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Guest column: Investments in Sierra forests crucial for future water supply

The two of us have many differences. One of us is Republican, the other a Democrat. One represents a sprawling rural district, the other predominately comprised of suburban communities. And to be sure, there is plenty we do not agree on. But one area we are in total agreement is the many benefits that flow […]

No Comment / September 04, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Summer road trip, Clark Griswold-style

Most fathers will admit to having a little Clark Griswold in them. Clark Griswold is the goofy yet doting father portrayed by Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Vacation movies. Griswold always planned vacations with the right intentions for his family to enjoy memorable experiences, but of course, life keeps getting in the way of Griswold’s plans. We […]

No Comment / August 29, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Life is confusing before 9 a.m.

A few months ago I arrived at work with half of my face shaved and wearing light brown socks to match my black pants. One of my co-workers asked me if I was OK after observing my face and clothes. It’s true that I am not a morning person. I once bloodied my nose while […]

No Comment / August 29, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

What hypocrites

EDITOR: Where is Sharpton, Jackson, Holder and Obama? If three white teens went joy riding and killed a black man jogging down the street all hell would break loose. Jackson and Sharpton would be leading marches; Holder would be demanding that justice be served and he’d have the DOJ and FBI looking for racial hatred […]

No Comment / August 25, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: August 2013

Fall weather means party time Oktoberfest is coming soon, so make your reservations NOW! This party will be on Friday, Oct. 11, in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. It is sponsored by the Senior Council and the Placerville Senior Nutrition Lunch Program. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., entertainment by Funatics […]

No Comment / August 25, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Taxpayers speak out against unjust fire tax

For the second time in as many years, the state of California is mailing hundreds of thousands of fire tax bills to rural Californians who live in the so-called State Responsibility Area. The bills hit mailboxes even as the class action lawsuit I’m backing has finally received a green light to move forward. As Jon […]

No Comment / August 22, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Supervisor Nutting’s true colors

EDITOR: Like many others in El Dorado County, I supported Ray Nutting for county supervisor in 2012. Ray convinced me he was the best candidate for this elected position because he was heavily active in the community for many years, and he had a servant’s heart for the citizens in this county. I have come […]

No Comment / August 14, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »