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Making a political point

EDITOR: I can’t know the intent of the employees in the Cincinnati  office of the IRS who in 2010 began tagging  501 C4’s  with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names for extra scrutiny, but the facts are these. In 2010 most of the new applications were from the conservative side; the department responsible for […]

No Comment / May 29, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Oh! Oh! Oleander!

Courtesy photo

As spring warms into summer, one of the highest color impacts we enjoy along our roadways and in our landscapes has to be the bountiful, blooming oleander. Oleanders are characterized by summer blooming, heavily scented flowers that may be red, pink, white or yellow depending on cultivar. In our warm climate area, the leaves are […]

No Comment / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News – May 2013

Spring Fling Spring Fling was a great party with more than 200 people attending. This party was sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council and the Senior Nutrition Lunch program from Placerville. The lunch was delicious and the band was great. We had many dancers on the dance floor; they had a great time […]

No Comment / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

CalPERS, EDH Fire Board

EDITOR: On April 17 the California Public Employees Retirement System, CalPERS, announced, “employer [local government] contributions will rise by nearly 50 percent in the short term as the plan is implement.” By this bland statement CalPERS finally admitted that extravagant public employee pensions were inadequately funded. The El Dorado Hills fire department is vested in the […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Un-American

BOLO — Be On the Lookout — is usually something one associates with police agencies issuing a bulletin to watch out for a person who just committed a major crime. But at the IRS it means Be On the Lookout for Tea Party groups. Not just Tea Party groups, but “Patriots,” “9/12 Project,” groups concerned […]

No Comment / May 19, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Freedom under siege

Just a week after the President extolled the benign virtues of big government and told university students to ignore those who warn of its dangers, Americans woke up to headlines that this government has been targeting groups and individuals that it doesn’t like for intimidation and harassment. I appreciate the president’s sudden interest in getting […]

No Comment / May 19, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Bible story very heartwarming

EDITOR: I wanted to comment on the wonderful article Mike Roberts wrote on the return of the Castile family’s 127-year-old presentation Bible. It was fascinating and heartwarming to read the story of it’s journey home. Being in the hobby of genealogy myself, it just made me marvel at the work and dedication that Mr. Thomas did in returning this treasure to […]

No Comment / May 16, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »