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Wildlife Neighbors

A bird with the will to live    - a true story A male Black-headed Grosbeak, cracking sunflower seeds at a backyard feeder, was knocked to the ground by a haw ...

Another View: A third open letter to Lifetouch School Portraits

Dear Lifetouch School Portraits, I wrote you two previous letters back in March of last year, and I’m not totally sure if your corporate office got them or not. The gist of ...

Another View: Wake up and save Roseville’s grand buildings

You may not know this, but currently slated for the wrecking ball are the old Presbyterian Church and City Hall buildings on Vernon Street. In five years time the old post office i ...

Another View: Roseville could learn from Anaheim’s regrets on destroying history

A long time ago, there was a small town in Southern California that was famously known for its orange groves and a new theme park that had just opened named Disneyland. Back then, ...

Another View: Parental guidance suggested

My wife and I are experiencing some parenting challenges lately. Not the standard kind of challenges involving the kids being unruly, but the really annoying kind where we are find ...

Another View: The Bat Rays and the Bees

We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium this past weekend.  We saw trained sea otters perform amazing tricks like swimming in circles and eating fish. We saw huge bluefin tuna sw ...

Another View: Putting pen to paper does not make you a writer - it makes you a primate

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point we lost our way. Maybe it was when we got trophies despite getting beaten on the field, or maybe it was the time that ...

Another View: Why Roseville’s quality of life will carry with me

I’ve spent all my life here in Roseville. I was born here, and I have lived here each of the 18 years since. If I were to be completely honest, I have taken my time here for ...

Professional View: Be your own health care advocate

Have you ever had a medical situation that scared you or caught you off guard? Do you know what to ask, who to talk to and how to prepare for a potential problem? A Scary And Hars ...

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 ...

Girl Scouts restore Oakhills Nature Trail

With advancements in technology and manufacturing come additional pollution and waste production. We’re all concerned about conserving water, our ever-important “carbon ...