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My Turn: Annexing Rescue

Last month the El Dorado Hills Fire Department presented information on why we should annex the Rescue Fire Department. The EDHFD recently annexed the Latrobe Fire Department, claiming better support for EDH fire needs. EDHFD had already contracted to support LFD. However, that annexation will now cost El Dorado Hills taxpayers an unanticipated $600,000 annually to install […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a care manager: Health insurance — Do older adults take it for granted?

The spirited debates surrounding some aspects of the Affordable Care Act made me think about Medicare, health insurance for adults older than 65. Open enrollment, an annual time period whereby an individual can review and change Medicare plans, Medicare supplement policies (Medigap) and prescriptions drug plans (Medicare Part D), opens each year in November. I thought it might be […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Senior News: November 2015

It’s November already! We hope you can join us this fall at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center. We offer many programs, activities, events and services for those 50 and older. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information and reservations regarding the programs mentioned in this article. You can also view the El Dorado Hills Community […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: Déjà vu all over again

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Crown Village, we learned that apartments were planned for the southwest corner of Francisco Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Having seen the influx of apartments in Cameron Park, many of us in El Dorado Hills did not want that to happen here. A successful grassroots effort […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Happiness comes from within

Diane Dreher’s book “The Tao of Inner Peace” has the following quote: “The way of peace begins with self-acceptance. To seek peace outside is to leave it behind. “Because of the Taoist principle of oneness, when we accept ourselves we naturally accept others. Without self-acceptance, people see life as a constant struggle, making war on […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My view on Measure E

EDITOR: The question is simple: Should the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors re-zone the approximately 100 acres of the former executive golf course in El Dorado Hills from its current land use as open space/recreation to allow the building of new residential housing and commercial development? Thanks to Measure E, you get to voice […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: A rose by any other name

One of the better performing, deciduous flowering shrubs in the El Dorado Hills heat is the Rose of Sharon. Preferring full sun settings, this profuse flowering hibiscus botanically known as Hibiscus syriacus can be featured as a specimen or planted in mass to serve as an effective privacy hedge during most of the year when […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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