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Ask a Care Manager: Any age is the right age to exercise

I am going to start exercising tomorrow. Many of us have uttered those words to ourselves, but have your promises turned into healthy habits? Maybe you think you are “too old” to start a new program or you are uncertain about how try a new activity. The list of reasons to not exercise gets very […]

November 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Raising rates, again

EDITOR: On Nov. 9, by 3-2 vote, the El Dorado Irrigation District board voted to raise rates for 2016 by 5 percent to pay for more debt. Not once were employee costs discussed even though they represent 57 percent of operating expenses. Since 2003 EID boards have been very irresponsible in managing compensation. In 2004 the EID board voted to […]

November 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Crib Notes: The best place for veterans

Watching them beam with pride gives me goosebumps every year. For 12 consecutive years, American veterans from every war since World War II have stood in front of Lake Forest Elementary students and their families, scanning the room as the applause grows louder. One by one, they stand in front and state their names, branch of […]

November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: May your Thanksgiving be succulent

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 […]

November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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