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Hire me; I’ll work for $1

Arriving late to the dance, I just received the December issue of Village Life (presently, I live in England), and was surprised to read about the termination of General Manager John Skeel. Previously, I expressed in writing my grievance with both Mr. Skeel and the CSD board (search my name in Village Life: Mick Malaney.) […]

3 Comments / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Let go of the past before it is too late

Thanks to the generosity of John and Gloria Bruno, I have the book, “The Soul Would Have No Rainbow If the Eyes Had No Tears,” by Guy A. Zona . . .In this book of native American proverbs, the following Cherokee proverb is noted: “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” I believe […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Spare change

I remember the excitement I felt as a child when I spotted a shiny quarter on the sidewalk. I would let that 25 cents roll around in my hand. Occasionally it would make its way on to my nose or, when I became slightly more coordinated, I would place the quarter on my elbow and […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Community suffers more ways than one from loss of Waste Connections

The talk of the town on the business front in El Dorado Hills this past week was the decision by Waste Connections to move headquarters for its successful national garbage conglomerate from Folsom to Texas. Needless to say, public dialogue on Waste Connections’ decision has been extensive and varied. For some, the relocation is yet […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Millie Smith

It was a great Christmas party! Our Christmas party held on Dec. 9 was a big success with more than 200 attending. Lunch was prepared by the Senior Nutrition Lunch program of Placerville and it was delicious and we thank them. Our local Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills donated and prepared the fantastic banana splits. […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

New direction will make CSD stronger

Our El Dorado Hills Community Services District has endured a challenging period, and more hard work lies ahead. But I and fellow board members also view the general manager transition as an opportunity to take stock in our district, objectively evaluate and learn from past events, and take immediate actions to begin a process that […]

9 Comments / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

CSD drops coal in Skeel’s Christmas stocking

Miss Novak: “I guess we fought a lot, but losing a job at a time like this … is something you don’t wish …” Mr. Kralik: “On your worse enemy.” – The Shop Around the Corner In the 1940 classic movie “The Shop Around the Corner,” directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) sympathizes […]

3 Comments / December 18, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »