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My Turn: Remedy for disaster

It’s true — we don’t belong anywhere on the age spectrum. We’re not 7 or 12 or 20. We’re in this random space — this gap — a black hole in the middle of nowhere. Being a teenager is harder than it sounds. As a teen I completely understand. And when parents tell you they get it and teachers say […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

New York Creek Trail controversy

EDITOR: I was saddened to read such a one-sided story about an unnecessary trail controversy in El Dorado Hills. It is mind boggling that this project has become an uproar. It like a solution looking for a problem. The trail has been safely shared by kids going to school, walkers, dog walkers, runners and mountain […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: The Klutz King of El Dorado

Twenty-six months ago I suffered a stroke, which put me in the hospital and a rehabilitation program for 20 days. During the 23 months after the stroke occurred, I never tripped or fell while I was learning to walk again. In the last three months I have tripped and fallen six times – three times in our […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Dixon vote builds public trust

EDITOR: The Green Valley Alliance would like to thank Supervisors Shiva Frentzen and John Hidahl for leading the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors vote to deny Dixon Ranch on Feb 14. It was disappointing to see Supervisors Brian Veerkamp (Placerville) and Sue Novasel (Lake Tahoe) refusal to deny the project, in spite of the […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Hunger in El Dorado County

EDITOR: I’m writing today to raise awareness of hunger here in El Dorado County and announce the annual Scouting for Food Drive. This year we have teamed up with the El Dorado County Food Bank, which on an annual basis distributes more than 2 million pounds of food to local, less fortunate children, senior citizens and families […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Can we stop shedding tears over immigration policy now?

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This line appears in the sonnet “The New Colossus” on a plaque located inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Poet Emma Lazarus was asked to write the sonnet in an effort to help raise funds to construct the statue’s pedestal. […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Active citizenship

EDITOR: Recently I’ve been exercising my rights as an American citizen. I have always voted and read various papers and publications to keep informed of our government. But whether my candidate has won or lost an election, until now I’ve always believed our democracy to be safe. Today I fear it is at stake due […]

February 15, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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