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Billingsley’s Bullets: What annoys you?

There are a few things that press my annoyance button and try my patience. Things that annoy me: 1. People on their cell phones while I am eating at a cafe or in a movie theater. 2. Trying to paint my house ceiling without cussing. 3. 3-year-old magazines in the dentist waiting room. 4. Being […]

Billingsley’s Bullets: Don’t drop your pants too early

My neighbor Paul Chafer sent me the following information: “This afternoon, I went over to the local Bass Pro Shop to get a 9mm handgun for home/personal protection. When I was ready to pay for the pistol and the ammo, the cashier said, ‘Strip down, facing me.’ Making a mental note to complain to the […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | 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 ,

Conservationist Bill Center remembered

Bill Center, a former member of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, longtime conservationist and community activist, died Sept. 18 at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville from cancer, according to his longtime friend and associate Alan Ehrgott. Born in Berkeley, Center grew up in Fort Bragg. He spent a year as an AFS exchange student […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: The art of growing old

As you age, you become more intolerant of boring people and boring activities. We are taught to always be patient with boring people. Listen to them until you are blue in the face or until you scream, “I have to go now!” Also, we are taught that it is impolite to leave a boring cocktail […]

September 06, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Does your self-image need help?

It’s pretty unusual to receive a straightforward compliment. I’m not talking about a daily compliment. Most people are lucky to receive a weekly compliment. A compliment can turn a lousy day into a special day. Compliments mean you are being recognized and appreciated. Sometimes these compliments remind us that we have talents we don’t recognize […]

July 26, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

DA says sanctuary bill would make matters worse

Adding his voice to those opposed to Senate Bill 54, El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson recently testified against the proposed legislation before the State Assembly Judiciary Committee.

The bill, which has already passed the State Senate, would make California a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants.

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