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My Turn: Mental health first aid

What is stigma? The dictionary defines it as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person.” Stigma is a word that has the power to isolate people and stop people from asking for help, even when they need it. When it comes to the stigma associated with depression, thoughts of suicide and […]

No Comment / March 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: A ‘Day Without a Woman’ is easy — try six

Just imagine a day without women. March 8 was International Women’s Day. Women were encouraged to take the day off, avoid shopping and wear red to show their solidarity. When was this special day added to the calendar? Unbeknownst to me it’s been around since the early 1900s but has attracted very little attention — until this […]

No Comment / March 20, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: What are our placement options?

As important as it is to plan ahead for long-term care needs, things often don’t happen as planned. An older adult falls and breaks a hip or has a stroke and, in an instance, their life is changed forever. Suddenly family members are frantically searching for senior care services available in their area and trying to […]

No Comment / March 15, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Double standard

EDITOR: There is an extremely large amount of information circulating around the country by left-leaning news outlets and politicians in regards to President Trump’s proclamations to enforce the laws on the books when it comes to illegal immigrants. There is also much uproar by those same groups when the president says that Mexico will pay […]

3 Comments / March 15, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: Sanctuary state bad idea for California

In its continued quest to lead the nation in irresponsible governance, the California State Senate is moving forward with Senate Bill 54. The bill completely dismisses the millions of citizens who follow the law and want safe communities for their families and businesses. It’s also the latest embarrassing example of the Legislature’s cult-like devotion to […]

No Comment / March 13, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Go native

As our landscapes finally start to dry out from the deluge of much-needed rainfall, it is hard to resist the urge to start perusing the local garden centers and nurseries for our spring projects in the garden. Before you take the plunge consider first taking an inventory of your landscape. Did some of the plants […]

2 Comments / March 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: ‘La La’ versus ‘Moonlight’

When the two presenters awarded the final, and biggest, award of the night, I saw the awkward moment unfold live from our family room. “And the winner is,” Warren Beatty said just before a long, lingering pause. Then he handed the envelope to his co-presenter and “Bonnie & Clyde” co-star, Faye Dunaway. “La La Land,” […]

No Comment / March 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »