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Crib notes: How are kids affected by same-sex marriage?

Marriage equality is in the headlines once more because of oral arguments presented before the Supreme Court both for and against striking down California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. Regardless of what the Supreme Court rules later this year, the movement has more support than ever and […]

7 Comments / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Finding the heart of a community

El Dorado Hills is one of those classic American suburbs that have many people involved in all kinds of activities, but it’s not always readily apparent that hearts are plugged into these community activities. What I mean by that is we can all become involved in something for more self-serving reasons, whether it is for […]

No Comment / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | 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 »

How can an older adult afford home care these days?”

Mrs. Jenkins is an active older adult in the community. She volunteers at the senior center, drives her neighbors to medical appointments and was her husband’s primary caregiver until his passing. Mrs. Jenkins is on a limited income, does not have long-term care insurance and recently suffered a stroke. In order for her to return […]

1 Comment / March 31, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Run, don’t walk, to see ‘Girl Rising’

Every once in a while a book or a movie opens our eyes to things we haven’t thought much of before, things that really matter. Last night I had such an experience when I went to a screening of a new documentary called “Girl Rising.” In it we see and hear nine heartbreaking stories of […]

No Comment / March 31, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: March 2103

Spring Fling Well, its spring time! Let’s have a Spring Fling party. Our annual party will be held Friday, May 3. With all the trees and daffodils blooming, it is a great time to celebrate. Sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council and the Senior Nutrition lunch program, this party will be held in […]

No Comment / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Is your marriage OK or not?

Do you think about your marriage? Are you comfortable with your marriage? Is something missing? Are you bored or unhappy or both? I have a feeling that many couples, if not most, rarely talk about their marriage. If I am right, the spouse doesn’t know what the partner feels about their marriage. • Relationships have […]

No Comment / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »