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Billingsley’s Bullets: I want my health back

Medical progress report: Doctors have informed me that my hand infection has healed — no more infection in my system. Several methods were utilized to combat the infection, including antibiotic pills and daily intravenous applications of antibiotics. The infection continued to spread and it eventually required surgery. I remained in the hospital for six days (over Christmas). I feel grateful and […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Don’t stop the music

It’s awesome to see public school music programs exist despite budget cuts and a laser focus on core curriculum in favor of electives. Private music lessons can add up to as much as a car payment for many families every month, yet El Dorado Hills public school children in fourth through 12th grades get the opportunity to […]

5 Comments / February 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Prime time for primulas

Primula plants bloom mostly during the spring with flowers often radiating from sturdy stems. Photo by Brent Dennis

Writing this monthly article on Groundhog Day reminded me that true spring is not really that far away for all of us in the El Dorado Hills area. As I make my way around the community I have enjoyed many of the cooler weather flowering plantings in Town Center and other gardenesque public areas. With […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Help wanted

El Dorado County lost something important in November 2014 — a permanent, full-time chief administrative officer. When will we get it back? That’s a question for interim CAO Larry Combs and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, both of which have taken minuscule steps toward filling that post thus far. On Dec. 15, 2015, the […]

Comments Off / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

An appealing project

How would you like to live in a comfortable apartment within walking distance of a grocery store, movie theater, great restaurants and shopping? Did we mention live, summer night concerts and a host of community events right in your front yard? The planned apartment complex in El Dorado Hills Town Center is perfect for those who […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Learning from the little ones

Recently my 2 1/2-year-old great-granddaughter Daisy came into the living room and saw my infected hand bandaged from fingertips to elbow. Without saying a word, she came over to me and patted my hand, which she described as my “owie.” After she patted my hand she went into the kitchen, returned to me and gave […]

Comments Off / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

In health: Healthy new year? How are you going to get there?”

Make any New Year’s resolutions? Great, that new behavior will last about a week. Resolutions are meant to be broken because when you resolve to do something, that is weak in nature. If you want to change anything you must commit. We get inundated with information and long lists of things to do to improve […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »