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Billingsley’s Bullets: Self-determination pays off

Unlike a lot of people, I believe that you can fall in love at first sight. When that happens, it’s a miracle that you should appreciate. When love instantly reveals itself, you must do something about it. You need to move forward. Love will not stand behind the person you have fallen in love with […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Dispelling the myth about firefighter compensation

Many organizations throughout California, and even the media, continue to attack firefighters in respect to their seemingly “lucrative” pay and benefits package. Unfortunately these groups often use deceptively limited data to attempt to prove their point and illicit emotion and anger from their constituents. These groups will run through the state reported compensation data and […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A facility worth building

A strong community/law enforcement relationship begins with a strong and respected sheriff’s department. A strong and respected sheriff’s department begins with good leadership and unity. We have been impressed with Sheriff John D’Agostini’s leadership since he took office and he’s never lost sight of that goal of unity. This week the El Dorado County Board of […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manger: Mental health awareness

Mental health awareness is a vital part of a healthy community.  Issues surrounding mental health are pervasive amongst all demographics and should not be overlooked as we age.  The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 20 percent of the aging population is struggling with some type of mental health disorder and these numbers are likely […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: Keep calm and show some respect

Pray for Orlando. Pray for Dallas. If not one city, tragedy strikes somewhere else on a monthly, now nearly daily, basis. Perhaps we should pray for our youth — that they will find a better way to rebuild our broken nation once they are in charge. This may be too tall an order since many children today […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary,News | Read More »

EID needs new board members

EDITOR: In El Dorado Irrigation District Director Greg Prada’s rejection of EID’s annual audit he committed two violations of reason. First, he pulled out fragments of data, embellished some and reached conclusions inconsistent with the audit’s financial results. Then he insisted the audit needed to break out certain detailed data by enterprise instead of summarizing overall […]

1 Comment / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: The enemy among us

The following remarks were delivered on the House floor by Congressman Tom McClintock on June 15 Mr. Speaker: The terrorist attack on Orlando should bring into sharp focus the growing threat our nation faces from Islamic terrorism. Although Islam is a religion, it is often accompanied by a poisonous political ideology that is antithetical to […]

Comments Off / July 06, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »