From The Editorial Desk
Thursday, February 26, 1998
I never had house-owning on my list of prerequisites for eternal happiness. And yet, I am in love with the little house we own, unabashedly in love with its gentle curves, wide windows and polished floors. Unfortunately, getting the house you love comes at the end of the grueling, agonizing, nerve-wracking process called "home buying." It's a process that makes you doubt your persistence, your patience, your intelligence, and your financial ability to pay off a debt that looks like more than you will ever make in your entire life.
With all that in mind, CW offers its first-ever real estate guide (page 15), complete with the real scoop on how to buy a home (and understand all those confusing terms), plus how to know whether to refinance, renovate or return to the market for a bigger house.
This week, we also introduce a new monthly kid's calendar (page 27). We also offer a look at a controversial initiative restricting contributions from labor groups (page 13), present our take on the noir film Palmetto, and point employers and employees to a special insert designed to highlight the upcoming Job Fair on March 3.
This week we also bid farewell to staff writer Kelle Walsh, who leaves to pursue a freelance career in Santa Cruz. Kelle brought passion and creativity to her work here and we will miss her.