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Mortgage View: Opportunities to refinance still exist

With all apologies to Jeff Foxworthy and his blue collar comedy (his phrase, not mine) followers, I came up with a list of “you might want to refinance if…” in h ...

Press Tribune reporter bids farewell

When a politically active, longtime Roseville resident went into hospice, I visited him at his house to write a story about all his contributions to the city and give some testimon ...

Professional View: Reengineer your company

We have all been touched in some way by the economic downturn in our region, professionally and personally. Many have felt the cold hand of fate grabbing at our dreams and plans fo ...

Health in View: Get blood pressure under control

Heart attacks and strokes can happen so suddenly, and be so traumatic, that people who suffer them often ask whether the episode could have been prevented. The answer in many cases ...

Fitness View: Falling off the exercise wagon

If you are looking for an excuse to fall off the exercise wagon, the universe will provide one. Is this you? Have you relapsed into your old unhealthy habits? The sad truth is tha ...

Financial View: Pay for college without going broke

College admissions excitement is in full swing. Mail boxes are being checked diligently for that coveted acceptance letter. It is the grand finale to years of hard work, perseveran ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

How young can you be to lawfully hunt?

This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...

Health in View: keep allergies at bay

One of many things I enjoy about living in Granite Bay and working in Placer County is the greenery all around us. Yet, the same plants, grasses and trees that make our communities ...

Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...

Professional View: helping our aging parents

The last "Professional View" article I wrote titled “How can I age at home safely?” was well received and I was delighted with positive feedback about in-home ...

How equity gains can eliminate mortgage insurance

I don’t know about you, but my brain pays much more attention to stocks and retirement funds when they are doing well. The same holds true for the value of my residence. I li ...

Fitness View: Don’t confuse active with fit

When it comes to excuses for not exercising, we have probably about heard them all. Sometimes the excuse is self-inflicted: “I don’t have the time.” Other times ...

Learn to play like a Globetrotter

It’s a bit of a promotion, but then that is what the Harlem Globetrotters do. Two 24 Hour Fitness centers will feature the basketball wizards in a couple of clinics schedule ...

You might be ready to go fishing, but is your boat?

I find it totally amazing. In the spring, it doesn't matter where I take my boat, whether it be on a river or some lake, I wind up towing some very high-priced boats back to th ...