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A dose of Dan: Who vandalizes a classic car?

As a columnist routinely in search of new ideas, it’s much easier to cover a negative topic than a positive one. There is always something to complain about, and it takes far less energy to find something that ticks you off and vent on it than it does searching out a positive story. One of […]

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

Do your part to keep out waterways clean

EDITOR: My name is Joshua Medina. I attend the fourth grade at Lake Forest Elementary School and have created an enviro-mercial (environmental commercial) about water pollution. Here is some knowledge that I have gained from my research: Did you know that all of California’s waterways are affected by pollution in some form? Water runoff carries […]

1 Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Pay attention to your needs, too

Bob Billingsley

A lot of women I know are great at helping others and taking care of their family. They spend many hours daily making sure everyone else is OK. They really practice the idea that love begins when you get outside yourself. But what about their needs, their desires? • Ladies, can you remember the last […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: April 2013

Millie Smith

Spring Fling The party is next week! Make your reservations now for the Spring luncheon on May 3.  Speaking of spring, have you noticed all the beautiful daffodils, trees and shrubs that are blooming. I noticed El Dorado Hills Boulevard is in full bloom. This party is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 »