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Garden Guru: May your Thanksgiving be succulent

These drought-tolerant succulents are sculptural in nature and prolific in their sprouting of offshoots of “chicks” from the mother “hen” plant. Courtesy photo

The month of November brings with it the spirit of thankfulness and reflection.  With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, I have reflected back over the past year and found myself very thankful for the recent rainfall. Enduring four years of drought conditions has put enormous stress upon our gardens and landscapes. While I can’t say the drought […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Beth Gaines’ candidacy

EDITOR: If you look up the word “carpetbagger” in the dictionary it says: “A carpetbagger is a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connection.” It is also a noun that means “derogatory” in the thesaurus, which seems to be appropriate in context. Beth Gaines is seeking the El […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you a saint or a sourpuss?

In his book “Joy Is My Compass,” Alan Cohen writes, “The difference between a saint and a sourpuss is that the sourpuss sees his daily interactions as a nuisance, while the saint finds a continuous stream of opportunities to celebrate. One finds intruders, the other angels. At any given moment we have the power to […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Annexing Rescue

Last month the El Dorado Hills Fire Department presented information on why we should annex the Rescue Fire Department. The EDHFD recently annexed the Latrobe Fire Department, claiming better support for EDH fire needs. EDHFD had already contracted to support LFD. However, that annexation will now cost El Dorado Hills taxpayers an unanticipated $600,000 annually to install […]

1 Comment / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Health insurance — Do older adults take it for granted?

The spirited debates surrounding some aspects of the Affordable Care Act made me think about Medicare, health insurance for adults older than 65. Open enrollment, an annual time period whereby an individual can review and change Medicare plans, Medicare supplement policies (Medigap) and prescriptions drug plans (Medicare Part D), opens each year in November. I thought it might be […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: November 2015

It’s November already! We hope you can join us this fall at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center. We offer many programs, activities, events and services for those 50 and older. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information and reservations regarding the programs mentioned in this article. You can also view the El Dorado Hills Community […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Déjà vu all over again

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Crown Village, we learned that apartments were planned for the southwest corner of Francisco Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Having seen the influx of apartments in Cameron Park, many of us in El Dorado Hills did not want that to happen here. A successful grassroots effort […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »