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Message from the EID General Manager: Cost-of-Services Study completed

By Jim Abercrombie EID general manager  In the fall of 2011 the El Dorado Irrigation District completed an extensive Cost-of-Services Study to review our rates and ensure that costs were fairly allocated for all of our customers. As a result of the study, a model was developed to allocate the district’s operating and debt costs […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Preschool helps reading

By Dr. Vicki Barber Debates continue about whether or not preschool is important for children. For some of us it’s not a debate; we know it works for children. Two states in the nation, Georgia and Oklahoma, have mandated preschool programs and have consistently shown that preschool gives children a jump start in their learning. […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Plucking can be painful

Just hearing the words “threading your eyebrows” sounded painful. So when our eldest daughter put in a request to have her own eyebrows threaded I winced. Hmm …this was something I wasn’t going to miss. Being at the Roseville Galleria the day after Christmas was painful enough. Locating a parking space was causing my knuckles […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The CSD needs to be transparent

Until recently most El Dorado Hills residents have felt that steps were being taken to resolve the differences between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District board and Mr. Skeel. Based on the latest newspaper article stating that Mr. Skeel has been terminated it clearly begs the question, “What is going on at the CSD”? […]

2 Comments / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Hire me; I’ll work for $1

Arriving late to the dance, I just received the December issue of Village Life (presently, I live in England), and was surprised to read about the termination of General Manager John Skeel. Previously, I expressed in writing my grievance with both Mr. Skeel and the CSD board (search my name in Village Life: Mick Malaney.) […]

3 Comments / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Let go of the past before it is too late

Thanks to the generosity of John and Gloria Bruno, I have the book, “The Soul Would Have No Rainbow If the Eyes Had No Tears,” by Guy A. Zona . . .In this book of native American proverbs, the following Cherokee proverb is noted: “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” I believe […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Spare change

I remember the excitement I felt as a child when I spotted a shiny quarter on the sidewalk. I would let that 25 cents roll around in my hand. Occasionally it would make its way on to my nose or, when I became slightly more coordinated, I would place the quarter on my elbow and […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »