Bruce Kaler U.S. HealthWorks Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu. Get a flu vaccine as soon as possible: The current vaccine is widely available in almost all communities. It takes a minimum of two weeks to develop […]

No Comment / December 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

EDITOR: The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills has been bringing Christmas to the El Dorado County Senior Day Care Center in Placerville for the past four years. Every year the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills builds a holiday boutique at the center and fills it with donated gifts so that the seniors can shop for […]

No Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »