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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 ...

Roseville Business Corner: The baby factor drives parental entrepreneurship

This is in response to the following inquiry from an expecting parent: “We just found out that we’re pregnant. We are excited but we both feel scared in regards to our ...

Another View: The real history and meaning behind ‘the State of Jefferson’

Green flags emblazoned with a yellow circle encompassing twin Xs are an increasingly common sight in the Gold Country. That standard belongs not to a county, or a current state in ...

What’s Trending: Avoiding the holiday bulge

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of making a plan to avoid weight gain during the upcoming holiday season. Many of you probably do just that, but many more of you probably ...

Business Corner: How the US Army Corps of Engineers impacts the economy

It was surprisingly interesting On Oct.5,  I attended a public forum on the permitting process for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (let’s just call them Corps from her ...

Another View: An open debate about compulsory voter registration is critical

Assembly Bill 1462, signed earlier this month by Gov. Jerry Brown, will utterly transform California's electorate, adding 6 million new voters overnight. Whether this tran ...

Business Corner: Kill the squirrel syndrome with the Pomodoro technique

Yeah, I'll admit it. So should you. As part of my recovery process, I have to admit something. I have experienced occasional symptoms that seem to point to a disorder known as ...

Business Corner: From minorities to entrepreneurial majorities

According to an Intuit report for 2020, the minorities in America will collectively become the majority of the population in the four largest states: California, New York, Texas, a ...

Another View: Emissions bill failed at capital for a reason

For a Sacramento administration unaccustomed to failure, the end of the state’s legislative session had an air of unique disappointment. An effort backed by Governor Jerry Br ...

What’s Trending: Bigger is not always better

Everything is big in America, from cars, houses grocery stores and purses, to food portions. Advertising tells us we get more for our money if we purchase the super-size.  Man ...