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Raise your ‘awareness’ of benefits of life insurance

You may be unaware of it, but September was 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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Support your local school

EDITOR: With all of the propositions on this year’s ballot, I believe people should have information that is not a 30 second sound bite from someone who does not have a personal stake in its outcome. For the last 20 years I have served on various local school boards. The first being the El Dorado […]

1 Comment / October 31, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Oak Ridge volleyball takes second

SACRAMENTO — From the start of its first game until the completion of its second, the Oak Ridge High volleyball team played solidly across the board Monday night against host St. Francis. Unfortunately for the Lady Trojans, the Troubadours won the Delta River League finale in straight sets 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 to deny Oak Ridge […]

No Comment / October 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Relish’s Righton resurrects Montano pub

Black and tan in the veins — Richard Righton is opening 36Handles Pub in the former Kinnee O’Reilly’s location on or about Dec. 1. The native Brit currently operates Relish Burger Bar, also in Montano, and Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom. He worked in pubs as a boy, “pouring cream tea in the afternoons,” and went on to manage several pubs as an adult. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The abrupt closure of Kinnee O’Reilly Irish Pub in August left patrons longing for a proper pint of Guinness. Local restaurateur Richard Righton feels their pain. Last week he announced plans to reopen the El Dorado Hills pub on or about Dec. 1 with the same great Irish brews, a new menu and a new […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire board spending unconscionable

EDITOR: I read with dismay your front page article on Oct. 17 implying the present fire board has exercised sound fiscal management. This is absurd given the extravagant compensation EDH firefighters receive. Their annual salary, overtime and education incentives average about $135,000 to $140,000 in addition to fully paid health care and an attractive retirement […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Stracener campaign gets sleazy

EDITOR: Judge Warren Stracener is mailing literature that uses smear tactics to hurt his opponent. This win-at-all-costs approach is what we expect from sleazy politicians, not judicial candidates. Is this the kind of person we want as our judge? Judge Eddie Keller(Ret.) El Dorado County Superior Court Shingle Springs

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID’s bloated budget

EDITOR: In his proposed $47 million gross operating spending for 2013, EID General Manager Jim Abercrombie has included $28.1 million of salaries and benefits for 221.5 employees … an average of $127,000 per employee. Abercrombie wants EID average salaries to climb to $78,000 and employee benefits, excluding paid time off, to average an “eye-popping” $49,000 […]

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