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My Turn: Help our veterans now

Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom, and the dignity of the individual, have been more available and assured here than in any other place on earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high. But, we have never been unwilling to pay that price. Those who say we are in a time when there are […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: March 2016

Valentine’s luncheon We had more than 230 people attend our luncheon last month. A big thanks to El Dorado County’s Senior Nutrition team, our very own Senior Council, El Dorado Hills Community Services District facilities staff and the El Dorado Hills Fire Department for all their assistance. It definitely takes a village. Many local businesses also […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

El Dorado County transparency

EDITOR: Regarding the “CAO contract details questioned” article, Village Life is to be praised for its efforts to bring this issue into the light. I urge you to use the California Public Records Act and any other means to verify the many assertions made by Mr. Combs, Mr. Ciccozzi , Ms. Knorr and Mr. Harn. If their statements […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Friends keep the library strong

EDITOR: Feb. 7 marked the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the El Dorado Hills Library. In relation to that event I would like to take this time to honor a special group of volunteers to which I belong — the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library. We have 200 some members but operate on 20 […]

1 Comment / February 17, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Message from EID’s GM: Fiscally responsible financial planning

The El Dorado Irrigation District is dedicated to a prudent and sustainable financial path. And that means developing long-term financial and capital improvement plans, not just for this year and the next but for a longer horizon that takes into account current and future financial and operational constraints. I would like to briefly go over the […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I want my health back

Medical progress report: Doctors have informed me that my hand infection has healed — no more infection in my system. Several methods were utilized to combat the infection, including antibiotic pills and daily intravenous applications of antibiotics. The infection continued to spread and it eventually required surgery. I remained in the hospital for six days (over Christmas). I feel grateful and […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Don’t stop the music

It’s awesome to see public school music programs exist despite budget cuts and a laser focus on core curriculum in favor of electives. Private music lessons can add up to as much as a car payment for many families every month, yet El Dorado Hills public school children in fourth through 12th grades get the opportunity to […]

5 Comments / February 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »