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Mello-Roos never go away

EDITOR: I got a good laugh out of all the El Dorado Hills residents thinking that somehow their Mello-Roos taxes were going to go away (“Serrano residents want school financing end date,” Nov. 11 Village Life). One of the first rules of thumb when buying a house is to make sure there are no Mello-Roos […]

November 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Senior News: December 2015

Where did the year go? We have kept so busy at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center it has just flown by. We hope you can join us in the new year. We promise you will find many new and exciting programs, groups, speakers, special events and more. In 2016 we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. […]

November 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you ‘over the hill’?

When I think about the expression “over the hill” I think about the aging process. When I hear this expression, it usually means he or she is too old now to “get the job done.” The last time I heard the expression was while listening to two men discussing an upcoming fight between two professional […]

November 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: Any age is the right age to exercise

I am going to start exercising tomorrow. Many of us have uttered those words to ourselves, but have your promises turned into healthy habits? Maybe you think you are “too old” to start a new program or you are uncertain about how try a new activity. The list of reasons to not exercise gets very […]

November 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Raising rates, again

EDITOR: On Nov. 9, by 3-2 vote, the El Dorado Irrigation District board voted to raise rates for 2016 by 5 percent to pay for more debt. Not once were employee costs discussed even though they represent 57 percent of operating expenses. Since 2003 EID boards have been very irresponsible in managing compensation. In 2004 the EID board voted to […]

November 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Crib Notes: The best place for veterans

Watching them beam with pride gives me goosebumps every year. For 12 consecutive years, American veterans from every war since World War II have stood in front of Lake Forest Elementary students and their families, scanning the room as the applause grows louder. One by one, they stand in front and state their names, branch of […]

November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: May your Thanksgiving be succulent

The month of November brings with it the spirit of thankfulness and reflection.  With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, I have reflected back over the past year and found myself very thankful for the recent rainfall. Enduring four years of drought conditions has put enormous stress upon our gardens and landscapes. While I can’t say the drought […]

November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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