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Crib Notes: Summer Lessons

As we sat around the campfire in Santa Cruz last weekend I pulled out an old Girl Scout goody for the 11 kids in our party. My Aunt Tilly, she died last night, she died last night, did she die?  At first the kids didn’t know what I meant, or why sometimes the answer is […]

No Comment / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID small farms not conserving water

EDITOR: From 2009 through 2013, EID’s 35,000 residential ratepayers reduced their water consumption 5,000 acre feet annually. Residential ratepayers further are on pace to conserve an additional 2,000 acre feet this year. If this pace continues, the cumulative residential conservation since 2009 will be 30 percent. Meanwhile, EID’s small farm water consumption has increased 1,400 […]

No Comment / July 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Recognize the facts

Who among us will be the Sancho Panza who will politely inform the quixotic EID Director Greg Prada that those Small Farms and their water rates metaphorically are windmills, not a foul brood of giants to be engaged in righteous battle? It won’t be me. Directors Prada and Day hold the distinction of being the […]

1 Comment / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Our turn: El Dorado County on the move to drive innovation

We ask the public to join the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in our commitment to create a renaissance regarding the county’s reputation. For starters, Terri Daly has been working at our direction for almost four years and we want you to know that we support our chief administrative officer (CAO) who is working […]

No Comment / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Murphy was very lucky

EDITOR: I’m overjoyed that Murphy the Golden Retriever survived her ordeal in the wilderness and has been reunited with her family. As a dog mom and dog trainer I can well imagine the heartbreak experienced by the Braun family. I give them full credit for their heroic efforts to find their beloved family member. What […]

No Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My turn: EDC’s problems are with its CAO

Something is terribly wrong in El Dorado County. A survey of county employees and the latest grand jury report point to dysfunction that is startling. While it isn’t always a boss’ fault, it is her responsibility to fix the problems. And when the boss is the problem, it’s time for her to go. But the […]

No Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: You don’t have to fight to win

In his book “Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life,” Dr. Wayne Dyer states the following, “Don’t fight colds, illnesses or even serious afflictions. Don’t fight with family members, or against political opinions. Don’t fight addictions, and most important, don’t fight yourself. If you have cancer or arthritis cells in your body, talk to them […]

No Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »