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Town Hall Meeting: How to put a Conservative in the White House in 2016

Lewis Uhler, founder and president of the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC), one of the Nation’s leading grass roots taxpayer lobbies, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at a Town Hall Meeting at the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills. Uhler served in Ronald Reagan’s administrations in California and in Washinton […]

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Cyclist hit by car

A man sustained serious injuries after being hit by a car while on his bicycle on June 29 in El Dorado Hills. David Castillo, 45, of Folsom, was riding his bicycle westbound on Alexandria Drive at 8:10 a.m., said CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. Meanwhile, Yiwei Chen, 51, of Folsom, was driving his blue 2005 Dodge […]

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Ask a care manager: I’m enrolled in Medicare. What comes next?

The last column introduced the types of insurance that an individual will apply for once he/she is 65 years old or has been disabled for two years. Although an individual may elect to retire and take his/her Social Security as early as 62 years old or as old as 70-plus years old, Medicare still is […]

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In the market for a fire truck?

This beauty can be yours (firefighters not included). EDH firefighter/paramedic Chris Landry, engineer/paramedic Mike MacKenzie, Chief Dave Roberts and Capt. Matt Beckett show off the fire truck for sale. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

In the market for a 1999 Spartan fire truck? The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has a deal for you. The Fire Board gave the OK to unload the truck last month, declaring it surplus. Now, Chief Dave Roberts and staff need to find it a new home, preferably in El Dorado County. Diamond Springs/El […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Message from Utah

It’s time for my annual Utah trip messages again. I carry my “reporter notebook” with me and jot down signs and bumper stickers during our week’s stay in Utah, such as the following offerings: • “I took the road less traveled … now I’m lost.” • “I am not tailgating. I’m drafting.” • “Believe when […]

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Senior Center celebrates anniversary, recognizes namesake

Crews put up the letters for the Gilmore Senior Center, named after El Dorado Hills' tireless senior advocate Moni Gilmore. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Seniors enjoyed a celebration luncheon Friday, June 28, to commemorate seven years since the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore senior center opened its doors. Days later the festivities were capped with a sweet ending many called long overdue: A prominent sign formally recognizing Gilmore was installed out front. Before her death in 2008, Gilmore was unanimously credited […]

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Barcelona teen experiences El Dorado Hills

The Grupps welcome Gabriela Alarte to their El Dorado Hills home. Pictured left to right are: Caroline, Isabelle, Rivers, Charlie the dog, Gabriela, Rob. Photo by Julie Samrick

“Your house is so big!” Gabriela declared upon first seeing her host family’s El Dorado Hills home. A native of Barcelona, Gabriela Alarte, 16, arrived this week with 90 other students from Austria, Russia and Spain as part of  the Education First U.S. Homestay Program, a non-profit group that’s arranged group travel for more than […]

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