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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 […]

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 »