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EDITOR: The 690th public meeting of the El Dorado Hills Fire Board was held Jan 17. The public did not attend. It should. The independent auditor affirmed that the actual pension obligation incurred by the current labor contract will have to be carried as what it is, debt. The board brags it has no debt. […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Enforce the gun laws we have

EDITOR: Rather than rushing through purposely-vague “gun control” laws, aimed at eventual confiscation, we must start with proper enforcement of current law — which isn’t happening. VP Joe Biden, perhaps in a Freudian slip, recently said something significantly disturbing: “We need more gun laws, because we don’t have time to enforce the ones we have!” […]

2 Comments / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Quit using the word ‘Again’

To improve your communication with your spouse, eliminate the word ”again” when you speak. More often than not, this word creates an automatic argument and fuels old anger and old debates. • When you say, “Here we go again,” your spouse realizes that you are going to bring up old business that guarantees a confrontation. […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Homeless man seeks shelter in EDH back yard

A few weeks ago when our local evenings regularly dropped into the freezing zone, a friend of ours who lives with his family in the Serrano neighborhood of El Dorado Hills made a startling discovery in his back yard. It was dark outside, but still relatively early in the evening, when our friend — let’s […]

1 Comment / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Lance Armstrong’s fall is a timeless tale

The world’s greatest storytellers allow us to better understand human beings and their complexities through fiction. Lance Armstrong’s sad fall from grace since his admission of doping is a true story, but it could just as easily been torn from the great writers’ notebooks. Armstrong symbolizes what students in high school and college English classes […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: January 2013

Valentine’s Day party coming soon Don’t wait too long! It’s time to make your reservations for the annual Valentine’s Day Luncheon sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Support Council, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Senior Nutrition lunch program. The date is Friday, Feb. 8, and the party will be held in […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Our Sheriff’s Department is faithful to the Constitution

EDITOR: Dear Mr. Vice President, I am the elected sheriff of El Dorado County, California, and as such am sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I was also elected by the people of El Dorado County […]

11 Comments / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »