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A dose of Dan: Where’s your nice gene?

New medical research studies are being announced every day. Some capture our attention more than others, like the recent study that reported drinking alcohol can make us smarter and more creative. Seriously? Other medical research studies scare us and leave us looking for shelter. A recent study that caught my eye focused on why some […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Spring Fling is right around the corner Our annual party for May 11 will be called Spring Fling. It’s a great time of the year to have a spring party. Spring Fling will be sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Support Council and the Senior Nutrition lunch program. This party will be held in […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Participation trophies

Dan Francisco

Our 9-year-old son won his first sports championship last month, an El Dorado Hills recreation basketball crown for third graders. The boys on the team knew they won the title, even though the local recreation department doesn’t technically award championships for youth sports, because they are old enough to keep track of their won/loss record. […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Facing death with the help of hospice

Richard Esposito

Standing in the doorway of my parent’s garage I embraced my mother for what seemed like an eternity. Deep down inside I knew (and perhaps she as well) that difficult days lay ahead. It was during this visit that I realized how much pain she was experiencing. Unbearable as it was she still refused to […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A BIG ‘thank you!’

EDITOR: On behalf of the seniors in El Dorado Hills (and surrounding communities), I would like to thank the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Foundation, the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club, Brian Veerkamp, and Cathy Statham of Heartline for their generous donation of  a much-awaited Automated External Defibrillator to the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. It […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EDH roads not that great

EDITOR: I would like to respond to some of the responders to a recent People Talk question: “What do you think of road conditions in El Dorado Hills?” I don’t where these people are driving besides the El Dorado Hills Boulevard interchange; because most of the roads and streets are in a really bad condition. […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Less drugs, more life

By Dr. Vicki Barber Recently I had a conversation with a young man who was planning to work on my car. He’s personable, easy to talk with, and very candid in his conversation. As we chatted, he mentioned he had difficulties with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He said he earned a 3.0+ grade point average in high school […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »