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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 »

Measuring the value of wine, wood and water

Richard Esposito

Miraflores Winery was the final stop on this year’s Ag Tour. Now in its 48th year the Agriculture Tour continues its mission of providing awareness of the importance of agriculture to El Dorado County. The event was sponsored by the Agricultural Council of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, Apple Hill Growers Association, El […]

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

Want to know about your EID bill? Just call

EDITOR: Greg Prada’s latest letter raised two points involving EID. The more important one was repetition of an incorrect claim, that EID had added $9 million in new IT projects to its Capital Improvement Plan for IT projects. There are no new IT projects in EID’s CIP. It’s easy to mistakenly believe otherwise because there […]

1 Comment / June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

50 shades of destruction to our kids

Julie Samrick

I can see why “50 Shades of Grey” has enamored grown women everywhere. The story of recent college graduate Anastasia Steele’s dark and sexually charged relationship with extremely wealthy, dashingly handsome Christian Grey has only one hitch — Grey’s kinky, S&M fetishes are non-negotiable if Ana wants to be his girlfriend.  Christian is as deviant […]

4 Comments / June 08, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Get well soon, Rusty Dupray

EDITOR: I have learned today that Rusty Dupray was in a motorcycle accident this week and is recovering at Sutter Hospital in Roseville. I am certain that everyone who knows Rusty will keep him in their thoughts and prayers and wish him a speedy and complete recovery. Whether you agreed with Rusty when he was on […]

No Comment / June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Finally … taking the reins of Facebook

Well, I’ve done it. I finally succumbed to the peer pressure. I’m now on Facebook. Just to clarify, it was the technical savvy of daughter No. 2 that made it all possible. Without her help I would still be staring at Facebook’s introduction page. With the recent media hype over Facebook’s IPO stock offering and […]

No Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »