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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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. […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Gun range could ruin Shingle Springs

EDITOR: Usually once or twice a week I have the privilege of driving my children to their elementary school. A very special school nestled in rolling green hills and under the shadows of century old oak trees. Sometimes it feels a bit like driving back in time. Shingle Springs is a uniquely beautiful place to […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Asking the tribe to be a good neighbor

EDITOR: A 29-lane, outdoor commercial gun range and tactical live-fire shoot house is being built by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians on recently acquired, off-reservation trust land located at the southeast corner of Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive. The proposed range will be within 1,000 yards of two public elementary schools and […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »