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Residents see red over state fire fee

The arrival of Fire Prevention Fee notices last week from no less a tax collector than the California Board of Equalization angered many tax-averse property owners in rural areas around the state. It also irked El Dorado Hills residents, about half of whom are subject to the fee. Local property owners argue that they already […]

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Bogey the big-hearted cat shares a heartfelt message

Bogey the Education Ambassador loves the attention he gets from Bengal Weekly News team members Rhiannon Gotcher, 12;  Kate Green-Jones, 12; Shani Sansone, 12; and Jessica Furtado, 13, left to right. Bogey visited Rolling Hills Middle School last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Not sure who to vote for this year? If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney leave you cold, then how about voting for Bogey? Bogey, an orange-striped Manx with gray-green eyes and a big heart, is one of four finalists in Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue: Tales of Greatness contest and you can vote for […]

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Oak Ridge pulls away from Pacers 42-14

After their last game against Washington of Fremont, Oak Ridge football coach Eric Cavaliere was already ahead of the rest of the team. “It’s the most important game on our schedule,” he said after the win against the Huskies, referring to Friday’s test against area powerhouse Grant. The Trojans passed with flying colors — thrashing […]

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A dose of Dan: The logic of government

We’re in the thick of another hotly contested political season, so many of us have government front-and-center on our minds. And many have already grown tired of the drama and rhetoric, wondering if anyone out there has the skill set and common sense to return the country to a practical, logical path. In that spirit, […]

2 Comments / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Just call me ‘Slim Bob’

Bob Billingsley

For the first time in my life, I have made a serious commitment to losing 30 pounds and to maintaining a slimmer body. I am a little past the half-way mark, and my eating habits are dull and effective. Presently I don’t look forward to eating, and I dream daily about glazed old-fashion donuts. Clothes […]

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Fall in love with the arts

Fall, like spring, is a season for new beginnings. Students are beginning a new year. Live entertainment organizations begin the 2012-2013 season. And it’s a great time to take a look at what our local arts associations have in store. We are fortunate to have several arts and artists associations in the vicinity. I’ve met […]

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Raise your “awareness” of benefits of life insurance

John Zezini

You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isn’t too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture. Unfortunately, too many Americans are […]

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