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Betrayed by Coco

EDITOR: I campaigned for EID board member Dale Coco because I believed he would follow through on what he promised — that is to “focus on real solutions to the $370 million debt and stop runaway rate increases.” However, Dr. Coco voted yes with the other directors while Alan Day and Greg Prada voted no on a shaky […]

1 Comment / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Commentary,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Occasionally I am stupid

Last month I went to see my doctor after several sleepless nights of coughing and hacking. X-rays revealed that I had pneumonia, an acute infection of the lungs. A fever accompanied the pneumonia, and my doctor said not to go to work the next day, and no strenuous activity, such as tennis, for a couple of […]

No Comment / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rocks on EDH Blvd.

EDITOR: I have lived in El Dorado Hills for 40 years and in that time I have never seen the rocks with such a blatant political statement as the “Impeach Obama” which I saw. Mostly the rocks are decorated for celebrations: birthdays, graduations, school teams, veteran homecomings and, yes, sad occasions too. I certainly hope this […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID board votes to support small farms

EDITOR: The EID board voted 3-2 at a contentious board meeting on July 14 to continue to support the small farm water rate with “qualified” livestock added to the mix. The comments by the farming community were interesting: Dr. Robert Shuman: “Farming is the music of life.” My question for Dr. Shuman is: “Do you really […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Promises, promises at EID

EDITOR: We become too accustomed to the politician who breaks his or her promises. It seems to be a fixed quality of the species. When new EID board member Dale Coco ran for office, he promised to “stop runaway rate increases.” Mr. Coco had firmly proposed to freeze rates for five years. I believed what he […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden guru: Glad for Gleditsia

Brent Dennis

July has always been a big month for birthdays in my family — my son Derek’s on the 9th, my father’s on the 12th, my daughter Ashley’s on the 22nd and my sister Dawn’s on the 26th. It seemed like we were constantly eating cake and ice cream during some of the hottest weeks of the summer. During […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: July 2014

Millie Smith

We are keeping “our cool” at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center! Come on down for friends, food, games and activities, guest speakers, special events, live band concerts,  classes and more in air-conditioned comfort! Senior Nutrition lunches Delicious and nutritious lunches are served weekdays at noon (check in at 11:30 a.m.) at the El Dorado […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »