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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 »

EID board majority cut costs

EDITOR: Alan Day wrote strongly recently about his objections to an EID board action, accepting updates to EID’s agreement with its employees. What he didn’t say is that the updates decrease EID’s costs and did not involve merit raises. He argued that existence of merit raises was a reason to avoid the cost-cutting actions that […]

7 Comments / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Lack of LGBT support in our community

EDITOR: As an openly queer student in El Dorado Hills, I have first handedly experienced the harassment from fellow peers and community members. Understanding the fact that sexual orientation is an avoidable topic, I find it hard to locate any support throughout our community. There are many students who feel the same way and live […]

1 Comment / March 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »