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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 ...

Another View: What is wrong with Congressman McClintock? A Republican’s take

I consider myself a conservative Republican. I think our Congressman, Tom McClintock, is out of touch with the voters in our district and he typifies what is wrong with Congress.&n ...

Another View: I love meth (not literally): Confessions of a TV tweaker

It’s time I came clean. I can’t hide it anymore. I love crystal meth. I can’t stop. I have to have it all the time. Not the actual drug. What am I, an idiot? Do ...

Another View: Business Corner: Female biz owners are primed to take over the world

Rolling back the calendar to 1948, only one-third of American women worked outside the home compared to 87 percent of men. As the decades rolled by, the gap has steadily narrowed a ...

What’s Trending: College eating and the ‘freshman 15’ are worrisome

Many high school graduates will be leaving the home nest and heading off to college this month, ready to embark on a life of independence. This next chapter as emerging adults will ...

Another View: Growing Smarter: Roseville’s future in Higher Education

The City of Roseville’s Higher Education Task Force put forth a bold vision in 2012: Make Roseville and South Placer a hub for higher education, and do this by pursuing short ...

Another View: Business Corner: Does your business understand baby boomers

“Baby boomer” is a term used to describe the generation of Americans born from 1946 through 1964. That means these folks are now somewhere roughly between the ages of 5 ...

What's Trending: The French Paradox. Is it the wine or something else now?

Those darn French have it all: Great food and wine, the most romantic city in the world, a good ticker and a slim waistline. What they don’t have are epidemic health problems ...