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Billingsley’s Bullets: Start your day with thankfulness

How does your day normally start? I start each day with a short meditation that basically gives thanks to the Great Spirit for my many blessings. After giving thanks, I turn on the coffee pot and enjoy the comforting coffee aroma and taste while I read the newspaper. No negative thinking allowed in my first […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Deputy injured in collision

An El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy was injured in a collision in El Dorado Hills on July 5. The deputy, whose name has not been released, was turning left from southbound Latrobe Road onto eastbound Highway 50 at about 11:15 p.m. when a silver 2007 Nissan Altima traveling northbound on Latrobe entered the intersection and […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Open house highlights Town Center apartments

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Last Wednesday a community open house was held at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station to highlight a proposed 250-unit luxury apartment complex in Town Center. Representatives from the developer, Stockton-based A.G. Spanos Companies, and county employees were on hand to answer questions during the public comment phase of the project, which concludes June 25.

Once the 30-day public comment period is closed, the county will give its recommendations to the Planning Commission June 26. If the project is approved, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will vote on it July 29. If all goes as planned, A.G. Spanos regional vice president Alexandros Economou said construction could begin in early 2015.

2 Comments / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Art and science camps make summer unforgettable

Crocker Art Museum camps Green World, Green You Perfect for kids who like science and the environment, campers ages 6 to 10 will learn about land-based art called Earthworks, create a recycled assemblage artwork while learning recycling tips, delve into the science behind art, and spend a day in Land Park exploring the gardens, zoo […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Science Olympiad expands the mind

Science masters — The Rolling Hills Middle School Science Olympiad team, clockwise from left front, includes Andrew Tang, Eric Zhao, Stephanie Warrior, Prachi Sood, Chris Zinser, Anthony Pham, Nicholas Pham, Mattie Vanhonsebrouck, Chris Tharratt, Misbah Shafi, James Yoon, Nidhi Vedantam, Tanushree Jain and Lynn Yang. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Sheldon and Leonard pay attention — 15 sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth-grade scientists are sharpening their brains and expanding their creativity to blow the Big Bang Theory and other science concepts right out of the water. Rolling Hills Middle School’s 2014 Science Olympiad team meets every Thursday after school with advisor Ryan Rutkin. At home, […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Voters get glimpse of candidate platforms

Offering us a preview of who they are and why they’re running, almost all of the candidates for El Dorado County elected department head positions filed a statement of candidacy. Joe Harn, 56, CPA, who is running to be re-elected Auditor-Controller, said his top priorities include protecting people’s tax dollars while ensuring the county stays […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Un-American

BOLO — Be On the Lookout — is usually something one associates with police agencies issuing a bulletin to watch out for a person who just committed a major crime. But at the IRS it means Be On the Lookout for Tea Party groups. Not just Tea Party groups, but “Patriots,” “9/12 Project,” groups concerned […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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