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Shedding light on the bulbs

Turning the clocks back an hour earlier couldn’t come at a better time at our house. Besides making life a tad bit depressing, the reduced sunlight during the day required more use of artificial light sources. It was this source of light that now affected my wife’s ability to perform the crossword puzzle. “What’s wrong […]

No Comment / November 07, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Fort El Dorado Hills under a flag of truce; Colonel Skeel holding ground

Richard Esposito

The battleground that is Fort El Dorado Hills remains under a flag of truce as the warring parties try to negotiate a treaty. Tony Rogozinski of General Guy Gertsch’s Community Services District staff recommended everyone involved in the conflict lay down their weapons and cease hostilities. Meanwhile Colonel John Skeel, currently holding the upper hand […]

6 Comments / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

From chopsticks to cemeteries to living wills

“What are you doing with the chopsticks?” my wife asked. “Improvising,” I said. “How else do I stir the sugar I’m putting into my cup of hot tea?” Is it just me or does anyone else question why oriental restaurants don’t include spoons with their table settings? Oh yeah, they’ll give you a fork, a […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rafting the Northwest Territory of El Dorado County

Imagine the excitement Meriwether Lewis and William Clark experienced when they ventured down the Columbia River in present day Washington state on their grand expedition westward into the Northwest Territory. Theirs was to seek a water route across North America and explore the uncharted West. Our own Lewis and Clark expedition shoved off from Coloma […]

No Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Folsom escapee moves to No. 1 on FBI’s Mosted Wanted List

Richard Esposito

John Dillinger, when asked what he did for a living, simply responded, “I rob banks.” It could be debated that Dillinger’s choice of occupation actually helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover declared John Dillinger public enemy No. 1, the department was on its way to becoming the premier law […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

CASA — It’s all about the kids

“It’s for the kids!” auctioneer David Sobon repeated many times during an evening fundraiser at Rancho Olivo Vineyards in Cameron Park last Saturday. The “kids” Sobon was referring to are those currently being served by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) here in El Dorado County. With projected cuts of $55,000 from the Superior Court next […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Why we can’t call kids the ‘F’ word anymore

Let’s see, how does that favorite little ditty go? “Hot dogs … Armour hot dogs. What kinds of kids eat Armour hot dogs? Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks. Tough kids, sissy kids … even kids with chicken pox …” Now of course, this advertising jingle wouldn’t see the light of day […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »