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SIGN LANGUAGE: Lincoln student-fans get personal in PVL rivalry game

The words “F@$# you” are scrawled into the visiting wall of Placer High’s historic Earl Crabbe Gymnasium. A sharpie penned the phrase “Smoke weed every day& ...

Turn out the lights, the party's over

First of all, Happy New Year to all the readers of the Telegraph. Thanks to those that gave encouragement through their letters, e-mails and telephone calls over the past several y ...

Appreciate your blessings

Friday is Christmas. So first of all, I’d like to wish the readers of On The Town a very, Merry Christmas. Like most years, as I look back, there have been plenty of ups as ...

Christmas and the new year are sneaking up on us

We are getting near to Christmas and, if you actually look at your calendar, we’re also  just 16 days away from 2016. As the old expression goes, my how time flies when ...

New editor to focus on community

Hello Folsom and El Dorado Hills. As some of you may know, I’ve been the interim editor of the Telegraph since September, dividing my time between Folsom, El Dorado Hills a ...

Only 23 days until Christmas

It is Thanksgiving night.  I have just had the first of many leftover helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes.  It is just the two of us, yet we cooked an 18 pound bird, f ...

Taking a stance on cells

Several weeks ago a column I wrote on cell phones generated some phone and email responses. As the saying goes, you learn something new every day and I got an earful from a few ind ...

Realtor refuses to work with us without a contract

Dear Kari, My husband and I were referred to a real estate agent from my brother.  My brother has bought and sold many homes with this person and speaks very highly of him. ...

Greatest blessings come from giving rather than receiving

My wife consistently reminds me not to repeat myself. But since Thanksgiving is such an important celebration in my life, I would  like to delve back into last year’s co ...

Do I need an agent when buying from a builder?

Dear Kari: My husband and I are looking to buy a brand-new home. We have heard that we do not need our own real estate agent because the builders have agents onsite that are more ...

When is it a good time to sell?

Is it really rainy season? Let’s hope this is the start of a wet winter season and Mother Nature doesn’t poop out on us halfway through. The once again snow-capped Si ...

Today is a day for reflection

First things first. The winner of Name My Favorite Oldies Contest is Lydia Konopka. Congratulations and your gift card is in the mail. The song was In The Still Of The Night. Qui ...

Veteran's Day, 'Lest We Forget'

It happened again.  It happens every once in a while.  I recently wrote a column about the World Series and each team’s colors.  I made the statement that no t ...

Is a dual agency right for me?

Question:    When I listed my home with my realtor I made it crystal clear the I did not want to work with dual agency period. Now I have a full price offer on my home ...

Life is like a Jeopardy game

There’s nothing like the game of Jeopardy to help reveal some of your level of knowledge and your level of ignorance.  The same can be said for crossword puzzles and, pe ...