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In appreciation of our Sheriff’s Office

EDITOR: Having just completed the 14 weeks of the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy, I had planned to write a letter stating how impressed I was not only with the Sheriff’s Office dedication to our safety, but of the support, team work and pride they share for the department as a whole. Now upon learning of this […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior News: December

The Christmas Party Wasn’t that a great party? With close to 300 attending, everyone had a great time … one of the best parties ever! Lunch was prepared by the Senior Nutrition Lunch program of Placerville and it was delicious. We thank our local Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills for donating and preparing the […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: ‘All I Want for Christmas Is…’

Remember the old song, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth?” I’ve caught myself humming the tune as I walk around the house the past few days as we move closer to Christmas. I remember singing the song with my mother when I was a youngster, although when I sing it today […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Some marital traditions do not change

I have had the privilege of Monika’s company, as my wife, for 54 years. She knows me better than I know myself, and she still stays with me. You would think, after 53 years she would be an expert regarding my eating habits … right? • Every day Monika asks me the same question — […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Why women see better

Bob Billingsley

Women see better because they pay attention to their reading glasses. They clean their glasses more often, and they clean them correctly, with soft soap, water and a soft cloth. For some strange reason, guys don’t pay attention to their glasses and rarely clean them properly. Perhaps guys are just lazier? • I very rarely […]

No Comment / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The public shouldn’t ignore our fire department’s activities

EDITOR: The El Dorado Hills Fire Board’s 689th meeting occurred Dec. 6. The board, fire employees, potential contractors, a Latrobe Fire representative and me were in attendance. The public is not very interested. It should be. The board will soon approve $1,000,000 for a new aerial ladder fire truck. Only one vendor qualified. Bids were […]

No Comment / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: ‘Pi’ is a movie with it all, arguably best of the year

Why is it that fresh, smart story lines have taken a backseat to visual gymnastics at kids’ movies lately? The bigger the budget, the more tricks we see, but this often means less in the way of character and plot development. That is until “Life of Pi,” the new film based on the 2001 novel […]

No Comment / December 11, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »