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Concerned about new school schedule

Beginning this August for the 2012-13 school year Rescue Union School District is implementing a one-hour early release schedule for students each Monday. First of all, I would like to know where this hour of school is going? Is it going to be made up or is it an hour every week of school disappearing? […]

No Comment / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Pro golfers are spoiled babies

Dan Francisco

In the hierarchy of professional athletes, golfers are a petulant and spoiled lot. It is undisputed that all professional athletes dwell in some pampered fantasy land separate from the masses, but none appear more coddled by the game they play than golfers. I recently had the privilege of taking in the Friday round of the […]

1 Comment / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior news

Millie Smith

In the good ol’ summertime Since there isn’t any big party to write about this month, I decided to interview the seniors at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center to hear if they planned on doing anything exciting this summer like going on a cruise or taking a trip or having company. They all said, […]

No Comment / June 22, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID kicks $16 million can down the road

El Dorado Irrigation District’s June 11 board approval of General Manager Jim Abercrombie’s proposed refinancing of year 2003 bonds will move $16 million of debt principal repayments from the years 2013-16 out to the years 2022-29. Abercrombie’s version of the refinancing is, “This debt restructuring will have no adverse financial impact to the district, because […]

No Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I need a delete gun

Bob Billingsley

Having a delete button device you can hold in your hand would be the perfect present for me. If I point it at someone, whatever they are saying is deleted as the words leave their mouths. This device would be priceless in the following situations: – 80 percent of political speeches – Whenever anyone is […]

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

Publisher’s Ink: From Day to Knight

As elections go, incumbent El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight’s loss to newcomer Ron Mikulaco for the District 1 Supervisor seat was quite a surprise. People across the county are still talking about it and what it means to the district. Knight outspent Mikulaco 4-to-1 yet it wasn’t enough to retain his seat. So what […]

1 Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s amazing how dumb I am

Bob Billingsley

When I approach the grocery check stand I know that failure is about to become my trademark. As soon as I place my ATM card in the slot on the check stand, my confidence wanes. My card will not work — I know it — and soon the whole world will witness my humiliation. After […]

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