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Medicare counseling services help

EDITOR: Medicare beneficiaries with incomes below a certain level may qualify for a program called Extra Help, which provides financial assistance for Part D prescription drug costs. Individuals with annual incomes below $17,235 ($23,265 for married couples) and financial resources less than $13,300 ($26,580 for married couples) may qualify for zero or reduced monthly premiums, […]

No Comment / May 09, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Give Parker and Gallo Brothers a chance

EDITOR: On April 30 a briefing was held at the CPCSD for community members about two developments proposed across Highway 50 from Cameron Park. I have had many calls from concerned citizens who were upset. I believe we need to look realistically at our overall pluses and minuses. MINUS: The reason that most Cameron Park […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Do your part to keep out waterways clean

EDITOR: My name is Joshua Medina. I attend the fourth grade at Lake Forest Elementary School and have created an enviro-mercial (environmental commercial) about water pollution. Here is some knowledge that I have gained from my research: Did you know that all of California’s waterways are affected by pollution in some form? Water runoff carries […]

1 Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Good parents teach tolerance

EDITOR: In response to Julie Samrick’s article titled “Same-Sex Marriage & Kids”: Good parents are not determined by gender. The “ideal” parent leads by example, teaching tolerance and acceptance. Sherri Pellegrini El Dorado Hills

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

About kids and same sex marriage

Julie Samrick’s commentary about kids and same-sex marriage was articulate and well-intended, but is founded on some large assumptions. She states that the foundation of marriage is to conjoin with another person to begin a new family together, which usually means creating children. Conjoining two people in marriage does create a new family, but the […]

1 Comment / April 14, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Next Economy: Tell me it isn’t so

EDITOR: On March 19 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved melding our county’s business goals with several other counties including Sacramento, Placer, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties through a process called “Next Economy” (NE) primarily funded by Silicon Valley millionaires Jim and Becky Morgan. I believe that this was a mistake and done […]

No Comment / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

College tuition out of control

EDITOR: College tuition is out of control. Since 2000, the cost of a higher education has doubled. Today, two-thirds of students need financial aid. This is not a new issue, but the key to fixing the rising tuition is to ask questions. Why the rates are out of control? What we can do about it? […]

No Comment / March 31, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »