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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 ...

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 ...

Professional View: antioxidants and your skin

Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10, lycopene, zinc ... an alphabet soup makes up the group of compounds we call antioxidants. Antioxidants are touted as miracle ingredients that save our body ...

Dealing with grief: It's OK to ask for help

Question: “I lost my husband a couple of weeks ago and am just now feeling as if my grief is coming to the surface. I read your column about grief a couple of months ago and ...

Fitness View: how to stop craving the wrong foods

We wake up each morning with every intention of eating “good” today. We’ll skip the drive-thru line on our way to work. We will refuse to get fast food with co-w ...

Couples and money: the love triangle

As a financial planner working with couples, we often wear many hats. No two individuals have the same attitudes and predispositions toward money. There is the quintessential spen ...