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Publisher’s ink: Puppies, cats and pork chops

Our oldest daughter called me the other day. It’s always nice to hear from her. Now that she has a full-time job and is officially off my payroll, her incoming text messages and phone calls are that much more enjoyable. Actually with this particular call she was reaching out to her mother. “Looking for Mom?” […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: January 2014

Be my Valentine party Make your reservations soon, as the party will be here before you know it. The date is Friday, Feb. 14, and the party will be held in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. The party is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, the CSD and […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Drought-resistant champions

If any of you remember the Billy Ocean song with the lyrics “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” well, as an adage this is very appropriate for these challenging times of drought . With record-setting runs of days without rainfall, it is important to remember how many of our tough landscape plants […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Don’t sign the petition

EDITOR: The usual suspects are at it again. Bill Center and his acolytes — John Hidahl, Ellen Van Dyke, Shiva Frentzen and Howard Penn. These folks are not talking slow growth, they are talking NO GROWTH! What does that mean for El Dorado Hills? Retail businesses with no new business, churches with no new believers, schools […]

7 Comments / January 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thanks from the Mote family

EDITOR: Thanks to a wonderful community. Last year, two fundraising events were held in honor of our son, Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, and his fallen comrades: The MARSOC Project Black at the Leadman Triathlon in Phoenix, Ariz., and Ride 430 in Scottsdale, Ariz. In both of these events, wounded and active servicemen participated. The local […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: President Houdini inspires 2014 predictions

Another year has passed, as if acclaimed magician Harry Houdini waved his wand across the calendar while reciting a few mystical words and the past 12 months just went …“poof!” Houdini, “The Handcuff King,” master illusionist and grand entertainer, thrilled his audiences with feats of magic. Obviously this talent isn’t a lost art. Our present […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

New Safe Harbor deduction

Effective for tax years beginning in 2013, taxpayers can elect a simplified deduction for the business use of their home. The deduction is $5 per square foot with a maximum square footage of 300. Thus, the maximum deduction is $1,500 per year. Here are the details of this simplified method: Annual election – A taxpayer […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »