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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 »

Garden Guru: Prime time for primulas

Primula plants bloom mostly during the spring with flowers often radiating from sturdy stems. Photo by Brent Dennis

Writing this monthly article on Groundhog Day reminded me that true spring is not really that far away for all of us in the El Dorado Hills area. As I make my way around the community I have enjoyed many of the cooler weather flowering plantings in Town Center and other gardenesque public areas. With […]

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

Help wanted

El Dorado County lost something important in November 2014 — a permanent, full-time chief administrative officer. When will we get it back? That’s a question for interim CAO Larry Combs and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, both of which have taken minuscule steps toward filling that post thus far. On Dec. 15, 2015, the […]

Comments Off / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

An appealing project

How would you like to live in a comfortable apartment within walking distance of a grocery store, movie theater, great restaurants and shopping? Did we mention live, summer night concerts and a host of community events right in your front yard? The planned apartment complex in El Dorado Hills Town Center is perfect for those who […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »