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From chopsticks to cemeteries to living wills

“What are you doing with the chopsticks?” my wife asked. “Improvising,” I said. “How else do I stir the sugar I’m putting into my cup of hot tea?” Is it just me or does anyone else question why oriental restaurants don’t include spoons with their table settings? Oh yeah, they’ll give you a fork, a […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Millie Smith

Christmas party coming soon Christmas will be here before you know it and the party will be held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Friday, Dec. 9, sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Support Council, the CSD and the Senior Nutrition Program. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., entertainment begins […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Let’s stick to reality … and the facts about EID

Greg Prada and I both attended the Oct. 11 EID board meeting, but it’s as if we saw different meetings. He said “No … not one director gave cutting planned spending increases even one ounce of thought.” Greg, where have you been? Cutting costs has been an ongoing mantra at EID for years. It doesn’t […]

1 Comment / October 20, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The truth about your EID sewer bill

EDITOR: At a Wednesday evening campaign stop, Harry Norris repeated some highly deceptive information. Harry said EID sewer rates are so high because of EID’s more rigorous tertiary treatment requirements than downstream sanitation districts. This is less than half-true. The bigger part of the story that Harry didn’t disclose is that EID has 50 percent […]

No Comment / October 20, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

What do we know about Alan Day?

EDITOR: I am confused by the recent attacks against EID and more importantly against Harry Norris. My wife and I have been very active in this community for over 25 years. Harry Norris was one of the first individuals I met when I moved here. His honesty and work ethic has been beyond reproach. He […]

1 Comment / October 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Bad tempers create eggs

If you live with a person who has a bad temper, you live a life of continuous anxiety. Bad-tempered people put everyone on edge. Everyone around them is waiting for the fuse to blow and is hoping they’re not going to be on the receiving end of the anger. In fact, they almost feel relieved […]

No Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rafting the Northwest Territory of El Dorado County

Imagine the excitement Meriwether Lewis and William Clark experienced when they ventured down the Columbia River in present day Washington state on their grand expedition westward into the Northwest Territory. Theirs was to seek a water route across North America and explore the uncharted West. Our own Lewis and Clark expedition shoved off from Coloma […]

No Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »