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From Where I Sit: Looking back, living forward

We live life going forward but every so often stop to look backward. Some of us do more than our share of retrospection. Keeping diaries and journals is helpful for this exercise. ...

On the Town: Canine companion helps boy achieve independence

I recently received a press release from Canine Companions for Independence. Since it dealt with Ben Walburger, a youngster from Folsom, I thought this would be a great opportunity ...

From Where I Sit: The newest adventure – AT&T Park

I grew up in Baltimore and attended numerous Orioles games at the now demolished Memorial Stadium, including the final game ever played there. Since then I have seen baseball game ...

Protecting watersheds first step in water policy

Mountain watersheds can survive without the Delta, but the Delta cannot survive without the watersheds. The waters that form creeks and streams in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada mo ...

On the Town: Fruit-cake memories and a dream come true

Over the Fourth of July weekend, as our families gathered to celebrate, there arose many topics of conversation. We had discussions about politics, home repair, quilting, child re ...

Olga on Investments: What is a financial plan?

Our lives don’t usually consist of one goal. You can be planning your children’s education, saving for a house and planning your retirement all at once. So how do you c ...

Coaching Café: Time to start a new chapter

Our lives have an unlimited amount of new chapters. Whenever we are willing to let something go, or to step in a new direction, a new chapter begins. Typical “new chapters&rd ...

Compromise to weed out water abusers

I attended EID’s June 23 Small Farm Irrigation Rate (SFIR) workshop and plan to attend EID’s July 14 meeting. I planted 30 trees to qualify for the SFIR program last ye ...

Editor's View: Newspapering isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle

Fireworks, family, barbecues and friends – these comprise the Fourth of July holiday for many in the region. For me, it was all about balancing work with family, as I am oft ...

From Where I Sit: A bustin’ time at the rodeo

Cross another one off of the bucket list. After living here for 15 years, we finally attended the local rodeo this year. My stepson and his family were in town. The grandkids are 9 ...