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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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. […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Stop unmitigated EDH development

EDITOR: While I praise Supervisor Knight and the Board of Supervisors for their efforts to improve traffic conditions in El Dorado Hills, I also challenge them to think. Traffic is merely a symptom of the larger problem of overwrought development in El Dorado Hills, primarily along Green Valley Road and Silva Valley Road. The Silva […]

Comments Off / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Honoring Staff Sgt. Mote

EDITOR: My daughter Megan (Murphy) Travis is a Staff Sgt. in the Air Force, stationed in Belgium. She attended Silva Valley, Rolling Hills and Oak Ridge. I told her what had happened to Staff Sgt. Mote and I knew it would matter, because Staff Sgt. was a fellow serviceperson and because his dad was one of her favorite teachers. […]

1 Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: A hero comes home

Richard Esposito

Nothing written in today’s column could lessen the pain Staff Sgt. Sky Mote’s family has experienced. The loss of a loved one is hard. But losing a son in the prime of his life must be unbearable. Sgt. Mote’s death brings a distant military campaign closer to home. It reminds us of nine long years […]

Comments Off / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »