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This is America

EDITOR: This is America. We vote for the best people we can find to represent us. What happens to them when they go to Washington? Consider President Trump. I was devastated when he ordered the Syrian air base near Homs to be bombed, but I can’t judge him. I don’t know the pressure he is […]

My Turn: What does ‘buy local’ really mean?

You hear “buy local” routinely. I believe that we all understand the importance of buying local. You know for every dollar spent in our local economy 66 cents is retained and recirculated right here. You understand sales tax and how that part of those dollars funnel back into our schools and law enforcement. Part of […]

Billingsley’s Bullets

Bionic Bob is on the way Recently a surgeon told me it may be time to replace my right knee. I have bone-on-bone on the right side of my knee and plenty of arthritis on the left side. A new knee may be an unexpected gift. I always wanted to be 6-foot-3. When they’re operating […]

Ask a Care Manager: Autism — the latest research

Johnny has been diagnosed with autism. He is 12 years old and non-verbal. Mom and Dad are exhausted because Johnny is not sleeping. Johnny regularly goes to school and has one-on-one help with his studies because he struggles. Paisley is also 12 years old and has been diagnosed as autistic. Paisley is very smart and obsesses […]

Thank you for another successful year

EDITOR: We are excited to announce that the 2017 Oak Ridge Sports Boosters Blue & Gold Event raised more than $106,000. Because of the generosity of supporters like you, this was the second highest grossing Blue & Gold Event in Oak Ridge history. Whether you attended, donated or volunteered, your continued commitment to Oak Ridge High School sports shined again and we can’t thank […]

My Turn: A Serrano homeowner’s side

Large scale developments like Serrano are highly regulated by the California Bureau of Real Estate. Extensive documentation is submitted to the BRE for review and approval at every step. First time buyers are given the BRE’s Final Public Report that describes the property and tells them how much the beginning homeowners dues will be among […]

Heaven and Earth

EDITOR: Have you heard about the NASA satellite called TIROS-1? Over 50 years ago it provided the first pictures of the whole Earth. For the first time we knew the weather all over the globe. We knew when and where the hurricanes formed, how fast they moved and where they would land. A new era began: Using […]

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