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Boycott Red Hawk Casino

EDITOR: In reading and talking with neighbors it seems that the Miwok Indian Tribe of Shingle Springs is not interested in being a good neighbor and plans to go ahead with their 29-lane outdoor shooting range. Let’s send them a clear message and boycott their casino. Nothing would send a clearer message than lost revenue […]

No Comment / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

In health: Getting some Zzzz

Doing this one thing will make all areas of your life better. There, now I have your attention. What is that one thing that makes everything better? Are you thinking of a magic pill, potion or App on your smart phone? The answer is sleep. I know you were looking for some magic bullet that would […]

No Comment / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Some conversation is very important

When someone important in your life says, “You just reminded me that there is something important that we need to discuss,” drop whatever you are doing and pay close attention to what is about to be said. • Do not interrupt the speaker, and do not become immediately defensive. You can speak your piece after […]

No Comment / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: March 2015

We hope to see you soon at your Senior Center. You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you around. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for dates and details of the programs mentioned in this […]

No Comment / March 22, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

2015’s dirty dozen tax scams

Phone scams, phishing and identity theft topped this year’s IRS list of the dirty dozen tax scams. The IRS released one scam at a time, an approach that allowed the IRS to explore each one in more detail. Here is the complete list: Phone scams Phishing Identity theft Return preparer fraud Hiding income offshore Inflated refund […]

No Comment / March 19, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Does God snore?

At times my mind operates in strange ways. After watching a NASCAR auto racing recently, I thought about God’s sleeping habits. • Since God isn’t human, I assume He doesn’t need to sleep. Besides, He should be available to answer prayer requests 24 hours a day. Some part of me cannot accept the idea that […]

No Comment / March 13, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: As an adult child, when Is It time?

Lucille lived alone and had since her husband had died 10 years before. After going through the grieving and getting accustomed to living alone, she adapted. Her children didn’t live close by but regularly checked in. She did fine for some time, but a telephone call from Lucille’s neighbor to the adult children revealed Mom was doing some strange things. […]

No Comment / March 13, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »