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Thank you from Judge Nelson Keith Brooks

EDITOR: I would like to sincerely thank the voters of El Dorado County for your support in last Tuesday’s election. I cannot adequately express my thanks for the honor of serving you on the El Dorado County Superior Court. I appreciate your trust in re-electing me and I will do my very best to serve […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Throw a bad shoe away

There have been a few times in my life when a shoe rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning. It seems like nothing I tried eliminated the rub. I tried wearing double socks but the rub prevailed. A large band-aid did not solve the problem. Cutting out the side of my tennis shoe provided […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Serrano land grab

EDITOR: When El Dorado Hills residents voted 91 percent in opposition to your money grab, we thought the message was clear. There should be no approval of any rezoning in the El Dorado Hills area. When residents purchased their homes (from Parker Development) this land was meant to be open space in perpetuity. Now, after convenient (for Parker’s and the […]

1 Comment / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: I love New York

Every summer vacation I’m reminded of the lessons learned when my four kids are away from the classroom, when they have the chance to take their noses out of textbooks and their bodies aren’t set on scheduled time. Our oldest child spent the last week on an eighth-grade trip to the East Coast. First, I […]

1 Comment / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Fall prevention — what can you do to protect yourself?

Mrs. Hill lives in her own home and is fiercely independent. She is very active and enjoys attending bunco with her ladies group every week. However, last week on her way to the car, Mrs. Hill tripped over an extension cord in the garage and fell. She was transported to the emergency room with a […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you sure you want a second marriage?

At the Four Seasons coffee gatherings you learn a lot about people who are 55 or older. I have learned that couples older than 55 watch at least 35 hours of television each week. Most of the time these couples watch TV together. If you are going to spend that many hours watching TV, hopefully you have […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Chipping away at criminal grand jury authority

Last year the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 227, which barred the use of grand juries in police deadly force cases. SB 227 was passed in large part based on the false narrative regarding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The narrative came down to this: Michael Brown was murdered while holding up […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »