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In Health: Do the hard work

Do you want to lose weight? Of course you do. This is a common goal for most people starting an exercise program. In my opinion, this is the wrong approach in starting an exercise program. In my office I emphasize lifestyle choices for my patients. The goal of exercise should not be to lose weight. When […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Town Center … Plaza?

We’ve visited my mom, two sisters and their families in Sonoma for years, but suddenly I’m seeing somewhere I’ve spent countless times, the heart of that town, in a new light because it’s gotten me thinking about El Dorado Hills. The Sonoma Plaza is at the center of Sonoma — a green, shaded park, a […]

1 Comment / March 09, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Road Fund facts

EDITOR: Recently there has been some accusations made that are worthy of a factual response in regards to the road fund and related resources. I have established road maintenance and infrastructure as a priority during my time on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, contrary to accusations being made by several small groups tied […]

1 Comment / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A Minute with Mik: Community programs update

As your District 1 supervisor it is an honor to update you on a number of things in and around our community. I was elected by my colleagues’ as chairman of the Board of Supervisors in January. I also currently serve on the Transit Authority Board. Last year we implemented the Taxi Voucher program. The Transit […]

3 Comments / March 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: Band or sports … why not both?

I appreciate Village Life writer Julie Samrick’s support regarding recognition of the value of instrumental music instruction within the schools here in El Dorado Hills. However, as a music educator for 31 years, the past 21 as the band director at Oak Ridge High School, I’d like to clarify the opinions recently expressed regarding opportunities for students to receive […]

1 Comment / March 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Too soon

EDITOR: Our daughter Katherine Isabella Rivera passed away on Nov. 8, 2015. We’d like to thank the entire community for the outpouring of support you’ve shown us. On Oct. 7, 1987, Joanne Tijerino Oliva and I met our daughter, Katherine Isabella Rivera, a tiny 26-week-old precious baby girl with a featherweight of only 1 pound, 6 ounces. She […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: You’re never too old to change

During the past 17 months I have dealt with a stroke, neck surgery for a non-invasive cancer and an infection that required surgery and hospitalization to save my right hand. Recovering from these medical issues provided me with months to ponder my future. Would I allow these physical problems to control my present and future […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »