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Canine dental care giving me a toothache

Richard Esposito

Sobbing from examination room No. 2 at Sierra Animal Hospital reminded my wife and me that pets, like all other living things, don’t live forever. Moments earlier, a gentleman carrying his dog in his arms joined his wife in the room and the door closed behind him. The sobbing from inside the room brought tears […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Keep up the good work

EDITOR: To EID Director Alan Day: Very good work and courageous leadership on the EID board, trying to slow down the over-spending juggernaut which is the other board members. Keep chipping away at their waste, misappropriations and pursuit of lining special interests’ pockets with EID favors. The people (awake ones) are with you! Richard Boylan, Ph.D. […]

1 Comment / March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID update from your representative

Alan Day

By Alan Day District 5 representative  My welcome to EID: Within about 5 minutes of my first board meeting in December three months ago, as El Dorado Hill’s newly elected representative, I was criticized and lectured by a couple of my fellow directors … even before I had said or done anything. Then, was told […]

2 Comments / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: What happens to trust when you divorce?

Trust revolves around the notion that you have confidence in the integrity of someone or some idea or even something. Trusting someone also implies that you believe them, you can count on them, and you are willing to gamble with your belief in them. When you agree to marry someone, you are saying to yourself […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »