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My Turn: A safe and secure election

Casting a vote is a proud, deliberate act of conscience and will. It is a badge associated with being part of a democracy. Elections are the ultimate source of authority in our democracy. We are marking a ballot expressing our choices and, at the same time, signifying our belief in the system that our vote […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Shame on the Beth Gaines campaign

EDITOR: As 30-year residents of EDH, we were both saddened and shocked to receive a campaign flyer last Friday out of Beth Gaines’ campaign that was misleading, disparaging and a personal attack on John Hidahl, a man and his family who have volunteered in this community for decades. If John Hidahl had “been in control […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: To be ignored is to be insulted

If your kids often ignore what you are saying, it makes you angry and you feel insulted. You feel like thumping them on the back of their heads to get their attention. Parents are sometimes guilty of ignoring their kids by not making time for two-way conversations or not even allowing two-way conversations. Ignoring a […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Hidahl the best voice for District 1

El Dorado County’s District 1 voters get a fresh start this November and we can think of no one better to serve as their supervisor than a familiar face. For nearly 40 years John Hidahl has called El Dorado Hills home and has dedicated his time and resources to making the community a great place […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Guru migrates south

The employees of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District attended a farewell luncheon in early September for departing general manager Brent Dennis, who pulled up roots and heading to the city of Anaheim to take on his new role as its  director of Community Services. While chatting with Brent about our shared passion for trees it […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Keep Alan Day on the job

Voters in El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 have quality Board of Directors’ candidates from whom to choose this November. Incumbent Alan Day has earned Village Life’s vote. Day, who told us he has “unfinished business,” has stood by his pledge to look out for ratepayers and question spending at EID, even if it puts him on […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: New axioms of life

Every few years I do a column of “Axioms of Life,” which, I believe, are truths to live by. So — here we go: 1. Believe and trust your eyes, not your ears. Before you judge anybody, watch how they treat others. Observe how they treat their loved ones and their neighbors. Do they show compassion […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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