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CASA — It’s all about the kids

“It’s for the kids!” auctioneer David Sobon repeated many times during an evening fundraiser at Rancho Olivo Vineyards in Cameron Park last Saturday. The “kids” Sobon was referring to are those currently being served by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) here in El Dorado County. With projected cuts of $55,000 from the Superior Court next […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The Knightly News

Supervisor John Knight

Roads matter  By John Knight Most residents of El Dorado County care about public safety, sheriff and fire services. Besides these services, most residents of El Dorado County are very concerned about traffic. I was first elected as District 1 supervisor in 2009 and I receive more calls and concerns about traffic congestion, construction and […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Why we can’t call kids the ‘F’ word anymore

Let’s see, how does that favorite little ditty go? “Hot dogs … Armour hot dogs. What kinds of kids eat Armour hot dogs? Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks. Tough kids, sissy kids … even kids with chicken pox …” Now of course, this advertising jingle wouldn’t see the light of day […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Millie Smith

Oktoberfest is right around the corner Our next special event is the Oktoberfest and will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, sponsored by the El Dorado Senior Support Council and the Placerville Nutrition Lunch Program.  It will be held in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., entertainment […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

We’re changing faster than Pony Express riders

I was invited to speak at the Cameron Park Rotary club recently. Members were interested in hearing how California’s oldest newspaper was doing as we celebrate 160 years in publication this year. After my presentation one Rotarian asked, “Where do you see newspapers in the coming years?” This seems to be a common question on […]

No Comment / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Getting to know Achilles personally

Dan Francisco

I’ve never been a big fan of Greek mythology, but circumstances have forced me to become intimately familiar with Achilles. Recall that Achilles was a powerful hero in Homer’s Iliad and the greatest warrior on the battlefield in Troy. When Achilles was an infant, his mother immersed him in the river Styx to make him […]

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Climbing a mountain is great motivation for change

Last month I laced up my hiking boots and successfully completed one of the most difficult physical challenges for which I’ve ever volunteered. After hours of rock scrambling and a grueling, slow climb through steep, loose ash and pumice I made it to the top of Mount St. Helens (thanks to my boyfriend, my stubbornness, […]

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »