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Kiley’s Corner: Californians are mobilizing against new taxes

A few weeks ago, as the Legislature was wrapping up its final business of 2017, the speaker of the Assembly hailed this year as the most “progressive” in California history. Now, I often do not agree with the speaker. But in at least one sense, this superlative was accurate: the just-completed legislative session brought the […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Trojans move to 5-0 with 42-14 win over Woodcreek

By Ike Dodson ROSEVILLE — Friday’s 28-point Sierra Foothill League win didn’t come down to any necessary heroics, but since life in one of the state’s toughest football conferences certainly will, Oak Ridge used big situations to achieve big results, beating Woodcreek 42-14 in the process. The Trojans (5-0) were 2 of 2 on fourth-down […]

October 06, 2017 | Posted in Sports

My Turn: Real newspapers, real news

“Real Newspapers, Real News” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 1-7.) Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real”  at newspapers. Real stories, real journalism, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes and, now, real threats. This is the 77th annual National Newspaper Week, a time to reflect on […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Wildfire season is not over yet

October brings more fall-like weather with cooler temps and gusty winds. Perfect for a spooky Halloween night, but definitely scary for fire weather. Just recently south of Cameron Park, the French Fire exhibited extreme fire behavior on a relatively cool day with no wind. Gusty winds can fan a small wildfire into an inferno. With […]

October 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

County property tax roll up $1.7 billion

El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland announced the assessed value of all taxable property in El Dorado County increased by almost 6 percent from last year. The $31.5 billion property tax roll, which reflects the assessed value as of Jan. 1, 2017, is approximately $1.7 billion above last year’s assessed value of $29.8 billion. The $31.5 billion roll […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

My Turn: Taking away democracy

First, my congratulations to Bill Schultz — our retiring, elected El Dorado County recorder-clerk and registrar of voters. Bill has done an honorable job over the years in his office, including making sure our elections and the democratic process are fair and above-board in our county. That’s why he was reelected several times. His will […]

September 20, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: Starting the conversation

When I was growing up my mom always said “You need to make a lot of money so you can take care of me when I’m old.” As a child, it went in one ear and out the other. I now understand and one day might be telling my children the same. Within our line of work […]

September 20, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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