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On the Town: What Oct. 12 means to me

This coming Sunday, Oct. 12, has quite a significant meaning in my life. For you see, 65 years ago (there I go, giving my age away) on this upcoming date, I arrived as an immigrant ...

Olga on Investments: How do you put a price on something’s value?

At 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, I was waiting in an airport line, hoping to grab a snack before boarding. In front of me stood a man hoping to achieve the same goal. He grabbed a Na ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...

On the Town: Think twice before posting signs on poles

Here’s some important information I received from SMUD that I’d like to share with you. I thought it would be most appropriate after having driven through my neighborho ...

Olga on Investments: Roll It. Don’t Leave It.

There comes a time in our lives when we have to bid adieu to one of our biggest love-hate relationships: our job. Whether this breakup is voluntarily or involuntary, you have to go ...

Winners, more tickets and shower time

Just want to thank all the folks who entered the contest for tickets to the “Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills” festivities this weekend in Plymouth. The promoters se ...

The Real McCoy: Make or break the deal with an appraisal

Dear Kari, My husband and I just sold our home to a lovely couple with two young children. All the inspections have been accepted favorably, now we are at the point of our home be ...

Olga on Investments: Who decides where your money will go?

A big part of financial planning is centered on estate succession. Estate planning ranges from placing beneficiaries on accounts to making sure all the right documentation is in pl ...

Olga on Investments: Learning life-long lessons in college years

Facebook is flooded with pictures of kids with backpacks, and Target is having sales on crayons. I think it’s official: School is back in session. Teachers put in a lot of h ...

The Real McCoy: Is a real estate broker better than a Realtor?

Dear Kari, My husband and I are going to be selling our home and I wanted to use my girlfriend who is a Realtor, but my husband says we have to use his cousin because he is a real ...