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Garden Guru: Prime time for primulas

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 […]

February 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

California Rambling: El Dorado explorer

Jedediah Strong Smith spent much of his short life blazing trails throughout the West, though — considering the times in which he lived — he would have never imagined how his accomplishments are remembered, 185 years later. Each day, thousands walk, cycle, ride and run along the 32-mile Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, also known as the American […]

February 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Learning from the little ones

Recently my 2 1/2-year-old great-granddaughter Daisy came into the living room and saw my infected hand bandaged from fingertips to elbow. Without saying a word, she came over to me and patted my hand, which she described as my “owie.” After she patted my hand she went into the kitchen, returned to me and gave […]

February 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

In health: Healthy new year? How are you going to get there?”

Make any New Year’s resolutions? Great, that new behavior will last about a week. Resolutions are meant to be broken because when you resolve to do something, that is weak in nature. If you want to change anything you must commit. We get inundated with information and long lists of things to do to improve […]

January 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

EID general manager responds

EDITOR: In the recent letter to the editor “EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests” Darwin Throne indicated that the El Dorado Irrigation District board ignored the many ratepayer protests voiced during the Jan. 11 rate hearing. The board and staff listened very carefully to the approximately 30 people who voiced their concerns at the three-hour hearing — both […]

January 27, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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