Opinion

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 ...

The Real McCoy: Staging tips to win the sale

Dear Kari, My husband and I are going to be selling our home and we are concerned with all the horror stories we hear from our friends and family. We were wondering if there are i ...

Letter to the Editor: Conserving for others

Following are two direct quotes from the recent March 18 article about development south of Highway 50 and how the city plans to provide water for these 800+ new houses: “The ...

Olga on Investments: Ins and outs of pension plans

For many years, pensions were the main source of retirement income besides Social Security. Yet pensions are becoming more and more scarce in the corporate world. Since many teache ...

The Real McCoy: Should you take a risk on that fixer-upper?

Dear Kari, My wife and I have been trying to buy a home. We both have good jobs and we do not have that much extra time to fix up a home. We were clear with our real estate agent ...

From Where I Sit: ‘It’s not my fault,’ and all too common phrase

I try to do the right thing, but I do not always take the high road and shoulder the blame, even when the situation may be my fault. I’m not a sociopath or anything like that ...