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Publisher’s Ink: This wolverine stuff(ing) is hard to make up

Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) becomes uneasy when she enters the office parlor of the Bates Motel in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense/horror film “Psycho.” The ominous scene of stuffed birds staring down from the walls gives us a glimpse of Norman Bates, the character Anthony Perkins portrays. Stuffing things, especially birds, was Norman’s pastime. And his […]

No Comment / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Don’t allow others to define you

Somewhere along the way, I heard the phrase, “Limiting Beliefs.” As I understand this phrase, it means beliefs that stop you from doing something or beliefs that limit your willingness to test yourself in any new areas of life. • If your mother said you had a lousy singing voice, you probably stopped singing. When Dad […]

No Comment / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

El Dorado Hills chamber encourages a “yes” on Measure C

EDITOR: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors votes to support Measure C, an El Dorado County Ballot Measure. Measure C will allow for the county to pay small vendors (contracts less than $10,000) in a timely manner. Most small vendors are our local businesses. This measure will allow the county to […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Vote yes on Measure C

EDITOR: As a former county employee that regularly saw the waste of taxpayer money due to the crazy requirements of Charter Section 602, I implore my fellow citizens to vote yes on Measure C and put your tax dollars to better use. The charter requires that all services bought by the county require a written […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

This joke is on us

The joke: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” The punch line: “To get to the other side.” Everyone’s heard the joke and the multitude of answers to the basic question. Now it seems the joke’s on us as we’ve changed from chickens crossing the road to deer and other wildlife. With the construction of […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

How the economy screwed up our education

EDITOR: Since the recession, student tuition has been climbing to an ultimate high. College has become a huge investment in a young person’s life but if students and their family cannot afford a higher education how can we expect America to move forward? Young people are the future and if they are not educated they […]

No Comment / May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thanks, Supervisor Ray Nutting & Fire Chief Roberts

EDITOR: Thanks goes to Supervisor Ray Nutting for initiating efforts in cooperation with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Chief Dave Roberts to ensure Centex homeowners in Blackstone were notified of the potential fire hazard and recall involving the solar roof tiles. Jacob Gabrie EDH Town Center Management

No Comment / May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »