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Thanks, DSA

EDITOR: With all the craziness involving police officers going on in the U.S., I would like to bring something positive to the conversation. I recently graduated from Valley Christian Academy in Roseville and heard that the Deputy Sheriffs Association in El Dorado County was giving out scholarships. Even though I had sent in my request after the DSA […]

August 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

My Turn: Balancing the El Dorado County budget

There are not very many opportunities for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to easily add to the revenue side of the balance sheet without adding additional expenditures. The board has made a major commitment to obligate the residents of El Dorado County to a $2.6 million per year bond payment for the next 40 years […]

August 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: Time for more water storage

As most of California recovers from this historical drought, one thing we can count on is that history will repeat itself. Californians can take full credit for willingly sacrificing landscape and adjusting habits to save water supply for another year. Toilets have been replaced; lawn has been converted to plastic; leaks have been fixed; prime […]

August 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Let the legal battle begin

As predicted by Village Life, voter-approved Measure E has a date in El Dorado County Superior Court. The Alliance for Responsible Planning’s lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Measure E’s implementation violates constitutional and statutory law and is inconsistent with El Dorado County’s voter-approved general plan. Its arguments are backed up by the initiative’s analysis […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Coffee philosophy – accent the positive

The Four Seasons development has a comfortable lodge that offers free coffee in the morning. Several of us create discussion topics that offer lots of different opinions and conclusions. Usually we avoid discussing politics and religion because nobody ever changes his mind about politics or religion. Recently the subject of “Love in the morning” introduced […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: What questions should older adults ask the candidates?

Two-thirds of all people who are older than 65 in the entire history of the world are alive today. I am among them. According to Ken Dychtwald, PhD, Founder of Age Wave, the average life expectancy when the Constitution was written was 36 years old. Today there are more than 10,000 people a day turning 70 who […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Crib Notes: Meet my friend Curbi

Pokemon or pine trees? GymStops or sleeping under the stars? School has started and the only real struggle I had with my kids this summer vacation was how much was too much time they could spend on devices. During the school year we keep pretty tight reins on their use of technology, but summer vacation […]

August 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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