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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 »

Ask a care manager: How long can I take care of myself?

With older adults living longer than ever, it would seem that being independent and taking care of oneself would just go on forever. Realistically, that is not true. There comes a time as a result of advanced age, disability and/or poor health when everyone needs some assistance. The questions are: Who – What – Where […]

No Comment / April 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | 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 »

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 »