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Sour grapes grand jury

EDITOR: The recent grand jury report critical of El Dorado County Auditor Joe Harn and District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulako, in my opinion, was a personal attack on two public servants who look out for taxpayer money and strongly represent the people who elected them. Both Joe and Ron ask the difficult questions on spending proposals […]

July 08, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Be safe this 4th of July

EDITOR: Summer in California is officially under way. These warm temperatures bring increased outdoor activities. The 4th of July is no exception. Many Californians and tourists will be celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks. Cal Fire wants to stress the importance of fireworks safety and the state’s zero tolerance against illegal fireworks. El Dorado County does not […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

My Turn: Protecting privacy rights

Technology’s miraculous leaps forward bring unimaginable benefits to us all.  Life-saving medical procedures, limitless entertainment options, wealth building productivity tools and more change our lives for the better.  But as with all tools, their benefit — or harm — depends on the intent of the user. That is why this legislative session I’m paying special attention to […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Got water? I’ll drink to that

As Ag Tours go, this year’s topic and agenda was most enlightening. Attendance was a tad lower than previous Ag Tours I’ve attended. This was likely the result of including only one wine-related venue on the tour. Participation always seems to increase in direct proportion to the number of wineries visited. This year’s theme “Got […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Senior News

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 information regarding the programs mentioned in this article. Senior […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Round and round we go

El Dorado County has a new chief administrative officer — the third in less than a year. Almost immediately after Larry Combs’ name was released, the speculation and rumors began. People jumped to defend former CAO Pamela Knorr; another group applauded the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous decision to hire someone new; others […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s better not to be stupid

Joyce Sequichie Hifler wrote the book “A Cherokee Feast of Days.” This is a book of daily meditations. She wrote, “If you argue with stupid reasoning you end up being stupid – Expressing an opinion can run you out of bounds and into areas that are not yours to argue. And no one has any […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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