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Crib notes: Oscar nominees a sign of times

“This movie has no plot,” my husband said as we watched “Boyhood,” a best picture contender that follows a child and his family spanning from when he’s 6 until he’s 18 (yes, the same actors were filmed for several days a year for 12 years!) I didn’t protest because of the large lump in my […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Beware of Common Core

EDITOR: Parents need to be watchful and do their homework regarding the effect Common Core Standards might be having on your children. Some states where Common Core was implemented two or three years ago have filed litigation to opt out of these new education standards. There are efforts under way in ours and neighboring counties, […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Want to create ageless joy?

I believe most people can create ageless joy in their lives. If you are truly seeking joy instead of despair, you will find or create sunshine instead of darkness. • When you believe joy is awaiting you, your life predictions become positive. You are not worried about an upcoming date or an interview for a […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Talk Supe with Mik: State of the District, part1

Residents of District 1, I am pleased to bring you up to speed on the some of the latest developments and my plans for our community. This is the first of a two-part column in regards to the State of the District and the agenda moving forward. First of all, we have arranged to have […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The IRS, Obamacare and You

Just about every living American has heard about Obamacare by now. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is about to create an avalanche of new employee counting, coverage tracking and reporting requirements for employers. Who is responsible for tracking all this data? Well the Internal Revenue Service, that’s who. Due to the unilateral modifications […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: January 2015

Happy New Year to all! Make a resolution to visit the El Dorado Hills Senior Center and see what we have to offer. You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We would love to meet you. Call us […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving burden

Jessica M. Myers, MSW Nelly is 83 years old and in end-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Family began to notice signs of memory loss when Nelly was in her mid-60s. They noticed that she would become forgetful, would forget to pay bills on time or would get confused about her mail and send money to solicitors thinking […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »