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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 »

Publisher’s ink: ‘Big Mitt’ feeling Chicago-style heat

With calls for presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns one might suspect the candidate has more to hide behind his wealth. Just how much is this Republican contender worth? And how much does (did) he pay in income taxes? The clamoring from the left would lead one to believe Mitt […]

No Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Prepare for estate tax changes

By Chris Torchiana There may be a short window to take advantage of high exemption levels and low rates. If Congress doesn’t act before the end of the year, significant increases to estate and gift taxes are on the horizon. That’s because both federal estate and gift tax exemptions are set to revert to lower […]

No Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

October means Oktoberfest The Oktoberfest will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, and is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Support Council and the Placerville Senior Nutrition Lunch Program, who do such a great job for us. The event will be held in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. […]

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

Get Taylor Swift to Oak Ridge High

EDITOR: Taylor Swift is holding a contest where the school with the most votes by Sept. 23 wins a free, private concert on campus! I am trying to get the word out so if you would please go on taylorswiftoncampus.com and vote for Oak Ridge High School that would be amazing! Anybody can vote once […]

No Comment / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »