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Crib Notes: Why giving thanks is good for all

When I moved to El Dorado Hills in 2003 with my husband and first child, who was an infant then, our new house seemed like a mansion compared to the two-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow we had just sold in the Bay Area. Flash forward 14 years and three more kids later and our home often feels […]

August 09, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Oppose SB 2 & SB 50

EDITOR: I would like to encourage all residents of El Dorado County to oppose two bills moving through the state Legislature, SB 2 and SB 50. Both bills relate to the recording of property deeds and other public documents. Both bills would require more money from local taxpayers, only to be wasted by bloated and […]

August 09, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Water down the drain

EDITOR: I live in Serrano and there are underground broken water lines under my street (Arenzano Way). This water has been flowing down the street since July 30 when I first contacted the El Dorado Irrigation District. They emailed me that repairs would be done within two to four weeks. So EID must have an unlimited supply […]

August 09, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

California Rambling: Washington’s crossing

Gen. George Washington had been retreating and losing men since a British force of 35,000 landed on Staten Island, New York in August 1776. The general’s young nation was not quite 2 months old and its revolution for independence from the British crown was never more at risk of collapsing. As he withdrew south toward […]

August 09, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Does your self-image need help?

It’s pretty unusual to receive a straightforward compliment. I’m not talking about a daily compliment. Most people are lucky to receive a weekly compliment. A compliment can turn a lousy day into a special day. Compliments mean you are being recognized and appreciated. Sometimes these compliments remind us that we have talents we don’t recognize […]

July 26, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: Brown’s fire tax hypocrisy an amazing political spectacle

Gov. Jerry Brown dangled the elimination of the illegal “fire tax” as a sweetener for Republicans to vote for his incredibly expensive, pie-in-the-sky climate change scheme that will put billions upon billions of dollars in new costs on the backs of California families and businesses. I hate the fire tax. It smacks of all the […]

July 26, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

The emperor has no clothes

EDITOR: When I read in this paper that “most companies pay 39 percent income tax” my first thought was whether Donald Trump pays that much? Of course (officially) we don’t know because, unlike all other presidents in last 50 years, Trump chose to hide that information. And there lies the problem with “conservative fiscal hawks.” […]

July 19, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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