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Crib notes: Coach and be coached

Julie Samrick

My husband was asked to coach one of the fourth-grade basketball teams in the upcoming CSD league. Normally eager to coach — he has coached our boys’ baseball and soccer teams each of the past three years — he agreed, but with trepidation since he never played organized basketball. He said yes because he’s come […]

Comments Off / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fort El Dorado Hills under a flag of truce; Colonel Skeel holding ground

Richard Esposito

The battleground that is Fort El Dorado Hills remains under a flag of truce as the warring parties try to negotiate a treaty. Tony Rogozinski of General Guy Gertsch’s Community Services District staff recommended everyone involved in the conflict lay down their weapons and cease hostilities. Meanwhile Colonel John Skeel, currently holding the upper hand […]

6 Comments / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billinglsley’s bullets: Here we go again

Every three or four years I create a new list of “Billingsley’s Axioms of Life.” These axioms come from my life experiences in the last three or four years. Also, some axioms result from conversations I have had or from books or magazines that have crossed my path in the last 45 months. If you […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Let’s re-elect Harry

EDITOR: I have spoken with both candidates for the El Dorado Irrigation District board for the district that includes El Dorado Hills. I would suggest that any of you who are having a hard time making up your mind just analyze the background of the two candidates running. Harry Norris is so far ahead of […]

3 Comments / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Beware of EID regional water rate comparisons

EDITOR: Of all the literature received during District 5 EID board campaigns, the EID regional water rate bar charts are misleading for El Dorado Hills residents. These bar charts show EID bi-monthly water cost close to average of other districts but assume a district-wide unrealistic low usage of 2,700 cf (27 hcf) for those in […]

1 Comment / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID by the numbers…

EDITOR: EID’s Jim Abercrombie this week showed charts that water 2012 rates are about to “sky-rocket” another 28 percent for EID’s “medium usage” residential water customer. This additional 28 percent follows rate increases of 18 percent in 2010 and 15 percent in 2011. Another 11 percent rate increase already is targeted for 2013. Overhead spending […]

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Current EID board saves EDH residents thousands?

EDITOR: I recently opened my mailbox to see my Sample Ballot. I was rather confused when I read that an incumbent EID board member saves El Dorado Hills residents thousands of dollars. If any of us saved our EID bills prior to when the current board members were elected, one can calculate that for the […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »