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Ask a Care Manager: I can’t see to cook, what do I do now?

Terry Flattley, MA Jack recently had an appointment with his eye doctor. However, at this visit the ophthalmologist informed Jack that there was nothing more he could do for him. Eyeglasses were not going to fix his problem. He needed to give up driving even though he lives 20 minutes from town. “The bus doesn’t run out there,” […]

September 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Experience, not politics

EDITOR: I prefer to vote for a candidate with experience, not a professional politician. For example, in the race for El Dorado County supervisor, District 1 in  El Dorado Hills, we have a candidate, John Hidahl, who has lived here for 38 years. He has served on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board and on many planning […]

September 21, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Response to the Buckeye Union School District settlement

EDITOR: The recent Buckeye Union School District’s teacher salary settlement was welcome news to our community, but union leader Austin Smith’s recent comment that “neither side” ended up “happy” is an inaccurate assessment of the outcome. The truth behind the dispute shows a very different story. Here are three undisputed facts that Mr. Smith doesn’t […]

September 21, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Trust your eyes, not your ears

While reading about Cherokee thoughts, I realized that Cherokees do not like people who gossip. The Cherokees believe that you should judge a person by what you see them do. You should not judge a person with your ears. What others say about a person may be true or it could be completely distorted. Trust what […]

September 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

EDUHSD board failing

EDITOR: As a local parent, I want the best education for my two children. While our community has tremendous teachers at our high local schools, it’s clear the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees  and its district administrators are failing our students. Over the past 18 months our district has been shaken by […]

September 14, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Will my fellow EDH residents be fooled this November?

EDITOR: Healthy things grow. El Dorado Hills will continue to grow. The question is will the residents of El Dorado County, District 1, elect the candidate who will promote sensible growth? Will they check a box this November simply based on name recognition and expensive, glossy fliers … or will they realize that one candidate has a […]

September 14, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Crib Notes: The best time to zip your lip

The world is getting so small and so loud that there’s only room for a few soundbites to cycle into the top headlines, reaching across the globe as quickly as gossip spreads across a school blacktop at lunchtime. For good and bad, communication with others is only a thought away. Gone are awkward phone booths, […]

September 14, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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