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Crib Notes: Meet my friend Curbi

Pokemon or pine trees? GymStops or sleeping under the stars? School has started and the only real struggle I had with my kids this summer vacation was how much was too much time they could spend on devices. During the school year we keep pretty tight reins on their use of technology, but summer vacation […]

No Comment / August 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Gold medal winning

Planting a memorial tree is a great way to commemorate a special event or pay tribute to a loved one. Courtesy photo

While the world and lover of international sport is focused upon Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games, I am choosing to pay tribute to my favorite “gold medal” caliber tree. This champion of arboriculture is actually more symbolic than botanic. The summer months have seen the generous gestures of many individuals, work groups, neighbors and families […]

No Comment / August 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: It’s not too late

Whether you finished high school this May or you graduated 20-plus years ago, you still have the opportunity to enroll at Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center to start classes this August. You may have heard that getting into classes is difficult at a California community college – that is old news. In all but […]

No Comment / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Soon you can call me ‘Slim’

Eighteen months ago I suffered a stroke, which changed my life in several ways. My normal, regular exercise program collapsed. I didn’t have the energy to work out regularly and my balance was so erratic that I had to give up playing tennis. The elimination of exercise and the failure to change my diet resulted […]

No Comment / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

About Measure E

EDITOR: Mr. Ferry wrote a good letter on the shortcomings and problems with Measure E. What he didn’t touch on is what caused it. Initiatives are often a bit of a ham-handed, meat-ax approach to governing. Well-thought out planning that has the support of the people is much better. But when you have supervisors who act […]

1 Comment / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News: Get your mind and body moving

It’s August already, That means the new edition of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Activity Guide will be available in a couple of weeks … right in your mailbox. Inside seniors will find 14 pages of programs and activities just for them, including more evening and weekend programs and a host of new classes and program offerings. There’s something for everyone […]

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

Measure E, the future

EDITOR: Sue Taylor did a nice thank you letter to the folks who voted for Measure E. What she omitted was, “What is Measure E going to look like in a few weeks/months/years?” Let’s remember a few historical facts here. Sue and her group sued the county over the apartments in Town Center. She won. […]

2 Comments / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »