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Billingsley’s Bullets: Spend your time wisely

Lately it seems like everywhere I go someone is discussing the presidential debates. People argue, debate and often become angry before they leave the scene. The talking and occasional shouting appear to be a waste of time. Nobody changes his/her mind and compromise sails out the window. Why do people waste 45 minutes on an […]

April 06, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Vietnam veterans honored

EDITOR: To Supervisor Ron Mikulaco: As a Vietnam veteran with multiple tours of duty in county I appreciate your support and the support of the other members of the Board of Supervisors approving the March 22 proclamation to recognize, honor and thank our Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during the Vietnam […]

March 30, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Senior News: April 2016

Spring has sprung! I hope you are enjoying our bright green El Dorado Hills as much as I am. In about two weeks you will receive the summer edition of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Activity Guide, which has 11 jam-packed pages of events and activities coming soon to a Senior Center near you. Check […]

March 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Embrace diversity

EDITOR: We are Oak Ridge High School parents who are angered and disappointed by the behavior of certain ORHS fans at the recent girls basketball game between ORHS and McClatchy High School. We are deeply disturbed that these fans felt it acceptable to hurl racial taunts and general insults about appearance toward players on the […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

March Madness … and there’s plenty of it out there

March Madness began March 15 and now 16 of the 64 college basketball teams are left and will fight for the national championship title. On the political court the madness between the remaining six presidential contenders started long before the Ides of March. For years people have demanded change in Washington. “We need a businessman to run […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Don’t paint our youth with a broad brush

El Dorado Hills’ teenagers and young adults have made a few headlines over the last week — and not in a good way. It started with allegations that teenage spectators at the Oak Ridge High School varsity girls basketball game shouted racial slurs at McClatchy High School players during a late-February home game. Add to […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: Broken Windows 2.0

Broken Windows theory was introduced in 1982 by social scientists James Wilson and George Kelling. The theory states that law enforcement targeting minor crimes helps to create an atmosphere of lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes. Kelling was hired as a consultant in New York City in 1985 and the theory was put in practice over the […]

March 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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