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A dose of Dan: A third political party with some clout

Each election season many reach a saturation point where we’re numb to the political propaganda being pumped at us by both of our great nation’s largest political parties. Presidential elections generally make the saturation point occur more quickly. I suspect I am already reaching my saturation point this season. I realize we’re still more than […]

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

I’m opposed to Mather air cargo expansion

EDITOR: I have been a resident of El Dorado Hills since 2005. Prior to moving here I was employed by the FAA as a supervisor for an air traffic facility in Oakland. I have been around airplanes all my life, both as a pilot and as a profession. In the 30 years of work I […]

No Comment / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Judges should tell the truth

EDITOR: When a lawyer states, “I have appeared before the CA and U.S. Supreme Courts,” people reasonably interpret this statement as meaning that the attorney has argued cases in person before the justices of the Supreme Courts. Most people do not think that submitting a document for filing “technically” constitutes an appearance before the court. […]

4 Comments / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: The logic of government

We’re in the thick of another hotly contested political season, so many of us have government front-and-center on our minds. And many have already grown tired of the drama and rhetoric, wondering if anyone out there has the skill set and common sense to return the country to a practical, logical path. In that spirit, […]

2 Comments / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Just call me ‘Slim Bob’

Bob Billingsley

For the first time in my life, I have made a serious commitment to losing 30 pounds and to maintaining a slimmer body. I am a little past the half-way mark, and my eating habits are dull and effective. Presently I don’t look forward to eating, and I dream daily about glazed old-fashion donuts. Clothes […]

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

Crib notes: Democrat or Republican, teach kids what it means to be American

Julie Samrick

What should I have told my children before our city honored Staff Sgt. Sky Mote last month? What does one say about a young hero who made the ultimate sacrifice and made such a large impression in his too short 27 years? Many of us didn’t even know Mote, or his parents who are both […]

No Comment / September 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Ammo Depot just a ‘sign’ of the times

School officials with the El Dorado Union High School District shot themselves in the foot after making the decision to turn over Ammo Depot’s sign on the Ponderosa High School stadium scoreboard. The advertisement was purchased by the Rancho Cordova business to promote the store and help sponsor the school’s football program. Brandon Lungren is […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »