Hands caught in the cookie jar

EDITOR: We all know the phrase “getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar,” meaning you are guilty of doing something wrong and you can’t deny that fact. Usually the child who gets caught with their hand in the cookie jar tries to justify the reaction with one of two scenarios — blame the other […]

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 […]

March 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

March 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

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 […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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 […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,