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California Rambling: Mormon Island

By the end of this winter, it may be another 60 years, or longer, before Mormon Island is seen again. For the past three years, Folsom Lake’s water level has been so low due to the drought that the dismantled Gold Rush-era town’s exposed foundations became one of the most popular attractions in El Dorado […]

No Comment / November 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mello-Roos never go away

EDITOR: I got a good laugh out of all the El Dorado Hills residents thinking that somehow their Mello-Roos taxes were going to go away (“Serrano residents want school financing end date,” Nov. 11 Village Life). One of the first rules of thumb when buying a house is to make sure there are no Mello-Roos […]

No Comment / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News: December 2015

Where did the year go? We have kept so busy at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center it has just flown by. We hope you can join us in the new year. We promise you will find many new and exciting programs, groups, speakers, special events and more. In 2016 we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. […]

No Comment / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you ‘over the hill’?

When I think about the expression “over the hill” I think about the aging process. When I hear this expression, it usually means he or she is too old now to “get the job done.” The last time I heard the expression was while listening to two men discussing an upcoming fight between two professional […]

No Comment / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Any age is the right age to exercise

I am going to start exercising tomorrow. Many of us have uttered those words to ourselves, but have your promises turned into healthy habits? Maybe you think you are “too old” to start a new program or you are uncertain about how try a new activity. The list of reasons to not exercise gets very […]

No Comment / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Raising rates, again

EDITOR: On Nov. 9, by 3-2 vote, the El Dorado Irrigation District board voted to raise rates for 2016 by 5 percent to pay for more debt. Not once were employee costs discussed even though they represent 57 percent of operating expenses. Since 2003 EID boards have been very irresponsible in managing compensation. In 2004 the EID board voted to […]

No Comment / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: The best place for veterans

Watching them beam with pride gives me goosebumps every year. For 12 consecutive years, American veterans from every war since World War II have stood in front of Lake Forest Elementary students and their families, scanning the room as the applause grows louder. One by one, they stand in front and state their names, branch of […]

No Comment / November 08, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »