Opinion

On the Town: Smart thermostat? Try remote control

Back in October, 2013, I shared with you a letter I received from SMUD. Here’s a portion of the letter. “Dear Mr. Gordiejew, your SMUD meter is about to get smarter. T ...

From Where I SIt: Easter life is a year-round celebration

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel said, “There’s a time and place for Christmas, and that time is Christmas.” He said this in response to people who still have Christmas deco ...

The Real McCoy: How to beat buyer's remorse

Dear Kari, I am in the buying process from hell. I am afraid my Realtor has about given up on me ever choosing a home. When I started out I wanted a newer property and perhaps a c ...

Olga on Investments: How to make good choices for your accounts

When it comes to investments and portfolios, the decisions we make (or don’t make) can affect us both this year and next. Rebalancing. Rebalancing a portfolio is taking cert ...

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians addresses gun range concerns

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) is addressing the concerns of the nearby community regarding a proposed gun range. Tribal Chairman Nicholas Fonseca assures, &ldq ...

Letter to the Editor: Not being a good neighbor

In reading and talking with neighbors it seems that the Miwok Indian Tribe of Shingle Springs is not interested in being a good neighbor and plans to go ahead with their 29 lane ou ...

Letter to the Editor: Gun range near schools, church and Highway 50 is inappropriate

A 29-lane outdoor commercial gun range and tactical live-fire shoot house is being built by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, owners of Red Hawk Casino, on recently-acquir ...

From Where I Sit: The powerfully good news of the gospel

Not an apology, but an explanation – this column began for me nearly 12 years ago as a “minister’s corner.” I have over the years decided from time to time ...

On the Town: Prequalified for this exclusive offer

Let me share a little humor with you. Many, many years ago, when our children were quite young, I made the ultimate decision to introduce them into the world of plastic — th ...

Olga on Investments: Receiving Social Security survivors benefits

Social Security is an important part of retirement income for many people. Yet in the unfortunate event of a death, what happens to those benefits? Social Security allows individu ...