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Thirsty future

January looked like one for the record books when we looked at it in this space, but decent rain at the end of the month left the month with a total of 0.75 inch. That is more than the 0.62 inch recorded in January 1977, the final drought years. It is more than the record […]

No Comment / February 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Business tax mistakes

Starting a new business can be intimidating, but extremely rewarding. However, many entrepreneurs are focused on so many different things that they overlook some simple steps that can save them money when it comes time to pay Uncle Sam on April 15. 1. Employee vs. subcontractor: When a business pays individuals for work done for […]

No Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Plan now for water saving

From the documents the El Dorado Irrigation District produced for its revenue-saving refinancing comes a list of the district’s largest customers. The list also serves as a blueprint for saving water. There is little prospect of saving water this year, except through the individual efforts of its customers. But that doesn’t mean EID shouldn’t plan […]

No Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Business as usual at EID?

EDITOR: I attended the EID board meeting on Jan. 13 only to find that George Osborne, Bill George and Jim Ambercrombie believe that business as usual at EID is OK and that new board members can be intimidated into agreeing. First, the board couldn’t agree on a vice president to preside when Alan Day is […]

1 Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little acts have big results

Happy relationships are loaded with lots of little acts of kindness and love. The little things add up to big appreciation and tenderness. Without little acts of love and affection, a relationship dies a slow, deliberate, non-emotional death. • These important little acts start when you wake up. What is your attitude about facing a […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Puppies, cats and pork chops

Our oldest daughter called me the other day. It’s always nice to hear from her. Now that she has a full-time job and is officially off my payroll, her incoming text messages and phone calls are that much more enjoyable. Actually with this particular call she was reaching out to her mother. “Looking for Mom?” […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: January 2014

Be my Valentine party Make your reservations soon, as the party will be here before you know it. The date is Friday, Feb. 14, and the party will be held in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. The party is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, the CSD and […]

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