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What about all the other cows?

I read the story of the firefighters being called to help deliver a calf on Bass Lake Road in the paper dated Jan. 5. I was heartened to read about the way people pulled, literally, together to help the mother deliver her calf, but I was saddened that this story about a calf can make […]

No Comment / January 07, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Don’t let an eating disorder take over your life

Carina Williams

By Carina Williams By now, all of you may have had that feeling … “Oh, I’m not good enough; why aren’t I like everyone else?” Well imagine having those feeling welling up inside of you of every second of everyday of your life — unable to stop these thoughts flooding through your mind. Now imagine […]

No Comment / January 06, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Welcome Center welcomes your cell phones

EDITOR: Each week cell phone ads flood our newspapers and airwaves, encouraging us to upgrade to the newest technology. But what happens to all of the outdated equipment? Most of the estimated 140 million cell phones retired annually are stashed away somewhere, gathering dust. Unfortunately, many of these phones find their way to landfills where […]

No Comment / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Barbecue delight


Do you ever watch those barbecue competitions on television? Those folks are serious! Beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, pork ribs … and the sides, although perhaps not as important, are still really important. I saw an episode once where two contestants almost came to blows over their cornbread. Everyone has his or her own version […]

No Comment / December 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Commentary | Read More »

Backroads: Chicago edition


Seasons greetings from the heartland. My father died two years ago, a couple days before Christmas. Since then I’ve been spending more time here in suburban Chicago with my mom. I’ve just dropped my wife at Midway Airport on what will soon become a beautiful, Chicago day-after-Christmas. I’ll return home later in the week. As […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

High school musicians very impressive

EDITOR: We had a great experience. We went to the senior citizens’ Christmas luncheon at the El Dorado Hills Community Center. The entertainment for this event was provided by musical groups from Oak Ridge High School. This started off with a large choral group (at least 30 members) who sang several songs a cappella. They […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thanks for brightening my day

EDITOR: A heartfelt thank you to the El Dorado Hills Target store for their generosity to the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. My young person was the recipient of a $200 gift card. She was so appreciative and I had the privilege of watching her sunny countenance sparkle as we shopped throughout the store. You […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »