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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 »

Billingsley’s Bullets: When you forgive, you feel better

Happy New Year! Well, you have a brand new year with fresh energy and new goals. • Out with old, negative stuff and in with new positive attitude and more positive-thinking friends. Get away from the doomsday folks and move up closer to interesting people who have not given up. Ride with the optimists and […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

In health: Does the fountain of youth exist?

People are living longer. That is a fact. The average life span at the turn of the 21st century was 47. At the turn of this century it is almost 80. The question you need to ask yourself is: Do you plan on living a healthy fulfilling life, or one filled with doctor’s appointments for […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Looking for resources

When older adults and their families begin looking for answers, they may find that the process and programs attached to older adults are complex and confusing. The column below will focus on some of the issues of the day when looking for resources and support for older adults. My mother is almost 80 and very […]

Comments Off / January 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »