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Academic Decathlon students and volunteers are all winners

As students representing Oak Ridge, El Dorado, Union Mine and Ponderosa high schools filed into the theater of Union Mine High School last Saturday afternoon, the question on everyone’s mind was who would win this year’s 30th annual El Dorado County Academic Decathlon. Ponderosa High School entered the contest with 19 consecutive wins under its […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

More than oil spewing from Keysone pipeline decision

Richard Esposito

It’s been several years since the public last debated oil pipelines and the need to move this vital commodity from its source to the refinery. When oil was discovered at Prudhoe Bay in 1968 the entire country was abuzz. Environmentalists back then cast gloom and doom with tales of oil spills and their harm to […]

Comments Off / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

New York City attractions gun owners should avoid

Richard Esposito

For those considering spending some vacation time in New York City let me remind you to keep your handgun at home. Meredith Graves, a registered nurse from Tennessee visited more than Manhattan’s 911 Memorial during her stay in the Big Apple. She saw the inside of New York’s 43rd police precinct while being booked for […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

2012 predictions leave me tingling

Richard Esposito

According to the ancient Mayan calendar, something will occur on Dec. 21, 2012, that could lead to the demise of the human race. Just what that event is no one knows. Could it be a rare cosmic alignment of planets and stars threatening our existence? Will the sun spew a “super” solar storm disrupting all […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Plucking can be painful

Just hearing the words “threading your eyebrows” sounded painful. So when our eldest daughter put in a request to have her own eyebrows threaded I winced. Hmm …this was something I wasn’t going to miss. Being at the Roseville Galleria the day after Christmas was painful enough. Locating a parking space was causing my knuckles […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

CSD drops coal in Skeel’s Christmas stocking

Miss Novak: “I guess we fought a lot, but losing a job at a time like this … is something you don’t wish …” Mr. Kralik: “On your worse enemy.” – The Shop Around the Corner In the 1940 classic movie “The Shop Around the Corner,” directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) sympathizes […]

3 Comments / December 18, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Placerville’s dummy is part of our legacy

It’s encouraging to see tourists once again snapping photos of the dummy currently dangling in front of the former Hangman’s Tree Bar on Main Street in Placerville. Just prior to the Christmas parade, one couple was spotted peeking through the chain link fence trying to read the inscription on the historical plaque attached to the […]

1 Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »