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Garden Guru: Guru migrates south

The employees of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District attended a farewell luncheon in early September for departing general manager Brent Dennis, who pulled up roots and heading to the city of Anaheim to take on his new role as its  director of Community Services. While chatting with Brent about our shared passion for trees it […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Keep Alan Day on the job

Voters in El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 have quality Board of Directors’ candidates from whom to choose this November. Incumbent Alan Day has earned Village Life’s vote. Day, who told us he has “unfinished business,” has stood by his pledge to look out for ratepayers and question spending at EID, even if it puts him on […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: New axioms of life

Every few years I do a column of “Axioms of Life,” which, I believe, are truths to live by. So — here we go: 1. Believe and trust your eyes, not your ears. Before you judge anybody, watch how they treat others. Observe how they treat their loved ones and their neighbors. Do they show compassion […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Hidahl for supervisor

EDITOR: As a resident of El Dorado Hills for 38 years, John Hidahl has served in many important leadership positions including our fire board, the El Dorado County Parks and Recreation Department, El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee and most recently he has been leading the charge to save our open space, including the […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Hartley and Giraudo have my vote

EDITOR: I am an El Dorado Hills professional firefighter and EDH resident who proudly supports Jim Hartley and John Giraudo. This is why: These candidates are experts in the fire and emergency services field with more than 60 years of combined service to their communities. I support them because they know what the fire service requires […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Re-elect Alan Day to the EID board

EDITOR: Alan Day is running for the El Dorado Irrigation District board seat for Division 5, which is El Dorado Hills. I’ve attended 10 to 15, maybe more, EID board meetings over the last three years. I can assure you that Alan is a fiscal conservative who is very careful about how the district spends money. He is trying […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: The return of the outhouse — the ultimate restroom solution

Guseppi DePasqule, my great-grandfather, sold fish from the back of a horse-drawn wagon in upstate New York. Life along the Erie Canal in the 1900s was a bit harsher than we’re accustomed to today. Of course, I wasn’t around to experience it but as a youngster I do recall seeing a dilapidated outhouse behind his […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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