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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

We’re changing faster than Pony Express riders

I was invited to speak at the Cameron Park Rotary club recently. Members were interested in hearing how California’s oldest newspaper was doing as we celebrate 160 years in publication this year. After my presentation one Rotarian asked, “Where do you see newspapers in the coming years?” This seems to be a common question on […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »