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Daughter's love endures as mother's memory fades

 I visit my 91-year mother, Marie, at her home in Roseville on weekends.   Our visits are fairly routine.  I come in and prepare her meals  - she loves pa ...

Film Review: Youth is a party, and ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

“The unexamined life is not worth living,” Socrates is supposed to have said while on trial for impiety and corrupting youth. Like so many philosophical storytellers b ...

Business Corner: Knowing your business exit strategy

If you are like most business entrepreneurs, your primary focus is on building and growing your business. All too often, the thought of how to eventually leave your business isn&rs ...

Film Review: Old heroes go postmodern in bold, brooding “Batman v Superman”

What is the world coming to, that Batman and Superman should come to blows? The answer posited by director Zack Snyder’s brooding, swing-for-the-fences epic, “Batman v ...

Another View: FBI crime stats show ‘the Experiment’ has failed

When Realignment was introduced, it was described as one of the “great experiments in American incarceration policy.” Unfortunately, the guinea pigs in this experiment ...

Oscar Outlook: Divided race heading into Hollywood's big night

The 2016 Oscar race is an unusual one. In 14 years of following the hoopla around the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ big show, I have never seen a more divided ...

Film review: Coen brothers worship at the Hollywood altar with “Hail, Caesar!”

“Would that it t’were so simple.” Ah, but it’s a Coen brothers film. Over the course of three decades writing and directing their own movies, legendary fi ...

Another View: Seeking professional help

Who do you talk to when you are struggling in your relationship? Where do you go to vent when you are overwhelmed with the stressors and responsibilities that life continues to pil ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Roseville Business Corner: Having business strategies in Roseville for 2016

When looking back over 2015, do you feel like your business has hit a wall? If not a wall, has it been trudging through mud at a slower pace than you hoped? The beginning of the y ...

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& ...

Your Health: Exploring a plant-based diet

Over the years, I’ve tried different variations of low fat diets, low carb diets, liquid diets and meat-free diets, all in a quest to find that magic bullet that would allow ...

Film review: Unalloyed Star Wars, as only a fan could conceive

It’s been 32 years since the provisional conclusion of the Star Wars saga, and 10 since a trilogy of prequels put it into hibernation. No one involved in the latest, bluntly- ...

Film Review: "The Force Awakens" at war with its own memories

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains plot details. Those who have not yet seen the film may want to wait before reading it.   Disney has spent the past 12 months promoting a ...

Another View: Business Corner: Four reasons whey ‘Shop Local’ matters

If you haven’t used the modern miracle called Amazon.com, you have been missing out on a fast shopping experience, low prices, and fast delivery. For last-minute holiday shop ...